Teaching Trunk Features Camp Peninsular

The Ephraim Historical Foundation and Peninsula State Park will present their Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Teaching Trunk to the Gibraltar eighth grade social studies class on May 21. Ephraim Historical Foundation education coordinator Marla Horwitz, and Ephraim Historical Foundation staff members Sally Jacobson and Kevin Free will present the program to teach the history of the CCC camp that was located in Peninsula State Park almost 80 years ago.

This new trunk is an actual CCC footlocker; students will learn the history of the CCC Camp, known as Camp Peninsular. It will also explore the young mens’ experiences as workers in the New Deal program set forth by President Franklin Roosevelt.

The CCC Camp opened in Peninsula State Park on Aug. 10, 1935. Camp Peninsular (SP-10) provided Depression era young men vocational and educational opportunities. The program also provided needed funds to support their families back home. CCC Camp Peninsular abruptly closed on June 30, 1937. For more information visit or call 920.854.9688.