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Essex Community Mid-Day Concert: Camp Dudley Choir
August 7, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Camp Dudley Choir
August 7, 2014
At the Essex Community Church
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The Essex Community Concert “mid-day concert” series is held on Thursday mornings at 11:30 am, and lasts about 45 minutes. Concerts are located in the Essex Community Church, just across the street from the Essex-Charlotte ferry dock.
About the Camp Dudley Choir
Camp Dudley’s history began in 1885, when, with backing from two YMCA associates, George Peck and Rudolph Leypoldt, a 30-year old volunteer named Sumner Francis Dudley started the Boys’ Camping Society or “B.C.S.” Dudley established, through personal example, the importance of committed leadership and the spiritual life. After bouncing around among various sites, Camp Dudley landed in 1908 in Westport, New York at its current site, and the process of building Camp Dudley as we know it today, began.
Camp Dudley’s motto, “The Other Fellow First,” was adopted in the early 20th century and the camper population grew and grew. The campus switched from tents to cabins and several more permanent structures were erected as the enthusiasm for this special place spread. In 2014, a group of male campers in the Dudley choir, aged 12 through teens, will perform at the Essex Community Church. They begin practicing at the beginning of each camp season and perform at various locations in the area during the summer.