When you first step on to Brookwoods' Front Lawn, you can't help but catch your breath, the view is overwhelming. It's nothing short of spectacular.
Brookwoods and Deer Run sit in Chestnut Cove at the southern end of Lake Winnipesaukee (New Hampshire’s largest lake). From the deep shade of our forested paths to the bright sunshine of the waterfront, every part of our property lends itself camp life.
Our waterfront is without question one of the finest in New England. We are blessed have 800 ft. of beach. With your toes in the water, the northern view highlights Rattlesnake Island, the Ossipee mountain range, and the White Mountains in the distant background. Our cove has a natural sandy bottom which makes the water sparkle and nothing is better than jumping in the lake!
Woods & Hurd Brook
Camp is 500 acres of woods and fields. Our old-growth forest includes large white pines, red pines, sugar maple, red maple, beech, white birch, and white ash. Our well-maintained open spaces are used as athletic fields and locations for outdoor meals, games, and activities. And you may have already guessed, we do indeed have a brook running through our property into the lake. After a hard rain, you can hear Hurd Brook from the Main House. Put it together and you’ve got Brookwoods.
Deer Run Cabins
The girls’ cabins are spread throughout the woods on the Deer Run side of camp. Each cabin has bunks with 2 toilets, showers, and sinks. They make a wonderful home for our campers and staff. Each girl is given a shelf on which they can store their belongings.
Deer Run Lodge
The center of Deer Run is Deer Run Lodge. This is a beautiful open beam lodge with a huge stone fireplace. The Lodge overlooks the Deer Run field and tennis courts. The Upper Lodge is a multipurpose space including a stage for plays and other performances, as well as staff offices. Lower Lodge has a rec hall with Ping-Pong, Foosball, Air Hockey, and a kitchen/café area. Deer Runners can spend their free period in the Lodge. Additionally, the Lodge is home to the Whitetail cabin, the youngest girls’ cabin, and staff housing.
Main House, Dining Hall & Main Office
You will often hear campers and staff say, “I’m headed to the Main House.” Camp lingo uses “Main House, Dining Hall, and Main Office” interchangeably, as the Main House tends to be a hub. The big white barn-like building, front lawn, and Brookwoods’ backfield are central to camp. “Going to the Main House” actually means headed to the Main Office or Dining Hall. We try to stay out of the Main House, since that’s where the Executive Director lives! Through a 2-13 capital campaign, we expanded our kitchen and dining hall, and made it possible for the Dining Hall to seat everyone at one time. When we are all “in camp,” we have about 400 people! Our Main Office provides work space for our full-time and seasonal staff.