Beaver Camp
(Began operation in 1911)

Moderns vs. Classics

BEAVER CAMP, P. O. East Union, Me. Alt. 200 ft.
Elizabeth W. Fisher, 2222 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa., Margaretta Poe, Earl Court, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. S.Naudain Duer, 400 South 15th St., Philadelphia, Pa. For girls 14-18 Em. 66 Staff 16 Est. 1911 Fee $400.Beaver is one of the better known camps which is patronized by a fashionable clientele largely from Philadelphia and Baltimore. The directors are assisted by carefully chosen councilors.
Much attention is given to athletics and water sports. There are opportunities for handcrafts.

(From "A handbook of summer camps annual summary of. Porter Sargent)

The property was purchased in 1910 and sold in 1952 to Viking Lumber. It was in operation as a
girls camp from 1911 until 1951. Beaver Camp was the second to be established, on the shore of Alford Lake . The girls came to Union by train and trolley and were transported from there to Hope by buckboard wagons. Wagons this type can be seen at the Matthews Museum in Union.
Hope Historical Society has several copies of "The Beaver Camp Budget" a publication of the Beaver Camp Alumnae Association. Several sections of the 1920 edition are reproduced
Betty Lou Richards has prepared a book about Beaver Camp, which has been given to the Hope Historical Society. Much of the information on this website is in the book. Pages that are not can be accessed
here, except for sales and purchase agreements.

Click either on the thumbnail pictures or the P numbers below to see the related pictures. Many more are available in the Historical Society collection.

P972 Baseball team     P973 Rowing Team    P974 War Canoe Team    P975 Counselors vs. Girls    P976 Trip to Bald    P977 Sunday tea, little beaver.   P978 Diving    P980 Moderns    P981 Moderns & Classics    P982 Tennis team    P983 Music teacher's cabin 2008     P984  Dining room 2008    P985 Bunk room 2008    P986 Initials on ceiling     P987 Main Building Fireplace 2008     P988 Main Building 2008    P989 Dean of women's cabin painting    P990 Dean of women's cabin 2008    P991 Boat House 2008    P1000 Infirmary 2008    P1021 Reading & Writing Cottage    P1013 Message on a board    P1014 Counselors    P1020 Map of the camp

Loyalty and devotion to Beaver Camp ideals
Courage, courtesy, self control and modesty
Perseverance and determination under discouraging conditions
Observance towards the rules of the game
And fairness towards opponents
Busy as a Beaver