Manor House is an old farm house previously owned by the farmer just outside the gate (who was, incidentally, born in Manor). It is the first unit that can be seen as you head towards the front gate. The CITs live there. It includes a foyer, kitchen, great room, downstairs bedroom for staff, and three bedrooms upstairs for campers. There is a wraparound front porch, and a latrine just out the door. It was redecorated by a small group of Girl Scouts for their Silver Award in 2004.
Cypress Meadows is usually used as a bicycle unit, because of its flat terrain. It is in a meadow right next to the front gate, near Manor House. It consists of six platform tents.
Bright Star is a unit of three cabins next to the Old Dining Hall. It has been used as the Roughin' It unit and the male staff unit in the past. The largest cabin is fully equipped with a kitchen.
Skyview is a unit of nine platform tents on a hillside, up the hill from Luckystone. Its rocky paths and numerous trees make it one of the prettiest units on camp. It is usually used for programs for older girls.
Border Village is a unit of six A-frame cabins and a platform tent (for the staff) at the bottom of a hill next to Gypsy Dell. It is usually used for the youngest one-week programs, since the cabins are both smaller and feel more secure than the tents.
The Glen is a unit of nine platform tents on a rocky hillside near Skyview. The staff sleeps in two adirondaks at the bottom of the hill. It is usually used for older one-week campers.
Gypsy Dell is a unit of nine platform tents on a hillside between Border Village and Conestoga. It is used for a variety of programs, usually for older campers, including the increasingly popular Center Stage and After Hours programs. It has the oldest kitchen shelter on camp.
Rocky Ledges is located right on the New Side of the main dip in the road, between the New Dining Hall and Wohl. It consists of three "pods:" double hexagons that can house up to eight campers each. Because of the more secure feeling of the pods, and the flat terrain, it is another good unit for younger campers or bicycle programs. It is also sometimes used as the Roughin' It base.
Tanda is located next to Petite Chalet and the pool, and is made up of nine platform tents. It has mainly been a Bits'n'Bridles unit for many years, and probably will continue to be one in the future.
Ahwenasa is made up of nine platform tents in a small meadow between Tanda and Kiamecia. It often houses younger campers, or sometimes a bicycle program. It has two totem poles across the creek, carved in the 1970s for the Ahwenasa Indian Ceremony tradition, and is home to the oldest ET on camp, "Clyde."
Kiamecia is made up of nine tents, and is located at the end of a gravel road past Ahwenasa. It is usually a horseback riding unit, for Saddle Sense and sometimes Bits'n'Bridles. It is another flat unit, though it has too many trees to be considered a meadow.
Timber Trails is located on a hillside across from the Lower Corral. It is made up of nine tents, and houses another unit of Bits'n'Bridles campers.
Gail's Place, or the Senior Lodge, is at the top of Cardiac Hill, up the hill from archery and down the hill from the Upper Corral. It is home to the WITs, who deserve some indoor plumbing after a hard day's work. Gail's Place features a bathroom complete with toilets, showers, and sinks, a large sleeping area partitioned into groups of two bunk beds each, a staff room, a staff bathroom, a large great room, a full kitchen with more dishes and utensils than anyone knows what to do with, a sun deck on the roof, and numerous closets. It does not, despite rumors to the contrary among younger campers, have air conditioning.
Conestoga is located down the road from Gypsy Dell. It is a good place to use ground mats, cots, and a few hammocks. The outhouse here has two seats, but no partition between them, and is rather ancient and bug-filled, so it is generally better to walk down the road to Gypsy Dell's ET if you need to go to the bathroom in the night. It is also sometimes used for the AWIT horse overnight.
Whispering Winds is located across from the Lower Corral, and between archery and Timber Trails. It is rather small, but has plenty of space for one unit to set up cots, ground mats, and a few hammocks. The latrine there is particularly rancid, so taking a buddy to Timber Trails is the best choice if you wake up in the night.
Old CIT Meadow/Prim Lake
Old CIT Meadow is between Cypress Meadows and the trail to the lake. The CITs stayed there at one point, and now it is a sleepout site suitable for cots or groundmats.
