In June, the Bowdoin College Bookstore’s business heated up in an unexpected way thanks to recent Polar Bear graduate David Bernstein ’13. Bernstein drummed up business for the store through his job at Camp Manitou, a boys camp in Oakland, Maine, which he has attended and worked at since 2004. This year he returned in the role of College League Dean.
College League is an almost six-week long intra-camp competition that is a core facet of Camp Manitou’s program. At the beginning of each summer, the camp is divided into four teams that compete in land sports, water sports and creative activities. Each team is led by a senior counselor, known as a dean, who chooses a college or university to represent. As a recent graduate of Bowdoin, David knew exactly which school he would select when the camp owners chose him as dean.
Campers and staff are known to show their pride and allegiance to their teams by ordering a large amount of gear from their respective college’s stores. Knowing this, David partnered with the Bowdoin Bookstore for all Manitou orders.
Bernstein, who majored in economics and minored in anthropology and plans to become a physician, will enroll this fall as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Luxembourg, where he will pursue a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovation with a biotechnology focus.