"High in the Poconos"
JUNE 1 to 4, 1959
SEE THE PROGRAM
I,n recent years the Association has met in many fine hotels. At or near the top of the list is Skytop Club where vie met
in 1952 and to which we are returning this June. The Club has all needed facilities for the comfort and convenience
of our members. A new and outstanding meeting room has been added si'nce our last visit. The Club offers more recreational facilities than anywhere we have gone.
Skytop Club is the outgrowth of many years of
discussion and planning. In 1925 an organization
was formed for the purchase and construction of
a large resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania on a plateau known as Krummel's Hill.
Among those enthusiastically interested were certain prominent resort owners as well as some distinguished Philadelphians, mostly Quakers, who
for many years had appreciated the natural beauty
and recreational opportunities of the Poconos.
The new venture became a private club known
as Skytop Club and Lodge. The original financing
came from stock subscriptions and memberships.
Some 2000 acres of land were purchased and a
modern steel, fieldstone and concrete lodge was
constructed with 190 sleeping rooms and two huge
floors of recreational area. "\Tork was commenced
almost immediately on the construction of a golf
course, and by the time the main building was
completed, the course already had a full year of
growth. Full facilities were opened to members in
June of 1928.
The property lies in Monroe and Pike Counties,
30 miles southeast of Scranton, 110 miles north-west of New York and 90 miles north of Phila-
delphia. Elevations range from 1500 to 2000 feet.
It includes several miles of excellent trout streams,
three natural lakes and two magnificent waterfalls.
The property has since been expanded to include
5500 acres, taking in Goose Pond, a large lake
lying three miles east of the Lodge. A cottage
colony has been developed through the sale of land
to members for construction of summer homes.
At present this colony totals 40 units. Seven cottages adjacent to the Lodge are operated with full
service and may be occupied by members if they
prefer this type of accommodation.
The major part of the Club community is made
up of a modern garage, boat house, bath house,
golf course, conference lodge and children's day
camp. In addition there are employee housing and
recreation buildings, and a work shop and storage
Some 25,000 members and their guests are
accommodated each year at the Lodge. This calls
for the serving of over 250,000 meals per year to
The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad provides through train service from Chicago,