Looking Glass: Jabberwocky Is Heading South with New Camp

Looking Glass: Jabberwocky Is Heading South with New Camp

By PAUL REMY
Special to the Vineyard Gazette

Jowharah Johnson enjoys dancing and having fun. Her parents frequently take her out. But the 19-year-old African American teenager, who has Cerebral Palsy, does not have friends to hang out with.

Camp Jabberwocky Director Steps Down

Camp Jabberwocky Director Steps Down

Gillian Lamb Butchman Has Resigned to Pursue Ever-Widening Mission of Building Similar Camps

By RACHEL KOVAC

After 35 years, Gillian Lamb Butchman quietly stepped down from her role as director at Camp Jabberwocky on Saturday. The daughter of Jabberwocky founder Helen (Hellcat) Lamb, Mrs. Butchman's resignation leaves the venerable cerebral palsy camp with no Lamb in an active director role for the first time in its 52-year history.

Camp Jabberwocky Begins with Changed Leadership

The red bus is back, and so are the participants of Camp Jabberwocky, the longtime summer camp on Martha's Vineyard for youths and adults with cerebral palsy.

A Jabberwocky Brand of Independence

I have been attending Camp Jabberwocky for 47 years. Participating in the Fourth of July parade is one of my favorite activities while at camp. It gives me and my fellow campers the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day as well as our independence. In our outrageous costumes with our fun-loving counselors, we also express our appreciation to our Martha’s Vineyard friends.

Chronicles of Jabberwocky Always Inspiring

The morning after fellow campers and I arrived at Camp Jabberwocky, we went with our fun-loving counselors to music class in the camp’s studio. We sang Rocket Man by Elton John. I must admit our singing was very rusty, but as the month progresses it will vastly improve.

Rocket Man will be one of the songs for this year’s play — Jabberwocky Presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — which will be written and directed by my counselor for the summer, Michael Leon.

Not Exactly How F. Scott Wrote It, This Is Gatsby With a Twist

The stage was set with its characteristic flare of color. The cabin was packed, as always, with kids and adults pouring off the seats and onto the floor. Everyone knew what to expect from Camp Jabberwocky’s annual play — an uplifting spectacle well worth a hardwood seat. This year the Camp put on The Great Gatsby.

News Update: Tuesday, June 19 - Camp Jabberwocky Makes Jubilant Return

The campers are back, and they were greeted by plenty of jumping and cheering. On Monday morning, the 10:45 ferry brought the campers of Camp Jabberwocky, Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy camp, back to the Island for the 2012 season. In a mass of sparkling fabrics and bright colors, the counselors greeted this summer’s crew with traditional Jabberwocky energy, starting their cheers when the boat was still 100 feet away.

Calloo! Callay! Campers Arrive Today!

The campers are back, and they were greeted by plenty of jumping and cheering. On Monday morning, the 10:45 a.m. ferry brought the campers of Camp Jabberwocky, Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy camp, back to the Island for the 2012 season. In a mass of sparkling fabrics and bright colors, the counselors greeted this summer’s crew with traditional Jabberwocky energy, starting their cheers when the boat was still 100 feet away.

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