For the last few months, an important Kerr County industry has been getting ready for thousands of young people to arrive from all over the state, the country and the rest of the world: summer youth camps.

When the first sleepaway youth camps in Kerr County opened, in the 1920s, there were no interstate highways, and air travel was extremely rare. Most campers came from Texas’s largest cities — but especially from Dallas and Houston — and they arrived by train or bus.

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