Parnell From the Air!
Our “Aerial Boxwell” series continues into part four this week with a look at Camp Parnell. We continue our lesiurely flight along the “coast” of the reservation, looking at the different camps from an aerial perspective.
The first photo approaches Parnell from the Stahlman side. In the lower right corner is the Athletic field (or the first Assembly area depending on when you worked!). As you move across the bottom, you can see Showerhouse One and the Dining Hall. At the top of the photo is COPE tower.
The second photo gives a better view of the Parnell Dining Hall. The long standing legend from the 1980s is the story of “See Rock City” painted on the dining hall roof. Sadly, you can tell from this photo that 30 years is long enough for even the best paint to fade!
The third photo is a nice view of Parnell Bay. In the foreground is Explorer Island and Explorer Island Bridge (now officially known as the Johnny Garrott Bridge). To the right of Parnell Bay is the Parnell Waterfront. To the left is the Camp Light waterfront. Showerhouse Two and the Parnell Dining hall are clearly visible in the woods to the right.
Next up… Camp Craig!
Camp Parnell from the air. Showerhouse One, the Dining Hall, and COPE Tower are all visible.
Camp Parnell Dining Hall from the air. Showerhouse Two is visible below the dining hall. Sadly, “See Rock City” is no longer visible.
Parnell Bay from the air. Clearly visible are Explorer Island, the Explorer Island Bridge, Parnell and Light waterfronts, Showerhouse 2, and Parnell Dining Hall.
Three from Above!
Our “Aerial Boxwell” series continues this week with a look at Camp Stahlman from the air. Following last week’s pattern, we are moving along the “coast” of the reservation, looking at the different camps from an aerial perspective.
The first photo is of the Stahlman Waterfront, with Cubworld and the Boat Harbor in the background. This photo gives a nice perspective of how the three program areas are lined up in relation to one another. Stahlman’s waterfront is up front, followed by the Boat Harbor back to the right, and finally CubWorld in the background.
The second photo gives a better view of the Stahlman waterfront. From here you can clearly see the docks as well as Showerhouse Two. If you look VERY closely, you also see Showerhouse Three in the upper right hand corner.
The third photo is a nice overhead of the middle of Camp Stahlman. To the left is Stahlman Dining Hall. The Cooks’ Cabins are in the middle and the OA Lodge is to the right. The road in the middle of the screen is the fireroad leading into Camp Parnell. Obviously, it is Explorer Island in the upper left.
Next up… Camp Parnell!
Camp Stahlman’s Waterfront with the Boat Harbor and Cubworld in the background
Stahlman’s Waterfront with Showerhouse Two to the right.
- Stahlman’s Dining Hall, the Cooks’ Cabins, and the OA Lodge.
The view from above continues!
We take closer look at Boxwell from above this week with two photos. Starting at the back corner of the reservation, we will spend the next few weeks making our way around the reservation, looking at the different camps from an aerial perspective.
The first photo is of Cubworld, formerly Camp Murrey. Murrey folks will recognize the dining hall (now renovated) and the swimming area. However, they will likely be a little baffled by the large building next to the dining hall and what appear to be two pirate ships in the swimming area! People familiar with CubWorld will recognize the large building as Showerhouse One and the swimming area as Pirates Cove. And yes, those are Pirate Ships, though neither boat floats on the water anymore.
The second photo is the Boat Harbor, formerly known as the Ski Dock. The Boat Harbor was an original component of Boxwell in 1960, but was closed in 1976. It was reopened after the 1994 Capital Development Campaign. You’ll note that unlike Boxwell of just 15 years ago (maybe 20!), the docks are now permanent. You might also notice, just inside the woods by the peninsula, is the relatively new Boat Harbor Program shed.
Next up… Camp Stahlman.
CubWorld from the air. You can clearly see the dining hall, showerhouse 1, and Pirates’ Cove.
The Boat Harbor, formerly known as the Ski Dock, from above. Note that the docks are now up year round.
Boxwell Reservation… from ABOVE!!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing a brand new set of aerial photos of Boxwell Reservation. These photos were taken on New Year’s Eve 2013. Four passes over the reservation led to a pretty fair set of photos of all parts of the reservation. The slight “fogginess” of the photos is due to the window of the airplane.
This particular shot is a whole reservation photo. In the foreground in Camp Craig and Duckhead. To the right is Explorer Island with Camp Parnell and Camp Stahlman inside the bay. To the left, you will see brown fields. These are the field leading to the Fehrmann Training Center (formerly Akers Cabin).
More to come in the following weeks!
Boxwell Reservation from the air. Camp Craig is in the foreground with Explorer Island to the right
Boxwell Staff Reunion: Saturday, July 5, 2014.
Do we have your address yet? If not, it is going to be hard to send you an invitation!
More information on the Staff Reunion is coming. You’re going to be excited!
This is the logo for the 2014 Boxwell Staff Reunion. Slight modifications on this design will exist for the patch and the t-shirt.