Camp Savitz

This professional photograph was taken at Camp Savitz, a retreat owned by Glassboro Normal School in Glassboro, New Jersey.  A stamp on the back says “Harvey W. Porch, Photographer, Bridgeton, New Jersey.”  A young woman at the front is holding a copy of The Oak, the school yearbook.  The cover of The Oak changed every year.  I’m pretty sure she’s holding the 1928 yearbook, which means this photograph was likely taken in the spring of 1928.

Glassboro Normal School was a two-year teacher’s college with about 300 students, mostly young women.  It evolved into what is now Rowan University.  Camp Savitz was sold in 1953.  A short history and reminiscences of the camp can be found at


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