Elizabeth "Betsy" Lawton (Huck) Orth


1965 - 2017
Elizabeth "Betsy" Lawton (Huck) Orth lived a life full of love, which she shared most graciously with her husband Steven, sons Tim and Nick, her family and all of her friends.

Betsy worked at a summer camp called Agassiz Village from 1981 – 1988. Agassiz Village influenced her life and helped shape the amazing woman she became. Betsy made lifetime friendships at Agassiz and left a lasting impression on those who she met over the years.

At Agassiz Village, it all starts with a smile and Betsy provided thousands of smiles to kids that needed it the most. Agassiz Village is an overnight, summer camp in Poland, Maine that offers underserved children a safe and healthy environment where their smiles and laughter create lifelong friendships and provide a lifetime of memories.
Agassiz Village campers have the opportunity to embark on a life-changing experience and take with them the same values Betsy taught her Agassiz Village children and her own children: responsibility, self-confidence, service to others and a commitment to learning.

In honor of Betsy’s life and her love and commitment to Agassiz Village, her family and friends have joined together to raise funds for a memorial project.
Carousel Gazebo

In the center of the 400-acre Agassiz Village camp, near Betsy’s beloved Indian Section, sits the iconic Carousel Gazebo that once held an authentic circus carousel. The carousel was removed in the 1990s, but the gazebo remains as a reminder of the camp’s purpose to create a fun, happy and safe environment for its campers.

Betsy’s family expressed their wishes to contribute to the renovation of the gazebo as an outdoor gathering space for Agassiz Village campers to meet. Steven, Tim and Nick ask that you consider making a gift in Betsy’s name to the Agassiz Village Carousel Gazebo by clicking the Donate Now button below.

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