First Person Accounts of Life at Fish Rock and Calumet
In 2007 Virginia Kahn self-published a
memoir which included a chapter on her
childhood memories of life at Fish Rock
Camp. She was the daughter of Margaret
Seligman Lewisohn (daughter of Fish
Rock founder Isaac Seligman) and Samuel
A. Lewisohn (son of Adolph Lewisohn,
founder of Prospect Point.
In 1998 Seligman wrote a second, more
detailed letter containing his memories
of life at Fish Rock during the 1920s and
1930s. He recalled playing a great deal of
tennis on the camp court.
Sketch by Isaac Seligman of a tennis
player at Fish Rock Camp from the
1982 Joseph Seligman, grandson of Isaac
and Guta Seligman, wrote a letter
describing Fish Rock in answer to an
inquiry from a Sekon home owner.
Another chapter in her book is devoted to
Twin Ponds Camp, a 80-acre "real camp"
nicknamed "Don't Drop In" which her mother
and father established to escape from the
hectic whirl of guests and social demands of
their family camps, Fish Rock and Prospect
In 1994 Rhoda Hellman wrote two letters to Sekon residents describing Calumet
Camp and her childhood memories of summering there. She noted that Calumet
was a separate camp from Fish Rock. The handwritten orignals are difficult to read
and have been transcribed (Letter to Longacker and Letter to MacKenzie)
Calumet Camp was a separate property from Fish Rock