Historical Footage from Bearnstow’s Past

Edited by Max Prum from Bearnstow’s archive footage.

Earlier this summer, two longtime campers, Bebe Miller and Janet Erickson, remembered and recorded an old Bearnstow camp song with Ruth Grauert (Reg). Bearnstow had its first summer in 1946. Ruth, who celebrated her 100th birthday this year, was 26 when she and Frances Reid purchased the land and started a children’s camp together. Since then it has evolved into the place it is today, which hosts our weekly dance workshops, Day Camp, the Young Artist Resident Program, the Artist Retreat Program, Natural History Week and more. You can see here that Bearnstow has always been dedicated to the arts and has celebrated our natural environment.