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Onteora patches 1956 - 1979

Ever since Onteora opened for summer camping in 1956 the camp has commemorated its history through an amazing number of patches. Things stated off slowly, as you will see, but in recent years there have been patches for all sorts of activities and fund raisers beyond the traditional summer camp patches.

I scanned many of these patches years ago when file sizes were usually kept low both for space and for download times. I hope to redo these in larger sizes in the future.

Please let me know if you have any patches not shown - even a scan would be appreciated.

Onteora patch - 1956 This is the very first Onteora patch, issued in 1956. Thanks to Joe Schloss for the scan of this very rare item!
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Onteora patch - 1957 1957
For the next decade Onteora would share the design for summer camp patches with Wauwepex
Onteora patch - 1958 1958
Onteora patch - 1959 1959
This was the first of the tepee series used for several years
Onteora patch - 1960 1960 Onteora patch - 1961 1961
Onteora patch - 1962 1962 Onteora patch - 1962 1962 Onteora patch - 1963 1963
Onteora patch - 1964 1964 Onteora patch - 1965 1965
This was the last of the tepee designs until 1998
Onteora patch - 1966 1966
Onteora patch - 1967 1967
This was a joint issue for Onteora and Wauwepex
Onteora patch - 1968 1968
This was the first year that the Onteora and Wauwepex patches featured different designs
Onteora patch - 1969 1969
This next to impossible to read patch features Onteora's Wildcat Falls
The following four patches were sold by Buckskin Lodge in the late 60s and early 70s to raise money for the proposed third camp at Onteora. There was also a patch to raise money for a proposed Buckskin Cabin in 1978. Buckskin Camp - 1967 1967 Buckskin Camp - 1968 1968
Buckskin Camp - 1968-1969 1968-1968 Buckskin Camp - 1969-1970 1969-1970 Onteora patch - 1970 1970
Onteora patch - 1971 1971 Onteora patch - 1972 1972 Onteora patch - 1973 1973
Joint issue with Alder Lake and Camp Wauwepex
Onteora patch - 1974 1974 Joint patch - 1975 1975
This was a joint issue for Onteora and Wauwepex
Onteora patch - 1976 1976
20th Anniversary of OSR
Joint patch - 1976 1976
This was a joint issue for Onteora and Wauwepex
Onteora patch - 1977 1977 Onteora patch - 1978 1978
Onteora jacket patch - 1978 1978 Jacket patch Onteora patch - 1979This 1978 patch was a fund raiser to build a cabin at OSR. Evidently they didn't raise the money as the cabin wasn't built. Issued by Buckskin Lodge. Onteora patch - 1979 1979
Onteora patch - 1979 1979
A "temporary" patch intended for short term wear on the uniform
Onteora patch - 1978Undated jacket patch. Probable 1970s issue  


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