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These Home Letters are the result of campers' contributions.
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1930 (No Vol. #)
July 5
July 14
July 28
August 4
August 10
August 18
1931 Vol. II
Vol 2, No 1
July 27
August 10
Last Issue

Note: Vol II is also used in the 1932 Home Letters.

1932 Also Vol. II
No 1
No 2 missing
No 3
No 4
No 5
No 6
No 7
No 8 missing
1933 (No Vol. #)
Tent List
Class Schedule
First Issue
Second Issue
Third Issue
Fourth Issue
Fifith Issue
Sixth Issue
Seventh Issue
Eighth Issue
1934
No 1
No 2
No 3 Missing
No 4
No 5
No 6
No 7
No 8

1935
No 1
No 2
No 3
No 4
No 5
No 6
No 7
No 8


1936
1936 Brochure
1936 Flyer
1936 Tent List
1936 Nightman Duty
1936 Theater Playbill
1936 Contest Clues
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8

 

1937
1937 Camp List July
1937 Brochure
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5 Missing
#6
#7
#8
1938
#1 Missing
#2
#3 Missing
#4
#5 Missing
#6
#7
#8
1939
Christmas Card
 1940 1941
#1
#2 Missing
#3
#4 Missing
#5 Missing
Health Report Aug 10
1942

1943
Wartime missive
Christmas Card

1944
Travel Directions
Camp Lists
#01
#02 Missing
#03
#04
#05
#06
#07
#08
1945
Camper list July
Camper List August
Precamp Travel
Midcamp Travel
#1
#2
#3 Missing
#4
#5
#6
#7
1946
#1 Precamp 1
#2 Precamp 2
Tentlist
Camp Lists
Staff
Food Supplement
Swimming
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
#10
1947 (No Vol. #)
Tent Lists missing
Precamp 1

Precamp 2
Summer School Dept.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5 Missing
#6
#7
Christmas
Christmas Card

 

1948 Vol. 22
Tent Lists missing
Council
Faculty
#1 July 13
#2 July 20
#3 July 27
#4 August 3
#5 August 10
#6 August 17
#7 September 2
1949 Vol. 23
Tent Lists Missing
Food Supplement
Folio
#1 July 12
#2 July 19
#3 July 25
#4 August 01
#5 August 08
#6 August 15


 1950 Vol. 24
Tent Lists missing
#1 Precamp 1

#2 Precamp 2
#3 July 4
#4 July 11
#5 July 17
#6 July 24
#7 July 31
#8 August 7
#9 August 14
#10 August 24
1951 Vo.l 25
Tent Lists missing

Folio
Clothing List
#1 Precamp 1
#2 Precamp 2
#3 Precamp 3
#4 June 30
#5 July 8
#6 July 16
#7 July 23
#8 July 30
#9 August 6
#10 August 13
#11 August 22
1952 Vol. 26
Tent Lists missing

Council-Bios

Folio
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 7
#2 July 14
#3 missing
#4 missing
#5 missing
#6 August 11
#7 August 18
#8 August 27


1953 Vol. 27
Tent List August
Camper Lists
Folio
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
Precamp 3
#1 July 6
#2 July 13
#3 July 20
#4 July 27
#5 August 3
#6 August 10
#7 August 17
#8 September 3
1954 Vol. 28
Tent Lists missing

Folio
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 5
#2 July 12
#3 July 19
#4 July 26
#5 August 2
#6 August 9
#7 August 16
#8 September 3
Christmas
1955 Vol. 29
Tent Lists missing
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
Precamp 3
#1 July 5
#2 July 11
#3 July 18
#4 July 25
#5 August 1
#6 August 8
#7 August 15
#8 September 3
1955 Christmas

 

1956 Vol. 30
Tent Lists missing
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 3
#2 July 10
#3 July 17
#4 July 24
#5 July 31
#6 August 7
#7 August 14
#8 August 24
Christmas
 1957 Vol. 31
Tent Lists
Campers
Folio
Precamp
#1 July 2
#2 July 9
#3 July 16
#4 missing
#5 missing
#6 August 5
Special August 7
#7 August 12
#8 missing
Christmas


1958 Vol. 32
Tent Lists missing
Council List
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 June 30
#2 July 7
#3 July 14
#4 July 21
#5 July 28
#6 August 4
#7 August 11
#8 August 26
Cristmas
1959 Vol. 33
Tent Lists
Campers July
Council
Precamp 1
#1 June 29
#2 July 6
#3 July 13
#4 July 20
#5 July 27
#6 August 3
#7 August 10
#8 August 17
After Camp
Christmas
 1960 Vol. 34
1960 Tent Lists
#1 June 27
#2 July 4
#3 July 11
#4 July 18
#5 July 25
#6 August 1
#7 August 8
#8 August 15
After Camp
Christmas

