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In 2012 Camp Wabenaki was established and in 2013 we received our 501 (c) 3 status as a non for profit organization with the purpose of providing youth a full range of recreational, multi-cultural and educational activities.
Our core mission is to promote the physical, educational, and life skills necessary to prepare and empower children for the leadership roles in their communities and success in their personal lives. Our motto is “Because we have known the torment of thirst we are digging a well for others to drink”
Camp Wabenaki has a long and rich history dating back since 1956 when it was sponsored by the Boys Brotherhood Republic of New York City. In 1959 Camp Wabenaki was relocated to Lake Stahahe S-3 in Harriman State Park. Ralph and Rose Hittman managed the operations of the camp for 43 years until they retired in 1998.
The Boys Brotherhood Republic and Henry Street Settlement merged and managed the operations of Camp Wabenaki until 2008. The American Camping Association (ACA) awarded Ralph Hittman the “Legends in Camping” award in 2006. After 4 years of being dormant Dr. Stephan Hittmann (son of Ralph and Rose Hittman) founded the “new” Camp Wabenaki in 2012 at a new site (S-11) on Lake Stahahe as a non-profit organization to build upon the traditions of Camp Wabenaki and the legacy of his parents.
Visit the web site for more information, and how to make a contribution.