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Mac McClelland
Camper, U.L., councilor from 1961 to 1966

Mac McClelland      I loved Hyde Bay and was bummed when Mouldy declined to bring me back for theMac McClelland 1967 season. But I understood his decision, no hard feelings. Too much partying “in town.” I’m sure he was not thrilled when I came to the end-of-camp barbecue in ’67, completely trashed. Nevertheless, he didn’t throw me out, which he would have been totally justified in doing. Hooked up briefly at the barbecue with Bill Scheiss, another bad boy not asked back. He rode into camp on a motorcycle and sporting very long hair.

      Many great memories, too many to pick a favorite. But near the top was watching Josh Shoemaker dive through the window of the theater at the end of one of the plays. He reprised that a number of times and it was always great. But the first… what a shock. Everyone was stunned. Did he just really do that? Yep, he did. I still dream about the place.

      Profile Since Camp: Attended Bucknell University, graduated 1971 with a degree in anthropology (reason: minimal effort required). Danced professionally in Maryland Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Summer Opera Ballet, and Colorado Ballet, retiring in 1982. Moved to San Francisco in 1982, divorced with one child. Joined Wells Fargo Bank marketing and advertising group in 1983. Remarried in 1986. Adopted a child in 1990. Left Wells Fargo in 1997. Started freelance copywriting full time for financial services and high tech clients. Still doing it. Went back to competitive swimming (USMS) in 2001. Now coached by Catherine Fox, double relay gold medalist, 1996 Olympics.

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