Celebrating 100 Years of Girls Camp!

100-years-girls-campThis summer, Coniston will pass another important milestone that says a lot about the camp and the history of our community.We often forget how far our country has come. In 1916 the Sullivan County YMCA decided to offer programs not only for boys, but for girls, making Girls Camp 100 years old this summer. At the same time, members of our board were known to support the local Suffragette’s Union. Suffragettes were men and women who advocated for women’s right to vote as it was not until 1920 when women won this right. Throughout history, the Coniston community understood it was important to bring all people together, and before women had the right to vote they were welcome at our Camp! Today we are humbled by how closely Boys and Girls Camp work together to change lives and build a better society.