“The First Encampment”, a documentary by 16-year-old Eagle Scout Blake Cortright, about the first Boy Scout Camp held in the United States at Silver Bay YMCA Camp in the Adirondacks of NY.
What were you doing at age 16? I’ll bet it wasn’t quite as exciting and educational as what Blake Cortright, a 16-year-old Eagle Scout from New York has been up to.
Blake is a young film maker who has wrapped production on “The First Encampment”, a 30-minute documentary telling the story of the first Boy Scout camp in the United States, held in August 1910 at Silver Bay YMCA Camp in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Chief Scout Executive James E West, Daniel Carter Beard, and Ernest Thompson Seton were in attendance.
Blake worked on the film with longtime scouter Bob James and professional Voice Talent John Kearney.
The film includes numerous photos from the archives of Silver Bay and footage of the camp then and now.