Friends of Vade Mecum

Supporting Hanging Rock State Park

Sign Our Petition Please

Dear Friends, I just added the petition “Preserve & Restore Historic Vade Mecum”. It would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to add your name because:we need to preserve one of the few still standing, turn of the century mineral resort hotels. And to be able to share with future generations the opportunity to visit and…
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May Open House

** CANCELLED** Our May open house has been postponed to a later date. Please check this website and our Facebook page. Save the date for our Open House on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd. These will be the only two dates that the property will be open this spring and summer. The state park system is seeking architectural…
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Vade Mecum in Our State

The Our State magazine article is out. We are so proud that Vade Mecum is represented. Our sister park, Pilot Mountain is on the cover and there is an article about them too. I highly encourage you to buy a copy and share it with your friends.

December 2019 Meeting

On December 12th a group of state park folks came up from Raleigh to talk with Friends of the Sauratown Mountains members, Debbie Vaden, Johannah Stern and Debbie Vaden to address concerns relating to the maintenance and preservation of Cheshire Hall and the gym at Vade Mecum. As I have given tours of Vade Mecum, many visitors have commented about…
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Our State Magazine

Our State magazine photographer Adam Mowery chats with Friends of the Sauratown Mountain volunteers, Lori, Tammy and Carol about an upcoming photo shoot. Look for his pictures in the March 2020 issue.

Roy’s Folks at Vade Mecum

From Chad Tucker – Stokes County was once known for it’s many healing springs and the grand hotels that sprung up around them. Today the postcard collection of one of Roy’s Folks, Steve Shelton, is helping document this rich history. #StokesCounty The Vade Mecum facility is open to the public the first weekend of each month by the Friends of…
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New Bathroom Floor in the Gym

Thanks to Friends of Sauratown Mountain members Matt & Lori Gilchrist the restroom in Tise Hall (the gym) has a new floor. Great Job!! As campers trekked from the pool to the gym to use the facilities, with wet flip-flops, the portion of the floor in front of the toilet had rotted away. The floor was extremely bouncy and in…
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Staff Photos Needed!

2004 Camp Sertoma Staff

The Friends of The Sauratown Mountains is working on turning one of the computer labs at Vade Mecum into a temporary history room. I would LOVE to see framed 8×10 staff photos along one wall or around the top of the room, similar to 4-H Camp Betsy Jeff Penn’s staff photos in their cafeteria. I need your help. Email Janis…
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Book your retreat

Dancing in Tise Hall at Feet Retreat! Held for years at Vade Mecum ( Camp Sertoma) . What an amazing Venue for a retreat or a reunion, or a wedding. Nothing quite like it … Book your “retreat” at Vade Mecum through Friends of Sauratown Mountains. Find FSM on facebook or their website. Or contact Debbie Vaden, president, directly at

Vade Mecum is booking Weddings

Attention Friends!! Please Share!! We are excited to announce we are now Booking for Spring, Summer, Fall of 2018 ~ Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, Birthday Parties at historic Vade Mecum. For more information Email Debbie Vaden at ~ Friends of Sauratown Mountains