30 years of gay camping at Oneida Campground

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An extraordinary thing happened in the late Spring of 1980. John Bickell opened a 96 acre tract of woods in the middle of nowhere for gay camping. It was a first for Pennsylvania,  in fact a first for the East Coast. There was basically nothing there except an outhouse, an open field and some logging roads. Showers were taken with a bucket hung over a tree.