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Finding aid to the Camp Camp records, 1996-2007 Coll2012.132
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Description
Correspondence, steering committee records, photographs, negatives, clippings, publicity material, evaluation forms, floppy disks, and other material, 1996-2007, from "Camp" Camp, an annual one-week summer camp in Maine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Founded in 1996 by William Cole, an eco-friendly real estate developer based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Camp Camp was created to provide an LGBT community-oriented vacation structured similarly to outdoor summer youth camps. The collection documents Camp Camp activities and publicity, as well as correspondence with past and returning campers.
Background
"Camp" Camp was founded in 1996 by real estate developer William Cole, and was created to provide an alternative vacation for LGBT individuals to enjoy a youth summer camp-like experience and engage in outdoor recreational activities. The camp is located in Kezar Falls, Maine. Situated between two lakes, the secluded property features cabins and camp buildings, such as a theater, a recreation center, craft studios, tennis courts and a main lodge building. The camp offers a full program of outdoor, athletic, and arts and crafts activities along with evening social events. The first annual Camp Camp was held in 1997, with 88 people attending that first year. As of 2013, Camp Camp continues to operate, and the annual event is typically attended by over 200 people.
Extent
2.5 linear feet. 2 archive boxes.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.