Years 25 Through 50


Staff arrived on July 12 for training, campers arrived on July 13.


127 campers attended camp within three weeks of camp, the first being for younger girls.


Conservation was the main focus of boys week. NYS Conservation Department taught the classes.


Though there were usually three weeks of camp, this year there were only two with 129 campers.


Only two weeks of camp, but 149 campers - largest attendance in five years.


Ward MacMillen is the new 4-H Agent and Camp Director. Two weeks of camp brought 170 campers and counselors.


Scoharie County 4-Hers came to Shankitunk, because they had no camp of their own. 220 Campers within three weeks.


$14 for a week of camp. There were three weeks, with parents night every Friday from 7:30-10. Campers went home on Saturday at 1:30.


The fee is now $15 per week.


A new dining hall, units 1 and 2, and staff house were brought from SUNY Delhi to camp. Electricity, Newspaper, and Outdoor Cooking are added as classes.


CIT, Hunter Safety, and Entomology are offered. A filter is put into the pool. Wednesday night BBQ, a tradition that is still carried on today begins this year.


Three weeks of camp, each costing $17.


Fee is raised to $19 per week.


The 4-H office was closed from 10 to noon so the staff could work at camp.


Fee is raised to $20 per week.


Delaware County purchases the camp from Tom Dent. A slide for the pool and a new shower building are the additions at camp. 310 campers who, for the first time were not only 4-Hers, but all residents of Delaware County.


Brian Miteer is the new 4-H Agent and Camp Director.


Tom Kaufman was summer assistant, Vicki Gavett was Camp Director.


Photography was taught for the first time using a Polaroid Black and White camera.


Government surplus mobile home becomes the infirmary at camp.


Jim Rice is 4-H Agent and Camp Director.


First year of coed camp. The pool was shortened to fix a leak. A new kitchen with a walk in cooler was installed. This kitchen and dining hall was located where the science center is. It was used as a science center after the current dining hall was built and before the new science center was built. Bob Stark was the Program Director. Horse was offered as a class for the first time.


Horseback riding was held at SUNY Delhi. Tie dying shirts was a popular activity. 441 Campers within 4 weeks.


Camp's 50th anniversary! A new recreation hall was built by the Walton National Guard and dedicated to John Lennox. This rec hall is still used today. Fee is raised to $40 per week.


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