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Anne Jackson Memorial Girl Scout Camp in Wilton Center, NH Closed

“Camp Anne Jackson will not hold summer camp in 2012 but will still be available for troop camping until further notice,” says the notice on Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains website.

Camp Anne Jackson was established in the early 1960s. Its 79 acres is a mix of forests and fields. There is a winterized lodge that accommodates 16 campers total. Those wanting a more rustic experience can reserve some of the nine Adirondack shelters with campfire circles that each accommodates 10-12 Brownies or 5-10 older girls. Its summer camp programs were attended by about 200 girl scouts each year.

In July the closure of Camp Ann Jackson’s summer camp programs were announced. The summer camp program is to be combined with Camp Kettleford in Bedford.

One article on reports: “The site is one of five in the region that will be sold, said Patricia Mellor, the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. The Swift Water Council, which oversees the Anne Jackson camp, is a part of that group.

The other camps being sold are Sunset Valley in New Hampshire, and Wapanacki, So-Ko-We-Gi and The Vermont House in Vermont.

“It was a difficult decision for the board of directors,” Mellor said of the decision, reached June 29. A letter was sent the following day to all Girl Scout personnel affected.

“We realized there was a duplication of efforts. Except for those in the Wilton area, it isn’t that much farther to Kettleford,” Mellor said.

Mellor said all net proceeds from the sale of the properties will be placed in a fund for maintaining and improving camping facilities.

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