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YOUNG PEOPLE’S CAMP
JUNE 27-JUL 4, 1926
Under auspices of
THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY
Rev. Charles P. Wellman, Director
Prof. Clayton R. Bowen, Meadville, Pa.
Mrs. Ilse Forest, New York City
Rev. Edwin Fairley, Flushing, N. Y.
Mrs. Maud H. Wellman, Deerfield
Miss Harriet E. Childs, Greenfield
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Rowe, located along Massachusetts' northwest border, is one of the most remote towns in the state. Although it once had industries, including an iron mine and nail factory, all had been closed for more than forty years when the Connecticut Valley Unitarian Conference began holding its annual young people's meetings there. Summer camps for young people probably began in the United States in 1861 in Washington, Connecticut. There, Frederick Gunn and his wife Abigail, operators of a boys' school, took their class on what became an annual hike and camp. The first private youth camp in the United States opened in 1876 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. By 1910, enough camps existed that a national organization was created.
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"Young People's Camp Third Season Rowe, Mass. June 27-July 4, 1926"
| publisher Connecticut Valley Unitarian Conference
| creator Reverend Charles F. Wellman, Director
| date 1926
| location Rowe, Massachusetts
| height 6.0"
| width 3.5"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Public Announcements/Program
| accession # #L02.139
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