Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Alumni 65 Year Anniversary

1945: Bread is 9 cents a loaf; Gene Autrey and Bing Crosby croon from the radio, and a Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Watkins Glen State Park was scheduled for demolition when representatives from Schuyler County 4-H approached the Finger Lakes State Parks Commission to save certain buildings to be used as a youth camp, and the history of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp began! The very first campers at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp paid 10 cents per day to participate in nature study, crafts, outdoor living, fishing, first aid, and waterfront. Today’s campers select from both traditional activities and more up-to-date offerings such as photography, science explorations, drama, archery, and more.Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is celebrating 65 years of summer camp fun in 2010, and camp alumni from near and far are sought for Alumni Weekend July 9-11 to share stories and memories, revisit old friends and make new ones, and see how Hidden Valley has changed (and stayed the same!) after all these years. Past campers, staff, and others are welcome to join us.Complete information is available at our web site www.hiddenvalley4hcamp.org, or search for Friends of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp on Facebook. Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Alumni WeekendOpen to former campers, staff, friends of Hidden Valley 4-H CampJuly 9-11, 2010Located in Watkins Glen State ParkFee: $100 for cabin rental plus fee for food.

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