Memories Of Camp Sea Haven

Bruce Thomson

Camp Sea Haven Counselor

“I took several photos of these same broken pieces of the camp’s swimming pool during one of my several return nostalgic visits to the site over the years! All that remains besides these chunks of the broken pool is the concrete pad that was the foundation for the generator shack on the roadway into the site! It reminded me of the ending of the original movie Planet of the Apes where they discovered the pieces of the Statue of Liberty buried in the beach sands! Having spent two summers as a counselor there in the mid-’60s, I have fond memories etched in my mind!”

“The time I spent my two summers working at the camp (1964-65 ), there was a significant drop in polio cases because of the vaccines so, the camp also took in cerebral palsy and other incapacitating children! At the end of my second and final stint at the camp, Dan offered another counselor and me an extra week of work which involved taking care of two adult victims of polio who had had severe cases and were fitting live in iron lungs ( albeit portable affairs ) and who were completely dependent on 24 care! If you have watched the Camp Sea Haven video which chronicles the camp and features a cameo of one of the gentlemen that we cared for in the intro …”

Cabins In the 50s

“When I worked at Camp Sea Haven back in the late ’60s, one of the daily activities for the “campers” was a Scavenger Hunt! Often included on the list of items that needed to be found and returned was …….. a cup full of purple sand ( garnet infused ! )! There were several spots nearby the Camp where it could be easily found!


Steve Bradbury Jr.

Former Retired fire LT at Newburyport Fire Department

“July 4, 1950, the Girl ball team support Camp Sea Haven on Plum Island sponsored by Neptune Veteran Firemen’s Association as one of many endeavors for the camp by the association at the time period.”

Kim Brown

Camp Sea Haven Counselor

“I worked there for two summers it was the best spot it was such a great place for kids to come and enjoy some time near the beach.”

Adam Fuller

Former 1st Mate at Captains Fishing Parties

“Use to be able to see the old flagpole from the Polio camp years back. We used it as a marker when fishing on the boats. It’s gone now though.”


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