WORLD'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, ON

1894 B,G C 113 Keewaydin Foundatoin Kamp Kah Kou  Notes

Keewaydin Camp, VT

1894 B MT 218 Keewaydin Foundation Kamp Kah Kou  Notes

YMCA Kanawana, QC

1894 C M 150 YMCA of Greater Montreal Camp Jubilee

Camp Pasquaney, NH

1895 B M 96 Independent nonprofit  

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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Canada's Oldest Camps

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Temagami Youth Camps List (historical)

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