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The Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion Completed

The Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion Completed

Thank you to all who contributed to the Gus Deeds Memorial Fund. Due to your generosity, we surpassed our goal. Construction on the Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion fortuitously began on May 6th, Gus’ birthday. Much of the lumber for the posts and beams either was milled from a white oak which used to shade the […]

The Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion – Construction Update

The Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion – Construction Update

Photos from the construction of the Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion.  (click to enlarge) From the Nature Camp, Inc Facebook page posted May 6th: “On a day when we remember one of Nature Camp’s brightest stars, born 26 years ago today, construction fortuitously began on the Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion. Nearly all the lumber for the […]

News from Nature Camp, Inc.

The Board of Directors of Nature Camp, Inc. met most recently in November 2014. At that meeting, we welcomed our newest board member, Ben Rottenborn (brother of former NCI Board President, Anne Rottenborn Balto). Ben has recently returned to the Roanoke area with his family from California and stepped up to take on the Treasurer role as Mike […]

News from Nature Camp, Inc.

The Nature Camp, Inc. board, comprised of 7 members, meets twice a year in late fall and again in late spring. At our May 2014 meeting, we welcomed our newly engaged attorney, Tripp Franklin. Until now, we have enjoyed quite a bit of pro bono legal advice from many of the Nature Camp family who practice law. […]

Gus Deeds Memorial Teaching Pavilion

Gus Deeds Memorial Teaching Pavilion

Above is an artist’s rendering of the future Gus Deeds Memorial Teaching Pavilion to be built in 2015 near the Nature Camp Canteen. The building is designed to be constructed from re-purposed and local materials. There are numerous opportunities to get involved in its construction, including monetary donations, material donations, and a community build. The NCF will send […]

May Celebration of the Life of Gus Deeds

May Celebration of the Life of Gus Deeds

On May 3rd, the Nature Camp Foundation sponsored the Celebration of the Life of Gus Deeds at the Nature Camp Chapel. A little more than a hundred people gathered for the service at Camp on Saturday afternoon. The service included music played by Gus’s friends and some of the ‘elders’ of the Nature Camp musical family as well as a recording of a […]

Adult Session – June 6-10, 2014

Adult Session – June 6-10, 2014

Issue #4 of The Afterglow, from September 1989, included this announcement from Dot Wilbur-Brooks: Some of you will remember that back in the mid-1970s, Nature Camp had a session for adults the week before First Session. Many of us have wished for years that there were adult sessions. Now is our chance! On June 9, […]

News from NCI

News from NCI

Hello everyone, as I write, the snow and sleet are coming down on a chilly, gray St. Paddy’s Day. This has been quite the winter! A new year is upon us and we look forward to warmer days and outside activities. Flip Coulling, our Executive Director, is in the process of finalizing enrollment for regular […]

Nature Camp Roll of Honor

Nature Camp announces three new inductees into the Roll of Honor: Joe and Cindy Irby and Mike Meads. All three worked diligently to plan and oversee much needed (and long overdue renovations to the caretaker’s quarters this past fall in anticipation of Gary Barker’s arrival. Both alumni of the Virginia Military Institute who have resettled […]

Celebration for the Life of Gus Deeds on May 3

Celebration for the Life of Gus Deeds on May 3

Please join us for a celebration of the life of Gus Deeds on Saturday, 3 May 2014, at Nature Camp.  We will gather in the Reeves Memorial Chapel at 3:00 PM to share stories, memories, and music.  A reception and potluck supper will follow (please bring a dish to share for the latter; Nature Camp […]

SERVICE WEEKEND UPDATES

Spring Service Weekend 2017

The past Spring Service Weekend, which took place the third weekend of May (as it does each year), resulted in the completion of many smaller projects as well as progress on those continuing from weekends prior. Service weekend is an opportunity for those who believe in Camp’s mission to gather there, enjoy the company of […]