Classic and Contemporary Camp

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The newest building at Pok-O-MacCready has been constructed to show off the oldest part of camp!

Located next to the lower (boy’s camp) parking lot, the Art Gallery and Archives Museum opened to the public this past week.  The museum features memorabilia from 112 years of Pok-
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The idea was conceived by camp owner Jack Swan as a way to replace the former archives room.  “Not only was the (old) building falling into disrepair, the camp archives themselves needed to be preserved.”

Taking on this daunting chore is former camp counselor Amy Hardin Turosak.  “My goal is to catalog, store, restore, digitize and display general archives,”  said Turosak, who is working with

camp family members Jack and Sharp Swan, along with Ken Squeaky Herz, who has volunteered many hours in the past, helping to clean and display camp archives.

Turosak has already received rave reviews for what is merely “phase one” of a comprehensive undertaking.  The gallery was visited by several dozen guests during camp’s visiting day.  “Very cool,” said alumnus Jody Edwards, referring to both the museum itself, as well as its location, with a spacious porch overlooking Long Pond.


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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