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TitleCCC Camp S-90 Tour at Camp Sacandaga
Place nameCamp Sadandaga
Date start23.06.2018 09:33 (In 3 Days)
Date end23.06.2018 09:33 (In 3 Days)
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JUNE 23, 2018 from 10am-1pm

To combat the rampant unemployment rate, President Roosevelt began to implement his New Deal: a series of programs designed to provide public relief across the entire United States. The first of these programs was known as the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The development of this program began on March 9, 1933 with the goal of providing jobs for 500,000 men by the beginning of the summer. This goal was eventually reduced to 250,000, quickly passed through Congress, and was signed into law on March 31. On April 7, the first enrollee was selected, and on April 17 the first camp was opened in Luray, Virginia. By late July, 301,230 men were enlisted in the CCC. 

Camp Sacandaga is in the Historic Registry as a CCC Base camp S-90 and a 4-H Camp. Join us for a tour and talk about this historic camp . Learn more about the CCC from Martin Podskoch, author of “Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC”. Books will be available after the event.

The event is free to the public. A light lunch will be provided after the event at an additional cost. To RSVP for lunch, please contact Jim Tavares at jim@campsacandaga.com .

We look forward to seeing you there!

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