February 5, 2013 by Doug Webster
Well-known American writer (Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan) and frequent contributor to The New Yorker magazine, E.B. White was undoubtedly one of the two most famous of the many individuals who attended Camp Otter. The other was friend, humorist (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), and fellow member of The New Yorker family, James Thurber.
White’s involvement with the Camp wasn’t surprising since Otter’s origins were linked to Cornell University, which he attended during and soon after college, and returned to several years later, as a part owner. The Minden News carried a recent article about White’s ties to the camp in the early 20th Century.
White’s biography (which often refers to him as Andy) also includes references to his time at the Camp.