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Summer Camps

Camp Winnebago truck 1940

Camp Winnebago truck 1940

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Camp Winnebago

For the thousands of youths who attended 90-day -- or summer-long -- camps, getting to rural Maine with a summer's worth of gear was the first challenge.

Boys on their way to Camp Winnebago on Echo Lake in Fayette often traveled by train on special cars identified by flags set up on the platform. Once they arrived in Maine, the boys packed into the camp truck, which also was used for trips and other outings.

Camp Winnebago, founded in 1919, is now home to about 160 boys during the summer.