2017 reunion -- for former campers from all FOUR Carbide camps!

September 22-24, 2017: The Big 35th-Year
Carbide Camps Reunion

Results of the survey we took earlier this year resulted in a 3-to-1 preference for a traditional" reunion, as you will see below. We'll offer the Camp Brookside option again for 2018, and we encourage campers to contact committee member Angela Allison about taking the trip out to Hinton sometime to see the fourth Carbide Camp!
So - - Plan accordingly:

Friday, September 22: At the FOP in Charleston, 6 - ? PM
Catered dinner, free draft beer, bonfire, *entertainment" and karaoke. Cash bar, but package will include 2 free drinks. Some attendees may leave early to camp on Blue Creek Friday night.

Capital City Lodge, FOP #74
4284 Woodrum Lane
Charleston, WV 25313
LAT: 38.3848, LONG: -81.7086

Saturday, September 23: Visits to Blue Creek Sites
There will likely be Camelot Plaque ceremony to replace the missing original plaque.

Sunday, September 24: Catered Lunch at Coonskin Park starting at 1:00, plus unscheduled activity on your own, in town or on the Creek for those interested in a longer stay. There will be souvenirs, surprises, and maybe Exploding Beans...!

Important Safety Tips for camping and visiting on the Creek: Much encouraged, but at this time we are still not certain of the status of land ownership and accessibility. The Hunting and Fishing Club building will likely not be available to us. (In mid-May, we received word that the HF lodge build
ing is "...falling into disrepair..." but is still standing,and that the new owners do not seem to mind people being in and around it. While not exactly a ringing endorsement of Creek camping, it sounds somewhat encouraging.) If we get any news that would limit or prevent camp site visits and overnights, we will send out e-mail announcements. Meanwhile, be optimistic and plan to camp, hike, fish, wade, explore … remember!

Y'all be careful out there! Remember that roads are bad, cell phones likely will not work and that emergency services are not close. Bring your own gear for life on the Creek, and watch for critters and high water.
Also visit and
for pictures and other memories.

2017 marks 35 years since closure of the Blue Creek camps.
Let's make it a Big-35 Reunion!

 "The committee"
Angela Allison <[email protected]>
Camp Brookside <[email protected]>
Dave Gardner <[email protected]>
Bob Lilley <[email protected]>
Barb Hicks Neddo <[email protected]>
Marty Wyatt <[email protected]>