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The counselors are all young men and women of highest character, most of them all college graduates and all good athletes. They are experienced teachers who know how to look after the welfare of young people and provide for their enjoyment.

Swimming periods for girls and boys are at specified hours, twice daily. Water front supervisors are always present. Only campers who have passed the life saving tests are permitted in canoes without counselors and no one is allowed to leave camp property without permission of camp supervisors.

Campers are expected to attend either a Protestant or Catholic Church on Sunday mornings, accompanied by teachers or counselors except when excused by the director. Transportation is provided and students and faculty usually furnish musical programs for the Community Chapel (Episcopal), St. John's by the Lake.

Parents or friends wishing to visit the camp are welcome and may be accommodated at several nearby hotels. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons are visiting days. Prolonged visits in camp or visits at times other than the days specified, interfere with the camp routine.

A graduate nurse and resident physician are employed throughout the season.

Campers will not be permitted to spend over $10.00 per season at the trading post except upon written consent of the parents. Trading post allowance must be deposited at the opening of camp.

Music needed during the summer may also be purchased at the trading post and arrangements have been made whereby new musical instruments, violins, cornets, clarinets, trombones, etc., may be rented at a rate of $10.00 for the eight-week season. Members of the concert orchestra should bring music stands. These may be purchased if desired for $1.25 at the trading post.


No regular camp uniform is required and equipment costs are kept as low as possible. Boys who play in the concert orchestra should have blue coats-double breasted preferred, white trousers, and white shoes. Girls wear white dresses and white shoes. These are for concert appearances. Shorts, slacks, sport shirts, and regular summer clothing used at home is the general rule.

4 heavy blankets
1 pillow
3 pillow slips
4 twin bed size sheets
6 towels (2 of these bath towels)
4 wash clothes
2 laundry bags
3 pair flannel pajamas 
2 bathing suits
1 pair of hiking shoes
1 pair of tennis shoes
1 pair slippers or moccasins
1 pair rubbers
1 bathrobe
Lightweight sweater
Heavy sweater
Cotton Socks
Small mirror
Drinking cup
Comb, brush, soap, nail file
Duffle bag

Books and magazines
Costumes (masquerades, etc.)
Badminton racquets
Tennis racquets
Golf clubs
Baseball glove
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