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Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Neighborhood Centre Branch Records: Series 8

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Series 8: Day Camps, 1935-1969
 
 
Series 8: Day Camps, 1935–1969
Series 8 contains records of various day camps organized by the Neighborhood Centre at the Bainbridge Street building, satellite branches, and other locales. This series is divided into ten subseries according to name of day camp, all of which are arranged alphabetically by type of record. The breadth and depth of material greatly varies from camp to camp, but may include administrative correspondence and meeting minutes, information about camp dining services, programming material regarding day trips and athletics, publicity materials, enrollment statistics, and progress reports and health histories about individual campers. Access to files in this series containing medical and personally identifiable information about third parties is restricted for 75 years from date of creation.
 
Subseries 8.1: Home Camp, 1936-1939
Subseries 8.1 contains records related to the first day camp started by the Neighborhood Centre in 1935 and held at the Bainbridge Street building to provide an alternative to children unable to vacation outside the city in the summer months.  
 
Box      Folder      Description
180          7          Committee meeting minutes          1936-1939
180          8          Correspondence          1936-1937
180          9          Food menus and etiquette          1936
180          10          Newspaper clippings          1937
180          11          Nutrition and weight statistics          1936-1937
180          12          Reports          1936-1937
 
 
Subseries 8.2: Noar and LaGrange Camps, 1943-1965
Subseries 8.2 contains records related to the operation of  both the Noar and LaGrange camps, established in 1948 and 1943 respectively, which operated independently until 1957 when they merged into a single camp held at the Marshall and Porter Streets branch.
 
Box      Folder      Description  

180          13          Camp plan          1943

180          14          Committee lists and notices          1953-1954, 1960

180          15          Correspondence, general          1943, 1945-1950

180          16          Correspondence, general          1951-1953

180          17          Correspondence, general          1954-1959

180          18          Correspondence, parents          1945-1952

181          1          Correspondence, parents          1953-1960, undated

181          2          Correspondence, staff          1943, 1946-1953

181          3          Correspondence, staff          1954-1959, 1965, undated

181          4          Enrollment lists          1948-1954, undated

181          5          Financial records          1943-1960

181          6          Financial records, anticipated income and registration          1952-1958

181          7          Food menus          1945-1954

181          8          Food menus          1955-1960

181          9          Food supplies and preparation          1943-1954

181          10          Food supplies and preparation          1955-1960

182          1          Inspection and treatment of campers          1947-1954

182          2          Newsletters, La Grange          1944-1959

182          3          Newsletters, Noar          1950-1960

182          4          Parents Association          1946-1956

182          5          Parents Association          1957-1962, undated

182          6          Press releases and publicity materials          1943-1961, undated

182          7          Programming, drama, music, and dance          1946-1949

182          8          Programming, flyers and notices to parents          1943-1961

182          9          Programming, sports          1943-1956

182          10          Programming, schedules          1945-1959

182          11          Programming, trips          1950-1951, 1960

182          12          Progress reports, group record and individual campers          1946-1947

182          13          Progress reports, group record and individual campers          1951

183          1          Progress reports, group record          1953

183          2          Progress Progress reports, individual campers          1946

183          3          Progress Progress reports, individual campers          1949

183          4          Progress Progress reports, individual campers          undated

183          9          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1945

183          10          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1949

183          11          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1949

183          12          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1950

184          1          Reports, program and departments          1943-1948

184          2          Reports, program and departments          1949-1959

184          3          Staff counsellors          1943-1950

184          4          Staff counsellors          1951-1960, undated

184          5          Staff meeting minutes          1950-1959

184          6          Statistics, daily composite          1946

184          7          Statistics, daily composite          1949

184          8          Statistics, daily composite          1950

184          9          Statistics, daily composite          1951

185          1          Statistics, daily composite          1953-1954

185          2          Statistics, daily composite          1955

185          3          Statistics, daily composite          1957-1958

184          4          Statistics, general          1943-1953

184          5          Statistics, general          1954-1959, undated

185          6          Vacation Bureau of the Association for Jewish Children applications [Restricted]          1946 

185          7          Vacation Bureau of the Association for Jewish Children applications  [Restricted]          1949-1950

185          8          Vacation Bureau of the Association for Jewish Children reports          1943

 

 

Subseries 8.3: Camp Centre at Strawberry Mansion, 1945-1948
Subseries 8.3 contains records related to the operation of a camp held at the B'nai Jeshurun Congregation in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood from 1945 until 1948 when it was taken over by the Strawberry Mansion Recreation Association.  
 
