Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Was it Camp New Moon?

Just yesterday the archivist did a presentation on Camp Totem, the camp the college bought in 1952 up in the Adirondacks, and it was great to show slides of the camp and hear stories about it. Of particular interest to the archivist was that after mentioning that before Totem the records do mention that the college rented a camp a few summers in Canada, Dorset Ontario to be specific, that was all that was stated, and that the archivist wished he knew more about it.

Then a woman in the audience volunteered that when her sister in law, Peg Hare Brown, went to the camp in Canada ca1950, she went up to visit her there, and believed that the camp was called "Camp New Moon." Googling that name turned up a website for a camp of that name, in Dorset Ontario, that says it has been there for many years. The archivist has contacted them, hoping to find out more certainly if this is the camp that the college used to rent, but if any readers of this blog know anything more about it please comment here, or email Charlie Cowling at

   (Update: the current camp owners responded to an email and said that while their records only went back to the '60s they thought it very possible that New Moon was the camp in question.)

Pictured here are campers at Totem in the 1950s. Totem was located eight miles east of Harrisville NY.

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