Swimming at MacJannet Camp, 1930

Tufts University has an incredible archive of photos like the one above from MacJannet Camp, a summer camp founded by American Donald MacJannet in Talloires, France, in 1925.

The camp brought American and French students together in a picture postcard setting, something that proved popular with American families who “wanted to spend the the summer in Europe but knew their children were not up for the prolonged sight seeing tour.”

The camp property, a former Benedictine priory built in the 11th century, is today a satellite campus for Tufts University.

You can view the photos HERE. You can read more about the camp and the MacJannets HERE.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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