Camp Kehchissqua -- Nestled into the picturuesque woods of Essex County. Trees, a large and unspoiled lake, and a variety of activities have made it a fixture for campers for decades. Many have passed through here as high schoolers, and college students earn summer money working as counsellors.
Nowadays, the camp has standardized on two six-week blocks; counselors and campers can rotate in and out between blocks. Campers can declare one of several areas of focus, but they rotate through several activities a day and their schedule changes weekly. There's swimming, boating, archery, rifle shooting, nature identification (plants, birds and other animals), and more.
There's also a lot of stories told about the history of the camp, some of them stories of ghosts and hauntings and the like. One particularly ghoulish claim that part of the campground is on top of an ancient Native American burial ground. For the most part, these are merely stories that are told around a campfire, as older campers try to scare younger campers.
The camp is owned by Margaret Richardson, who inherited the land from her father, who inherited it from his father and so on. She established the camp herself shortly after her father's death. She has a house secreted away on the campgrounds, behind a high fence. Most years, she shows up only for a few days, if she shows up at all. But this summer, she arrived weeks before the camp officially opened, and aside from a few daytrips off to who knows where, has been staying in the house full-time. She doesn't interact with the campers or indeed the staff; the only person who sees her regularly is her manservant and loyal companion, Edward. (Her husband, of course, is dead and any children may as well be, as she hasn't seen them in years.)
Margaret has heard all the stories about this place, even before there was a camp here. She knows about the Native American burial ground -- knows where it is, in fact, and has done some digging there, before the camp was established. She also knows that something else is buried at Camp Kehchissqua. Something that isn't human. Something that isn't truly dead. Something that merely sleeps.
And this summer, the stars are aligned, and Margaret knows that what slumbers beneath Camp Kehchissqua will be waking up.
Miskatonic University -- An old, well-endowed private university in Essex County, located just outside the city limits of Arkham. Well-known for its library, particularly for its large body of works having to do with the occult and otherwise eldritch happenings in the area.
Kingsport -- Quaint little tourist town by the shore, with a wide array of bread and breakfasts, seaside cottages for rent, and picturesque ocean views, as well as all the shopping such a tourist could want, with the centerpiece of the shopping district being the Belmont's antiques store, which is under the new ownership of Rebecca after the original owner's passing.
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