Box      Folder      Description
186          1          Advisory Committee, meeting minutes and memoranda          1945
186          2          Correspondence          1945-1947
186          3          Enrollment lists          1945-1947, undated
186          4          Newsletters          1945-1946
186          5          Press releases          1945-1947
186          6          Programming          1945-1948
186          7          Reports          1945-1946
186          8          Staff counsellors          1947, undated
186          9          Statistics          1945-1947
186          10          Strawberry Mansion parents meeting minutes          1945-1947
         
 
Subseries 8.4: Camp Medina, 1949-1950
Subseries 8.4 contains records related to the operation of a camp established in 1949 at Congregation Brith Israel at Roosevelt Boulevard and D Street in Northeast Philadelphia.
 
Box      Folder      Description  

186          11          Correspondence          1949-1950

186          12          Enrollment lists          1949

186          13          Food menus and supplies          1949

186          14          Press releases          1949

186          15          Programming          1949

186          16          Progress reports, individual campers          1949

186          17          Reports and statistics          1949

211                    Scrapbook          1949

186          18          Vacation Bureau of the Association for Jewish Children applications  [Restricted]         1949
 
 
Subseries 8.5: Camp Circle, 1950-1952
Subseries 8.5 contains records related to the operation of a camp held in the Oxford Circle neighborhood at Beth Emeth Synagogue at Bustleton and Unruh Avenues.  
 
Box      Folder      Description

186          19          Correspondence          1951-1952

186          20          Enrollment lists          1950, undated

186          21          Food menus and supplies          1951

186          22          Press releases          1951

186          23          Statistics          1951

186          24          Survey          1951

 

 
Subseries 8.6: Centre Day Camp, 1954-1958
Subseries 8.6 contains records related to the operation of a camp held at the Neighborhood Centre’s Bustleton Avenue location in Northeast Philadelphia and nearby Pennypack Park.  
 
Box      Folder      Description

187          1          Correspondence          1954-1956

187          2          Correspondence          1957-1958, undated

187          3          Enrollment lists          1956-1958

187          4          Financial records          1954-1958

187          5          Food menus, supplies, and preparation          1954-1958

187          6          Neighborhood Centre Day Camps Manua          1958

187          7          Newsletters          1954-1958

187          8          Parents Association, 1956-1957          undated

187          9          Press releases, 1954-1958          undated

187          10          Programming, 1954-1958          undated

187          11          Progress reports, individual campers A          1954-1959

188          1          Progress reports, individual campers Back-Blackman          1954-1959

188          2          Progress reports, individual campers Blank-Bush          1954-1959

188          3          Progress reports, individual campers C          1954-1959

188          4          Progress reports, individual campers D          1954-1959

188          5          Progress reports, individual campers E          1954-1959

188          6          Progress reports, individual campers F          1954-1959

188          7          Progress reports, individual campers Gallant-Goldberg          1954-1959

188          8          Progress reports, individual campers Goldstein-Grossman          1954-1959

189          1          Progress reports, individual campers H-J          1954-1959

189          2          Progress reports, individual campers K          1954-1959

189          3          Progress reports, individual campers L          1954-1959

189          4          Progress reports, individual campers M          1954-1959

189          5          Progress reports, individual campers N          1954-1959

189          6          Progress reports, individual campers O-P          1954-1959

189          7          Progress reports, individual campers R          1954-1959

189          8          Progress reports, individual campers Sabreen-Shanzer          1954-1959

190          1          Progress reports, individual campers Shapiro-Slater-Szatmary          1954-1959

190          2          Progress reports, individual campers S          1954-1959

190          3          Progress reports, individual campers T, V          1954-1959

190          4          Progress reports, individual campers W          1954-1959

190          5          Progress reports, individual campers W          1954-1959

190          6          Progress reports, individual campers Y-Z          1954-1959

190          7          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1956

190          8          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1956

190          9          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1958

191          1          Reports, health histories [Restricted]          1958

191          2          Reports, program          1954-1958

191          3          Staff meeting minutes and correspondence          1954-1958

191          4          Statistics, general          1955-1958, undated

191          5          Statistics, daily composite          1954-1955

191          6          Statistics, daily composite          1956-1957

191          7          Statistics, daily composite          1958

191          8          Transportation          1955-1958

 

 
Subseries 8.7: Frontier Day Camp, 1959-1968
Subseries 8.7 contains records related to the operation of a camp originally held in Forest Park in Chalfont, PA until 1962 when the day camp was relocated to a 57-acre farm in Dublin, PA gifted by Samuel W. Levitties to the Neighborhood Centre.  
 
