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What's in a name?
Cleawox, an English pronunciation for a Native American word meaning Clea = alder, Wox = paddle wood, is the name given to the adjacent lake and our beloved Camp Cleawox. It is said that large alders graced the shore of the lake from which canoe paddles were made by local Native Americans.
1930s – Initial construction Girl Scouts began camping at the Camp Cleawox site before the signing of a property lease with the United States Forest Service on May 8, 1930. There were few facilities at that time, but between 1930 and 1937 several areas were cleared, shelters were built, trails were constructed and a crafts shop was established. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built these facilities, including the original lodge and Adirondack shelters, trails, etc., in the late 1930s. The 1937 plan document, “Cleawox Lake Organization Tract,” shows proposed structures, activity areas and trails. The orientation and locations of the structures shown were revised when the buildings were actually constructed and many of the proposed structures were never built. The structures used by the first Girl Scouts have all since been removed or destroyed by the harsh coasta...