Summer Camps
of the Mountain Top

on view in the Visitors’ Center

Through curated panels, photos, select ephemera, and oral histories of former campers and counselors, the exhibit captures the history of several notable local summer camps, including Camp Jened, Camp Loyaltown and Camp Meadowbrook.

to visit the digital exhibit.

left: A group of campers from Camp Meadowbrook, once located in Hunter. Circa 1954.

Throughout the 20th century, the Mountain Top community welcomed campers of all backgrounds, races, religions, capabilities and interests. Rather than a simple story of campfires and bunk beds, the history of summer camps on the Mountain Top reflects the great creativity of diverse children, adults and organizations who fostered new opportunities, social growth and expressions that have extended far beyond the mountains of our area.

This exhibit has been made possible by a generous grant from The Wayne C. Speenburgh Greene County Legislature Grant Program.

Donations through our weekend parking initiative have also supported this exhibit.

We extend our deepest thanks to former campers and counselors
who graciously offered their stories, photos and ephemera.

A “tribal war” scene from Camp Loyaltown. Photo by Marc Berlinsky. Circa 1960s.

On October 2, 2021, the MTHS played a role in helping to memorialize Camp Jened and its historical contributions to the disability rights movement through the erection of a historical marker on Ski Bowl Road in Hunter where Camp Jened was located.

[At Camp Jened] we were able to envision a world that didn’t have to be set up in a way that excluded us.”
-Judith Heumann, disability rights activist and Camp Jened counselor