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    • Camp Idyle Wyld

    • Camp Idyle Wyld

    • Camps; Private Camps; Activities; Clothing and dress;

    • A magazine article written by a former Three Lakes Museum curator describing the history and daily acitivities of Camp Idyle Wyld, a private girls' summer camp established in 1916 by Leo Bishop along the shores of Town Line Lake. Source: The Pine,...
    • Camp Idyle Wyld reunion

    • Camp Idyle Wyld reunion

    • Camps; Private Camps

    • A reunion announcement sent out to all the girls who attended Camp Idyle Wyld, taking place in the winter of 1938. The announcement details where, when, dress code and the cost of the event. The individuals who operated the camp were based in...
    • Camp Luther

    • Camp Luther

    • Camps; Private Camps; Religious retreats; Activities

    • A brochure created by Camp Luther, a religious youth and children's retreat, printed for the summer 1999 camp season. The brochure describes the types of camps available, housing, activities, options for parent involvement and basic information on...
    • Camp Members

    • Camp Members

    • Camps; Private Camps

    • A black and white image of the girls and staff members attending Camp Idyle Wyld for the summer. On the back of the image on the lower lefthand corner is stamped the number '3'.
    • Camp Minne Wonka party

    • Camp Minne Wonka party

    • Camps; Private Camps; Menus

    • The party menu for the campers headed to Camp Minne Wonka, the first private boys' camp established in Wisconsin, on the Chicago and North Western Railroad train. The camp was opened in 1912 by Dr. Ewerhardt, a native of St. Louis, Missouri. The...
    • Camp staff

    • Camp staff

    • Camps; Private Camps

    • A black and white image of the 1950 Camp O-Tahn-Agon staff. The camp was in operation from 1943 to 1984 on Virgin Lake in Three Lakes, WI. Sources: "Virgin Lake Camp History", Sally and Rolland Grenzow, 2008; The Pine, The Plow and the Pioneer,...
    • Camp staff and founders

    • Camp staff and founders

    • Camps; Private Camps

    • A black and white image of the 1949 Cam O-Tahn-Agon staff. According to the photograph, the founders of the camp are pictured. Jane Bond at the far right and Ruth Becker second from the right. The two women opened the camp on the old grounds of the...
    • Camp staff day off

    • Camp staff day off

    • Camps; Private Camps; Automobiles; Convertible Automobiles

    • A black and white image of a group of the 1950 Camp O-Tahn-Agon staff heading out on their day off. On the back of the image readings the handwritten statement: "Day off- probably to Eagle River."
    • Campers on picnic bench

    • Campers on picnic bench

    • Camps; Private Camps

    • Color image of a group of Camp Honey Rock campers sitting on a bench outside of the main lodge studying religious texts. Honey Rock camp is an extension of Wheaton College, a Christian university. Honey Rock Camp provides camps for all ages,...
    • Christmas card

    • Christmas card

    • Camps; Private Camps; Christmas cards; Christmas trees

    • A Christmas card given out by O-Tahn-Agon Camp, a girls' camp located in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. On the outside of the card is a drawing in red of a cluster of Christmas trees with "Merry Christmas" written beneath. On the inside is a greeting:...
    • Christmas card with photograph

    • Christmas card with photograph

    • Camps; Private Camps; Christmas cards; Christmas trees

    • A Christmas card given out by O-Tahn-Agon Camp, a girls' camp located in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. On the outside of the card is a drawing in red of a cluster of Christmas trees with "Christmas Greetings Camp O-Tahn-Agon" written beneath. On the...
    • Come to Camp Idyle Wyld

    • Come to Camp Idyle Wyld

    • Camps; Private Camps

    • A letter to a prospective camp attendee. The letter discusses the many activities at Camp Idyle Wyld, the location and character benefits for the girl if she attends. Camp Idyle Wyld was the first private girls' camp to be established in Wisconsin....

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