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Keywords: Organized Camping

Historical Items

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Item 10153

Waterfront, Camp Runoia, 1951

Contributed by: Camp Runoia Date: 1951 Location: Belgrade Lakes Media: Photographic print

Item 9884

Lanier Camp, Eliot, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Eliot Media: Photoprint

Item 18111

Camp Winnebago recording of Winnebago Glorious

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 1964 Location: Fayette Media: Phonograph record, Long-playing recod (33 rpm)

Online Exhibits

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Camp Runoia

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Camp Winnebago

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… their own property, built family cottages and “camps,” and the Ryder’s cove summer community began, with people travelling from as far away as…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The Cup Code (working at OOB in the 1960s)
by Randy Randall

Teenagers cooking fried food in OOB and the code used identify the product and quantity.

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.