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Summer Camps

Waterfront, Camp Runoia, 1951

Waterfront, Camp Runoia, 1951

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Camp Runoia

By the later decades of the twentieth century, many of the summer-long camps began encouraging attendance by youths of different races, social classes, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and youths from other countries.

Most of the camps that once sought to teach elite boys to be "men" now have much broader visions of what it means to get along in today's world.


Jeff Clark, "They Took to the Woods," Downeast Magazine, v. 39, no. 6 (January 1993), 52.

Eleanor Eells, History of Organized Camping: The First 100 Years (Martinsville, Ind.: American Camping Association, 1986)

Maine Youth Camping Association A Handbook of Summer Camps 1926: An Annual Survey (Boston: Porter Sargent, 1926)

Maine Historical Society Collections: The Yellow House Papers; Lanier Camp Papers; Peffer Redpath Chautauqua Collection