Greetings from The White House

Jeff Thompson, Site Director of Pilgrim Hills Camp in Ohio, came across this telegram from Dwight D. Eisenhowser dated 1957 congratulating the Ohio Congregational Churches on the building of Pilgrim Hills Camp. Really, how cool is it that president did this sort of thing? It emphasizes how important these places of learning, training, community building have been in our uniquely American history. These camps were founded on being places of rest, renewal, and the leadership development of church laity and clergy, children, youth and adults.