For over 100 years, Phantom Lake YMCA Camp (PLYC) has touched the lives of thousands of boys and girls from the United States and abroad. It is the oldest YMCA camp in Wisconsin and one of the ten oldest in North America. PLYC is a place where campers go to get away from the “real world.” Many people might consider PLYC to be a place, untouched by the world around it. However, that does not mean that it has not been affected by historical events and an ever-changing society. Some events affected the camp more than others, but none of them, not even the Great Depression, managed to close the camp down for an entire season. It has also changed with society, starting up new programs and ending old ones, but nothing so drastic as to give the camp a different look or feel.