Summer Camps of the Mountain Top

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 was installed in the MTHS Visitor’s Center in 2022. It was made possible by a generous grant from The Wayne C. Speenburgh Greene County Legislature Grant Program.

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

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