Boys CITs in 1970. It was the first summer in brand new Hayden Lodge. Frank Meigs was the CIT Director. Among the CITs are John Mumford, Stu Sherman, Mark “Snake” Nathanson.

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This snapshot was taken in the late 1960s. In the foreground at right is cabin 5 and beyond it, further away and on the left, is cabin 6. The photo was taken in a spot that is now a parking lot to the east of Hussey Lodge, and cabin 5 is more or less where Hussey Lodge itself stands now. Cabin 6 is also gone now, standing in a field that is now open and leads down toward a sledding hill. Cabin 5 was the highest cabin in Totem Village, cabins 1 through 5, for the youngest boys in summer camp. Cabin 6 was the first cabin in the group […]

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Hey, everyone! The below photo is of Sumner F. Dudley, AKA “The Father of YMCA Camping in the USA.” He was born in Massachusetts in 1854, eventually moved to New Jersey, and worked in New York City. And this is the story about how overnight camp in the US came to be.   His ancestors can be traced back to this neat castle in England, which was built about a thousand years ago: Here’s another view of Dudley Castle – the “East Range” His direct ancestor, Thomas Dudley, sailed with his family from England to the “New World” in 1630, where he became a governor for the Massachusetts Bay Colony. […]

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