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.

Mary Cheney Schofield
Rev. G Gardner Monks
Brantwood camp director Warren Winslow ( 1937 - 1938 )
Warren Winslow passes away on the USS Turner
1904

Trustees incorporated

November 30, 1904 Trustees of Brantwood incorporated

1917

brantwood camp closes

Brantwood closes due to First World War.

1919

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.

1920

Brantwood Camp adopts camp song

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

1922

Brantwood Prayer

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

1937

Warren Winslow

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

1943

Charles Cook

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

1944

Warren Winslow passes away

Director Warren Winslow passes away while on the USS Turner

1964

First former camper director

George Topka Brantwood Director; first former camper directo

1982

First session of Brantwood for Girls

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

1984

Girls Summer Camp Holiday

Brantwood for Girls first summer at Camp Holiday, Milford NH

1989

camp Quinapoxet

Brantwood for Girls first summer at Camp Quinapoxet, Rindge NH

1995

Girls Dedication ceremony

Brantwood for Girls Dedication Ceremony

2004

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