Still Kickin’ at Camp

Pictures from June 28, 2011  (password required)

Camp is drawing to a close soon, but the activities are still going full steam!  Today there are two hikes out, a 2-day climbing trip is finishing up at Obed, there is a whitewater trip on the Tuckaseegee River, a caving trip went to Worley’s cave, mountain bikers had a trip to DuPont State Forest, and there were lunch and evening rides in horseback!   That’s just what is going on away from camp!  All of the multi-day trips will return by tomorrow. 

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday morning. You are welcome to bring family and friends – we make plenty of lunch to cover guests that aren’t in our original count. If you know of anyone that is interested in a camp session for their son, they are also welcome to join us & see what we are all about firsthand.

Remember, the guys will be ready to see you about 9:45am, please do not plan to arrive until after 9:15am when we have staff in place to load trunks. The campers will be singing all of their favorite songs in assembly that morning until about 9:40. After you stop by the gym and get your son’s trunk loaded you will park in campfire field. After assembly ends, your son can show you around his activities and demonstrate the skills he learned throughout the session.

Lunch will be served for everyone beginning around 11:30am, but feel free to continue visiting with your son’s counselors and friends. On your way out, don’t forget to check in at the office to pick up your son’s envelope with cabin pictures, store account refund (hopefully!), and other important items. Also be sure to check out the picture tree- if you see a picture with your son in it, feel free to take it home.

Nicer local restaurants (not chains), all are downtown, except Sora-

Sora – 828-883-9808 (Hank’s Favorite) Japanese / Sushi (near Wal-Mart)
Jordan Street Cafe – 828-883-2558 (Townsend’s Favorite for supper)
Falls Landing – 828-884-2835 (Seafood- we eat there often at lunchtime)
HobNob- 828-966-4662 (Don & Zoob’s favorite)
The Quarry- 828-877-2244
Marcos Trattori- 828-883-4841
Square Root- 828-884-6171

Not fancy, but lots of food-

Twin Dragons Chinese Buffet- kids like it, lots of food, lots of variety
Cielito Lindo – Mexican- Fast service, no reservations needed

More restaurants are listed on

You should be receiving a letter from your son’s counselor soon. Townsend was proofing them over the weekend & most went out Saturday and Monday.

Wednesday will probably be the last day of pictures. We will all be fairly busy with numerous end-of-session details on Thursday and Friday.  Many of you pre-ordered a flash drive of pictures from the session.  The USB flash drive is a 4-gigabite drive with high quality versions of the lower-quality pictures we have included on this website.  If you did not preorder a flash drive we will have more available for sale on closing day as well.

See you in a few days!

Hank Birdsong

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