Camp Kewanna

This wonderful copy of handbook for Camp Kewanna, a thriving Jewish boys’ summer camp from the early 20th century, came from resident Jane Farcona. Many of the houses along Gelnford-Wittenberg Road east of Pond Road were originally bungalows for this camp. It is hard to believe that there was an “Olympic-size” swimming pool right on the water, and the pond itself was deep enough for motor boats (both accounts according to Ms. Farcona). The famous campers included Marx brothers and Ben Hecht (scroll in the PDF to the last page). The handbook is a glimpse into the past, but it is also a testimony to the appeal of this region which remains unchanged today.

Handbook PDF

 

 

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