One of the stations on a proposed train line that would take commuters from the Poconos to New York City is on the property of a former field hockey summer camp for girls.
The camp, Camp Tegawitha Field Hockey Camp for Girls, was founded in 1923 by Constance Applebee, who is credited with introducing the sport of field hockey to the U.S. during a physical education seminar at Harvard.
Tegawitha closed in the late ’90s and was purchased in 1999 by Pocono Mountains Industries, which plans to turn the 607-acre property into an industrial park.
A boat house recommended for historical preservation is the only remaining building left on the site, according to an NJ Transit report.
The station would be one of five along a 27-mile stretch that would connect commuters from the Pocono region to New York City for the first time in nearly 45 years.