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    1939: Boys sitting on running board of a Camp Ha-Wa-Ya station wagon The boys from New York and New Jersey, here for their 8th season at the Harrison camp.

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    Late 1930s: Campers run towards the shore.

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    1939: George Miller, of Malden, Mass. waves in a friendly fashion as he gets off the train in Portland, headed to summer camp.

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    1939: Clean hand inspection outside of the bunk house.

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    1951: The proper forehand grip is demonstrated at Camp Wenonah in Naples.

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    1941: A truckful of happy campers from Camp Ropioa for Boys. Ropioa was a camp for Christian Science Sunday school students on Long Lake in Harrison.

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    1937: Girls bound for Birch Crest Camp in Oakland pose in the train before disembarking in Portland.

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    1951: Weaving at Camp Wenonah in Naples.

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    1959: Working on the finer points of the crawl at Boy Scout camp.

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    1959 : Brushing teeth at Boy Scout camp.

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    1960: More than 1,000 campers passed through Union Station on this June morning and several more special trains were scheduled for the next day. But the initial volume of campers was barely what it was the previous year. Airlines and bus companies had picked up the slack. "The kids don't even wave at the trains any more," said one man sadly at Union Station.

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    1940: Campers dressed for travel and one carrying a wooden tennis racket in its racket press, get on the bus at Portland Union Station to head to camp.

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    1959: This camper studies a Boy Scout field book by flashlight, probably in Cape Elizabeth.

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    1959: A member of BSA Troop 30 of Cape Elizabeth samples some food cooked over and interesting looking campfire setup.

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    1937: These serious boys have traveled from Christobal in the Panama Canal Zone to Maine. They are on their way to Camp Gregory in Gray. They spent the night in Portland as guests of the Rev. James A. Carey of the Scared Heart Rectory. Standing l. to r. with their banner: Anthony M Anastoos, Father Carey, Thos Eno, Paul Doyle, counselor and Edward Corrigan. Seated: Edward Anastoos, left and Wheeler Griffin.

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    1940: This group of campers, pictured at Union Station in Portland, is ready to play tennis, shoot arrows and probably get into a little mischief.

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    1961: Girls from Cumberland, Portland, Falmouth and Gray are shown on an overnight camping trip at Camp Souci on Cousins Island. The girls who are doing the cooking were intermediate scouts. The cost for eight days of camp activity was $9. That amount included bus transportation to and from the camp each day, the food for their overnight stay, insurance and milk.

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    1959: Boy Scouts load a canoe at summer camp.

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    1959: Boy Scouts raise the flag at camp, probably in Cape Elizabeth

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    1939 : James Little, 7, is ready for tennis, boating and rain. He sits in the back of a camp vehicle that will take him from Portland's train station to East Sebago for his first summer away at camp.

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    1940: You can get here from there. This group of campers stands by the arrival board at Portland's Union Station.

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    1940: A group of campers concentrate on laying a fire while two girls stand by with fire suppression devices (a broom and a bucket). Three girls seem to be breaking into their lunches.

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    1940: This group of campers is doing some healthy stretching in the sun.

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    1940: Boys headed for summer camp pose outside of Portland's Union Station.

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    1959: A member of Cape Elizabeth's BSA Troop 30 sits in contemplation in August.

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    1948: James Kilbride writes a letter in his tent at Camp Hinds on Panther Pond in Raymond.

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    1959: Boy Scouts at summer camp, probably in Cape Elizabeth.

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    1960: The girls who are members of Tami-Data Group of Hitinowa council are ready to get into the beach wagon and go to Camp Hitinowa in Litchfield. At camp with 35 other girls they work on fire maker ranks, learning outdoor cooking, fire building and accomplish similar projects. L to r : Janet Aaskov, Dorothy McNally, Lauretta Bartlett, Cathy Amers, Judy Peters, above and Karen Kelly.

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    1959: Boy Scout bugler.

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