in 1911, six independent, progressive young women in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa determined to make their town a better place for young girls. Boys had lots of summer opportunities to be active, playing, and hunting. But for girls, life was far more limited.
These remarkable women, our Founders, knew that there had to be more in life for young girls. They knew girls were smart and curious, and just as eager to learn and challenge their limits. They determined that a week at camp was the perfect place for girls to stretch their abilities, to build self-confidence and learn to see the wider world.
Nine years before women would even win the right to vote, the women started a project that has endured for over one hundred years. Their original bonds of their friendship and determination still drive the T.T.T. Project and are why young girls still go to camp!
Bess, Mabel, Ethel, Gladys, Mary and Myrl knew something that seems obvious now:
That a week away, in the woods, meadows, streams and lakes is a complete immersion in healthy living and can truly make a difference in the life of a girl.