The name “Smith Park” was selected by the board of directors of the Poughkeepsie YMCA for the 1928 land purchase in Massachusetts in order to honor both William W. Smith II, their president from 1925-1929 and major donors of that site, and his grandfather, William W. Smith, president 1890-1896 and donor of the preceding camp site in 1913, whose initials are reflected in the name Wa Wa Segowea.
Smith Park was incorporated in Massachusetts on March 5, 1931.
Smith Park of Massachusetts Inc, mission statement: The mission of Smith Park of Massachusetts is to ensure the continued existence of Camp Wa Wa Segowea. We will do this by acting as legal and practical custodians of the camp land and infrasturcture; as well as upholding the vision and goals of Camp Wa Wa Segowea.
On November 8, 1996 Smith Park of New York Inc was formed.
Smith Park of New York Inc. mission statement: Smith Park of NY is devoted to the preservation and operation of Camp WA WA Segowea, the protection of its natural surroundings and historical integrity, and the continuation of traditional resident camping that improves the spiritual, mental, social, and physical attributes of young people in a supportive community.
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Planned gifts have an enormous and lasting impact on Smith Park of New York and Camp Wa Wa Segowea by creating a legacy that will impact all of the campers for generations. A common misconception is that planned giving is only for the wealthy. However, strategic planned giving from individuals from all levels of wealth are critical for the long term success of the Camp. Click here for more information about Planned Giving