Hal Carter, summer camp counselor 1954 and 1955

1954 and 1955 summer camp counselor Harold Carter recalls that his first-ever trip to New York City on one of his days off started his lifelong love of travel—just one of the ways that College Settlement helped form “as a successful school teacher and also as a successful human being.”

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What Camp Meant, and Still Means…

From the College Settlement Archives: 1969
We were extremely pleased recently to receive a letter from former camper and current donor Susan Holliday. She attended College Settlement Camp—still known in 1969 as Farm Camp—for eight years. Susan sent us photos she took during her last summer at camp, 1969.

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About The Henry J. and Willemina B. Kuhn Day Camp

Mabel Kuhn Cornell was the daughter of Henry J. and Willemina B. Kuhn. From her father, a varnish manufacturer, she inherited a considerable estate. With her husband, Dr. Walter S. Cornell, she made her home on Drexel Road in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Overbrook,…

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About The College Settlement of Philadelphia

The College Settlement of Philadelphia was founded in 1892 to provide social, cultural and educational programs for the immigrants of South Philadelphia. The Agency operated a Settlement House in Philadelphia at Fourth and Christian Streets. The College Settlement Camp was founded in 1922 by Anna Freeman Davies to augment the cultural,…

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