Dave also sent along a shot of his King Arthur Awar....(d)
Feb 2007 - Coit Gardner writes to brother Dave:
I just read your comments
the creek with Diane last year. Well written. Diane's comment
about "all that was here?" This is a little the way I felt
when I visited the site two years ago. And I was a camper there!
It was hard to believe how much of the area had been recaptured by the
I can't help but think of today's youth and what memories they have of those cherished years. They will have theirs, but they will never be of Camelot.- Catching a rainbow trout on the upper lake
We were very lucky.
Another vivid memory of the camps was when I was a CIT at Cliffside I played Ave Maria and The Lord's Prayer record in that little hut with the loudspeakers that calmed the little campers that were away from home and made them feel more secure.
I received an electric shock and I yelled #$@&!>@ as the needle scratched across the record and over the speakers.
One of the other things that is crystal clear in my memory of Camelot is the ICE COLD iron water from the fountain by the basketball court. The iron taste of the water, the copper-color stain in the basin from the iron content..and it was so incredibly cold. What I wouldn't give for a drink from that fountain today.
Back Row, L to R: Coit Gardner Jr., Pete Connolly, Kip Trimble (King Arthur), Larry Nixon, Sandy Walters
Front Row: Tom Santrock, Larry Williams, John Chisler