On February 13, 2014, a fire occurred at Camp Agnes DeWitt—a 152 acre day camp located in the Sourland Mountains in Hillsborough Township. During this fire, the main building-Marilyn Hall was destroyed.
The Board and Council remain committed to the outdoor experience and maintaining Camp DeWitt as a Girl Scout Camp.
In order to bring DeWitt out of resting as a summer camp, a permanent structure must be rebuilt. As part of the rebuilding process, Council has enlisted the input from a volunteer committee, who will work alongside the Board of Directors, staff, and architectural firm to create a master plan for the revitalization of Camp DeWitt—a project we’re calling “Reimagining DeWitt.”
Through the Reimagining DeWitt project, we will complete a comprehensive analysis of the camp through a series of focus groups, surveys, and tours of other camps throughout the country---camps that have elements we believe would be assets to the girls in our Council. These efforts will culminate in a master plan (including a new building) and plans to re-open for the summer session of 2016.
We remain committed to Camp DeWitt and to sharing our progress with you at each step of the journey. Quarterly updates will be shared in the “update” section of this page, and as they happen, on the GSHNJ blog. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter, where you can learn about opportunities to offer input, join focus groups, etc.
Still need more information? Here are some FAQ’s about the project.
We are excited about the bright future of Camp DeWitt—a new building, new vision and opportunities to serve more girls. We hope you are as well—and that you’ll join us in our effort to Reimagine DeWitt.