Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS

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COMMEMORATES:
The many summer youth camps that hosted thousands of children from all over the Eastern United States.

INSCRIPTION:
SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS – After 1900, Pocono camps became popular destinations for children from outside this area. Recreation activities including swimming, boating, riding and sports. “Sleep away” experience was a first for most campers. Pocohanna, Owaissa, Acahela, Beaverbrook, Minsi, Nawakwa, Tunkhannock Chikigami and Pine Tree were beloved by generations.

SPONSOR:
2016 | Given in honor of Dr. James G. and Martha Kitchen by the Kitchen-Diener Family

MARKER DEDICATED: July 11, 2016

LOCATION:
Tobyhanna Township Government Center, 105 Government Center Way, Pocono Pines, Pa. Just off State Avenue, on the side of the parking lot close to the Blanche D. Price Park entrance.

COORDINATES: 41° 06' 12.6"N 75° 28' 04.2"W
41.103488, —75.467829

GPS ADDRESS: 105 Government Center Way, Pocono Pines, PA 18350

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About the Tobyhanna Township Roadside Marker Program


The Tobyhanna Township Roadside Historical Marker Program is a community-wide, volunteer effort spearheaded by the Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township (MATT).

MATT is a nonprofit association dedicated to this program. Volunteers serving in committees seek the funding, research and write the text, install the markers, arrange for a public dedication and establish a long-term awareness campaign through a touring map and a web site.

Be part of our heritage — Donate an historical marker

  • Through identification of the important facets of our rich history ... existing and lost landmarks, important events and activities, and our people, we will realize the goal of a community-wide network of roadside historical markers. Our community can now and for future decades and generations appreciate our heritage.
  • Each roadside historical marker will ensure the preservation of our local history and heritage, while providing an important educational opportunity that is accessible to the public, free of charge.
  • This program will build community pride while enhancing “heritage tourism,” recognized as a strong and desirable sector of our economy.
Sponsors donating the full cost of a marker are permanently recognized on the bottom of the marker. Additional appreciation is shared with the community through a public dedication ceremony, as well as a touring map, web site and other materials.

For more information on becoming a sponsor:


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