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Old 03-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Summer School in Wolfeboro - The Hill School Camp

I was walking through the guidance office in one of the schools I work in recently and a poster caught my eye. It read, "Season for Success - A Summer Boarding School in Wolfeboro" Since my curiosity was piqued, I checked out their WEBSITE. Turns out I have some postcards of the place.

The Hill School Camp is now known as the Wofeboro Camp School located on RUST POND in South Wolfeboro. They offer a boarding school experience with an extensive array of academic offerings....very impressive.

I can't find much about the history of the place. Can anyone help out?

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Since 1910 a summer on the shore of Rust Pond has meant a "Season for Success" for hundreds of young people. The earliest days of the site of the School can be traced to the year 1757. King George II of England granted Colonel Henry Rust of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a 600-acre plot of land in Wolfeboro to encourage settlement. The Rust farm operated for 150 years until the Industrial Revolution transformed the New England economy from agriculture to manufacturing.

In 1910 a portion of the Rust farm was purchased by George Robins, a teacher from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, to establish a summer tutoring program. Thus began the eight-decade legacy of today's summer boarding school.

In 1977 the School was incorporated for non-profit and reorganized by a small group of people long associated with the School and committed to perpetuating The Wolfeboro Experience.


This would actually be Rust Pond with Lake Wentworth(?) in the distance.

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Wolfeboro Camp School offers constructive scholastic work for girls and boys 12 to 18 in an atmosphere of healthy outdoor living. THE LODGE (pictured) stands on a rise of ground offering excellent views of the lake woodlands and neighboring mountains. Box 390 - 569-3451
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:41 AM   #2
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MCD. I am wondering if the picture labeled "Camp Winnipesaukee" is really Wolfeboro Camp School, previously known as Hill School Camp. Rust Pond is wider than it looks in the picture unless that is a drawing not a photo and is inaccurately drawn. It was and still is an exclusive summer tutoring camp school for kids.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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MCD. I am wondering if the picture labeled "Camp Winnipesaukee" is really Wolfeboro Camp School
You may be correct, tis. I'm really not sure. As far as the earlier postcard where I was thinking it was Lake Wentworth in the distance....that may be incorrect also. If the Camp School is on the North side of Rust Pond, as seen in the map below, it probably is Lake Winnipesaukee in the distance.
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McDude,

The old postcard may in fact be an idealized picture or the lake could be Winnie in the distance. The location of the Camp School is on the north part of Rust Pond(the immediate water). Wentworth would be in the opposite direction. The part of Winnie opposite the School would be South Wolfeboro Bay which is in a deep hollow. Maybe it could be a section of the lake by the Varney Islands. The area years ago was cleared of trees which today block the view.

The map is accurate in placement but greatly out of scale.
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:01 PM   #5
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I can agree with Flboater, that the lake in the distance could be Winnipesaukee around Wolfeboro Bay, if the immediate lake was indeed Rust Pond. I am thinking Winni would be hard to see though. The camp does face west toward Winni. Rust Pond just looks much wider than that from the camp school though. (See how much wider the pond looks in the bottom two pictures. The camp was never called by that name so don't know why the picture would be labeled that either. Have been trying to think what other camp that could have been.
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McDude:

My dad did some summer school time at the old Hill School camp on Rust Pond. This would be in the very early 50s.
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