The First Three Years

Photo: Songadeewin camper, Keewaydin, Temagami

Michelle Cox with wannigan.

 Photo: Michelle Cox

After decades of debate, the doors were opened to the first girls sections. For a hundred years, Keewaydin  took pride in being a caring place of men. But many alumni wanted the rewards of Keewaydin to be shared with their daughters. In 1999, the camp launched the girls' wigwam Songadeewin "Strong of heart." 

Songadeewin had been a successful Keewaydin girls camp in Vermont, operating from 1921 to 1975. It had been the fourth camp launched by the Keewaydin conglomerate, which split up in 1938.

Ironically, Keewaydin of Dunmore launched its first girls program in 1999 and named it Songadeewin. Neither camp was aware of the other's new program until after the fact. At Temagami, Songadeewin is a wigwam; at Dunmore, Songadeewin is a separate camp.

Song 2, 99 at end of two-mile portage out of Mountain Lake. Left to right: Sarah Capobianco, Whitney Fogg, Katie Tanz, Caroline Babcock, Cecilia Allende, Megan Robison, Julie Lance, Lindsay Lloyd. 

Photo: Songadeewin section, 1999, Keewaydin, Temagami

                                                                                            Photo: Emily Shonk

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