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Remembering the Union Carbide Summer Camps
Page by Bob Lilley, Santa Barbara, CA
SCHS 1959; Cliffside '51-'53, Camelot '54-'56, JC Camelot '57, CIT Cliffside '58
-- with thanks to a large number of contributors!
Updated 5/19/14
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Updated 2/21/18

For many years, the Union Carbide Corporation in South Charleston, West Virginia, operated summer camps for children of employees. Camp Cliffside, near Coal River, and Camps Camelot and Carlisle in the forest near Blue Creek offered sports, crafts, learning and fun activities. Each summer, hundreds of "Carbide kids" spent two weeks at camp as pre-teens and teenagers. I built this site for the memories and in hopes that other alumni would remember and appreciate all over again those valuable summers! For example, I discovered that the son of a special friend from South Charleston School days also built a site specializing in Carbide camps. See Randy Rice's camps pictures HERE. Share your memories by sending pictures for posting. Check out Carbide Camps and Blue Creek, WV on Facebook, too.

-- Robert W. Lilley

Updated 9/1/10


Blue Creek history -- rail
Blue Creek Rails, trails, camp train
Camps sites aerial photos
Other camp pages
Sword in the Stone - 2007
"Carbide News" Albums
Camp Brookside Materials Index

Remembering - various contributions

Letters, notes and articles
Carlton Gandee memorial fund
Camelot-Carlisle songbook!
Sending kids to camp - cartoons
Carbide and camps Logos and Pictures
 Building 82 Demolition - 2009
Carbide Articles and Memorabilia   
Updated 7-21-16

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