Members of Phi Sigma held their first camping trip in July 1890 at Dr. Walter M. Fitch's cottage in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Mary I. Lyman's document chronicles the History of this trip as a short story. By 1891, the group was officially incorporated as the Phi Sigma Camping Club, shown by the Articles of Association. To view photographs of the 1891 camping trip to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, click here.
A formal invitation and RSVP card to the Annual Encampment of the Phi Sigma Camping Club in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
After the July 1890 camping trip, Phi Sigma members incorporated an official Phi Sigma Camping Club by 1891.
Phi Sigma and Mary I. Lyman
At the July 22, 1890 meeting of the Chicago-based literary society, Phi Sigma, Mary I. Lyman presented her paper on the group's camping trip to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.