Camp Bethel

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Camp Bethel
HaddamCT CampBethel1.jpg
Entrance to Camp Bethel
Camp Bethel is located in Connecticut
Camp Bethel
Camp Bethel is located in the US
Camp Bethel
Location 124 Camp Bethel Rd., Haddam, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°27′11″N 72°28′24″W / 41.45306°N 72.47333°W / 41.45306; -72.47333Coordinates: 41°27′11″N 72°28′24″W / 41.45306°N 72.47333°W / 41.45306; -72.47333
Area 46.7 acres (18.9 ha)
Built 1877 (1877)
Architectural style Gothic, Seasonal cottage
NRHP Reference # 07001246[1]
Added to NRHP December 11, 2007

Camp Bethel is a historic Christian camp meeting facility at 124 Camp Bethel Road in Haddam, Connecticut. It is located on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River, surrounded by woods. The main facilities of the camp include a chapel, memorial hall, boarding houses, and a dining hall, as well as more than 40 cabins. Most of these facilities were built between 1889 and about 1920; the dining hall is the notable exception, built in 1992 after the old dining hall burned down. Founded in 1877, Camp Bethel is one of the few surviving camp meeting sites left in New England.[2] It is owned by the Camp Bethel Association (CBA), a non-denominational, evangelical organization and is open to rent.

The camp was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Camp Bethel" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 

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