These famous Adirondack children’s camps were owned and managed by Barr S Morris and his wife Margy in the 1960’s and 70’s, along with Barr’s father William G Morris and his wife Dorothy, the camp’s founder (1935). A sister Camp Pine Log on Second Lake near Lake Luzerne village (founded in 1923 and purchased by the Morris family in 1960), also owned and managed by the Morris’, was moved to Trout Lake next to Camp Timlo in 1976. The camps were closed mid-summer 1977. The Morris family and the Camps were located near Lake George, NY. This Web site was created after Barr Morris’ death in September of 2012 and dedicated to his memory. Click here for more information about this site and the camp founders.
This Web site was created to provide a resource for memories for those who experienced the rich and exciting environment these unique children’s camps provided in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State located near Lake George on Trout Lake at Diamond Point, NY. Dan Koenig, a student at Indiana University, arrived at Camp Timlo in the summer of 1965 and began his experience as the camp director of camping trips and taught photography. Dan became the Head Counselor of the camp in 1968 and continued in this role through the summer of 1976 (with the exception of the years, 72, 73 and 75 when Bob Northrop (72 & 73) and Rick Houston (75), served as Head Counselor) with Dan returning in 1976 for his last year. Dan collected many items of memorabilia and photographs and in his retirement moved these items to this Web site for the enjoyment of all who experienced the camp during this period. Since this site was created in 2012, just prior to Barr Morris’ death, notes and memories are a bit clouded. Dan may need some of your collected Timlogs and Logs or Camp Directories to verify these dates and memories. It would be great to have missing information from camper and counselor private collections to add, where appropriate.
After a trip to Albany, NY in October 2012 to meet with Margy Morris, the Camp Timlo Co-Owner and director during its period of operation, Dan was able to collect a few of the remaining slides and photographs from the family collection. Stacey Morris, Barr and Margy’s oldest daughter, was most helpful in securing a box of slides found among the family’s holdings. These were slides used to promote the camp for future prospects and present to past campers at reunions during the winters. Slides from 1958 to 1977 were discovered among the collection. These slides were scanned and added by year (when known) to this site for the enjoyment of those who attended Camp Timlo and Pine Log Camps.
The formal photographs for the final full year, 1976, were also found. A few of these formal groupings had name identification on the back. These IDs were inscribed on the bottom front of the scanned photos and added to the slide show. These were the only identified photos available. No other Timlogs, Logs, or correspondence were available. The camp office was destroyed and all documents were lost when the property was sold to developers in the late 1970’s. Many memories remain in the minds (and a few in the holdings) of past campers and counselors. This site will serve as a museum of scanned documents to remember these Adirondack summer camps that were so very important in the lives of hundreds living today throughout the world…and provide a visual history for their offspring.
During the two reunions to celebrate 50 years since many campers and counselors attended on Trout Lake (2014 and 2015), additional photographs were discovered and added to the pages. The earliest photos from the original founding camp season in 1935 and many other important items were discovered, many from the collection of Barr Morris’ brother-in-law (a local Bolton Landing Attorney) and from the son and daughter of Robert Latour, Sr. (Pine Log Head Counselor in the early 1960’s). Most have been added but many more will be added as time allows. If you’re reading this and you have pictures or memorabilia, please arrange with the webmaster, Dan Koenig, for information on how to have your items scanned and included. Comments are needed and desired. Please register your email for inclusion in the blog entries, as they are added.
If you found this site and would like to contribute to the memories by adding a story or experience, register (Click “Log-in” on the right bottom panel) for access to the blog at this site. You may need to wait for an email when your registration is approved for your password, before you are able to access the Blog pages. If you have pictures or newsletters “Timlogs,” please feel free to scan them and send them to Dan via email for inclusion in the site…or send originals via mail to be scanned and returned. Also, send information to add to the calendar any events you think might be of interest to past campers or counselors, including reunion events or informal get-togethers open to the public. Enjoy the site and help contribute to it’s contents. You may comment on any page without registration. No names or email will be displayed or available without your prior permission.