Friends of Vade Mecum

Supporting Hanging Rock State Park

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 debbie.vaden@sauratownfriends.org

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 Debbie.Vaden@sauratownfriends.org ~ Friends of Sauratown Mountains

Phase 3 Plans & Survey

Please look at the Master Plan for Vade Mecum, formerly known as Camp Sertoma, and the vignettes by visiting hangingrockexpansionmasterplan.comIf you don’t want 70% of the structures at main camp torn down, then please fill out the survey by October 1st and make your opinion be heard. OBS says, “Your input on the draft master plan is highly valued. After studying…
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Vade Mecum Master Plan Survey

Do you want the pool and cabin circles 1 & 2 at Vade Mecum to be parking lots? Well they are slatted for that in Plans B & C.  Let your opinions be heard! 1. Read the Conceptual Plans and then https://hangingrockexpansionmasterplan.com/conceptual-plans/ 2. Take the survey on which plan you like best and make comments. https://polldaddy.com/s/0F238A10FB1924AF?pop=11 Do you want a public pool…
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Vade Mecum Fundraising

Janis Henderson-Hunsucker has partnered up with the Stokes County Arts Council to have several events in July to raise funds for the property.  First is an art show entitled, Art for Vade Mecum. The second activity is a series of 3 art workshops for kids held at the Hanging Rock Visitor’s Center classroom and the last is a concert entitled…
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Students research and visit local historical sites

From The Stokes News: https://www.thestokesnews.com/news/local-news-1/10191 South Stokes teacher Sheila Patterson wanted her students to learn more about local history, and not just from a textbook. “This is the first year I’ve done this,” the veteran teacher said. “It was a culminating project for my Advancement Placement US History kids. After they take the AP test in May, I usually have them…
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Master Plan for Vade Mecum

The Park Advisory Council met last night at HARO and Robin invited a handful of Save Sertoma folks and invested stakeholders. to listen to OBS Landscape Architects discuss how they are going to create a master plan for Vade Mecum and Moore’s Springs. It is important to note that the state division of parks has asked for this study/master plan.…
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