Barry Huang

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Barry Huang graduated from Centennial High School in 2004 and from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2008. Barry is a 9-year WMACSer: a camper from 1999 to 2003 and a counselor in 2004, 2006, and 2007. He served as Head Counselor in 2008 alongside Liz Hum and Quentin Tai. His younger brother is Sean Huang. They both attended the Chinese Language School of Columbia (CLSC).


Camp History

Barry has been associated with the following groups:

Camper Years

Surely establishing a precendent of some sort, Barry's counselor during all 5 years of camperhood was Mok-yi Chow; these coincided with Mok-yi's first 5 years as counselor, and he would continue on as counselor for just one more year after his long-time campers graduated from high school. In 2004, Mok-yi was a counselor alongside his 5-year campers Barry and Ian Chen, a frightening proposition. Over his 5 years at camp, he became inseparable with several returning campers; this culminated in the formation of the entity F4 in 2003, composed of the four long-time campers Barry, Jeffrey Ian Chen, Daniel Chen, and Quentin Tai in Group F.

Barry, like his former camper George Peng, is an avid drummer and performed with the group Forever Young for a number of years. He also won the superlative, Most Musical, in 2001 for playing the drums during his B6 skit, and was again nominated in 2002. The audience was apparently captivated by the concept of an Asian drummer, because Barry really isn't all that good.

Barry also greatly enjoyed helping to put together the WMACS Yearbook, which has since evolved into an electronic CD. He was especially involved in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Barry as a Counselor

WMACS had such an impact on Barry (to this day, he still owes a significant portion of the development of his social skills and characteristics to the camp) that he even wrote about it as the topic of several of his college essays. After graduating from high school, Barry eagerly returned to camp as a counselor in 2004, his first year of eligibility. As a junior counselor, Barry led the "Dog" group, the second-youngest group of campers.

Barry was unable to attend WMACS in 2005 due to summer courses, but he returned in 2006. His WMACS career came full circle as he took on the group B4, the very age group that he had been in his first year of camp. Also, in a revival of "Counselor Switch Day", he "adopted" the group G3, which quickly became his favorite adopted group ever and which he now fondly looks after as his little sisters, or daughters, or whatever.

In 2007, Barry returned as a third-year counselor and again led group B4, watching over such returning campers as Brian Sun and Kevin Yao. Calvin Yu served as Barry's counselor-in-training (CIT).

In 2008, Barry served as a head counselor for the first time. Due to low camper enrollment and budget constraints, Barry also took on a group, B4, who proved to be his most mischievous yet entertaining group yet.


During his camper years and even as a counselor, Barry was particularly proud of consistently taking an integral role, usually with fellow group member Ian Chen, in skit-planning. Skits he has been involved with over the years include:

  • 2004 - The Apprentice, the 2004 counselor orientation skit and a parody of the NBC reality show, The Apprentice.
  • 2004 - The Lord of the Keys, the 2004 counselor skit and a parody of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie saga, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novels.
  • 2006 - WMACS-Men, the 2006 counselor orientation skit and a parody of the X-Men comic series.
  • 2007 - Bad Boys, the 2007 counselor orientation skit and a parody of the TV show, Cops.
  • 2007 - Disney World, the 2007 counselor skit that utilized the counselors' Disney nicknames and followed Boo (Mayline Wu) from Monster's Inc. through a series of Disney "worlds."
  • 2008 - PWNED aka The 3 Little Bu Guai's, the 2008 counselor orientation skit that presented a series of unfortunate events occurring to fictional campers who broke all the camp rules.

Barry's Notable Quotes, Occurrences, Nicknames, and Roles:

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