Camp Wauwepex Postcards
1960s
 

The Archery program at Camp Wauwepex offers instructions in the correct handling of the bow and arrows, as well as facilities and instructions for the making of Archery equipment.

Dexter Press card #22049-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

(The staff member is Ken Moll)

The Rifle Range at Camp Wauwepex offers training in the safe handling of firearms as well as Marksmanship Merit Badge and Hunter Safety.

Dexter Press card #22053-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

Dining Halls at Camp Wauwepex and Onteora Scout Reservation serve over 6000 meals each day. Meals are prepared by professional chefs in modern well equipped kitchens. All meals are served family style with a scout at each table serving as host. Both camps are under the direction of Nassau County Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Dexter Press card #22866-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran
Circa 1959

(This card of the dining hall was for use at both Onteora and Wauwepex. It's believed that this picture was actually taken at Wauwepex.)

The entrance to Camp Wauwepex has been the doorway to great adventure for many thousands of Scouts over the past 38 years.

Dexter Press card #34119-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran
Circa 1960

"Buddies" is a familiar call at swim time to insure a safe swim. Our three modern waterfronts at Camp Wauwepex draw over 1000 Scouts each day to a full program of Swimming, boating and canoeing activities.

Dexter Press card #34120-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran
Circa 1960

The Hayden Dining Hall at Camp Wauwepex, Wading River, Long Island is one of the three modern well equipped dining halls in the camp serving the finest of food, prepared by professional chefs.

Dexter Press card #46293-B
Published by F.G. Moran, East Meadow NY

(This photo is from 1960. The staff member in the lower right with the yellow neckerchief and glasses is Father Dave Reddy. He was the camp Catholic Chaplain for many years. He died in 1986 on Easter Island.)

A small informal campfire is a highlight adventure in the camping experience of a Scout at Camp Wauwepex, Wading River, Long Island.

Dexter Press card #46291-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

Camping at Camp Wauwepex, Wading River, Long Island, provides an excellent opportunity for learning of Scouting Skills and the completion of advancement in a an atmosphere of Scouting under the guidance of a trained staff.

Dexter Press card #46295-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

Deep Pond at Camp Wauwepex, Wading River, L.I., N.Y., offers the finest in Aquatic Training.

Dexter Press card #51828-C
Photo by F. Gerard Moran
Issued in 1969

(This is the waterfront at the east end of the lake)

Traditions of the American Indian are carried on at Camp Wauwepex, Wading River, L.I., N.Y., by the Buckskin Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.

Dexter Press card #51829-C
Photo by F. Gerard Moran
Issued in 1969

Indian Ceremonials have long been a highlight for both Scouts and Visitors at Camp Wauwepex, Wading River, Long Island.

Dexter Press card #60135-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

NEW

Swimming, Lifesaving, Boating and Canoeing are all enjoyed at the Nassau County Council BSA Camp Wauwepex at Wading River, L.I., N.Y.

Dexter Press card #64584-C
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

NEW

A Patrol prepares for the hiking adventure on the many trails at Camp Wauwepex, Nassau County Boy Scouts of America, Wading River, L.I., N.Y

Dexter Press card #68471-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

(The "hikers" are from Troop 474, Westbury, circa 1964)

The opportunities of learning Traditional Folklore and skills are available at the Handicraft Lodge at Camp Wauwepex, Nassau County Boy Scouts of America, Wading River, L.I., N.Y.

Dexter Press card #74447-B
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

Camp Wauwepex, the 640 acre Council Camp at Wading River, Long Island, N.Y. where thousands of Scouts have the opportunity to practice and learn Scouting skills under trained leadership.

Dexter Press card #99063A
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

The traditions of the early inhabitants of Long Island are still carried  on by the "Indians" of the Buckskin Lodge of the Order of the Arrow at Camp Wauwepex, Nassau County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Wading River, Long Island, N.Y.

Dexter Press card #99064A
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

Camp Wauwepex, Nassau County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Wading River, Long Island, N.Y. provides opportunity for adventure, advancement and the learning of outdoor skills for the Scouts of Nassau County.

Dexter Press card #99065A
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

"Deep Pond" Place of good water at Camp Wauwepex, Nassau County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Wading River, Long Island, N.Y. One of three Water Fronts used by over 1000 Scouts each day as part of the aquatic safety program.

Dexter Press card #99073A
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

"Formal Retreat" at Camp Wauwepex, Nassau County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Wading River, Long Island, N.Y. Over 1000 Scouts participating in a better understanding of Citizenship.

Dexter Press card #99109A
Photo by F. Gerard Moran

(This card also exists with the following fund-raising message printed in script on the reverse side: "Thank you for your help in making it possible for me to have fun at Scout Camp. It sure is great. (signed) A Scout Camper")


Thanks to Art Noble for many of the postcards on this page.

My Life Through the Lens - biography on Jerry Moran, who took many of the pictures used on the camp postcards

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