This was used as the Pioneer Unit when camp first opened in 1927. It is located at the top of Pioneer Mountain. It consists of two or three wooden lean-tos in a clearing. There is a rocky trail leading up to it from Wohl Meadow, or a wider but longer route that can also be accessed by horses or vehicles behind Conestoga. It has been used in the past as an overnight site for the Roughin' It campers, or for the AWIT horse overnight.
Rock House is a massive boulder behind Conestoga that cracked deeply enough for people to walk through and over it in many areas. Its walls, hallways, doors, and narrow windows make it seem like a primitive house, and this makes a fun hike for older, more coordinated campers.
Elephant Rocks is a mass of large, rounded rock next to the lake. Part of it looks like an elephant. There are numerous trails around the rocks, and also a waterfall between mossy rocks for more adventurous climbers.
Hotel Swimming Pool/Icebox
Decades ago, there was a hotel in the woods far behind camp. All that remains of it now (to our knowledge) are a large swimming pool and an icebox/springhouse from before the days of refrigeration. If you walk down the creek past Kiamecia, you will eventually find it. The pool is still easily recognizable, through the area is rather overgrown. The icebox is just as impressive, consisting of two walls, a plank bridge, and a square hole opening into a cave of water, which is as cold as a strong air conditioner. There is also a cave, too small to enter, on the way to the pool and icebox. This hike can take at least an hour to get there and back, but it is well worth the trip.
This is where the ad staff works. It is a small trailer/cabin consisting of three rooms, located near Rec Porch. The main room has a few desks and the mailboxes. The second room has the camp director and assistant director's desks. And the third room holds the computer and spare supplies. Campers are usually not allowed in the office unless there is a problem.
The ad staff (director, assistant, program director, and head UL) sleep here. It has two bedrooms, a living room, a mini-kitchen, a bathroom, and a porch and a half. It is located next to the office, near Rec Porch. Campers are not allowed inside, and non-ad staff don't usually go in either.
Old Dining Hall
All of the old side units eat here. It is located next to Bright Star. It consists of a screened-in dining area and a small kitchen in back. Breakfast and lunch are eaten cafeteria-style, and dinner is eaten family-style.
New Dining Hall
New side units eat here. Located next to the pool, the New Dining Hall is a large room full of windows, with an unused fireplace at one end and a full kitchen at the other. Breakfast and lunch are eaten cafeteria-style, and dinner is eaten family-style.
Rec Porch/Staff House
Originally the camp's dining hall, Rec Porch now houses a small library, numerous games and equipment, space for indoor games, and the coveted sno cone machine. It is located across from the office. Its outdoor field includes a sand volleyball pit, tetherball pole, and some massive tires and ceramic tubes for outdoor play.
Staff house is located in the back of Rec Porch. It is open for all staff to use on their me-time. If there are any male staff members, they sleep in here. It is off-limits to campers at all times.
Wohl Health Lodge
Wohl is the camp's health lodge. All medicine is stored and taken here. There is a small screened porch used as a waiting area, a small kitchen/medicine storage room, a bathroom, a staff bedroom, a supply closet, and a small room of bunk beds for sick or injured campers and staff. The health staff usually stays here all day and all night.
Located down the hill from Skyview, Luckystone Lodge is used for Arts and Crafts. In good weather, these are often done on the porch, but there is also a large room inside, in addition to a small kitchen and storage room.
Petite Chalet is a lodge usually used as a base for nature programs, when they don't involve hiking or other far-ranging activities. It is located between Tanda and the pool. It consists of a large room (with a kitchen attached), a middle porch, and a small room. When necessary, it is occasionally used as a spare unit or a storm shelter.
Tan Shed is located by the main gate and one of the ranger's houses. It is a storage shed attached to the ranger's office. It contains everything from sleepout supplies to ancient craft materials to a small power generator. Despite the fact that it was painted blue in recent years, it is referred to as Tan Shed as a result of years of being tan.
The Rangers' Houses
There are two rangers on camp, each with a house. One is located near the Old Dining Hall and the front gate of camp. It is a small white house. The other is a larger white and green house, located across the pasture from the Upper Corral and the back gate of camp. These living arrangements allow the rangers to keep an eye on both ends of camp, and be nearby if they are needed.
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