During the time that General Electric operated their retreats at Association Island, meetings would be held in the shade of this enormous elm tree, seen in this post card from 1954, where executives and common workers could freely discuss the issues of the day. This is also where the Elfun Society was created as a […]
We are have a New You Tube Channel for Association Island. Our First Video Showcases the History of Association Island and the Renovation to a Campground.
The Drive across the Causeway is spectacular!
The causeway was eventually built in 1968 by the YMCA.
For you Early Birds, our Sunrises are just as Amazing!!
Happy Mother's Day!
Johnathan Croyle, writer from Syracuse.com and NewYorkUpstate.com wrote a great article about the island History and renovations. Here is the Link: GE Retreat to an Island Campground
There was a great deal of ceremony brought to the activities on the island during the General Electric days . To bring an appropriate level of pomp and circumstance, GE employed a marching band to provide music for arrivals and departures, as well as cruises on the lake. In this photo from around 1930, the […]
In the 1950's, General Electric chief executives and VIPs would arrive at the island via GE's amphibious airplane, a Grumman Mallard. The plane would land on Henderson Bay to the East side of the island and park on a ramp near the boat lagoon and Island House. For more on the rich history of the […]
This image comes from a post card that was postmarked in 1922. It depicts the lagoon that lies between the the Island House and Conference center today. The Island House would be out of frame on the right side. The boathouse had a movie theater and dance hall on the second floor. Today, you can […]