It is time to start planning to attend the 10th Annual Fall Great Lakes Camp Out. It will again be held at Gordon’s Campground which is located eight miles north of Kendallville, Indiana. Their address is 9500 E. 600 S. Wolcottville, IN 46795 and their phone is 260-351-3383.
The camp out will officially begin Friday September 14 and end Sunday September 16, but many will show up Thursday. Come enjoy the fellowship and the opportunity to buy and sell interesting gas pressure appliances. Bring lamps, lanterns, stoves, heaters, and irons and parts to display, sell and/or trade. All collectors, regardless of where they reside, are invited to this gathering. Attendees do not have to be members of the ICCC.
This time around our focus for the light up is the 242 family of lanterns. If you have don’t have a 242 yet, get busy going to flea markets, garage sales, and antique stores. If all else fails, there will probably be someone at the gathering who would sell you one.
Jon Shearer negotiated an $18 per night camping deal – same as the last few years. Your $18 buys you the right to set up one tent or RV. You can also put up an easy up or screen tent. They will hold the Sassafras and Tulip Tree areas under the name Coleman. Normally, they don’t operate using reservations, but please call ahead and make a reservation as many of the perks they offer us are based on the number of reservations they have for our group. When you call mention the group reservation and make sure you mention the deal. If you don’t make a reservation, you won’t get the deal.
For those who are not interested in bringing camping equipment, Gordon’s does have rental campers and cabins. The rentals are in the front area of the campground, and they would offer 10% off the regular rate to our group and also 10% off on the golf cart rentals. There are several hotels nearby including a Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, and a Super 8. There will be a $2 per day charge for a visitor pass for those not camping on site.
We will be planning group meals at least for Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you are willing to help cook or be responsible for a meal, please let us know. Jon and I will be cooking the Friday night meal.
When you post that you are going to attend, please let us know the day and time you are planning to arrive and how many will be camping in your tent or RV.
We look forward to seeing you at Gordon’s.
Steve Potter and Jon Shearer