Camp Santanoni, the National Historic Landmark Great Camp in Newcomb, is the recipient of a 2015 New York State Historic Preservation Award from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Three organizations that have worked together to preserve it – Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the Town of Newcomb, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) – accepted the award at a recent ceremony at the State Capitol.
The annual New York State Historic Preservation Awards honor excellence in the preservation and revitalization of New York’s historic and cultural resources.
“We are delighted by this recognition of Camp Santanoni and the strong partnership that continues to restore, interpret, promote and staff it, year after year,” said AARCH Executive Director Steven Engelhart in a statement ot the press. “This unique site in the Adirondack Park shows the value of preserving heritage and wilderness together, and AARCH looks forward to working with the Friends of Camp Santanoni, DEC staff, and Newcomb officials and residents to continue to develop this much-loved place in the future.”
Completed in 1905 and now owned by New York State, Camp Santanoni is a 12,900 acre Preserve within the Adirondack Park, and includes dozens of structures on three sites. It attracts thousands of visitors annually, year-round.
Photo provided: The gate house at Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb.