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THE PAGE OF SUMMERS PAST:
LONG ISLAND'S LOST DAY CAMPS

A Salute to Long Island Day Camps That Are no Longer Open

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?

My Site Table of Contents

         Brief Overview of Camps

         Camp-related Links

NOTE--FEBRUARY 2000: I have a spin-off forum via Delphi for you to share some of your memories of going to no longer open Long Island day camps. To check out the forum, click here.

If you went to the camps mentioned above or to other defunct Long Island day camps, or if you are a former director or counselor at one of these camps who may be able to offer a history, please e-mail your stories to either drjackso@suffolk.lib.ny.us or david_j_6@hotmail.com.

WHAT'S NEW
As of June 28, 2003

        I have recently received e-mail from Mr. Fred Kleiner, who wants to organize a reunion for all those who attended the Holiday Day Camp during the 1960s and early 1970s. For more information, please e-mail him at fkleiner54@earthlink.net. Thank you.



Thank you, and please come again as over the next few weeks I continue to fill this site with Long Island Day Camp memories.

This page was created by David R. Jackson and is Copyright 1999.

This Page was last updated on June 28, 2003.

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