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lokanda History

Since 1937, Camp Lokanda has been providing campers with safe and fun-filled summers.  Many of the traditions that were started over 80 years ago continue to be passed down through generations of campers.   Situated on land once owned by the Singer family (inventors of the sewing machine), we still enjoy beautiful lake views of Lake Loch Ada. 

Camp Lokanda was first started by Sol and Fritzie Cohen, who operated the camp which was later taken over by Ted and Estelle Diamond.  With other owners and directors involved, including Ralph and Loretta Hirsch, Perry Sandler and Ray and Linda Diamond, Camp Lokanda has always been lead by families who cherish the culture, life lessons and friendships that only a summer camp can bring.   When they took over in 2008, Ronen and Dana Gabbay have continued the traditions that were carried for decades by the previous families.  

Ronen and Dana's children were 1 and 3 years old in 2008 and have grown up at Lokanda.  They are now part of the oldest camper groups, involved in leading the youngest campers and teaching the camp traditions they grew up with. Carrying on the traditions of the Cohen, Diamond, Hirsch and Sandler family is what makes Lokanda so special, as generations of campers return to Glen Spey to spend their summers.   While Ronen and Dana have made so many improvements throughout the years, the Red and Grey colors and the camper spirit remain and continue to be cherished by the campers and staff.

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