Notes
The following are important notes pertaining to this project.
In no particular order:

  • Please sign the guestbook by clicking here: Guestbook!
  • Interviews were conducted in homes, offices, and other sites in New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and camp. Interview transcripts are not available, and probably won't be unless someone finds the time to make them. All recordings are stored on a hard drive and will be available at the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Office.
  • This project was done in partial fulfillment of an undergraduate thesis from New College of Florida. A written document accompanies and can be found here: David's Thesis
  • The interview sections that comprise the stories on this website were heavily edited for narrative flow. While words were sometimes removed, or moved around, the general messages or intent of the narrator were not changed-- at least they weren't supposed to be. If you feel you have been misrepresented in any way, please contact me.
  • While camp is remarkable in the way it has maintained its traditions, some things have changed. For example, there might be some lingo used that is unfamiliar to you. Units that were referred to as single numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, etc) are now double numbers (1, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, etc). The body of water now called the "Goon" was once referred to as "The Pond." If something sounds strange, appreciate it for it's oral historical value.
  • In a similar vein: One of the wonderful things about camp and one of the great potentials of oral history is that people encounter and remember experiences differently. These stories are not intended to provide an objective, fact-checked account of Catoctin's history. Rather they are documenting the personal experiences people have at camp. If you remember an event differently, that is great, and maybe one day your version will make it into the archive.
  • This project was made possible by a Research and Travel Grant from the New College Alumnae/i Association and an allocation from the New College Council of Academic Affairs.
  • This is important: The artwork on this website was provided by friends from camp. The Home page illustration is by Eo Trueblood, and the water color map on the Histories page is by Sarah Bourne.
  • This is way important: This website would not exist if it weren't for Lisa Sawin. Lisa is a former camper, counselor, camp mom, maintenance staff, and current cook extraordinaire. She is also a web developer. From my vision for the website to what you see now, Lisa was there, cheerily answering even the most obtuse of questions and offering technical help. Lisa, you have been the ultimate of Way Opens for me and I can't thank you enough.
  • Any questions or comments are much appreciated and can be sent to davidbanderson @ gmail. com.
  • Thanks for visiting the site!
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