Camp Earl Wallace

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  1. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

    Mar 14, 2005
    I think i attended on Lake Cumberland @1958 or so...maybe a year later. Can still hear Preacher banging that piano after supper and and giving the best ever rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In". Earned the Voyaguer patch, and it was a great experience to be at that camp in that era.

    Any body on here go there back in the fifties?
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  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    No, but I went in 99 and 2000 lol. Had a blast there
  3. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2010
    louisville kentucky
    I went around 2006 2007
  4. HeadedWest

    HeadedWest 6 pointer

    Nov 22, 2016
    Camp Webb in the 90’s for me.
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  5. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Went to Wallace and Currie in the late 60s.
    I've been donating sending two underprivileged campers each year for many years.
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  6. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    I went to Camp Earl Wallace in the early 70s
  7. jblack1

    jblack1 10 pointer

    Dec 13, 2005
    Science Hill
    Anyone go to the Boys and Girls Sheriff's Ranch in Western, Ky?

    I went around 1978ish
  8. HeadedWest

    HeadedWest 6 pointer

    Nov 22, 2016
    We have sent a few, but not consistently.

    Thread actually reminded me that we need to start again.
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  9. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    Earl Wallace in 74 !!
  10. Brody

    Brody 8 pointer

    Apr 7, 2019
    No place like home
    I was there in the early 70s!
  11. thunderstorm

    thunderstorm 8 pointer

    Dec 13, 2001
    My Dad went in the 50's. Who's Preacher? I'll tell him about your story and see if it rings a bell with him.

    I went 3 years in the mid 70's.
  12. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

    Nov 30, 2005
    Staffordsville, KY
    Not surprised to read this. Good on you @1wildcatfan. Thank you!!!
  13. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Thx. Got my boys involved a few yrs ago in their early teens, part of their Christmas. Give em $200 each (think that's what camp cost). They read the campers bio, pick one out and pay for em. They look forward to it each year. A win win.
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  14. plowboy

    plowboy 10 pointer

    Was there in '56, '57 and '58. Don't remember preacher tho..Did have a lot of fun..
  15. Bee

    Bee 10 pointer

    Mar 14, 2005
    Preacher was a cook in the mess hall. A huge Black man who could play a piano like JERRY LEE LEWIS and belt out church hymns in a loud bass voice that rang the whole building. When the evening meal was about over invariably the campers who had been the the camp in prior years would begin the repetitive chant "WE WANT PREACHER" and not stop until PREACHER left the kitchen, apron and all, and came to the piano in the mess hall. All preceeded by a loud clapping ovation. . He would play several hymns , but When the Saints Come Marching In was the final one and everyone in the building was standing and singing with him. If you heard it you would remember it
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