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April 14, 2004

SUNY Student Will Compile Camp Hollis Memories

Camp Hollis, the children's residential camp sponsored by Oswego County, opened its doors to the children of Oswego County in 1946. Since then the campgrounds have grown and flourished, and so have the campers' memories of the unique camp.

"The staff at Camp Hollis believe that the time has come to record and preserve these memories so that former campers can look back at their time at camp and smile, while new campers look back at what their grandparents did at Camp Hollis and laugh," said Kathleen Fenlon, director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

The youth bureau and SUNY Oswego are doing a joint research project to contact people who spent time at Camp Hollis during the 1940s and 1950s. An intern from SUNY Oswego would like to interview former campers about their camp experiences.

The staff at Camp Hollis plans to compile the interviews into a memory book and have the book published. If you or someone you know attended Camp Hollis in the 1940s or 1950s and would like to contribute to this project by being interviewed, please contact the Oswego County Youth Bureau, phone 349-3451or 1-800-596-3200 ext.3451.

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