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It can't be you. It can't be! IT CAN'T BE!

– Mel's last words before Angela shot him through the neck with an arrow at the archery, killing him after he discovered she's a killer and realized Ricky was telling him the truth, regretting beating him nearly to death

Enough! I saw the whole business. You realize how dangerous those things are? You could've taken her eye out. Now, Ronnie's gonna hear about this, and there are gonna be no canteen for a whole week. (to Ricky) And that goes for you, too, on the account of your filthy mouth.

Ricky: What?!

If I EVER hear anything like this again, I'm gonna throw the whole bunch of you outta here, and DON'T THINK I DON'T MEAN IT! Get ready for dinner.

– Mel scolding Billy, Mike, Jimmy and three other boys for throwing water balloons at Angela and fighting with Ricky

I'm finished! That's all that there's to it. Finished! Wiped out!

– Mel after discovering Billy's body at his cabin

I've got you now, you little monster! Now it's my turn!

Ricky: Get the fuck off of me! Leave me alone!

Like you killed Kenny and Billy, just like you left Meg?!

Ricky: I don't know what the fuck you're talking about! I didn't do nothing! Stop it! I didn't do anything, you crazy fuck! Stop it! I didn't do anything!

Liar, liar, liar!

- Mel dragging Ricky into the woods, thinking he's a killer

Mel Kostic
Portrayed by Mike Kellin
Occupation Camp owner of Camp Arawak
Status Deceased
Cause of death Shot with an arrow to the neck by Angela
Appearance(s) Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988), (mentioned)

Gender Male
Age 61 (at death)
Height 5'7"
Weight 160 lbs
Born 1922
Died August 24, 1983
Angela Baker's motive for killing him Smoking and being greedy, abusive, beating up Ricky and nearly almost killing him
Love interests Meg (deceased)

Mel Kostic was the owner of Camp Arawak, where he tried to hide the original murder spree until he was driven paranoid and beat Ricky Thomas nearly to death before Angela Baker killed him. He is Angela Baker's 10th victim.


Mel owned and operated Camp Arawak in New York state. He has an affair with Meg who allied with Judy.


Sleepaway Camp (1983)[]

Mel is the main antagonist in this movie He and his head counselor, Ronnie Angelo, supervised the kid's arrival on the first day at Camp Arawak. After several murders occurred, he thought the camp would be closed down. Mel suspected Ricky of the murders, so he got into a breakdown and beat him to near death for it. Angela appeared moments later and he realized he almost beat Ricky to death for nothing. Mel was killed by Angela shooting him with an arrow through the neck after he discovered that she was the killer and realized Ricky was telling the truth. His body was found by other counselors, campers and officer Frank Breton.

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)[]

Phoebe recounted the Camp Arawak massacre at Camp Rolling Hills and mentioned Mel's grisly death.


Mel gets shot

Mel's death

Mel was the camp owner and was very insecure due to the possibility of losing his camp. He didn't want the kids nor their parents to regard the camp as dangerous. He immediately disliked Ricky for being too loud and aggressive, thus suspecting him as the killer. He was driven desperate when his paramour, Meg, was killed by Angela, which lead to him beating up Ricky.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • This was Mike Kellin's last role. He was a veteran of film and TV for decades.