Author Melanie English, curator of the Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain, North Carolina, has compiled these photographs from area camp archives.
"Camp Keystone, still thriving under the directorship of Page Ives
Lemel ... is reportedly the oldest still-operating girls' summer
camp in the Southeast. In the 1910s, the founding of the Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts coincided with the growth of summer camps, and
Henderson and Transylvania counties became most desired locations."
--Asheville Citizen Times