The Daily Star
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50 years ago
July 17, 1963
The New York State Division for Youth will dedicate its fourth youth camp on Aug. 8 at Masonville in Delaware County, it was announced by Milton Langer, acting director of the Division for Youth.
The camp, opened in May, 1963, provides 60 boys 15 through 17 years old with nine to 12 months of work and training.
The youths, all received through court processes or referred by duly authorized agencies, are doing important conservation work in the state’s forest plantations and receive vocational and academic training, remedial instruction and group and individual counseling. The camp has a staff of 25.
The camp is named for Charles Loring Brace (1826-1890), founder of the Children’s Aid Society and pioneer in the establishment of many humanitarian projects which have had a significant effect on the development of modern social work.
The camp is located five miles south of Masonville on Route 8. It is situated on forest lands owned by the New York State Conservation Department on the site of a former Civilian Conservation Camp. Built at a cost of $570,000, the new Alpine style building contains classrooms, a dormitory, mess hall and administrative offices.