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    group of boys posing in front a nature board in the woods

    Recreational Activities

    A capital campaign allowed the Home to expand its very successful cottage program. A larger house served girls, and one was also opened for boys, since they could now stay at the Home through high school age. In addition, a gymnasium/recreation center was built on campus for sports, arts and crafts, and remedial reading. Discussions were held on topics such as drugs, consumer economics, and the world of work. Children also went into the community for swimming, bowling, Scouts, ballet, and music lessons. Families were encouraged to visit, along with community volunteers like Big Brothers Big Sisters. During the summer, children held jobs, vacationed in rented cottages at the beach and the mountains, and attended concerts.