Unfortunately, in November of 1993 the camp lost its main building to fire and the camp has been closed since then.
The board is now trying to locate former campers for a reunion and compile a mailing list to keep everyone up to date on happenings at the camp. If you are a former camper or know a former camper please write to the address below or email Northrop
We are trying to raise funds to rebuild the camp. If you would like to make a donation or have a skill you are willing to contribute (construction, fundraising, publicity, CPA, legal work, etc.), please contact Northrop or write to:
What would you like to see here? Please let us know at Northrop.
"..... I don't know if I have ever fully expressed ... what Northrop Camp has meant to [me]. The camp saved me from the brunt of one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. At a time when my family was essentially homeless and living with relatives, I was able to step out of that situation and begin focusing on nature and on what I could become. Before going to camp, I was sort of shy about my interest in science, but through studying nature with Suzy I discovered it wasn't just for boys.
Not only did my confidence in my own scientific ability grow, but because I later returned as a counselor-aide, and then nature counselor, I began to see that I was a pretty good leader too. It is clear to me that a large part of the confidence that got me through my Bachelor's in mechanical engineering and Master's in structural engineering at Stanford, was instilled at Northrop.
My heart is in pain for the students that are missing their chances to grow while the camp is closed. We must get the camp back in operation as soon as we can."
What else would you like to see at this web site? Please let us know at Northrop.