Over the years I've
collected a wide variety of information on Onteora. Much of it can be
found on the virtual tour pages, the history pages or the trail guides,
but there is still a lot of material that just didn't fit elsewhere.
Please follow the links below for even more information on Onteora and
information is added to the end of the list.
Programs at Onteora - a 1965 article about canoe trips, JLTC and
- 1967 Staff
Listing - staff names, departments and positions
- 1967 Staff
Song - anyone remember the tune for this one?
- 1972 Tribes Camp
Staff Songs - lots of in-jokes for that year's staff members.
- James E. West
Program Suggestions - 1971 guide to Program Shelter activities.
- In The Good Old
Summertime - 1965 article and photo featuring camp director Ken
- 1972 Menu - Head
out to the kitchen and recreate a meal from the Dining Hall.
- 1972 Chief's
Program Highlights - daily activities throughout the camp.
- Troop Canoe
Trips on the Delaware River - not the session-long trips, but day
trips for troops.
- Heater Stacks
- Onteora's own version of "Meals on Wheels".
- 1972 Leaders
Program Guide - a complete guide to Onteora for Scoutmasters
preparing a trip. This file is a Microsoft Word document and should be
saved to your hard disk and then opened in Word. This was a big
project - I hope you like it!
Staff Song Sheet - entertain the family with these musical moments
from the past.
Staff Handbook - useful information for new staff members.
Counselor-In-Training Manual - handy information for would-be
staff members. This file is a Microsoft Word document and should be
saved to your hard disk and then opened in Word.
Telephone Directory - due to the hard work of Dick Horn, Onteora
had a very advanced phone system. We replaced the manual switchboard
with a dial system in 1970. The story of how I got the wiring diagrams
for it from NY Telephone was, um, interesting. This directory is from
1989 and has far fewer active numbers than when the camp was in full
- 1998 Camping Guide
- How to plan for the 1998 re-opening of Onteora. This is in Word
- 1950 Camp
Wauwepex Postcard - sent to camp donors as a "thank
- 1973 Campfire
Program - get set to sing and cheer!
Years of Scouting in Nassau - a fascinating look at the beginning
of the Council and Camp Wauwepex. Highly recommended reading.
Camp Director's Award - winners of this award over the years
Song Booklet - tunes from the mid 1970s.
County Council's 25th Anniversary - souvenir booklet from 1942
Preservation Initiative - a doomed plan to save the barn
- Bug Juice -
ever wonder what was in that stuff?
- Star Hike Notes
- a guide to the constellations by Bill Donald
Weekend 2002 - a list of who is planning on being there - are you?
- The new Dan
Beard Shelter - August 2002
- Legends of Onteora
Summer Gathering - August 2, 2003
Weekend 2003 - September 17-19, 2003
- New sign at
the main gate - July 3, 2003
2004 Winter Gathering Flyer
- PDF format
Miscellaneous items from Camp Wauwepex - includes artwork by Davis
Volunteers are needed for Summer 2004
Preliminary Project List
for OSR for 2004
- 1936 Summer Camping Brochure for Camp
Wauwepex - Cover -
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Trail - August 2010 - Onteora Alumni Association newsletter
Chance to Stock Up Trout Streams - 1911 newspaper article on Alder
Fairbairn obituary - March 13, 1965
Bears at Grooville
- 1907 newspaper article
- My Life
Through the Lens - biography on Jerry Moran, who took many of the
pictures used on the camp postcards
Camping brochures -
advertising flyers to interest Scouts in summer camp at Onteora and
Computer Wallpaper - here's a
collection of every Onteora and Operation Igloo patch I've found so far,
suitable for use as backgrounds on Window systems. Here's the easy steps
- Pick the size that's right for your system
- Right-click on the file to download it to
- Save it in your \Windows folder
- Go to your Desktop and right-click, then
- Select "Background", then pick
the file you just downloaded
That should do it! Have fun looking for the
patches from the years you were there.
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Maps - follow the changes in
the camp over the years. Use your browser's back arrow to return to this
page from each of the maps.
Nassau Charger -
articles about Onteora and Wauwepex from the Council's official
More to come soon! And thanks to Gary
Wilson for much of the 1972 material.
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