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The Raymond Camps for Girls. Raymond Camps for Girls.Raymond, ME.1911
 The Raymond Camps for Girls. Raymond Camps for Girls.Raymond, ME.1911

Price: $75.00

Product Code: 29001167

The booklet describes the camp and features five (5) images from photographs, plus an applied photograph to the cover depicting a group of girls in a canoe on the lake. There isn't a specification of the age range of girls allowed at camp, but it does state that they would be divided by in groups by age and have one counselor per group. The girls would stay in one of two camps, summer cottages really, called Deep Cove Camp and the Venice, or the girls could choose to camp outdoors for their entire session in tents. There were a variety of activities offered at the camp such as art, music (girls had to bring their own instruments), tennis, basket ball, swimming, rowing, canoeing and gymnastics through a local gymnasium. Additionally girls would receive instruction on sewing, so they could repair their own clothes, and dancing. Lectures on "topics relative to camp life, nature studies, etc., [were] given from time to time". Lastly tutoring for the campers for school was available upon request of the parents, but the booklet stresses that "the design of the vacation camp is to avoid the heavy school tasks, to make the mid-simmer days a time for the storing-up of vigor and energy for the months following." At the end of the booklet is a tear out application for the camp. Lastly, with the exception of the cover, which specifically states the year 1911, every time the year is mention in the booklet it has just has the number "19" with a space after it to fill in the correct year. There is little to no record of this camp existing after 1913. 12 pp. Printed brown wrappers with applied printed photograph. Staple binding. Printed by the Well Printing Company. Measures 6" x 4 1/2".. A booklet for Raymond Camps for Girls, located in Raymond, ME, on the shores of Sebago Lake. About 20 miles northwest of Portland, the camp was established in the early 1900s by Dr. S. J. Plummer and ran each year from July 1st to August 31st, with girls required to stay the entire summer, especially since the camp was only accessible via a short steam boat ride.