Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Camp Iss-See-Kes Article – June 24, 1965

It's officially summer now, and for many local children back in the 1960s that meant it was time for the annual summer fun at Camp Iss-See-Kes.

The full page article written by Doug Warren above ran in the Lorain Journal on June 24, 1965. The article provides a look at what the YMCA camp was like in 1965, as well as a nice history of it.

I first wrote about Camp Iss-See-Kes and its iconic sign back here in 2013.

1 comment:

lsrx101 said...

I missed your first article about Camp Iss See Kes, but have gone back and read it fully. Thanks.
I drive by the entrance often and notice that the sign is just a ghost of what it used to be. I've always wondered what happened to that campground.
Back in the 70's, the 6th Grade class of South Amherst would spend a weekend at Camp Iss See Kes. It was like a rite of passage.
I'm not sure when, or how long this "tradition" happened, but MY weekend was filled with fun,stories of past escapades and a visit from THE Weatherman himself, Dick Goddard.
I also recall getting locked inside a Porta-John.
Yeah, I was "that" guy.