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CAMP CEDARCREST in GREEN HARBOR, MA

Formerly known as the Immaculate Conception Camp. This Camp was located just east of the Winslow House on Rt. 139 where the Gotham Hill neighborhood is today. "As I recall, it was owned by Fr. Obrien from the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett. It operated as a summer camp for mostly local city kids. That parish had a school, grades 1 through 8, about 300 kids. So there was a ready customer base. That school has fallen onhard times recently. The portion that was visible from 139 was the boys part. Over the hill was the girls part. Most who went stayed for two weeks. It was really popular with the kids in the fifties and sixties, but then got sold and subdivided in the seventies I think. I am not sure if Fr. Obrien passed away and his estate sold it, or if he did for some reason or another." (comments from Goodguy) The camp was originally the Immaculate Conception Boys Brigade. It was owned by a trust controlled by the Immaculate Conception Parish in Everett and started by Monsignor Hartigan. The original camp was along Careswell St. After a few years Monsignor purchased 2 other camps on top of the hill and combined them into Camp Cedar Crest. The other camps were Camp Malden and Camp Melrose. The girls camp and Monsignors house were located on top of the hill. The boys camp and dining hall were located at the bottom of the hill. In 1971, Monsignor decided to close the camp and the trust sold it for a subdivision. Several of the houses in the subdivision were originally camp buildings which were renovated. My grandfather was one of the founding trustees of the camp and was one until he died. My uncle built the houses in the subdivision. Information contributed by Stephen De Castro ........(from Wiki) ... The original name for Cedar Crest was Gotham Hill. In the 1920s 3 seasonal children's camps were created on the west end of the hill. The Immaculate Conception Boys Brigade, under the direction of Monsignor Edward M. Hartigan from the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett, MA, bought out the other 2 camps and created 1 camp. At the time the hill did not have any trees since it had been farmland for a number of years. There was a growth of small cedar trees on the top of the hill. This inspired Monsignor Hartigan to name the combined camps "Cedar Crest" and the name was emblazoned on the side of the hill in white painted stones. Ever since, the entire hill (and this section of town) has been called Cedar Crest. All of the original comments can still be seen on the main photo gallery page. Please leave new comments here, however!
View from the Crest of the Hill
View from the Crest of the Hill
Cedarcrest Memories - 1938
Cedarcrest Memories - 1938
The Minstrel Show
The Minstrel Show
Our Lady's Shrine
Our Lady's Shrine
Immaculate Conception Boy's Camp
Immaculate Conception Boy's Camp
Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
Air View - Careswell Street along the Bottom of Image
Air View - Careswell Street along the Bottom of Image
Camp Office - Contributed by Kathy Fisette
Camp Office - Contributed by Kathy Fisette
Boy's Recreation Hall
Boy's Recreation Hall
Girl's Recreation Hall
Girl's Recreation Hall
Cedarcrest Cabins
Cedarcrest Cabins
Monsignor Edward M. Hartigan
Monsignor Edward M. Hartigan