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Camp Wapanacki

 
 
Camp Wapanacki Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
1. Camp Wapanacki Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Merle Frampton established Camp Wapanacki here in 1938. It was the first camp in the country dedicated to children with blindness and visual impairments. Dr. Frampton and his wife, Iris, managed Wapanacki until 1942, when operations were transferred to The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind. Frampton served as director of the Institution until 1971. Campers came from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in activities available at most summer camps such as swimming, canoeing, athletics, and hiking. Trails lined with a series of wood railings allowed campers to travel independently around the camp. The Girl Scouts of America purchased Camp Wapanacki in 1991, selling it in 2014. The preserved site is now privately owned.
 
Erected 2018 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 33.457′ N, 72° 23.686′ W. Marker is in Hardwick, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is on Hines Road, on the left when traveling south. Located near Hardwick/Wolcott Town Line, where Wapanaki Road turns
Wide View of Camp Wapanacki Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
2. Wide View of Camp Wapanacki Marker
into Hines Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hardwick VT 05843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fisher Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Reverend George S. Brown (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sterling College (approx. 6.6 miles away); Morrisville Depot (approx. 10 miles away); Runaway Pond (approx. 10.4 miles away); Historic Kent Tavern (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
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Camp Wapanacki Building image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
3. Camp Wapanacki Building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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