Orange-Rockland District Masonic Organization
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Camp Turk

January 2017


To:      Camp Turk Committee, District Deputies, Staff Officers, Lodge Secretaries, Lodge Masters


Dear Brothers:


Happy New Year!  Even though we are in the middle of winter, we are already preparing for an unforgettable summer at Camp Turk.   I would like to ask that each of you share this information and help to send a child to Camp Turk this summer, whether it is a DeMolay, Triangle, or Rainbow member or a son or daughter, grandchild, great grand child, neighbor or friend.  Please note, a camper does NOT have to be related to a mason in order to attend camp. 


Camp Turk will be offering one, two or three week sessions again this summer.  Parents who have never sent their children away now have the chance to try camp out.  Last summer many of the campers that were signed up for a one or two week session extended their stay once they gave camp a try.  Campers must be between the ages of 8 to 16.


Camp Turk offers a scholarship program for families in need of financial assistance.  For further details, please contact us at (315) 392-2081.  If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund to help these deserving children, you can do so by sending a check to the above address and mark it for the scholarship fund.


We have noticed that many of your Lodges or Districts have websites.  We would like to ask if you could add a link to our website which is   Some Lodges and Districts may have already done this.  You can also LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram at camp.turk


We are currently organizing work weekend at camp on June 9th, 10th & 11th.  We are looking for volunteers to help clean and prepare camp for the upcoming camping season.  Please give us a call if you are interested in volunteering to help get the camp for the summer. 



If you are interested in hosting a Camp Turk information night in your lodge or district, give us a call and we will send one of our Committee members out to your area for a presentation.


If you have any additional questions, contact Mollie Denslow at 315-392-2081 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This fraternity is truly blessed to have such a great facility as Camp Turk to offer to our youth.  Give a gift to a youth that will last a lifetime! 




Mollie Denslow

Camp Turk Administrator


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