As you may know, our beloved Store was recently taken down in order to build a bigger, better Store. Most of us aren’t aware of what the Store once was. After digging through old pictures, I found one that reveals its history.
The Store used to be the Staff Lounge back in the day. This picture was taken in the 1960’s. It used to be an open room with furniture, books, and the signature pay phone. According to Anja Cleveland, if a staffer wanted to make a phone call, they had to wait in line and everyone would end up hearing their conversation. Campers were rarely allowed inside. As a camper, Rhonda Smith went in only once and that was to give her counselor a perm!
At that time, the clothing was sold in a small building behind the Dining Hall called “The Beehive”. The small building was where the Crafts building is now.
After the Staff Lounge was moved, it turned into the Store; a place where we currently give out candy and drinks and sell camp clothing. The Store had a more official name which was “Crestridge Cupboard”.
Before we tore down the Store, we wanted to take out anything salvageable. This was the last picture taken of the Store.
That building held a lot of memories! We were sad to see it go, but just wait until you see what is taking its place! Check back soon to see pictures of the progress.