YMCA of the Pines Fire

stiltzkin

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There's a fire in progress on the YMCA Camp Ockanickon/Matollionequay property. I was able to get a pretty close look. Have not seen this reported anywhere else yet.

This general area is burning. I'm not sure how extensive it is.

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They briefly had the Matollionequay entrance blocked off, but I was only there for a few minutes and when I left, so had the engines.

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I hope no one is injured.
 

RednekF350

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My father stayed there in Ockanickon in the 1920's. He was born and raised in North Camden and it was quite a culture shock for him. My sister has a letter he sent home to his mother (my grandmother) asking her to come get him !

When was the name of the camp changed ? Please don't tell me that Ockanickon was too offensive. :mad:
 
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stiltzkin

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It hasn't been changed, it's still Camp Ockanickon. That's the boy's side of the camp. The girl's side is Matollionequay and the camp as a whole is technically "YMCA of the Pines."
 
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Broke Jeep Joe

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Wow! that is a blast from the past for me! was one of my favorites many, many years ago when I was in grammar school. The album belonged to my mom, we would play it on a Zenith console TV/Stereo combo that was the size and weight of a small truck! thanks Boyd!!!
 
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