Johnny Winterstein and friends playing in the sawdust piles in 1941. Sawdust piles and stacks of white pine lumber were found all over camp as a result of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 which destroyed a lot of trees at camp. Many tree houses were made of white pine boards. There was more lumber at camp than could be used, even after making several new cabins. The hurricane struck in late September, well after camp had closed for the summer. It is still considered to be the most powerful and deadliest hurricane in New England history.