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TaKumTa-thon 2015: Monday

Monday Morning Jon & Mark spoke with Autumn & her Mom Brooke, and Jasper and his mom Liz -- both campers at Camp TaKumta! Cabin counselor Dave Caterino and Medical Director Monica Ploof also stopped by for a visit. Plus -- at our Plattsburgh live remote, Lindsay Blair (a former camper and current counselor) joined Jim Gratton at the Plattssburgh Jolley Shell on Route 3.

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Files (from left to right): 1. Autumn  2. Jasper  3. Dave Caterino (Part 1)  4.  Dave Caterino (Part 2)  5. Monica  6.  Lindsay (Part 1)  7.  Lindsay (Part 2)  8.  Lindsay (Part 3)


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TaKumTa-thon 2015: Tuesday

Tuesday Morning, Jon & Mark welcomed middle-boys camper Shea & his mom Becky into the studio, along with middle-girls camper Betty & her Mom Jennifer. We also heard from Jayme (a former camper and soon to be counselor-in-training) who called-in from a very busy "finals week" at R-I-T. In Plattsburgh, Rosemary Botten (mother of a former camper/current counselor) joind Jim Gratton. Rosemary has been involved with camp for years, joining the staff of volunteers as one of the camp photographers a few years ago -- and joining the Board of Directors in January! Plus -- Executive Director Hattie Johnson and Board-of-Directors President and Vice-President Dennis DePaul and Patrick Gallivan stopped into the studio too!

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Files (from left to right): 1. Shea   2. Betty   3. Jayme   4. Rosemary (Part 1)   5. Rosemary (Part 2)   6. Rosemary (Part 3)   7. Hattie   8. Patrick   9.  Dennis


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TaKumTa-thon 2015: Wednesday

Wednesday Morning, Jon & Mark welcomed Isa from Burlington into the studio for a visit about what she thinks is KOOL about Camp TaKumTa! We also spoke with Dr. Lewis First and Dr. Alan Homans from the University of Vermont Children's Hospital about the relationship between the hospital and Camp and how the two work together to get these kids through the tough times in their lives. Rich Gardner and Dan Mclean, in addition to answering phones with us, told us about their experiences as camp counselors and this past weekend's TKT Plunge into Lake Champlain! Camp program Director Dina Datillio also spoke about some of the programs at camp and how the money raised this week gets spent.

Meanwhile, in Plattsburgh: Jim Gratton spoke with Jeffrey Botten today. Jeff is a former camper and, now, counselor! Plus, camper Ali and her mom stopped by to talk about camp too!

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Files (from left to right): 1. Dina   2.  Dr. First (Part 1)   3. Dr. First (Part 2)   4. Rich & Dan (Part 1)   5.  Rich & Dan (Part 2)   6.  Isa   7.  Dr. Homans


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TaKumTa-thon 2015: Thursday

Thursday Morning, Jon & Mark welcomed oldest-girls campers Ellie & Megan into the KOOL studio for a visit. Plus, Dr. Jessica Heath from the University of Vermont Medical Center stopped by to talk about the hospital's connection with Camp, and how the two are working together to help VT and NY's kids with cancer get through their recovery.

Plus: Sarah Bulris and her mom Lisa joined Jim Gratton in Plattsburgh. The folks from U-First Federal Credit Union also stopped by the Plattsburgh Jolley Shell with a great donation for TKT too! 

And, Hattie & Dennis from Camp TaKumTa talked a little about their experiences working with the kids too!

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Files (from left to right): 1. Ellie   2. Megan   3.  Dr. Heath   4. Sarah (Part 1)   5. Sarah (Part 2)   6. Sarah (Part 3)   7. U-First Federal Credit   8. Hattie   9. Dennis


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TaKumTa-thon 2015: Friday

What a great way to finish up our TaKumTa-thon: our biggest Friday ever led to a BIG finish -- $155,000+ for the kids of Camp TaKumTa! Kids like Zack Roy of Milton who stopped in to visit with us today.  Ray & Pam Allen from Allenholm Farm in South Hero came in with Apple Pie (!) and spoke about their experiences with camp. And, Vermont's own Jamie Lee Thurston called-in to talk about the time he's spent at Camp TaKumTa with the kids over the past few years.

