Camp Archbald’s New Dining Hall

Our Girl Scout troop went to Troop Adventure Camp this weekend. We were all glad to be going back to Camp Archbald. Camp Archbald, the second oldest Girl Scout camp in the USA, was closed last year so that a new dining hall could be built. We were all apprehensive about this new dining hall because the old one had such character and we did not want to lose that. The old one had these cool shutters that lifted up to reveal screens. When the shutters were open, it was very light and airy. The old dining hall was very old fashioned and comfortable.
We arrived at camp excited to be back and looking forward to seeing the new dining hall. The new dining hall is modern, but it fits right into this camp that was established in 1920. The front of the building faces the lake which is the opposite of the old one. It has a big front porch which makes it very inviting. The inside is gorgeous. It has nice light colored walls, lots of windows and a super high wood ceiling giving it a nice outdoorsy vibe. The nicest surprise in this new building is the décor. The shutters from the original dining hall were removed, restored and hung on the walls of the new hall. This nod to the past is perfect. Of course, the best feature of this new building is the bathrooms with indoor plumbing! Our troop is very pleased with this new modern building.

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