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KWEST Podcast

KWEST Podcast

By Kieve Wavus Education

Join Henry Kennedy, Executive Director Emeritus of Kieve Wavus Education, as he reaches out to past alumni from KWE programs and share laughs and memories from their time on Damariscotta Lake.
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John Perkins
John Perkins
John Perkins, camper and counselor from the 1960s, talks with Henry about fun, friendships, character building, and all of the great Kieve people who are still important to him today.
22:52
April 28, 2022
Stanley Waltz
Stanley Waltz
Henry sits down with Stanley Waltz, a Nobleboro town official, to talk about Kieve Wavus Education from a local, Lincoln County, Maine perspective. Way back when, Stanley’s first job was mowing lawns for Henry’s grandma, Harriet, back in the 1960s!
18:55
April 11, 2022
Jeb Burns
Jeb Burns
Henry Kennedy sits down with Jeb Burns, Kieve camper from the '60s and Chair of the KWE board of trustees during the Wavus merger.
21:06
January 31, 2022
Fred Wood
Fred Wood
Fred Wood was a camper the year that Henry Kennedy was born. He tells stories about his many Kieve adventures and of fellow mates like Temple Grassi, John Perkins, and so many others.
24:05
December 01, 2021
Sid Perkins
Sid Perkins
HRK talks with Sid Perkins, Kieve camper and counselor in the 1990s, about his and his family’s many camp and Kennedy family memories. Sid’s 3 daughters are about to start their Wavus adventures!
15:29
May 12, 2021
Franny "She" and Franny "He" Abbott
Franny "She" and Franny "He" Abbott
The parents of 4 Kieve boys talk with Henry about their sons’ transformative experiences and the importance of camp to their overall education
13:08
February 22, 2021
Pris Watson
Pris Watson
Pris’s vivid Wavus camper and counselor memories come to life while she sits down with Henry for a lovely chat.
32:27
February 22, 2021
William "Bill" Jessup
William "Bill" Jessup
You’ll love hearing Bill’s southern accent as this Alabama fellow tells Henry about how much Kieve and Wavus mean to him and his family
17:31
February 22, 2021
Cullom Walker III
Cullom Walker III
Henry sits down with his cousin Cullom Walker III, camper and counselor from 1972-80.  It’s fun to hear a southern accent and his perspective on the well-worn path between Alabama and Camp Kieve!
15:19
January 04, 2021
Liam O’Brian
Liam O’Brian
Liam O’Brian, a camper from the 1930s, sits down with Henry Kennedy to tell some amazing stories about the Kieve's early days. 
21:53
November 15, 2020
Duncan Cocroft
Duncan Cocroft
Henry and Duncan Cocroft sit down for a lively conversation about Kieve in the 50's and how his experiences here helped him as a paratrooper and successful businessman.
06:22
October 08, 2020
Kate Kaplan
Kate Kaplan
Henry Kennedy introduces Kate Kaplan as the next director at Wavus Camp for Girls. Kate arrived to Wavus in the summer of 2010. She fell in love with the place and the wonderful campers, and now she's here to stay!
08:33
September 15, 2020
Lexi Dorman
Lexi Dorman
Henry sits down with Lexi Dorman to chat about the impact that camp has had on her life. Lexi is a past camper from the interim Kieve Camp for Girls, a Wavus pioneer, and a KW West alum.
07:13
August 05, 2020
Jim "Brownie" Brown
Jim "Brownie" Brown
Jim “Brownie” Brown reminisces about his camper and counselor days in the 60's and 70's and his current roles as a volunteer in the summer camps and as a Trustee of KWE.
21:27
June 01, 2020
Tom Dorman
Tom Dorman
Tom Dorman, Wavus camper starting in the 1950's and the first Wavus Foundation Executive Director, reminisces about a lifetime of adventures and the Kieve Wavus merger.
20:06
May 06, 2020
Joseph "Spook" Laliberte
Joseph "Spook" Laliberte
Hear from Vietnam Veteran Joe "Spook" Laliberte in a conversation with Henry Kennedy.
24:49
March 29, 2020
Alex Buck
Alex Buck
Henry sits down with Alex Buck to talk about their shared family history at Kieve, learning independence, and running wild in the woods of Maine.
08:45
February 28, 2020
Anne Chisholm
Anne Chisholm
Anne Chisholm is blessed with three generations of family who grew up at Wavus – her mother and uncle, herself and now her daughters – and each generation has helped lead Wavus during these first 100 years.
16:44
February 12, 2020
Nancy "Laa Laa" Kennedy
Nancy "Laa Laa" Kennedy
In this episode, Henry sits down with his mother, Laa Laa, who has worn many hats at KWE since 1959. They share some laughs about the talent show dresses, parents weekends, and much more.
09:20
December 23, 2019
Daniel and Christine Dorman
Daniel and Christine Dorman
Henry shares a conversation with some of the Dorman family as they reminisce about their father's work restarting Wavus in the 90's and their time as “Wavus Pioneers.”
06:26
November 25, 2019
Ned Almy
Ned Almy
A great conversation between Henry and Ned Almy (Kieve Camper 1942-46) about camp life, portaging canoes, and life lessons learned along the way.
08:17
November 25, 2019
Introducing the KWEST Podcast
Introducing the KWEST Podcast
Henry Kennedy and Kirstie Truluck introduce the Kieve Wavus Education Storytellers (KWEST) Podcast series.
05:15
November 15, 2019