Camp Atwater was founded in 1921 by Dr. William De Berry in North Brookfield, Massachusetts and remains a cultural, educational, and recreational camp designed for African American children.
It was first named St. John’s Camp, but changed to Camp Atwater in 1926 when Ms. Mary Atwater donated $25,000 with the stipulation that the camp’s name honored her late father, Dr. David Fisher, a well-known successful physician in the town.
It is now owned and managed by the Urban League of Springfield and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with a focus on its original mission… to foster the emotional and intellectual development of African American youth. (Sources: blackfacts.com and blackpast.org)
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1. Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSource:Getty 1 of 5
2. Cristo Rei in Lisbon, PortugalSource:Getty 2 of 5
3. Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, BoliviaSource:Getty 3 of 5
4. Cristo della Minerva in Rome, ItalySource:Getty 4 of 5
5. Christ the King in Swiebodzin, PolandSource:Getty 5 of 5
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