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Home Letter Pre-Camp No. 2, MAY 31, 1963

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VOLUME 37             May 31, 1963                   Pre-Camp No. 2

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS: This is the last Homeletter before camp starts and is full of very important information. Please read carefully.

RETURN CARD: Then you have read this letter, it is essential that you return the CARD at once. The information is vital to us. We shall have to phone you if the CARD is not here well before camp starts.

SUPERVISED TRAIN AND BUS TRIP: This is only at the beginning of camp. Boys coming at any other time, including the second half, will need to arrange their own transportation.
The supervised train group will leave from Washington, D.C. on the morning of FRIDAY June 28, 1963 at the below times:
      Leave Washington      Train #120(ThePotomac)         at 7:00 a.m.(EDT)
      Leave Baltimore                                      at 7:45 a.m.(EDT)
      Leave Philadelphia                                   at 9:l5 a.m.(EDT)
      Arrive New York       Penn. Station                  at 10:55 a.m.(EDT)
We have a Pine Hi1l-Kingston chartered bus engaged for transportation from N.Y. to Hyde Bay. This will necessitate expressing all baggage from the point of departure instead of checking it.
      Pine-Hill-Kingston Bus: Those boarding at N.Y., please meet at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, 8th Avenue and 41st Street. The bus will leave promptly from Gate #6 (six) at 12:50 p.m. (EDT). The train group will join the N.Y. group and all will travel to Hyde Bay together. Please be at the designated place at least one—half hour before the scheduled train or bus departure. We expect the bus to arrive in camp shortly before supper.

TICKETS: From the South, buy railroad tickets (round trip, if desired) to N.Y. City on the Penn. R.R. Bus fare will be taken care of by us and charged to the boy on his incidental account.

BAGGAGE: All baggage of boys coming by train and/or bus must be expreseed by Railway Express to Cooperstown, N.Y. Trunks must be sent at least a week or ten days in advance to insure it being here when your son arrives at camp.

MEALS: The train group will be properly supervised and provided for at the noon meal. Boys leaving from N.Y. should eat lunch before boarding the bus. Boys coming by car may have lunch as well as supper at camp, if their arrival time is so designated on the CARD. The camp noon meal is served at 1:15 p.m. Supper is served at 6:50 p.m.

BY AUTO: From the West, leave the N.Y. Thruway at Herkimer. Go through Mohawk over the hill to Route #20. Left on #20 to East Springfield. Right on East Lake Road to Hyde Bay Camp.
From the South and East, leave the N.Y. Thruway at the ALBANY-Washington Avenue Exit to Route #20. At #20, turn right to East Springfield and then left on East Lake Road to Hyde Bay Camp.
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OVERNIGHT: We suggest making reservations early for overnight at one of the following: Cooper Inn, Miss Cooke’s, Deer Run Motel, Rathbun Cottages next door to us, or the Otesaga Hotel. We will gladly help you if desired.

LIST OF EQUIPMENT: Please use the trunk list enclosed. A sleeping bag, a 2-quart canteen, and a poncho at least 4 ft. by 7 ft. are very essential.

HEALTH BLANKS: Parents of old boys will please make new changes and return the enclosed health blanks. Parents of new boys will please fill out and return. THIS VERY IMPORTANT. The health record goes to the hospital with the boy, should he require attention there. Obviously, all data on the record is vital to us and to the hospital for proper care.

EXPOSURE: If any boy has been exposed to an infectious disease, he should delay coming to camp until the end of the proper period. He will not be charged for the days missed. We appreciate your cooperation.


INSURANCE: Blamks for our camp insurance are enclosed. The company has proved very satisfactory in the past. All campers should be covered by some sort of insurance.

WORK PAPERS: Boys who are to be UL’s must send us, or bring with them, work paper applications. Blanks are enclosed in the pertinent cases. No boy can start work without his work papers. All detail, including the physical exam, must he attended to here in Cooperstown, with the exception that the parent is to fill in and sign, with witness, Part One.

MARKING CLOTHES: You can get quick service from the name tape application enclosed, if necessary. Mark everything: good clothes, shoes, etc. Iron-on and pencil tapes will not last the summer. Well marked clothing is rarely lost.

STICKERS: The enclosed stickers on all baggage will be of great help to all concerned. Lost trunks have thus been identified in the past.

SPENDING MONEY: None is necessary. Everything may be charged.

BILLS: You will get camp fee bills soon after the season opens. They will cover the first half with option to pay for the entire season. Bills for incidentals will follow the close of camp.

COOPERATION: You will greatly help in the problem of starting camp smoothly if you read this carefully and send back the CARD promptly. Write us or phone us or ask old campers questions.

ENCLOSURES:(1) THE CARD      (3) Insurance Blank      (5) Camp Stickers
           (2) Health Blank  (4) Equipment List  (6) Name Tape Applications.
                        (7) Work Papers (where needed)

DATES: Camp opens- ---Friday, June 28    Final Barbeque--Thursday, August 22
       Halfway--------Friday, July 26    Camp closes--S—-Friday, August 23

ADDRESSES: All mail and parcel post to Cooperstown N.Y. Special Delivery is of no value.
                  Telephone------- Cherry Valley, N.Y. Code607 AN 4-7510

                  Telegrams-----—--Cooperstown, N.Y. (not 24 hr. service)

                  Express--------- Cooperstown, N.Y.
                                SEE YOU AT CAMP

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