Camp Camp records
Scope and Content
Correspondence, steering committee records, photographs, negatives, clippings, publicity material, evaluation forms, floppy disks, and other material, 1996-2007, from "Camp" Camp, an annual one-week summer camp in Maine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. The collection documents Camp Camp activities and publicity, as well as correspondence with past and returning campers. The collection also includes photographs of camp attendees and staff.
- Majority of material found within 1997 - 2004
- Cole, William (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
"Camp" Camp was founded in 1996 by real estate developer William Cole, and was created to provide an alternative vacation for LGBT individuals to enjoy a youth summer camp-like experience and engage in outdoor recreational activities. The camp is located in Kezar Falls, Maine. Situated between two lakes, the secluded property features cabins and camp buildings, such as a theater, a recreation center, craft studios, tennis courts and a main lodge building. The camp offers a full program of outdoor, athletic, and arts and crafts activities along with evening social events. The first annual Camp Camp was held in 1997, with 88 people attending that first year. As of 2013, Camp Camp continues to operate, and the annual event is typically attended by over 200 people.
"About 'Camp' Camp," www.campcamp.com/about (accessed February 19, 2013).
2.5 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes.)
Language of Materials
Correspondence, steering committee records, photographs, negatives, clippings, publicity material, evaluation forms, floppy disks, and other material, 1996-2007, from "Camp" Camp, an annual one-week summer camp in Maine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Founded in 1996 by William Cole, an eco-friendly real estate developer based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Camp Camp was created to provide an LGBT community-oriented vacation structured similarly to outdoor summer youth camps. The collection documents Camp Camp activities and publicity, as well as correspondence with past and returning campers.
Steering committee records and incorporation papers are at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.
Donated by William Cole, August 25, 2011.
The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged into ONE Archives' periodical collection:
HX Magazine, March 16, 2001 (Issue 497).
My Gay World: Quarterly Men's Travel Guide-a-zine, Fall 2003 (Vol. 1, 6).
My Lesbian World: Quarterly Women's Travel Guide-a-zine, Fall 2003 (Vol. 1, 1).
Next: the Hippest Gay Guide to New York, April 16, 2004.
Out and About Escapes: A Quarterly Travel Planning Supplement to the Out and About Newsletter, Summer 2004.
The Out Traveler, February 2004.
Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama, February 2013.
- Finding aid to the Camp Camp records, 1996-2007
- Marc LaRocque
- (c) 2013
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Description is inEnglish.
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.