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.

9 thoughts on “Camp Rose Twig”

  1. I went to camp rose twig and can share some pic. Who should i send theM to?

  2. I WENT THERE IN 1963-1964. MY FAVORITE COUNSELOR WAS ROSIE ROSS. I WOULD HARMONIZE WITH HER AS SHE SANG AND PLAYED HER GUITAR. I WAS DEVASTATED WHEN I FOUND OUT A FEW YEARS LATER THAT SHE WAS KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT.

  3. I went to camp rose twig in approximately 1966. I was about 5 so my memories are fuzzy but I do remember the cabins!

  4. I wENT to camp rose twig for 7 summers in the 60’s and have lots of great memories. Bug Juice and Uncle Jim!

  5. The land was bought by my grandmotheR, Bessie Newman. She Sold the trees on the property to the navy for the timber used For the Docks during The wAr. When her HUSBAND, AAron asked her why, she said thAt god wasN’t MAKING Any more land And that it was good. She perMitted/arranged fOr her DAUGHTER Cel and her HUSBAND, leon ROSENZWEIG to live there and run a camp. Rosenzweig means Rose twig. My father, benjamin newman, the youngest of Bessie & Aaron’s 4 children was the one who sold the land to David Cutler. The proceeds were Meant to be ‘shared and shared alike’. The 4 siblings were marx, joe, cEl and benjamin.

  6. Aunt Cel was my dad’s sister. I started at sleep away camp when I was four years old in 1947. I slept at the main house with my grandmother Bessie.I have a group photo of all the campers that year. I will forward to you.

  7. I worked for Cel in 1982-1984. The camp was not running but she had me go to the cabins and maje the beds etc. she was a won woman. I was deva when she passes while i was Away at pEnn state. I spent the Weeke with her when she broke her hip. The house was alitt creepy lol!!

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