Marion's Camp reclaimed
If you own waterfront property, you take care of it. Especially if it has a lot of history.
That's the message in Sutton, where the town recently unveiled a master plan to further spruce up the town-owned Marion's Camp property on Lake Singletary.
The parcel has been owned by the town for the last 20 years, during which time it has become a popular beach and recreation site. But its history is much deeper and richer than that, and the latest plans call for doing more, including the renovation of the two surviving lodges.
The camp was originally built in 1928 by the Goddard family, and served Camp Fire Girls from 1930 to 1987. Generations of young women from Sutton and surrounding communities learned to swim at the camp, listened to owls at night, swapped tales of local Indian lore, built lasting friendships, and battled more than a few bugs and bouts of homesickness.
To help recapture those days, and chart the site's future, nearly two dozen camp alumni met at the site recently with town officials, including Planner Jennifer S. Hager, to reminisce, gather memories, and discuss how they can support the master plan.
We salute their efforts, and wish them success.