I’m Diane Tanzillo Zober and I was introduced to Camp Chen-A-Wanda by my husband, Gene Zober.
Although we met while at college, Gene went off and was a counselor for the GC boys in the Summer of 1981. I came to Chen-A-Wanda in the Summer of 1982 as a counselor for the Juniors girls and Gene was now head of the waiters. Being together at camp took our relationship to the next level.
The following summer, in 1983, I was a Group Leader for the Middies and Gene was Head Waiter. Our hometowns were about an hour and a half apart, so during the school year, it wasn’t easy for us to be together during time off from school. Being at Chen-A-Wanda gave us the opportunity to be together, have fun, meet some fascinating people and make life-long friends both here and abroad without having to worry about classes and studying. The time we spent at camp allowed us to really get to know each other, push and test our relationship, and it ultimately helped take us to the next level; we knew that we wanted to stay together. We have now been married for thirty-three (33) years and were thrilled to have had had some of our Chen-A-Wanda family at our wedding.
Our camp days are some our favorite memories that we love to share with our kids! If it wasn’t for our summers at CAW, we sometimes wonder who and where we would be…
Thank you CAW for providing me this love and Happy Valentine’s Day!