Camp Carysbrook, Virginia’s oldest overnight camp for girls, was established in 1923 by Miss Sarah Caperton Preston who continued to run the camp until her death in 1965. Her sister, Katherine Preston, assisted in operating the camp. The sisters lived in Norfolk where Miss Caperton directed a dancing school. Following in the traditions of the Prestons, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cuminsky directed the camp from 1965-1971 and Katherine Syer Heath directed Carysbrook from 1971-76.
In 1979, Toni Musso Baughman purchased Camp Carysbrook fusing new traditions with those of the Prestons operating the camp from 1980-2001. Her daughters Rachel Baughman Gannaway, Laura Baughman Devereux and Sarah Baughman have continued to operate Camp Carysbrook to this day. The sisters are proud to carry on the traditions nurtured by their mother and have maintained their mother’s vision and mission for Camp Carysbrook.