Camp Wellfleet was an impressive military training facility that sat atop the Wellfleet dunes for almost 19 years. In 1961 it was abandoned and made part of the Cap Cod National Seashore. Since then nature and erosion helped it virtually disappear without a trace, and the men and women who served there forgotton.
Through this site, my explorations and interviews with former camp members the story of Camp Wellfleet can finally be told.
Special thanks to the following men who were stationed at Camp Wellfleet and assisted me with my research: Victor Chapman, Bob Howell, Chuck Star, John Houle and Ed Thelen.
Vintage Photos: Courtesy of Victor Chapman, Jim Donaldson, Leroy Lewis, Deacon Ray Egan, National Park Service, Donald Fox and Dorthy F. Yarbough
The U.S. Army is the only service branch that does not have a central museum to preserve, display and interpret its heritage. More than 228 years of Army history are in danger of being lost. Those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Army deserve a place of honor that tells their story and the story of the great battles they fought, and how they helped to shape the nation.