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Camping History

In 1874 the first YWCA camp was set up at Asbury Park, Pennsylvania, called Sea Rest.. This summer boarding and vacation house was for "tired young women wearing out their lives in an almost endless drudgery for wages that admit no thought of rest or recreation."

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Summer F. Dudley and seven boys from the YMCA in Newburgh, New York, go on a camping trip.

In 1900 the first Boys' Club camp was created. The Boys' Club in Salem, Massachusetts, organized a seven-week summer camp and 76 boys attended. By 1930, more than 60 Boys' Clubs conduct summer camp with approximately 26,088 campers attending.

In 1910 the American Camping Association (ACE) is founded under the original name, Camp Directors Association of America (CODA).

In 1910 the Boy Scouts of America (BASE) was founded.

In 1910 Dr. Luther Halsey Gluck founded Camp Fire Girls - today known as Camp Fire.

In 1912 the first Girl Scout camp was held in Savannah, Georgia.

 

Saying Of The Week

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Camping Joke Of The Day

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a very tasty meal, they lay down for the night and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and  nudged his faithful friend. Holmes said: "Watson, look up and tell me what you see." 

Watson said: "I see a fantastic panorama of countless stars."

Holmes: "And what does that tell you?"

Watson pondered for a moment: "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I
suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow."

"Why? - What does it tell you, Holmes?"

Holmes was silent for a moment then spoke: "Someone has stolen our tent!"

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Even the most experienced travelers will assert that Iceland is incomparable to any other country on the planet. The incredible beauty and strength of its natural elements make Iceland unique and vibrant.

A German's Quest for the 60th Summit in the World

Last October 11, 2014, I had the chance to climb with Markus Hogenschurz a German engineer whose passion of scaling every highest mountain in every country around the world. On this climb, it was his 60th Summit, and it was an honor to climb with a seasoned climber like him to the roof of the Philippines. We started our day at 5 AM with a bus ride for an hour and then transferred to a chartered motorcycle locally known as "Habal-habal" up to the trail head in Baruring. During this ride, he was amazed on the mode of transportation that we took and says that people living in the are exceptionally extraordinary.

It's Hard to Imagine Ending a Day at Magic Kingdom Without 'Wishes' Fireworks

The fireworks show - Wishes is one of the most breath-taking night-time experiences that Magic Kingdom Park of Walt Disney World Resort has to offer. It's the star of the evening and a big-time fan favourite as well. Throughout the fourteen long years of its incredibly successful existence, Wishes has been an important part of the overall Disney experience.

Five Tips For a Better Great Wall Hiking Tour of China

Great Wall of China is one of the important ancient wonders in the world. Perhaps, in the world, there is no civilized man, who has not heard about the "eighth wonder of the world (Pre-1900 Creation)" - the Great Wall of China.

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Pat J. Reynolds is a camping expert, syndicated outdoors columnist and the editor of the highly acclaimed, "Camping Tips and Adventures Newsletter". Come along with our experienced team of globe-trotting campers as we take trips around the world seeking ways to enhance your camping experiences. Discover camping tips, ideas and deals on camping essentials.

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