The Story of Betsey Cox

Betsey Cox was a member

of one of the original families in pre-revolutionary war Pittsford. While riding to a neighbor’s farm one afternoon, she and her sister, Sarah June, were ambushed by local Indians. The two escaped, being good riders and fast runners. They returned to the town’s fort to report the Indian presence. The founder of our camp, Jean Smith Davies, admired Betsey’s courage, independence, quick thinking, conviction and energy. Today Camp Betsey Cox continues to nurture campers who are strong and capable!