Brantwood History

Brantwood Camp was the dream child of one man, the Reverend Donald Browne, an Episcopal clergyman from Massachusetts. Browne had first visited the mountainside between Greenfield and Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1900, and he had named it “Brantwood” because its magnificent view was reminiscent of the one from John Ruskin’s famous hillside home of that name, located in England’s Lake District.  Many decades later, Browne’s dream and simple start has expanded into two campuses both with several recreational areas, rustic structures, pools and even land at nearby Silver Lake.

Mary Cheney Schofield
Rev. G Gardner Monks
Brantwood camp director Warren Winslow ( 1937 - 1938 )
Warren Winslow passes away on the USS Turner

Trustees incorporated

November 30, 1904 Trustees of Brantwood incorporated


brantwood camp closes

Brantwood closes due to First World War.


Mary Cheney Schofield Helps re-open camp

Mary Cheney Schofield proposes that St. Marks School re-opens Brantwood in memory of her son William H. Cheney who was killed in action during World War 1.


Brantwood Camp adopts camp song

“For Brantwood We Stand” written by Billy Judge adopted as camp song


Brantwood Prayer

Rev. G. Gardner Monks, Brantwood Director, writes the Brantwood Prayer


Warren Winslow

Warren Winslow Brantwood Director ( Served as brantwood director from 1937-1938)


Charles Cook

Charles Cook Brantwood Director ( served as brantwood director from 1943-1963 )


Warren Winslow passes away

Director Warren Winslow passes away while on the USS Turner


First former camper director

George Topka Brantwood Director; first former camper director


First session of Brantwood for Girls

Left to right, Noelle Leonard (current Board President), Keri Ann Strain,Margaret (Cook) Gurney Director


Girls Summer Camp Holiday

Brantwood for Girls first summer at Camp Holiday, Milford NH


camp Quinapoxet

Brantwood for Girls first summer at Camp Quinapoxet, Rindge NH


Girls Dedication ceremony

Brantwood for Girls Dedication Ceremony


100th anniversary

Left to right: Noelle Leonard, Paul Daigneault, Bill Gurney, Nick Noble, Kevin Mitrano, Ed Puliafico, George Topka, Mike Razza, Jason Webster, Harold Ross, Stephen DiCicco, Nathaniel Peirce, Alicia Skovera, Amy Willey