Box      Folder      Description

191          9          Committee meeting minutes and correspondence          1959-1965

191          10          Correspondence and administration meeting minutes          1959-1961

191          11          Correspondence and administration meeting minutes          1962-1963

191          12          Correspondence and administration meeting minutes          1964-1965

192          1          Correspondence and administration meeting minutes          1966-1967, undated

192          2          Correspondence, general          1959-1961

192          3          Correspondence, general          1962-1963

192          4          Correspondence, general          1964-1965

192          5          Correspondence, general          1966-1967, undated

192          6          Correspondence, parents          1959-1961

192          7          Correspondence, parents          1962-1967

192          8          Correspondence, staff          1959-1967, undated

193          1          Enrollment lists          1960-1967, undated

193          2          Financial records          1959-1967

193          3          Food menus and preparation          1959-1960, undated

193          4          Household equipment and supplies          1959-1968, undated

193          5          Newsletters          1960-1967

193          6          Photographs          1965–1967

193          7          Programming          1959-1966, undated

193          8          Progress reports and health histories A [Restricted]          1957-1961

193          9          Progress reports and health histories B [Restricted]          1957-1961

194          1          Progress reports and health histories B [Restricted]          1957-1961

194          2          Progress reports and health histories C [Restricted]          1957-1961

194          3          Progress reports and health histories D [Restricted]          1957-1961

194          4          Progress reports and health histories E-F [Restricted]          1957-1961

194          5          Progress reports and health histories F [Restricted]          1957-1961

194          6          Progress reports and health histories G [Restricted]          1957-1961

194          7          Progress reports and health histories G [Restricted]          1957-1961

195          1          Progress reports and health histories H [Restricted]          1957-1961

195          2          Progress reports and health histories I-J [Restricted]          1957-1961

195          3          Progress reports and health histories K [Restricted]          1957-196

195          4          Progress reports and health histories L [Restricted]          1957-1961

195          5          Progress reports and health histories M [Restricted]          1957-1961

195          6          Progress reports and health histories N-O [Restricted]          1957-1961

195          7          Progress reports and health histories P [Restricted]          1957-1961

196          1          Progress reports and health histories R [Restricted]          1957-1961

196          2          Progress reports and health histories S [Restricted]          1957-1961

196          3          Progress reports and health histories S [Restricted]          1957-1961

196          4          Progress reports and health histories S [Restricted]          1957-1961

196          5          Progress reports and health histories T-V [Restricted]          1957-1961

196          6          Progress reports and health histories W [Restricted]          1957-1961

196          7          Progress reports and health histories Y-Z [Restricted]          1957-1961

197          1          Publicity          1959-1966, undated

197          2          Reports, camp injuries [Restricted]          1966

197          3          Reports, parent evaluations          1960

197          4          Reports, parent evaluations          1962

197          5          Reports, program          1959-1966

197          6          Scholarships          1960-1967, undated

197          7          Staff Counsellor Training Institute          1959-1966

197          8          Staff meeting minutes and lists          1959-1967, undated

197          9          Transportation          1959-1962

198          1          Transportation          1966-1968, undated

198          2          Use of camp grounds          1963-1965, undated

 

 
Subseries 8.8: Teen Tours, 1956-1969
Subseries 8.8 contains records related to the operation of a day camp established in 1956 to create adult style vacations or bus trips for adolescents to locations like Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D. C., and New York, NY.  
 
