Making Camp Green


When the Association originally purchased this woodland site, it was SOUTH SEAVILLE CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATIONshaded by white oak trees, which were little more than 30 years old.  Now, as we approach the Camp Meeting’s 153rd anniversary, it is evident that many of these giant beauties (along with cedars, maples, pines, and dogwoods) are in danger due to age, disease, building, and storm damage.
As we consider our goal to enable this Camp to thrive well into this new millennium, the replacement of trees on this gently wooded site is urgently important.  Many cottagers have already exercised considerable foresight by replanting and nurturing trees and bushes near their homes and around the Camp.
In addition, an effort is underway to plant younger, healthy trees of the varieties that have long been familiar to the area.  Lately, over 20 white oak saplings were donated for this purpose.  You may notice a number of tiny trees planted in common areas of the Camp.  Please be aware and careful of this new growth.
If you would like to have a part in providing shade and beauty for future generations, there are several ways to help:
  • Donate the cost for a tree to be planted in memory or honor of a loved one.
  • Cash donations of any amount will help to purchase needed materials such as mulch, stakes, watering devices, and tree food.
  • Be part of a “Green Team” responsible for planting, watering, and care of newly planted trees and bushes.
  • Thank you for considering the importance of healthy trees for the benefit of people and animals that find peace and rest in this beloved place.  Please use the attached form for your response. May we be good stewards of God’s resources.

    Sincerely in Christ,

                                                                         Margie and Dave Peiffer