Train station proposed for site of former summer camp in Pennsylvania

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.

Above photo via Pocono Record slideshow from 2010. You can see photos and memories of the camp at www.camptegawitha.com.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

4 Comments

  1. The photo at the top of your article is of The Skyline Lodge. It was taken by my father in 1962. You obviously took it from the Camp Tegawitha website that I host, where I posted it.

    If you’re going to take things from other people’s sites, I suggest you at least least read the captions and know what the hell you’re taking; The Skyline Lodge has nothing whatever to do with your article.

  2. Btw, I think it was actually called The Skyline Inn. I’d love to see some info about it; it seems to have disappeared from history.

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