The following information was taken from a scrapbook of Harold Weigartz who was a Camp Beech-Wood ranger from 1975 -1997. A special “Thanks” to Jan Stouch for arranging for us to borrow this scrapbook to share for posterity.
Camp Beech-Wood was a girl Scout camp located on 175 acres of land on Lake Road 4 miles west of Sodus Point. It was open from 1929 – 1996 and left wonderful memories for 3 generations of girls who participated in the fun activities that the camp provided.
Jean Seymour wrote a detailed history of the camp that was featured in the July, August, September and October 2013 issues of the Sodus Bay Historical Society Newsletter. In these articles she told of :
The Early Years
Growth and Change
The Final Years
Camp Beech-Wood: Remembered
Click this link to read this wonderful history. You can use the + and – keys to zoom in and out: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15GnpjBKjgUJupAC0MOn9bfGjEqTDwCAB/view?usp=sharing
In preparation for a stay at the camp, Camp Beech-Wood prepared a brochure for participants which acted as an orientation to the facilities.
Click this link to read the 1929 Brochure. You can use the + and – keys to zoom in and out:
Click this link to read the 1947 Brochure. You can use the + and – keys to zoom in and out:
Camp Beech-Wood dining hall built in 1960
Over the years, maps of the camp were produced to help those who participated. Here we have maps from 1945, 1973 and 1991. Click this link to see these maps. You can use the + and – keys to zoom in and out: