In the summer of 1923, the Sunset Camp Service League of Chicago, a philanthropic organization which maintains a camp ordinarily used for the recreation of Jewish working girls, organized a plan to use the camp during September for the care of a group of girls with chronic heart disease. The project was rather experimental in nature, the object being to determine, if possible, the value of such an experience to the patients treated.
The camp used is situated on the shore of a small lake sixty miles northwest of Chicago. It covers five acres of dry and wooded ground which is about from fifteen to twenty feet above the lake level. The buildings include the main house, which has a large porch, living room. dining room, kitchen and lavatories on the first floor and dormitories on the second and third floors; also a smaller cottage with additional sleeping quarters. There