History

Historic Camp Atwater

History-PicIt was founded in 1921 by the late Dr. William N. DeBerry, and is one of the oldest camps of its kind in the country. It was named in honor of Dr. David Fisher Atwater, whose daughter Mary donated substantially to the camp. The camp is located on beautiful Lake Lashaway in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. This magnificent waterfront property includes 75 acres of land with 40 buildings as well as a 3-acre island just off the camp’s main land. The camp is owned and operated by the Urban League of Springfield and is equipped to house, feed and service up to 160 campers at any given time. Campers and staff come from various cities across the United States and several foreign countries. The equipment is modern, and the plant is arranged carefully to accommodate a variety of camper activities. Camp Atwater is listed on The National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Camp Association.

img052-1The trained and capable staff, who understand and model the behavior necessary for the campers’ personal growth and development, contribute to our unique camping experience.