Honey Hollow Camp

Honey Hollow Camp: A Photographic History

By John A. Wooden
Foreword by Bryan Farnsworth

A visual history of the founding, construction and early days of Honey Hollow Camp, a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Bolton, Vermont. Nestled in a verdant valley on the northwestern slope of Camel’s Hump, Honey Hollow Camp was built in 1941 by Dr. Carl Wurm Jr. to be his family’s remote sanctuary in the event of Nazi invasion or attack. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 in acknowledgment of architectural merit and cultural significance in the context of World War II.

Hardcover, 120 pp. Published June, 2021.

Honey Hollow Camp: The 1940s In Color

A 23-minute mini-documentary about the early days of Honey Hollow Camp, featuring the color 16mm home movies of the Wurm family, and narrated by Edie Wurm Jensen.


During the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021, my family and I longed to visit my childhood home in Honey Hollow, Vermont—but we were stuck a world away in California. Then a chance email from Edie Wurm Jensen, the property’s former owner, kicked off a wonderful year-long exchange about the genesis and construction of Honey Hollow Camp during World War II. As months passed under quarantine lockdown, and Edie unearthed ever more material from her family archive, what had begun as a small photo scanning project blossomed into a full-fledged historical book and short film detailing the early days of this unique U.S. National Historic Landmark.

John A. Wooden