Friday, July 11, 2008

Camp Columbia on Display

Camp Columbia Main Building (CREDIT: Columbia University News)

The era of FieldTurf and fancy on-campus practice fields rendered the whole era of off-site football training camps obsolete many years ago.

But in days of yore, Columbia used to head north every summer to Morris, CT to a site called "Camp Columbia." The campus was mostly used by the school of engineering when that curriculum required a significant amount of work out in nature.

The Lions stopped using Camp Columbia in the 1970s and the site officially closed in 1983. Columbia sold the site in 2000.

But for those who want to take a nature walk down memory lane, you can head to the Morris Historical Society for a look at a new Camp Columbia exhibit.


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