This book — “The College Settlement of Philadelphia: A History” — published in 1989, was written in 1986 by Executive Director Leonard C. Ferguson, and covers the decades from our formation in Philadelphia in 1890, through the purchase of the Farm Camp property in 1922, to the year 1986.Read More »
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.”Read More »
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.
Four generations of the Vance family have come to College Settlement. Here are their reflections on the College Settlement experience…Read Their Stories »
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,…Read More »
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,…Read More »
Spruce Run Outpost is our several-hundred-acre property in the Pocono Mountains. It is a vast wilderness camping area that offers unique learning experiences not possible at our Horsham property.
Children enrolled in our Teen Adventure program go on a four-day and three-night excursion to Spruce Run,…Read More »
It’s always a delightful surprise when we become re-acquainted with friends we were unaware of.
That’s what happened when Bob Miraldi called the camp office, asking if he could visit the camp, see what it was like now, and tell us about his memories from the late 1930s….