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I have great memories of my two summers there. My brother Bob was there for quite a few years.
Looking at the Hyde Bay site and photos, I was reminded of the Baltimore-Gilman connection. My brother Bob and I went to Friends School -- just across the fields from Gilman.
After getting my BA in College Park, I went to France to continue my studies at the University of Grenoble and Aix-Marseille University. I then taught several subjects in schools in the Aix-Marse ille-Toulon region. About 60% of my students were graduate students with the remainder undergraduates.
I taught from 1980 to 2013. I married a French woman in 1978. We have three children, two of whom live in the States (Maryland and California). Our son lives in Marseille and like you, is a very good musician. I am retired from teaching but still translate medical articles and books from French into English. We have lived in the Aix-en-Provence area since about 1974.
As for Hyde Bay memories: doing lots of horseback riding, playing in a baseball game in the Cooperstown stadium (I got a hit!!!), swimming across the lake with a councilor rowing in front of me, wrestling another camper with Mouldy Pickett as the referee, Mouldy often saying "We've got _____ that we haven't even used yet!", Trenton Falls, taking at least 20 minutes to jump off that famous bridge, being tennis UL in my second summer there, playing tennis with Jock McQuilkin (he was a natural player)... To this day, whenever I smell lemon eucalyptus or whatever was in the insect repellent we used on those Trenton Falls trips, I can feel being there -- kind of like an oldie on the radio that reminds one of a certain period or person from the past.