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When Camp Onanda Gives Her Call: Camp History on Canandaigua Lake Carol Truesdale

When Camp Onanda Gives Her Call: Camp History on Canandaigua Lake

Carol Truesdale

Published June 22nd 2015
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Kindle Edition
144 pages
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In 1883, eleven Rochester women formed the Young Women’s Association, and in 1919 they purchased Camp Onanda to provide an escape for young factory girls. The YWCA carried on that mission into the 1980s so that girls from all walks of life couldMoreIn 1883, eleven Rochester women formed the Young Women’s Association, and in 1919 they purchased Camp Onanda to provide an escape for young factory girls. The YWCA carried on that mission into the 1980s so that girls from all walks of life could experience the joys of camp. Over the decades, girls enjoyed summer activities like archery and sailing, drinking “bug juice” around the campfire and swimming lessons. They came from all over to experience the great outdoors, free from the economic hardships and social challenges of city life. In the spirit of that tradition, Onanda is now a beloved public park. Former Onanda counselor Carol Truesdale tells the story of Camp Onanda and of the many lives this camp changed.