We also spoke with a bunch of YOU today with a ton of donations to TKT: the kids at BFA-St. Albans and Missisquoi Valley Union High School called in with more than $11,000 for the kids at Camp! Plus, Burger King in Plattsburgh sent TWO kids to Camp today with donations they've been collecting over the past month. Kids from Charlotte Central School -- the folks at PierVana in South Burlington -- a former Burlingtonian now living in Florida -- and a group of kids from Jericho all had donations for Camp TaKumTa today!

It's KOOL To Send A Kid To Camp TaKumTa with KOOL 105!

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Files (from left to right): 1. Zack   2. Ray & Pam Allen   3. Jamie Lee   4. Charlotte/Florida/Jericho   5. BurgerKing/PierVanna   6.  BFA-MVU


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #01

TKT Visit #01: Dina talks about what's going on for the next week at summer camp


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #02

TKT Visit #02: Chelsea & Lindsey talk about how they discovered camp, and spending time in the youngest girls cabin


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #03

TKT Visit #03: We talk with the waterfront staff about the new pool at TKT -- and we welcome two new members to the waterfront staff


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #04

TKT Visit #04: Former Ropie/Current Counselor Mark Pichette talks about his experience at Camp TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #05

TKT Visit #05: Heidi from "ClubMed" talks about being a member of the medical staff


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #06

TKT Visit #06: We chat with middle-girls Betty & Kaylee at the rock wall


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #07

TKT Visit #07: Chasity & Gavin talk about life at TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #08

TKT Visit #08: Chasity & Gavin are back to talk about "Backwards Day" at TKT


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #09

TKT Visit #09: We chat with Sebastian about what he thinks of Camp TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #10

TKT Visit #10: Members of the UVM men's hockey team and the St. Mike's fire & rescue squads visit Camp TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #11

TKT Visit #11: We chat with a group of TKT boys about TKT and "pranks" at camp


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #12

TKT Visit #12: Scott, from the oldest-boys cabin, talks about Camp TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #13

TKT Visit #13: Patricia, Madeline, and Maggie tell us what they think of TKT


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #14

TKT Visit #14: We chat with campers Ellie & Sarah at the ropes course


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #15

TKT Visit #15: Abigail, from the the oldest-girls cabin, talks about her time at TKT


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #16

TKT Visit #16: Counselors Lindsey & Gretchen tell us their camp story


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #17

TKT Visit #17: Emily, from the oldest-girls cabin, talks about the ropes course -- and about graduating from TKT


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #18

TKT Visit #18: RJ, Shea, and Zack tell us why they like coming to Camp TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #19

TKT Visit #19: We sit down with Tanner and talk about what he thinks of this place called TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #20

TKT Visit #20: The middle-girls prepare a song for the future campers


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #21

TKT Visit #21: Members of the middle-girls cabin tell us why they like Camp TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #22

TKT Visit #22: We chat with Rowan & Aiden at the Water Carnival -- and find a Mermaid that's washed up on shore


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #23

TKT Visit #23: We ask the youngest-girls if they heard about the "prank" played on security


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #24

TKT Visit #24: First-time camper Rowan talks about how she's liking Camp TaKumTa


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #25

TKT Visit #25: Camper Audrey talks about the fun she's having at Camp and why it's so special


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #26

TKT Visit #26: Maggie, Lila, & Madeline tell us what's so KOOL about TKT


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #27

TKT Visit #27: We bumped into Aaron outside the pool at TKT and asked him why it's such a special place


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #28

TKT Visit #28: A group from Therapy Dogs of Vermont stop by Camp TaKumTa for a visit


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #29

TKT Visit #29: Maria, a first-time camper at TKT, tells us how much fun she's been having


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TaKumTa Summer 2015 Visit #30

TKT Visit #30: Isis is another first time camper at TaKumTa -- and having a bunch of fun


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