Box      Folder      Description
198          3          Committee meeting minutes and correspondence          1956-1961
198          4          Correspondence          1956-1959
198          5          Correspondence          1960-1965
198          6          Enrollment lists          1956-1965, undated
198          7          Financial records          1956-1965
198          8          Newsletters          1956-1965
198          9          Programming          1956-1965, undated
198          10          Publicity          1956-1966
198          11          Registration forms A-L          1956
198          12          Registration forms M-Z          1956
199          1          Registration forms and health histories A-K [Restricted]          1958
199          2          Registration forms and health histories L-Z [Restricted]          1958
199          3          Registration forms and health histories A-G [Restricted]          1959
199          4          Registration forms and health histories H-O [Restricted]          1959
199          5          Registration forms and health histories R-S [Restricted]          1959
199          6          Registration forms and health histories T-Z [Restricted]          1959
199          7          Registration forms and health histories A-B [Restricted]         1960
200          1          Registration forms and health histories B-D [Restricted]         1960
200          2          Registration forms and health histories E-F [Restricted]         1960 
200          3          Registration forms and health histories G-H [Restricted]          1960
200          4          Registration forms and health histories J-K [Restricted]          1960
200          5          Registration forms and health histories L-M [Restricted]          1960
200          6          Registration forms and health histories N-R [Restricted]          1960
201          1          Registration forms and health histories S [Restricted]          1960
201          2          Registration forms and health histories T-Y [Restricted]          1960
201          3          Reports, individual campers          1960-1961
201          4          Reports, program          1956-1959
201          5          Reports, program          1960, 1965
201          6          Reunions          1960-1962
201          7          Staff meeting minutes and correspondence          1958, 1965, undated
201          8          Statistics          1958-1959, 1969
201          9          Tourist reports and health histories B-F [Restricted]          1968-1969
201          10          Tourist reports and health histories G-H [Restricted]          1968-1969
201          11          Tourist reports and health histories K [Restricted]          1968-1969
202          1          Tourist reports and health histories L-R [Restricted]          1968-1969
202          2          Tourist reports and health histories S [Restricted]          1968-1969
202          3          Tourist reports and health histories T-W [Restricted]          1968-1969
 
Subseries 8.9: Bainbridge Camps, 1935-1955
Subseries 8.9 contains general material pertaining to various camps or camp related activities held at the Bainbridge Street location in South Philadelphia including meeting minutes, correspondence, camp reunion material, and records related to holiday camps and the Staff Counsellor Training Institute.  
 
Box      Folder      Description

203          1          Camp Committee meeting minutes and correspondence          1945-1955

203          2          Camp reunions          1943-1951

203          3          Camp reunions          1960-1966

203          4          Correspondence, general          1936-1938, 1944-1949

203          5          Correspondence, general          1950-1954

203          6          Correspondence, staff          1945-1951

203          7          Correspondence, staff          1952-1954

203          8          Financial records          1945-1949

203          9          Financial records          1950-1954, undated

203          10          Food menus and preparation          1951-1954

203          11          Programming          1950-1954, undated

203          12          Publicity          1946-1954, undated

204          1          Reports, individual campers          undated

204          2          Reports, program          1935-1949, undated

204          3          Staff Counsellor Training Institute          1945-1951

204          4          Staff meetings minutes          1946-1954

204          5          Statistics          1946-1955

204          6          Vacation Bureau of the Association for Jewish Children          1944-1953

204          7          Winter Holiday Home Camp          1952-1959

 

          
Subseries 8.10: Bustleton Camps, 1954-1963
Subseries 8.10 is arranged alphabetically and contains general material pertaining to various camps or camp related activities held at the Bustleton Avenue location in Northeast Philadelphia including meeting minutes, correspondence, and staff camping manuals.
 
 
Box      Folder      Description
204          8          Administration, general          1956-1966, undated
204          9          Administrative meeting minutes and correspondence          1955-1961
204          10          Camp Committee meeting minutes and correspondence          1955-1960
204          11          Correspondence, general          1955-1956
204          12          Correspondence, general          1957-1958
204          13          Correspondence, general          1959-1965, undated
205          1          Correspondence, staff          1955-1962
205          2          Day camp site          1954-1960, undated
205          3          Day Camps Manual          1957-1959
205          4          Family Camping Association          1962-1963, undated
205          5          Financial records          1955-1965, undated
205          6          Food menus and preparation          1956-1960
205          7          Miscellaneous negatives          undated
205          8          Programming          1956, undated
205          9          Publicity          1956-1965, undated
205          10          Reports          1956-1960
205          11          Statistics          1959
205          12          Vacation Bureau of the Association for Jewish Children          1955-1958
205          13          Weekend Swim Club          1965
 
 
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Series 8: Day Camps, 1935-1969 [Portions Restricted]