Camp Ernst

Camp Ernst

The Lodge at Camp Ernst

 

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Lodge Construction, 1930 Suppertime? Cabin Construction, 1950
from the Camp Ernst Facebook Page

 

A 1940 announcement of the camp's summer opening noted “various crafts will be taught, such as leather, clay modeling, woodworking and arts. Swimming, boating, baseball, tennis and dramatics and a number of other activities have been arranged.” Boone County Recorder, June 27, 1940

 

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Craft Cabin, 1950 Trampoline, 1960's Aerial View, 1960
from the Camp Ernst Facebook Page

 

Camp Ernst

Cabins and Lodge
From a Facebook post by Boone County Library Local History

 

Louise Ballard

For many years, cooking at Camp Ernst was done by Alonzo and Louise Ballard. They cooked at Camp Ernst summers, and Berea College the rest of the year. from the Camp Ernst Facebook Page

 

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The 1947 counselors
From a Facebook post by Stuart Ferguson

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Camp Ernst

 

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 Scenes from Camp Ernst

Camp Ernst opened on June 25, 1930.

Camp Ernst

Obviously not the Camp, but if you've come this far,
 we thought you might want to see Mr. Ernst, himself.

A biography of Mr. Ernst is here.

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To learn a little more about Camp Ernst, go to the YMCA's site,  here.

There's a nice history of the camp by Steve Flairty at here.

 

Louise Ballard

Mangey Moose. Why isn't there a YouTube video of the campers singing Mangey Moose?
from the Camp Ernst Facebook Page

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