Camp Takota

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There was a little indy film in 2014, Camp Takota, that a friend just shared with me.  I think we could all rattle off a handful of films that try to capture the fun, romance, and challenges of our youth.  So many people describe camp as ‘hard to describe’ yet it’s such fertile ground for our memories.  We’re here to assemble all that source material – the photographs, the song sheets, and artifacts – where was Camp Takota inspired?  Where was Meatballs created?  Who were the real Little Darlings?  We all have our own camp movies living inside our heads.  So if you ever want to describe your experience, share your photos of friends with arms around each other, a worn out basketball with a nipple growing on it, and your favorite Color War plaque.  My own sons were so excited to see Hannah Hart from Good Mythical Morning starring in Camp Takota.  The generations change but the experience doesn’t.

 

PRE-LAUNCH STARTS TODAY!

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If you are reading this in late spring 2015, you have probably been asked to check out the ‘soft launch’ of The Museum Of Camp or have a friend or relative who has told you about the site.  Well, we couldn’t be happier that you are here.  We want you to explore the site, provide feedback, and start making your contributions of photos and comments.  If you haven’t seen your old summer photos, letters, and Color War song sheets in a while, now is a great time to scan and share them with old friends.  We’re here to help and curate your summer lives.

The T-Shirts

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I didn’t plan to start with the t-shirts, but let me share the first anecdote.  We had our first t-shirt recognition!  In a small Florida town, no less.  My wife teased me for wearing my silver TMOC shirt, Kennybrook 77 to my son’s playoff game yesterday.  Did I think anyone would notice the shirt, she asked?  Well, Lauren H. stopped by in the fourth inning to ask about Kennybrook and tell me she was just talking to another friend a few minutes earlier about someone else going to Kennybrook.  And Lauren was just looking through her own old camp letters earlier in the week at her parents house.  She said they were emotionally hilarious.  I have found one dry, unemotionally hilarious letter of my own which I will post here.  Click on the image for better resolution.  We look forward to Lauren’s letters arriving at The Museum Of Camp as well as many others to be scanned and posted.  Thank you, Lauren for our first t-shirt sighting!

TW letter copy

Your Endless Summer

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Welcome to Your Endless Summer.  At The Museum Of Camp, you can always share your past and present summer lives with friends.  We have a lot planned for the future, so start sharing and connecting now.