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In 1950, the Lithuanian American Roman Catholic Federation (ARKLF) first discussed the idea of a summer campground for Lithuanian youth. In 1954, Dr. Adolfas Damušis was elected president of the Federation, and they began to raise funds in earnest to turn this idea into reality. In 1955, the proposed sale of a 226-acre farm near Manchester, Michigan came to the attention of Lithuanians living in the Detroit area. Through the dedication and generosity of many individuals, that farm was purchased in 1957 and Camp Dainava, as we know it, was born..... [Read More]

How did Dainava get its name?
June 22nd, 2014UncategorizedCamp Dainava 0 Comments

How did Camp Dainava get its name? Because there was a desire to choose an interesting yet meaningful name for the camp, it was decided to have a competition. The winner was Dainora Juozapavičiutė, a Lithuanian-Canadian. Her entry for the competition was DAINAVA.  When asked about the competition for choosing the camp name, Dainora reminded me that it […]

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