Norris Lodge

This lodge, constructed south of the Boy's Barn, was built in memory of Norman L. Norris. The money was donated by his family after his passing.[1] His daughter is former Girl's Camp Director Jane Norris, who married Halbe Brown.[2] It was designed to serve as a program planning headquarters and staff lodge[1] and was probably completed in the late 1950s.[3] It has since been used as staff housing before being returned to a Staff Lodge in 2012.

Norman L. Norris married Harriet Elizabeth Applegate Guy in 1930. They moved to Poland, OH in 1940, and Norman passed away on August 31, 1954. He left behind two daughters Jane Brown and Josephine Mellinger.[4]


1. a, b Youngstown Vindicator, February 5, 1983. Area Youngsters Have Romped at Camp Fitch Since 1924. Vindicator Printing Company.
2. a Youngstown Vindicator, January 17, 1959. YMCA Youth Director, Associate Are Engaged. Vindicator Printing Company.
3. a Tear, Phil, 1964. Camp Fitch Golden Anniversary. Allied Printing, pp.1-35.
4. a Youngstown Vindicator, December 13, 1993. Harriet Elizabeth Norris. Vindicator Printing Company.