Camps of Geneva Lake (Images of America) by Carolyn Hope Smeltzer,Jill Westberg

By Carolyn Hope Smeltzer,Jill Westberg

Geneva Lake camps supplied schooling, actions, spirituality, and group in a fit setting clear of town. the 1st websites have been situated at the western seashores of Geneva Lake, with Camp Collie verified in 1874; seventeen extra undefined. even if such a lot camps have been spiritually dependent, they differed in what they provided and who they served. humans attending the camps got here from all source of revenue degrees and plenty of cultures. grownup- and family-oriented camps supplied a atmosphere for holidays or meetings, and children�s camps prided themselves on fostering accountability and good values. pictures of the USA: Camps of Geneva Lake highlights 18 camps within the days of woolen bathing costumes, steam yachts, and platform tents.

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