The Shenandoah Shelter, a multi-purpose building at. Camp Babcock-Hovey was dedicated at a 3 p.m. ceremony on Saturday May 3rd 1980, as part of the Shenandoah District Camporee program.
Tom Lewis, Shenandoah District camping chairman, served as the master of ceremonies for the event, which honored those persons and corporations whose donations made the construction of the shelter possible.
More than $8,200 was raised for the shelter at the Shenandoah District Bowl-A-Thon in 1979. The building was raised during the spring of 1979, and was used for teaching classes in inclement weather during the 1979 camping season. The shelter was also available for large-group meetings and picnics during the summer camping season, and for winter camping. The shelter was dedicated in honor and memory of the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their leaders from the Shenandoah District of the Finger Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America.
At some point in the late 1980’s Shenandoah Shelter became the camp Trading Post.
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In 1985 when I was on camp staff, the Shenendoah Shelter was used as the staff lounge. I don’t remember what all was in it, but they did have a pool table in there. From 1981-1985, the Trading Post was in the north end of Hovey Lodge.
I want to say that the Trading Post was moved into Shenendoah Shelter in 1988. The reason why I say that was back in 1987 when the camp celebrated its’ 50th anniversary, I want to say that the area in Hovey Lodge once used for the Trading Post was turned into the Babcock-Hovey Museum.