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Photo Essay - 1950s

Camp Wapanacki was the first camp for the visually impaired in the United States. It opened in 1938 and was operated by the Institute for over 50 years.

These photos of camp life at Wapanaki were taken in the late 1940s and 1950s. They show the wide range of activites available at the camp including swimming, fishing, wood crafts and learning about animals.