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Y.M.C.A. Camp Orcila pre-printed envelope from 1930 or 31 (based on stamp history).  Letter home from Y Camp?  Orcila spelled with a "c", Camp changed to Orkila with a "k" in later 30's.  Situated on the NW side of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. Today the Seattle YMCA's Camp Orkila serves hundreds of campers with Overnight Camps all summer, Outdoor Education programs for Schools and Weekends for families in the spring & fall.

Y.M.C.A. Camp Orcila pre-printed envelope from 1930 or 31 (based on stamp history). Letter home from Y Camp? Orcila spelled with a "c", Camp changed to Orkila with a "k" in later 30's. Situated on the NW side of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. Today the Seattle YMCA's Camp Orkila serves hundreds of campers with Overnight Camps all summer, Outdoor Education programs for Schools and Weekends for families in the spring & fall.

YMCA Civil War Hymnbook, 1861 from Preface: This little book was compiled by a few gentlemen of this city, to meet the wants of the volunteers who so suddenly and in such large numbers have taken up arms for the defense of our country, and is published by the New-York Young Men's Christian Association, for gratuitous distribution.  It is hoped that its...use, while fanning the flame of patriotism, will lead to a fuller consecration to Him from whom all our personal and national blessings…

YMCA Civil War Hymnbook, 1861 from Preface: This little book was compiled by a few gentlemen of this city, to meet the wants of the volunteers who so suddenly and in such large numbers have taken up arms for the defense of our country, and is published by the New-York Young Men's Christian Association, for gratuitous distribution. It is hoped that its...use, while fanning the flame of patriotism, will lead to a fuller consecration to Him from whom all our personal and national blessings…

I am currently a Youth Programs coach at the YMCA in Athens. Some of my responsibilities include: • Teach basketball fundamentals to 20 five-year-olds while providing a fun and safe learning environment • Demonstrate leadership by assisting in the pick-up process after youth programs to ensure each child gets home safely

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YMCA - I spent four summers working for the Y as a day camp counselor and lifeguard.

Seattle YMCA School of Telegraphy Brochure from 1930's. One of many YMCA Vocational Education program offering job skills. Inside cover: "Every red-blooded young man is looking for adventure.  If he is wise, he is also seeking education. You can have adventure and education at the same time and earn good money, too, by becoming a Radio Operator."

Seattle YMCA School of Telegraphy Brochure from 1930's. One of many YMCA Vocational Education program offering job skills. Inside cover: "Every red-blooded young man is looking for adventure. If he is wise, he is also seeking education. You can have adventure and education at the same time and earn good money, too, by becoming a Radio Operator."

Y.M.C.A. Camp Orcila pin from 1920's or 30's. (based on camp name history).  Pin is ~2" diameter. Orcila spelled with a "c", Camp changed to Orkila with a "k" in later 30's.  Situated on the NW side of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. Today the Seattle YMCA's Camp Orkila serves hundreds of campers with Overnight Camps all summer, Outdoor Education programs for Schools and Weekends for families in the spring & fall.

Y.M.C.A. Camp Orcila pin from 1920's or 30's. (based on camp name history). Pin is ~2" diameter. Orcila spelled with a "c", Camp changed to Orkila with a "k" in later 30's. Situated on the NW side of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. Today the Seattle YMCA's Camp Orkila serves hundreds of campers with Overnight Camps all summer, Outdoor Education programs for Schools and Weekends for families in the spring & fall.

Army and Navy Handbook from YMCA Bureau of War Work, New York 1919. Part of the Y's WWI efforts and important YMCA history.  Book is about 5" tall, would have fit in pockets on uniform of American YMCA Secretaries sent to the Western Front to run canteens and recreation programs.

Army and Navy Handbook from YMCA Bureau of War Work, New York 1919. Part of the Y's WWI efforts and important YMCA history. Book is about 5" tall, would have fit in pockets on uniform of American YMCA Secretaries sent to the Western Front to run canteens and recreation programs.

YMCA Membership Card, Seattle Y,1905. History: signed by Arn Allen, who was Seattle Y General Secretary for 35 years.

YMCA Membership Card, Seattle History: signed by Arn Allen, who was Seattle Y General Secretary for 35 years.

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WWI Postcard from American YMCA, AEF.  History: Known today as the YMCA Ragger's Creed, text comes from 1906 hymn by Howard A. Walter.  Walter joined the YMCA staff in 1913 and served as a Y Secretary in Lahore, India, where he died in 1918.  Thomas Caldwell of the Oakland Y formed YMCA Ragger program in 1914, and "I would be true" was recommended as the Ragger's Creed by his colleague, Ray Ogden.  It's unclear that Walter knew them, or that this card was connected to Ragger's program.

WWI Postcard from American YMCA, AEF. History: Known today as the YMCA Ragger's Creed, text comes from 1906 hymn by Howard A. Walter. Walter joined the YMCA staff in 1913 and served as a Y Secretary in Lahore, India, where he died in 1918. Thomas Caldwell of the Oakland Y formed YMCA Ragger program in 1914, and "I would be true" was recommended as the Ragger's Creed by his colleague, Ray Ogden. It's unclear that Walter knew them, or that this card was connected to Ragger's program.

Grays Harbor, Washington Lighthouse. 2007 U.S. postage stamp.

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YMCA Leaders Club Patch, ca. 1940's?  Blue star may denote year in club or other progression.  ~4" tall.  YMCA Leaders Club History: Dr. J. Garner Smith created in 1885.  Smith was Physical Director for the New York City YMCA, and wanted to develop young volunteer leaders in the Physical Department.  Leaders Club went on to become a national program model and continues currently in many Y's Youth Development work. Today's clubs help high schoolers develop skills through service.

YMCA Leaders Club Patch, ca. 1940's? Blue star may denote year in club or other progression. ~4" tall. YMCA Leaders Club History: Dr. J. Garner Smith created in 1885. Smith was Physical Director for the New York City YMCA, and wanted to develop young volunteer leaders in the Physical Department. Leaders Club went on to become a national program model and continues currently in many Y's Youth Development work. Today's clubs help high schoolers develop skills through service.

United States Cinderella Stamp for the "International Good Will." 50th Year of the Y.M.C.A. World Service.

United States Cinderella Stamp for the "International Good Will.

Camp Colman, Longview, WA

Camp Colman, Longview, WA

AUSTRALIA SMALL COLLECTION  OF KGV ON PIECE + SINGLE SURCG TWO PENCE ON 11/2d

AUSTRALIA SMALL COLLECTION OF KGV ON PIECE + SINGLE SURCG TWO PENCE ON 11/2d

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