1961 Vol. 35
Campers
Tent Lists

Councilors

Precamp 2
(Director's passing)

#1 July 3
#2 July 10
#3 July 17
#4 July 24
#5 July 31
#6 August 7
#7 August 14
#8 August 20
After camp
Christmas

1962 Vol. 36
Tent Lists
Campers
ULs
UL Concept
Councilors
Council Instruc.
Council Training
Council Bios
Folio
Registration
Pricelist
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 2
#2 July 9

#3 July 16
#4 July 23
#5 July 30
#6 August 6
#7 August 13
#8 August 20
After Camp
Christmas
1963 Vol. 37
Tent Lists
Campers
ULs
UL Concept
Council List
Council Training
Dayman Form
SeatingDiningRm
Folio
Insurance
HydeBayCustom
Registration Form
Precamp 1 Council
Precamp 2
#1 July 8

#2 July 15
#3 July 22
#4 July 30
#5 August 6
#6 August 12
#7 August 19
After Camp
Christmas


1964 Vol. 38
Tent lists
Campers
ULs
Councilors
Council Instructions
Council Bios
Folio
Billing
Equipment List
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 June 29
#2 July 6
#3July 13
#4 July 20
#5 July 27
#6 July 27
#7 August 3
#8 August 10
After Camp
Christmas
1965 Vol. 39
Tent Lists
Campers
ULs
Councilors

Council Instruct.
Council Bios
Folio
Tutoring Request
SeatingDiningRm
HydeBayCustom
Laundry Ticket
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 June 30
#2 July 5
#3 July 12
#4 July 19
#5July 27
#6 August 2
#7 August 9
#8 August 16
After Camp5
Christmas
1966 Vol. 40
Tent Lists
Campers
ULs
Councilors
Council Instruc.
Council-Bios
Folio
Dining Room Seating
New Attractions
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 4
#2 July 18
#3 July 18
#4 July 25
#5 August 1
#6 August 8
#7 August 15
After Camp
Christmas
1967 Vol. 41
Tent Lists
Campers
ULs
Concilors
Council Instruc.
Councilor Notes
Council Bios
Folio
Dining Room Seating
Insurance
Boating Privlege
Dayman Duties
Regulations
Trip Equipment
Descriptions
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 3
#2 July 10
#3 July 17
#4 July 24
#5 July 30
#6 August 7
#7 August 14
After Camp October
Christmas
1968 Vol. 42
Tent Lists
Campers
ULs
Councilors
Council Bios
Folio
Camp Regulations

Weekly Report Form

Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 8
#2 July 15
#3 July 22
#4 July 29
#5 August 5
#6 August 12
#7 August 19
#8 October
Christmas
 1969 Vol. 43
Tent Lists
Campers

ULs
Councilors
Councilor Bios
Precamp 1
Precamp 2
#1 July 7
#2 July 14
#3 July 20
#4 July 28
#5 August 4
#6 August 11
#7 August 18
#8 October
The Final Newsletter
Christmas

Steve Cunnignham writing -- These Home Letters have been reproduced here as they originally appeared in the years they were published (as best we can - see Larry Pickett's comments below). There were misspellings, gaps and non-uniform formats. Such as it was using the old Remington typewriters without deletes, spellcheck and inserts. Some of the text was unreadable due to wrinkles in the original mimeograph template and was replaced by a series of "?" or "#" characters. You will notice in the sixties that, occasionally, the same date will appear on two newsletters - such as with 1964 and 1966. You may also notice that some Home Letters lack a space between the day paragraphs, probably as a means to cram more text into two pages.     

Larry Pickett writing -- The early ones are done on fairly plain letter head and reproduced on one of those blue ink memo machines that we all loved to breath the fumes of. These documents most likely wouldn't lend themselves to scanning and intrepretation by OCR software as the type is faint, the paper yellowed, and the lines not always straight.

Looking over this stuff is an emotional mixed bag. It's such a lift to see how the camp started how much the origional ideas were still visible when we were there. It's sad to realize that today what with government regulations and the life style most kids are used to that there isn't such a wonderous place out there and it may be almost impossible to start one. I can't help but think that's a terrible loss. For the past 4 years I've been involved with a bunch of adolescents and young adults that make it their business to have fun and enjoy life to the fullest and yet take responsibility for their behavior and support each other through the pains of growing up. Any time any of them get together there's noise, ceaseless activity, and a lot of love in the air - in a lot of ways they remind me of the spirit of Hyde Bay and why after all these years so many of us drive our kids crazy with Hyde Bay stories and flock to you and the project of preserving some of this on the web. I think the Director and Directoress would be overjoyed knowing that Hyde Bay's spirit continues on.

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