Camp Rose Twig

Camp Rose Twig

Did you know there was once a summer camp off of Stump Road between County Line and Horsham Roads?

This house, along with a 147 acre farm, were purchased by the Rosenzweig family in 1938. The family first converted the land into a private summer camp, then into an overnight camp for the public, then into a public day and overnight camp.

One hundred acres were maintained as farmland generating corn, wheat and soybeans, and the remaining land contained cabins, a dining hall, a recreation hall, craft rooms, a wood shop, a lake and dozens of other activity building, pavilions and nature areas.

For more than 45 years, kids spent their summers in the open air having fun and making friends on converted farmland. The family sold the land to the David Cutler Group in 1986; the builder converted much of the land into a housing development.

Some of the land, however, remains part of Windlestrae Park. Two of the roads in that neighborhood are named Camp Drive and Rose Twig Lane; the name Rose Twig is presumably derived from the name Rosenzweig.

If you, or someone you know, went to this camp and have a story or picture to share about it, please let us know.

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