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History: Mt. Sinai Camp for Girls Established in 1920s

Camp Mo no wa tuck was a Y.W.C.A. camp on Shore Road.

Over the weekend we asked you to guess where this historical photo was taken in Mt. Sinai.

Back in July of 1920 a new camp - called Cap Mo no wa tuck - opened on 8 acres of land on Shore Road in Mt. Sinai established by the Long Island Y.W.C.A. Formerly a hotel site, according to an article in The Suffolk County News from the year it opened, “this building with tent annexes will accommodate about 75 girls at a time.”

The Miller Place-Mt. Sinai Historical Society says the camp occupied the former John Henry Smith Hotel while the newspaper says it was Keene’s Mt. Sinai Hotel.

The paper says the camp opened on July 17.

Accommodations over the summer were split by age group.

“The first two weeks will be for grade school girls over 12 years old, and the second two weeks for high school girls and the last month business girls will hold sway, although the business girls will have preference throughout the season,” the paper reported.

Board was “$8 per week with a one dollar registration fee and the weekend rate is $2.50.”

In our original post a few people took a guess at the camp and a couple of them said it was a Girl Scouts of America camp.

Come back soon to take a guess at another historical photo.

This image was provided by the Miller Place-Mt. Sinai Historical Society. For more information please visit the website.

Tom April 02, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Where was the hotel located?
Lon Cohen April 04, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Sorry Tom. I added it in the article. It was located on Shore Road.

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