Camp Maccabee - Camp Thorpe

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Located on Pelican Lake’s North bay or Mud Bay, out to Chicago Point.

Camp Thorpe

  • Operated from 1922 to 1933
  • Managed by John Griffith. as a Wisconsin Corporation.
  • 1934 leased to Harold Korey
  • 1935 sold to Harold Korey

Camp Maccabee

Camp Maccabee 1947
  • Operated as a Jewish private summer camp from 1934 to 1969.
  • Owners, Harold and Sophia Korey, lived in Chicago, IL
  • J.O. Frank sold property to Harold Korey for the girls camp[1]
  • 1940's The Maccabee Girls Camp, which was located on Chicago Point, was started
  • 1954 Murray and Renee Jans bought the camp from the Korey’s
  • Murray and Renee Jans, lived in Skokie, IL
  • 1969 was its final season
Camp Maccabee c.1947




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