The Willow Run camp for boys was a short lived adventure. Ford Motor Company managers Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, and Charles Sorensen selected the site for the bomber plant on a section of land already owned by the company, a portion of which was being used as Camp Willow Run.|
Henry Ford did not approve. He had plans to use a piece of this chosen land for soybean production. Without his knowledge a steam shovel began to dig the factory foundation one morning, and the era of farming on the property had ended.