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Camp Hunt marks 70 years

HUBBARDSVILLE, N.Y. — Camp Hunt, established in 1947, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

(PHOTO FROM INSTAGRAM @CAMPHUNTNY)About 200 people marked the occasion during the camp’s annual Family Weekend Retreat, said David Owens, elder and minister for the Wetzel Road Church of Christ in Liverpool, N.Y.

“There were three people from the early days who were able to come to the celebration and share some memories,” Owens said.

George Gurganus helped start the camp, and two of his cousins — L.T. Gurganus and Wheeler Pounds — were campers in the late 1940s. Pounds came back as a counselor in the 1960s.

Also telling his story was Wayne Newland, who was involved with Camp Hunt in the 1950s.

“Wayne shared many pictures and memories of people and events from that decade,” Owens said.

Camp supporters hope to organize a larger celebration for Hunt’s 75th anniversary in 2022.

For more information, see www.camphunt.com.
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