U.S. OLDEST CAMPS

1999

Listing Criteria          List          Discussion  

Camp

First

Year

Gender

Program

Avg.

Daily

Enrolment

Sponsor

Former Names

Camp Dudley, NY 

1885

B

M

320

YMCA of the USA

YMCA Boys' Camp,  Boys' Camping Society,  Boys' Camp of Wawayanda

Frost Valley YMCA Camp Wawayanda, NY

1885 C M 600 YMCA of the USA Camp Dudley, YMCA Boys' Camp,  Boys' Camping Society,  Boys' Camp of Wawayanda

Notes

Incarnation Center, CT

1886

C

M

350

27 Episcopalian churches

Incarnation Camp

Trail Blazer Camps, NY

1887

C

M

120

Independent nonprofit

Life Camps,  Outdoor Education Association

YMCA Camp Fuller, RI

1887

C

MS

265

YMCA of Greater Providence

Camp Turner

Delta Lake Bible Conference Center, NY

1890 C R 185

Christian & Missionary Alliance

New York State Convention

YMCA Camp Cory, NY

1892 C MS 220 YMCA of Greater Rochester Rochester YMCA Camping Party,    Rochester YMCA Camp, Camp Iola

Camp Courant, CT

1894 C MD 818 Independent nonprofit  

Keewaydin Camp, VT

1894 B MT 218 Keewaydin Foundation Kamp Kah Kou  Notes

Camp Pasquaney, NH

1895 B M 96 Independent nonprofit  

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp, WI

1896 B, G M 286

YMCA of the USA

Camp Hope on Phantom Lake

Hiram House Camp, OH

1897 C M 300 Independent nonprofit  

Athens Y Camp for Boys, GA

1898 B M 135 Athens YMCA  

Camp Greenbrier for Boys, WV

1898 B M 125 Independent nonprofit  

Kiwanis Camp Wyman, MO

1898 C M 125 Wyman Center, Inc. (nonprofit) Children's Industrial Farm Association, Eureka Outing Farm for Children

YMCA Camp Miller, MN

1898 C M 100 Duluth Area Family YMCA  

YMCA Camp Onyahsa, NY

1898

C

M

120

Jamestown Family YMCA

Jamestown YMCA Boys Camp, Camp Mason

YMCA Camp Weona, NY

1898 C M 175 YMCA of Greater Buffalo  

Presbyterian Camps, MI

1899 C M 100 Presbytery of Chicago Camp Gray
             

Noteworthy

Paradise Farm Camps, PA

1877 C M 150 Independent nonprofit Paradise Farms, Children's Country Week Association  Notes

Wohelo-Luther Gulick Camps, ME

1887

G

M

192 Private Camp Gulick  

Notes

Holiday Home Camp, WI

1888

C

M

97

Lake Geneva Fresh Air Association

Notes

Mont Lawn Camp, PA

1894 C M 181 Christian Herald Association  Christian Herald Children's Home

Notes

Key

First Year

The first year of camper enrolment.

Gender (1999)

C Co-ed
G Girls
B Boys
B,G Boys and girls in separate programs

Program (1999)

M Mixed activities
MD Mixed activities day camp
MS Mixed activities with strong emphasis on sailing
MT Mixed activities with strong emphasis on canoe tripping
R Religious study with other activities 

Enrolment   

1999 season.

Sponsor   

The 1999 sponsoring organization or affiliation of  the camp. Private camps are privately-held by individuals through share ownership.

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Temagami Youth Camps List (historical)

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