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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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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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