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I'd love to know what this place is.

Camp Charith. Now called Camp Cedarbrook. East side of Bunganut Lake, Lyman, Maine.

I think it was Camp CHERITH. I WAS 12 when I attended in 1965.

Went to camp and then staff at Camp Cherith (later Camp Cedarbrook) from 1965-1972. Went to sister camp in ADKs in 1973 and have been on staff 48 summers. This camp property was given to Camp Berea a few years ago.

Went to camp and then staff at Camp Cherith (later Camp Cedarbrook) from 1965-1972. Went to sister camp in ADKs in 1973 and have been on staff 48 summers. This camp property was given to Camp Berea a few years ago.

Went to Cherith 1964-68...was there in the Rec Hall for church when the Dining Hall burned down. Scout groups in the area fed us for the rest of the week. Loved camp!

Sandy (Chamberlain) Wakefield -when did the dinning hall burn down? Do they know how it happened?

*Sorry, Sandy-mustve been autocorrect...WARFIELD

Exact date, not sure, but I believe 1967.
Heard it might have been vandalism, but never heard for sure.

Thanks Sandy. Even though I only went for 1 year (1965) I remember that summer so well. I do recall how HOT it was-and there was no air conditioning anywhere!

This is Nate Parks the President/CEO of Camp Berea which currently owns the property. We are seeking to reestablish this great property as a beacon of hope for many in the Northeast. We are currently completing a new gym which is located next to the Dining Hall. The ministry of Cherith and Cedarbrook continues to live on in this property - now having both Girls and Boys coming each summer. As you might imagine, this summer of 2020 with COVID-19 all has created some significant challenges, as one of the main reasons we exist is to bring bring people together in community. Continue to pray that the purpose and ministry of this great property grows into the future generations of the Northeast. Here is our website www.berea.org

Thanks Nate!

Yes, thanks Nate...good news! Praying that God is honored thru the ministry to boys and girls!

The Dining Hall burned down the last week of camp in 1967. The photo must have been taken in the fall after rebuilding had started by Camp Cherith. There is now two story's of fireplace on the opposite end of the building. The old stone fire place did not survive the fire as a solid fireplace and was later taken out. The Dining Hall and kitchen was redone in 2018-19 in both the lower and upper levels and heat was added to the building by Camp Berea If any alumni or others would like more info I can be reached at paul@berea.org or check out our web site for other photos of the site berea.org

Camp Berea will be holding and open house on Columbus Day weekend check bere.org for details

Can anyone tell me how to find the location of the camp on Google Earth?

67 Cedarbrook rd Lyman Maine

Trying to figure out the dining hall - old or new? I went home the day before the old one burned and was on the first dish crew in the new! Went there from '60-'68 as a camper, then '70 went to ADK, '71 got married, '72 dragged my husband up there for a month! Last Cherith summer was '73 when I was Explorer DD at Pocono. My mother used to counsel families having problems with their daughter, 'Send her to Camp Cherith'!

I went to Camp Cherith from 1972-1978, either as a camper, on work crew, or as an assistant cook. I remember these cabins well, as I recall scraping and painting them during one of the summers when I was on work crew. I absolutely loved this camp and am glad that Camp Cedarbrook is continuing its mission.

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