Rifle range at Cadet Camp, Harpswell, 1896Item 7927 info
Maine Historical Society
Summer-long youth camps initially served as an escape from urban life and training in what was thought to be a more genuine "manhood" for boys from elite families.
But some Maine summer camps served other purposes. Here, cadets from Portland High School attended a different sort of camp. Boys learned military skills and discipline at Cadet Camp at High Head in Harpswell.