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Camp Hoffman (Girl Scout Camp)

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Girl Scout Camp
1921 and later. Larkin Rd. (off Ministerial Rd.)

This does not possess the architectural impact of the log structures at Camp Yawgoog for Boy Scouts in Hopkinton ( HO6), but it is nevertheless a fine example of rustic camp design on a beautifully maintained site. It is mostly in clapboarded wood construction, although deep in the woods is a pretty log cabin for special powwows. Ministerial Road, the particularly scenic road near which the camp is located, takes its name from one of the original land purchases in this area. South of the turnoff for the camp, at the junction of Ministerial Road and Curtis Corner Road is a rectangular granite slab, set on granite blocks, inscribed “Ministerial Land—300 acres set apart June 4, 1668 by the Pettaquamscutt Purchasers—Income to the Ministry.” The purchasers in question were the group which came to be popularly known as the Narragansett Planters. Although the tract was set aside to bring a minister to the area, the attempt was unsuccessful. Eventually, funds from the sale went to the Kingston Congregational Church.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Camp Hoffman (Girl Scout Camp)", [South Kingstown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-SK42.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 394-394.

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