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Olympic Youth Camp: A Cultural Exchange
In July 1996, in concert with the Atlanta Olympic Games, young people from around world convened at Berry College to participate in the official Olympic Youth Camp. This unique event, featuring 458 campers representing over 150 nations, comprised a festival of cultural exchange and Olympic spirit that transformed
the Berry College campus. Throughout the gathering, participants shared not only in sport, but in dance, drama, art, and an array of Olympic-themed workshops. In this 20th anniversary year, we invite you to learn more about Berry’s Olympic moment.
Roosevelt Cabin: From Simple Beginnings to Historical significance
One of the oldest buildings on campus, Roosevelt Cabin was designed by school architect Captain John Gibbs Barnwell and constructed by Berry students in 1902. “The Cabin,” as it was originally called, was conceived as a quaint, rustic abode whose very simplicity would symbolize
Berry’s unadorned, honest, and earnest approach to education. Originally employed as a residence and office for founder, Martha Berry, the Cabin stood at the symbolic center of campus life, and became a frequent hub of social activity. The Cabin took on added
historical significance, and a new name, in 1910, following Theodore Roosevelt's visit to the Berry Schools. For some time afterward, the Cabin remained a fixture of campus life, hosting religious services, meetings, and conferences, as well as Christmas and Mountain Day celebrations. In later years, Martha Berry became
very mindful of preserving Roosevelt Cabin as a symbol of the college’s humble beginnings. Its recent restoration and re-opening affirms Roosevelt Cabin’s foundational place at the heart of the Berry College community.