Summer Camps

Centerville Mills Camp

Centerville Mills Camp was located in Bainbridge Township north of Aurora. The Cedar Branch YMCA in Cleveland held summer camps there each summer. Like River Road Camp (the other regional YMCA campground), Centerville Mills segregated campers by schedule, offering white campers their choice of multiple weeks but allowing just one week each summer for African Americans.

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  • Morrow, Juanita. “12,982 Negro Children Will Be Idle in Cleveland This Summer As Racial Bans Exist in Camps.” Call & Post. May 19, 1945.
8558 Crackel Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

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