Certificate sparks memories of Camp Whitley

Campers at Camp Whitley used to receive a Certificate of Achievement that was provided in the early years of the camp.Although campers are no longer awarded certificates for their achievement, campers are still returning home after each week with ribbons in many of the areas of achievement shown in this certificate.Eighty-six years later, Camp Whitley remains a “treasure” of Whitley County. Camp Whitley maintains the traditions and legends of its beginning years and making life-long memories for campers.In the beginning years of camp, week-long “fun” was only available for boys ages 8 to 17 and cost just $3 per week, or $4 per week if the youngster was not from Whitley County. Meals were created by the camp cook from the “potluck” bags of groceries the boys brought with them to camp. Often times the bags were full of vegetables grown at their homes, eggs from their chickens, and meat from their own livestock. Homemade baked goods were also included and a much sought after portion of each meal. To read the rest of this story, see the May 13 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.