Learn more about Keystone and its national influence throughout its long history from the many news sites that have written about the camp over the years.
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The unorthodox celebration originated at Keystone Camp on July 24, 1935, complete with gift exchanges, Santa Claus and cotton imitation snow. From there, it was an annual tradition that remains ingrained in camp policy today.
Keystone Camp's co-founder Fannie Holt dreamed up Christmas in July in 1933.
Christmas in July has become such a cultural staple every summer you may not have ever thought about who first dreamed up such a cheery, cheesy,
Eighty-five years ago, one North Carolina girls’ camp heralded summer’s first Noel
Since Holt’s passing in 1942, the camp has moved down the bloodline; current director Page Ives Lemel is the fourth to inherit Keystone.
Generations of women have crossed the threshold of Keystone Camp in Brevard. This year, the oldest private summer camp in the Southeast marks its centennial.
BREVARD, N.C. -- Page Lemel is part of a family that runs the oldest girls summer camp in the Southeast.Keystone Camp in Brevard is celebrating 100 years of helping shape young lives. Page has been the director for 33 years. It's not just the journey of t
Page Ives Lemel nudges open the door of a creaky wooden cabin her father built more than four decades ago. It sticks a bit on the uneven floor, but Lemel persists. Like many buildings at Brevard’s Keystone Camp—which celebrates 100 years this summer—this cabin was built by her family with a spirit of resiliency and self-sufficiency.
It was 1916 when a small group of girls from Jacksonville, Fla., led by Miss Florence Ellis and Miss Fannie Holt, came to Transylvania County and
Brevard girls camp carries on a century-old tradition
The hum of Christmas is already in the air. Washington children are beginning to get big-eyed about the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus. But for some of them it is going to be the second Christmas they have had this year.