History in Pictures
This gallery helps to paint a picture of the Camp from a time that’s long gone, and with the following quotes from archived records, the past comes to life.
" In the warm sun at Crescent Beach and within a few hundred yards of the shimmering ocean, these mothers and their children who have been subjected to harshness and poverty all winter, will be revived...a complete rest will be theirs, on the sands of the beach and among the wavy grasses of the camp estate, and they will return to the city re-invigorated.”
Some of the more intangible things camp had to offer - "learning to live together as a group, a way out of long-accustomed ruts of negative and harmful thinking, the laying of a foundation for cultural beginnings and learning to appreciate the simple beauties and joys of living that are available to everyone regardless of circumstances.”
“A camp has one primary duty and that is to see that every camper learns to become a better person by being at camp...our camp should be dedicated to the ideal that people come to know and respect one another by living and working together.”