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These Vintage Summer Camp Pictures Are Too Pure For This World

With summer in full swing, here's a look back at the summer camps of yesteryear.

Posted on July 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET

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From left: College students Nancy Hooley, Jean Bowen, and Marge Manin get ready for work in their three-person tent at Camp Curry (now called Half Dome Village) in Yosemite National Park, where they are employed for the summer, July 10, 1955.

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Left: Two girls practice their archery skills, 1944. Right: A boy helps to bandage the injured hand of a fellow camper at Camp Nathan Hale in Southfields, New York, August 1943.

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Los Angeles children in wheelchairs prepare to leave for summer camp, July 11, 1955.

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Left: A young boy stands on a scale as his temperature is checked with a thermometer at Camp Henry in New York, 1948. Right: A young boy examines butterfly specimens mounted in a picture frame at Camp Henry in New York, 1948.

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Two young women enjoy Lake Winona at a YMCA summer camp in Indiana, 1940.

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Left: A group of boys share a comic book at Camp Nathan Hale in Southfields, New York, 1943. Right: A young girl holds a skunk at summer camp, 1963.

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A pair of staffers at Camp Henry, New York, 1948.

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A child holds up a jar with frogs so he and his friends can get a closer look, 1963.

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Teenage girls set up a tent during their summer camp experience, circa 1946.

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A pair of boys read comic books in their tent at a summer camp hosted by the National Association for Gifted Children, 1967.

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Left: A girl writes to her boyfriend back home while away at summer camp in Interlochen, Michigan, 1942. Right: A boy writes a letter on the wooden steps of his cabin at Camp Henry, New York, 1948.

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A camp staffer relaxes at his cabin at Camp Henry, New York, 1948.

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People relax and row at the Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada, circa 1950.

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Two girls at Camp Christmas Seals in Haverstraw, New York, 1943.

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Gymnasts practice their routines on the shore of Elk Lake in Williamsburg, Michigan, 1956.

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Children gather with staffers and parents at Camp Curry (now called Half Dome Village) in Yosemite National Park, 1952.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.