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Volunteer - How Camp is Funded

How Camp is funded

Camp Denison Conservation Area, as we know it, would not exist today without the support of Volunteers! They continue to provide the manpower required for the maintenance and improvement of the facilities, grounds, and trails. The vital support over the years provided by our Highway, Water and Light Dept’s speaks well of our town’s utility departments’ commitment to provide the best services they can. Many improvements have been accomplished during the past fourteen years. Almost all of the expenses for materials and heavy equipment were funded by the Friends of Camp Denison and by the many generous individual and corporate donors.

Help is always needed to keep the grounds in shape; maintain the trails; remove undesirable brush; discard dead tree limbs, painting; winterizing; or repairing a broken picnic table etc., amid a host of various and sundry items.

We also have a Demonstration Forest display, and a Nature Center that provides exhibits and information on various trees in our forest at Camp Denison Conservation Area.

Help out

We are currently developing plans to introduce more programs. Such programs may be cultural, educational, or be of interest to those who enjoy the many outdoor opportunities for passive recreation.

Camp Denison Conservation Area is Volunteers! Many friendships have grown, and if you’re available, join us at our weekly breakfast and support one of the truly hidden gems here in Georgetown!

Friends of Camp Denison Conservation Area

In June of 1997, the voters of Georgetown unanimously approved authorizing expenditure for purchase of the 36 acres known as the Camp Denison Conservation Area property. This effort was driven and supported by a small group of townspeople that was organized by Bob Morehouse and became known as the “Friends of Camp Denison Conservation Area”. The property was designated as a passive recreation area that contains a large lodge, nature center, bathroom and shower facilities as well as several small cabins that were built in the 1930’s. Over the past sixty years, many of the structures have deteriorated and were vandalized. This small group of individuals started an annual fundraiser that generated a small and steady source of funds to begin the restoration and repair of the structures. In addition, the individuals became “volunteers” at the camp and have spent thousands of hour developing trails, repairing and restoring many of structures on the property.

In early 2007, a few members of the group set up a corporation known as “Friends of Camp Denison, Inc” and in April, 2008 the non-profit organization became a 501 C 3 tax exempt public charity in the State of Massachusetts. The Friends’ group is seeking new members to continue to help with the annual fundraiser and the maintenance of the Camp Denison Conservation Area facilities.

We regularly meet on “Tuesdays” to discuss and work on projects, priorities and sponsor fund raising activities including a volunteer appreciation luncheon for the many people who donate their time and energy to the camp and Spring fund raising.

To join the FRIENDS OF CAMP DENSION please contact us or consider making a donation to Camp Denison.



Bob Morehouse 1934-2015

To view photo's of the Bob Morehouse Lodge dedication select the following link Dedication

Bob Morehouse, 81 the leader and visionary behind Camp Denison passed away on Wednesday October 14. Bob was a man of tremendous talents and experiences that were essential in the growth of Camp Denison. Bob was the chairman of the Camp Denison Committee, and the President of Friends of Camp Denison. He was instrumental in having the town purchase the property in 1997, and worked tirelessly to make Camp Denison the jewel that it is today. Bob had faced many health issues over the past few years, but none of them were a match for his determination. He was and is greatly admired by all of us who knew him. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Our condolences go out to his family.

For Bob's complete Obituary click on the link Obituary

There is also a link to photo's taken at a celebration of his life with just a few of his many friends. To view the pictures Click Here

Goodby ole friend.....we will miss you greatly

Fritz T. Brown

Fritz T. Brown, 80 years of age, of Georgetown, MA passed away on April 13, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ of a sudden illness.

Fritz was a strong supporter and active member of the Friends of Camp Denison in Georgetown, donating many hours to the organization. Fritz is survived by his wife, Frances, his daughter Esther Gorgol and husband Zyg of Scottsdale, Arizona, his son James of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and son Jonathan and wife Susan of Newbury. He was the beloved grandfather to Matthew, Rachel and John Gorgol, Christopher and Justin Fritz Brown.
He is also survived by his sister, Patsy Brown, brother William Brown both of Newbury and many nieces and nephews.

Fritz was a good friend and he will be sorely missed