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July 13, 2007

Youth Bureau Wishes to Interview Camp Hollis Campers from Seasons Past

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is looking for people who spent time at Camp Hollis, either as campers or as camp staff, for inclusion in a book on the history of Camp Hollis.

The department is working with a student intern from SUNY Oswego to interview and document activities at the camp from 1946, the year it was founded, until 1964. The interviews will focus on the overall camp experience and the experiences of individual campers.

“Camp Hollis, a county-sponsored summer camp, has always been a recreational mainstay for Oswego and a vital aspect of the region's local history,” said Camp Director Jim Farfaglia. “A philanthropic-inspired summer camp, Camp Hollis's creation was mandated by the county to provide a healthy diversion for undernourished and underprivileged children.”

All former campers are encouraged to participate, regardless of when they attended.

“Any camper insight will be appreciated,” said Farfaglia.

To schedule an interview, or for more information, contact Farfaglia at the Youth Bureau, weekdays at 349-3451.

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