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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Ajax > Camp Yungvelt
Camp Yungvelt
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created by DRGB on 4/4/2004 12:29 AM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 3/27/2017 9:19 PM
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Camp Yungvelt. A Jewish camp for children
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors - series of cabins
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Church St. & Rossland
Ajax, Ontario
Owner: Unknown
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • fuckin' crazy farmer with 12 gauge
  •  Interesting Features
    Many old pictures and clothes still hanging on hangers in the closets. It seems like the owners of these houses just picked up and left, leaving everythign they owned behind.

    A famous Yiddish writer for children books, poet and literacy critic, Itche Goldberg had become the camp director in 1927. Shortly after he wrote "Yungvar" a journal which he recorded the daily camp activities. This journal had become a children's magazine.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • dogs
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • Farmer who lives nearby and carries a Shot Gun
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1927
    Closed: 1971
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • rope
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  • Rope if you want to climb down the well.
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Do not forget bear mace and a camera
    The Toronto Workmen's circle established this camp back in 1925 as an extension of the Yiddish secular schools curriculum. The camp stayed open strong for about 30 years. Closing in 1971 and the land was sold to a local farmer.This was some
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    Haven't done any movemenet or construction to this site in many many years.
    Camp Demo day
    Wed, Apr 20th, 2011
    posted by BeerBunny
    Tue, Jan 10th, 2006
    posted by vicexsquad

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     Photo Galleries
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    DRGB quick photo trip
    Thu, Apr 8th, 2004
    posted by DRGB
    31 pictures
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    Vicexsquad's quick photo trip
    Fri, Dec 30th, 2005
    posted by vicexsquad
    7 pictures
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    The Village
    Tue, Jun 22nd, 2010
    posted by whats left of the psych
    20 pictures
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    Stumble '12
    Sat, Jan 14th, 2012
    posted by Vital Films
    17 pictures

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    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Explorer Zero on 3/28/2017 1:09 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Mar 28 17 at 13:09, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Mar 27 17 at 21:19, Explorer Zero changed the following: Notes for Mods, Status
  • on Mar 27 17 at 21:17, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Mar 27 17 at 19:01, whats left of the psych changed the following: Status
  • on Jan 15 12 at 14:57, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 14 12 at 17:07, Vital Films added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 14 12 at 17:01, Vital Films added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 14 12 at 16:57, Vital Films updated gallery Stumble '12
  • on Jan 14 12 at 16:56, Vital Films created a new gallery
  • on Jan 14 12 at 16:56, Vital Films changed the following: Display Name, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Hazards, Interesting Features, Required Equipment, Description
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