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History & Mission

In 1944, a Concord, Massachusetts doctor, Lawrence H. Andreson, purchased a 110-acre farm on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee with the goal of starting a Christian summer camp for boys.

From the beginning, the goal of Camp Brookwoods was to provide a unique camping environment founded on the Christian faith and centered in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Through the years, Brookwoods has used its beautiful wilderness setting to show campers the hand of God and teach important life lessons.


1956 Camp Brookwoods Movie, Part 1


The summer of 1964 brought the opening of Deer Run, a sister camp to Brookwoods, comparable in every way in terms of purpose, philosophy, program, and leadership. This was the beginning of the exciting, innovative, and fruitful ministry of Deer Run as a Christian girls’ camp.


In the late 1990’s, Mr. Ken Olsen, a Christian businessman from the Boston area with a heart for the Lord’s work, donated 7,000 acres of land surrounding Heald Pond in Moose River, Maine. He wanted this beautiful spot to be used for the glory of God and the furthering of His Kingdom through camping. Through Ken Olsen’s generosity, Moose River Outpost was formed as a summer camp and conference center.

Moose River Outpost’s excellent program is unique to its location. Only 20 miles from the Canadian border and encompassing 7,000 acres, it is the peace, solitude, and connection to nature that makes Moose River Outpost breathtakingly special.


1956 Camp Brookwoods Movie, Part 2



We invite you to find your place in this great story by experiencing one of our camps or visiting one of our conference centers.