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Camp Rondack – Not TMR?

by @ 6:51 am on May 29, 2008. Filed under Whatsit?

A patch recently surfaced on eBay (pictured below) for Camp Rondack.  I do not believe that this was from the Camp Rondack at TMR (circa 1945-1976).  Based on other items from the seller and some time with our friend Google, I believe this is from a private girls camp located near Sarnac Lake, NY.

Can anyone confirm my suspicion? 

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4 Responses to “Camp Rondack – Not TMR?”

  1. j konner says:

    I’m sure you’ve already gotten your answer since this has been posted for about nine months. But, just in case you haven’t, you are correct. There was a Camp Rondack for Girls on Schroon Lake, in Upstate NY. I spent five wonderful summers there between 1967 and 1971. There was another camp adjacent to this camp, called Camp Ronwood for Boys. I don’t know when the camp opened, but it closed in 1972 when it was purchased by a Christian camp, possibly called “Word of Life”.

  2. Bette Frank Leahy says:

    I have a number of original Camp Rondack pins. You got one for every year you were there. I have mine as well as my mothers. Is anyone interested in purchasing them?
    contact me at bette.leahy@comcast.net

  3. Alan Sherman says:

    Small correction. Camp Rondack at TMR closed after the 1973 season. I was the last commissary manager there.

  4. It opened in 1974 when I was on staff at Family Camp, but closed partway through the season (after 4-5 weeks I think). It opened in both 1975 and 1976 as a Webelos Camp (separate Program areas and Waterfront, meals at the Keowa Dining Hall). I was the Waterfront Director there in 1976 and lived in the lean-to next to the Protestant Chapel.

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