Bernice Thompson Lavendar attended camp when it first opened in 1938. Bernice's experience with camp left a lasting impression on her growing up. As an adult she attended Bible School and after graduating worked as the youth coordinator for a church where she worked to ensure the children she was working with had the opportunity to go to camp as well. Bernice was also involved with the Future Outlook League and became one of the first African Americans to work at the Woolworth's in Down Town Cleveland.
Lavendar, Bernice Thompson (interviewee)
Epps, Michelle (interviewer)
Phillis Wheatley Association
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"Bernice Thompson Lavendar Interview, 2010" (2010). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 110005.