|Hyde Bay Camp For Boys
Home Letter Volume 38, No. 4, July 20, 1964
HYDE BAY HOME LETTER
VOLUME 38 July 20, 1964 No. 4
MONDAY: ocoasiona1 rain starting early in the morning and continuing throughout the day with slight c1earing after dinner. We always welcome a rain since it gives us an opportunity to send trips to the Baseball and Farmer’s Museums. Rainy days have been few and far between this summer thus far. Three different groups went to the Baseball Museum in the morning and involved about forty-two boys. A smaller trip went to the Farmers museum during the afternoon. This is a longer sojourn and a few boys at a time are better. The Craft shop was open all day as was swimming. Because of the wet ground no overnight trips went out. The camp simply slowed its pace somewhat and enjoyed an easy day.
TUESDAY: Clearing In the morning, warm and breezy. Short1y after breakfast Frank Pine and Scott Carlton took a nature hunt down Shadow Brook and returned with many frogs, crayfish, bull heads, and salamanders. They also brought back many varieties and specimens of water plants to go into the newly acquired aquariums. Mike Hilliard caught a large garter snake under his family’s porch; two chipmunks were trapped in our new Have—a-Heart traps. There was ample good wind for a great deal of sailing. On the waterfront, we devoted most of the day to working with beginners in water skiing. many were successful, including Bucky Stissel who was able to travel from our dock to the tower sitting down on the water skiis.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny, warm, and windy - excellent sailing. The boats were in operation all day. The first red squirrel was trapped and brought in during the morning. We have begun to make cages to house our wildlife. Laundry was in and out in the usual fashion. In the early afternoon, another class was held for beginning water skiiers. The latter part of the afternoon saw another large Nebo trip set forth under the leadership of Lawry Pickett, John McCay, and Nick King. Archery, riding, and wrestling had many customers throughout the day. The United States Mail was negligent and failed to bring our usual Wednesday night movie to us. We will have it at a future date.
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SUNDAY: Hot and windy and humid. The first part of the morning saw the usual A.M. procedures of getting cleaned up in and around the tents, in and around the trunks and footlockers, and hot showers provided the “personal” touch. Mr. Davison gave us a fine talk in church om the meaning of Time - from the standpoint of the calendar, mathematics, the clock, of doing good and its relation in religion. We decided to make this a relaxing day due to the continued hot humid weather. Everyone seemed content to take things at a little slower pace. Roger Anderson and Scott Phillips joined Walter Rogers for a few holes of golf in the afternoon. Tents # 2 and 9 were the Inspection winners for the week and made the weekly trip to Cooperstown after supper. The remainder of the camp saw the educational movies.
DELAY: Due to unavoidable delays we are going to include this Homeletter with the following week and will send reports and all pertinent material in together. We hope you will forgive us — it should not be repeated.