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Camp Atwater

Camp Atwater is a summer camp on Shore Road in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. It was established in 1921 on the shores of Lake Lashaway on property donated by Mary Atwater, to provide a summer recreational experience for African-American boys, at a time when summer camps were generally racially segregated. The camp catered primarily to middle- and upper-class African Americans, and drew attendees from up and down the Atlantic coast. Notable attendees include Coleman Young, Clifford Alexander, Jr., and Wayne Budd. The camp was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It is now owned and operated by the Urban League of Springfield. Wikipedia