Camp Mont Shenandoah in Bath County was founded by Nannie Crump West of Richmond in 1927 as a private venture to serve privileged young women of the city of Richmond. Today the camp encompasses 60 acres along the Cowpasture River. It boasts more than a dozen one- or two-story Rustic-style sleeping cabins, a dining hall, and infirmary, all dating from the 1920s. A lodge from the mid-1930s, among other buildings and structures, contributes to the Camp Mont Shenandoah Historic District’s historical significance. At the time of its listing in the registers it was operating as a private business serving young women from across the United States. Camp Mont Shenandoah is the oldest girls’ camp in continuous operation in Virginia.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
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