Without its cherished bungalows, tiny Camp Osborn puzzles over what’s next

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John and Mary Jane Malone walk through Camp Osborn, once crowded with tiny vacation bungalows. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)

John and Mary Jane Malone walk through Camp Osborn, once crowded with tiny vacation bungalows. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)

From the time he was a kid, John Malone had spent his summers at Camp Osborn until this year.

 

 

Sandy’s flood waters and a subsequent fire — believed to have started from a natural gas leak — wrecked Camp Osborn. Tucked between Mantoloking and Normandy beach, the community consisted of small bungalows including Malone’s which had been passed down over three generations. As part of the clean-up, all the homes were torn down and now the community is trying to figure out how to rebuild.

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