REMEMBERING with Ryan: Bobby and Jimmy Musiker

“The Spirit of the House DEFINITELY never dies.”  Bobby and Jimmy Musiker’s love for and ties to West End House Camp are deeply rooted.  The Musiker brothers have an incredible camp legacy.  Their grandfather, Benjamin “Tom” Krivitsky was one of the first campers ever at West End (the Ski dock is named in his memory).  “He went to Old…

Daigle Dishes: Spencer Hertz

This month I reached out to Spencer Hertz, 13 year old, fifth year camper from Needham, MA, to get his perspective on what he loves most about West End House Camp. “I love Color War the most because it is the camp's most competitive activity! I like that I am on a team with half…

Daigle Dishes: Joe Connelly

I caught up with Joe recently to get his perspective on the question, “What do you love most about West End House Camp?” Here’s what he said. “What I love most about WEHC is that you feel like you are in a totally different world while you are there. You see and meet people you…

REMEMBERING with Ryan: Jerry Feld

“I’m a lucky guy.”  Gerald “Jerry” Feld first came to West End House Camp in 1948 following in the footsteps of his father Max, who came to camp in the 1920s and 1930s.  Originally from the old West End, his father Max was a great athlete, but would often miss playing sports with his friends…

Daigle Dishes: Nathan Riesenburger

This month I chatted with Nathan Riesenburger (pictured left on the sailboat), a 13 year old camper from Newton, MA who started with us in 2018, about what he loves most about West End House Camp! “What I love most about WEHC is definitely Leagues! I love how competitive Leagues can be, and how the…

REMEMBERING with Ryan: Dan and Morry Levine

Having your twin brother at West End House Camp presents a unique experience. Dan and Morry Levine first came to camp in 1983 for 2 weeks. Their father (Howie), grandfather (Mo) and uncles (Norman and Dick) had all been to camp before them. The Levines were well connected when they arrived. Their pediatrician at home,…

REMEMBERING with Ryan: Peter Gosule

At 6-8, the tallest camper or counselor ever to attend West End is unofficially Peter “Gos” Gosule. His grandfather, George Eavzan, was an old West Ender and his Uncle, Barry Eavzan had attended camp in the ‘50s. There was never any doubt where Gos was going to camp. “When you turn 9, you are going…

REMEMBERING with Ryan: Larry Burrows

“Tons of firsts” is how Larry Burrows describes everything he learned at West End House Camp. Larry first came to camp in 1963 as a 2-weeker. His uncle, Harry Borofsky, suggested camp to his parents and they agreed. Larry went to the West End House Club on Blossom Street and had an interview with Camp…

REMEMBERING with Ryan: Reggie Bird

Without the West End House Camp, “I guarantee I wouldn’t be the person I am today.” Reginald “Reggie” Bird grew up on North Anderson Street, which is now the parking lot of Mass General Hospital and was only one block from the West End House Club on Blossom Street. His uncle, Frank Gropman, a long…

Daigle Dishes: Ross Israel

I was able to catch up recently with our friend Ross Israel, a fourth year camper from Newton, MA (pictured below on left with Ben Goldberg), and asked him “What do you love about WEHC?” Here is what he had to say: “What I love most has to be the community and brotherhood. Since West End…