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June 23, 2008

Youth Bureau Seeks Photos for Book about Camp Hollis

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is compiling old photos of Camp Hollis to be used in a book to be published by The History Press. The book will feature the unique role of Camp Hollis during its first 15 years of operation from 1946 to 1960.

Camp Hollis is a children's residential camp owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the town of Oswego, Camp Hollis started as a summer residential camp for children in 1946.

“Camp Hollis is a very special part of many Oswego County residents' lives,” said Jim Farfaglia, senior youth services specialist at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. “To have a book on the history of the camp will help to capture the positive impact it had on so many children.”

The camp began as the vision of the late Judge Eugene Sullivan, an Oswego County Children's Court Judge. Judge Sullivan believed that many children who had experienced difficult challenges in their young lives would benefit from having a place to learn and grow with positive support.

The book will highlight the camp's beginnings with photos illustrating the programs, staff and campers. Photos borrowed for the book will be scanned or copied and returned to the owners.

For more information about Camp Hollis or to submit pictures, contact Farfaglia at Camp Hollis, phone 349-3251 or by .

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