Learn the history of the camp

East Hampton - posted Jan, 08 2014

EAST HAMPTON- Please join The Chatham Historical Society in their Cabin Fever Winter Talk Series on Feb. 1, at 1 p.m., at the East Hampton Library, 105 Main St., East Hampton. Warren Edwards will give an illustrated tour of Camp Wopowog, a rustic summer resort that accommodated 400 adult and children campers from the early 1900s to the early 1960s. Later it became Camp Halburn and Camp Ramah. In 1969 the state purchased it. The name Wopowog is derived from a Native American word that means "the crossing placeā€ or "the land at the narrows." The old camp contained Adirondack style cabins, tennis and hand ball courts, high-dive platforms, docks, and boats. Edwards grew up at the camp where his father was the caretaker. He has many stories, photos and stories to share with the audience. For more information, contact Marty Podskoch at 860-267-2442 or podskoch@comcast.net

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