Eagle Island Supporters Host Reunion
The group invites supporters, friends, alums to gather
Save the date for an Eagle Island get-together. On Saturday, Oct. 27, friends, alumnae, and supporters of Camp Eagle Island will gather at Morrow Church from 1:30 until 4 p.m., with an after-party at Coda Restaurant. Henry D. Graves, Jr., whose family gave the camp to the Girl Scouts, will be the honored guest.
The historic Girl Scout camp in the Adirondacks has a large local following, including a group of supporters who are working to preserve the camp for Scouts.
Camp Eagle Island Friends are hoping to raise enough money to acquire the Girl Scout camp on Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y., or to pursue legal options to block its sale.
For 70 years, the camp welcomed several generations of New Jersey girls, said organizer Chris Hildebrand.
Designed by noted Adirondack Great Camp architect William L. Coulter, Eagle Island was a summer retreat for U.S. Vice President Levi Morton. In 1937, Henry Graves, Sr. gave the camp to the Girl Scouts of South Orange and Maplewood. The camp, which opened in 1938 and closed in 2009, provided top-notch sailing and boating instruction and wilderness camping experiences for several generations of New Jersey girls.
Representatives of the Girl Scouts have said that the camp became too expensive to maintain and was too distant from the troops it served.
The reunion will offer a chance to sing camp songs and socialize with old and new friends from across generations of EIC campers; to receive an update on the status of our lawsuit from our attorneys; and to participate in an auction featuring a hand-made quilt. Other items include silver Temmings seagull pin, framed poster of Upper Saranac Lake, Cradle of the Deep book and Upper Saranac Lake Cookbook with historic photos of Eagle Island.
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