With summer in full swing, here's a look back at the summer camps of yesteryear.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on July 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET
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.
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.
Los Angeles children in wheelchairs prepare to leave for summer camp, July 11, 1955.
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.
Two young women enjoy Lake Winona at a YMCA summer camp in Indiana, 1940.
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.
A pair of staffers at Camp Henry, New York, 1948.
A child holds up a jar with frogs so he and his friends can get a closer look, 1963.
Teenage girls set up a tent during their summer camp experience, circa 1946.
A pair of boys read comic books in their tent at a summer camp hosted by the National Association for Gifted Children, 1967.
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.
A camp staffer relaxes at his cabin at Camp Henry, New York, 1948.
People relax and row at the Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada, circa 1950.
Two girls at Camp Christmas Seals in Haverstraw, New York, 1943.
Gymnasts practice their routines on the shore of Elk Lake in Williamsburg, Michigan, 1956.
Children gather with staffers and parents at Camp Curry (now called Half Dome Village) in Yosemite National Park, 1952.
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