Do you have fond memories of going to a summer day camp on Long Island? What do you remember about the sights and sounds and the people at that camp? Is that day camp you remember so fondly now closed?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this web page is for you. Welcome to my salute to Long Island summer day camps that have closed. My focus will be primarily on summer day camps that were open on Long Island since World War II and which catered to Baby Boom generation children.
WARNING: Because I attended day camp during the 1970s, many of my personal memories will be rooted in that decade; therefore, there will be a particular emphasis on the "lost" day camps of the 1970s and 1980s. For example, do you remember these places: Eagle Neptune, Creative, Paul Bunyan, Holiday Day Camp, Frontier Day Camp, Hill and Dale of Dix Hills, Timburr Lane, Trailblazer Day Camp, Camp NYABIC, Treasure Island of Oceanside, Fort Salonga Country Day Camp, Tom Sawyer, Young Travelers, Sunrise, Bar-H Ranch Day Camp of Oceanside, Green Hill Country Day Camp of Woodbury, South Country Day Camp, Suffolk Day Camp, Camp Monchatea, or others?