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Affordable Summers County camp teaches kids about environment, feeds veggie meals


Set inside a bend in the Greenbrier River, Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot served coal miners’ children for decades.
“For the children, Camp Lightfoot means summer vacations far from the dust and grime of their day-to-day existence, a chance to swim, frolic and play,” The New York Times wrote in 1943, a few years after the camp opened.
The United Mine Workers of America, The Times noted, praised the camp for providing “plenty of sunlight and fresh air, decent clothing, nutritious food and lots of it.”
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