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Camp Craig is named for Edwin W. Craig of Giles County. One of Boxwell's three resident camps, Camp Craig was not built when the Reservation opened in 1970. Part of the 1972 capital development campaign, Craig was first opened in 1973. For a brief period, all three resident camps (Craig, Parnell, and Stahlman) operated simultaneously. By 1976, Craig and Parnell entered into a two year rotation--one would be open and operate for two years while the other remained closed. After two years, the two flip-flopped. This rotation ended in 1998 when Craig was closed for it's third year in a row. Beginning in 1999, Craig was reopened and has remained open every year since. Craig does not have a working kitchen and until the late 1990s it also did not have flush toilets, unlike the other two resident camps, which were older. In the 1990s, Craig saw major updates to its facilities. Two new campsites were added, bringing the total from 13 to 15, a new waterfront area was built, and all the toilets and showerhouse were rebuilt and/or replaced. Craig also sports the reservation's largest, and arguably most impressive, dining hall.

Camp Craig - 1980s

Camp Craig - 1980s

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Camp Craig - 1990s

Camp Craig - 1990s

134 photos