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July 12, 1925 - Image 3

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se $400 in Drive to Deray '
s of Fresh Air Camp
For Boys
. alvin Patterson)
of the Summer session
1 an opportunity Wednes-)
in the work of giving
city boys a vacation ata
ity Fresh Air camp atj
son. A tag day is going
or the purpose of raising
.ey to. continue the camp
the summer.
n $1,600 was contributed
ents of the regular ses-
e quota set' for the sum-
ts is $400. This $2,000,
hoped will be contributed
he two sessions, will be
ds defraying the actual
xpenses of the camp for
which amount to $5,000.
by the Student Christian
,nder the direction of stu
re and supported largely
contributions, the camp is
University enterprise.
e generosity of the stu-
)ther friends who 'contri- I
support of the camp, many
.who could not possibly
cation in the country oth-
given ten days freedom
ot dirt-littered streets of
towns. They are taken
e pure country air, given
>od, offered -opportunities
d recreation, and are giv-
on by competent leaders
of the interesting sub-
ure. In the city they are
the privilege of all this,
notonous sameness, the
ilites for godd play-
e "humdrum" of business
on ceaselessly with little
ard for' the feelings and
lopment of the youth of
Infortunate children from
other industrial cities of
re. cared for in the camp.
terson, a beautiful lake
ent facilities for camping
as been converted into an
playground where these
ost of whom have never
portunity, of leaving the
ife of the city street be-
Iven the chance to enjoy
ountry, to receive new
as; thqy -have never be-
enced, and to forget the
conditions under which
u the city. Perhaps- this
which is being opened to
inspire them to greater
haps they will amply re-
xt generation with service
te 'bnd country.
i day periods 'have been
r the season. The camp
o 17 and will continue un-
One hundred and twenty
eing entertained at the
week, making a total of
ers who WI be given t i:
s who are 'accommodated

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Letters From Boys
Show Appreciation
Of Summer Camj
Many letters have been received b
the officials of the Student Christia
,association which show the deep a;
preciation of the boys for their tim
spent as guests at the University Fres
Air camp. Some of these follow:
Dear Sir:
I am having a good time but th
best of it all is that "nature" th
man who knows all about rocks an
trees. Swimming is one of the camp
great sports too. Joe is very intereste
in having the boys to learn to swi:
before the section is over, and thr
Vern is a great , man in outdoc
Yours truly,
Dear Sir:
This is the best camp I was in, ar
I like -all the things here are, ar
like to help make the camp a goc
place, that is to help clean the cam
ground out of papers and other thing
The best thing is to go out in ti
woods ands hunt bugs and do oth
things and go hiking and swimmin
The thing that I like here is th
here is lot of fresh air and good thin
to eat.
Sincerely yours,


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between the age of 12 and 18 years, mer periods .and much of his spare]
and must be recommended by proba- time during the winter was taken up:
tion and welfare bureau officials and with the raising of a fund sufficient
by secretaries of the different Y. M.,to open such a camp..
C. A. local organizations. The camp The first camp was located on the
is non-denominational, 13 different shore of Lake Huron. At this camp
denominations having been represent- it was possible to offer the advant-t
ed already this year. Nearly twice as ages to only 140 boys from Detroit dur-
many different nationalities have been lug the entire season. For two years
represented. This mixture of denoni- following the location - of the camp
inations and nationalities in each was not permanent, and in spite of its
period has become thoroughly united expansion nothing definite could be,
through their continual work and' done for the work in the future. No'
play together. The leaders, through permanent buildings could be erected-
their continual association with the due to the possibility of having to
boys, become their closest friends, shift the location.
I The boys develop a friendship for Last year the site of the present
them- that is almost a sort of wor- camp was donated. The donation
ship. was made by two Ann Arbor men, H.
The boys are instructed in swim- B. Earhardt, president of the White
ming, games; nature study, and par- Star Oil company, and by M. A.
ticularly in fair play. Above all
! things the, leaders try to impress on
the boys the importance of playing'
every game fair, of being .fair in all
their relations with the other boys,P E
and of being fair to themselves. This, U P ENE
although only brought before the boys
for a short. period of ten days, has FOOD AND
often been quite firmly welded intoFD
the boys' characters. Examples of
, this have been brought to the at-
tention of the camp officials long aft-
er the hbys have returned to their
old environment.
.Each group of 12 boys live in a
camp with a leader. It is this lead-
!er who gets into the closest contact
I with the boys, gets to know them bet-
ter, and whose Adeals are so impress- 516 East William S
ed on the boys' minds that they fre-
quently try to model themselves aft-
er him.
The Fresh Air camp .opened for the
first time in 1921. Its founding was
due very largely to the efforts of
Lewis G Reimann '16 to An-u'a.11 o'er
' . A. A. V .St U S

Ives. It consisted of 175! acres of,
woodland in the Lake Patterson dis-
trict, 25 miles northwest of Ann Ar-
The property is~almost entirely sur-
rrounded by water and is very heavily
wooded. It is located on a neck of
land between Lake Patterson and Bass
lake. The camp itself is well situated
in one of the few open spaces. A
long sand beach stretches out about
100 yards from the tents, forming an
excellent bathing place for the boys.
A baseball diamond has been fnade
between the tents and the beach.
The work of the Student Christian
association is now to plan for perm-
ancy of the camp. Already a .new
permanent dining pavilion has been
erected. at a cost of $600. It is 28 by
42 feet and can accommodate more

Dear Sir:
I am having a lovely time at car
I am in tent one. Our leader's na
is Ralph Patterson but we call I
than 150 persons. A new dock haz Pat for short. Pat wakes us up
also been constructed a the camp ,6:30 with his bugal, and then go
and the Lockwood Ash company ofr work at our little jobs, so as to k
sthe camp clean. After that we go
Jackson has installed a new motor in
a hike with a man whom we
the power boat. call Nature who tells us about ro
The camp was formerly made up and birds -and sometimes leaves.
entirely of tents. It was found how- We thank you for the money
ever that great quantities of Water gave thus making it possible for
would collect on the canvas roof of to be here. I will close as it is at
the dining hall which would seep camp-fire time. This is where we s
through on the boys below. This be- songs and have a good time.
came such a constant source of an.l Your loving friend,
(Continued on Page Four) RUSSEL RETTI(

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