This week we’ll tackle two questions, and ask you to come up with some interesting ones for future columns:
Q: Some girlfriends and I were sitting around sipping wine and reminiscing on our summer camp experiences when we were little. We discovered we had all gone to the same camp — Camp-On-Craig in Craig County!
A couple of us who went in the mid-’70s remembered amazing experiences with swimming, horseback, archery, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts and more. The girls who were a few years younger and probably went in the late ’70s remembered not-so-good experiences. So what ever happened to Camp-On-Craig?
Mary Lou Legg, Roanoke
A: Like a lot of residential summer camps, Camp on Craig closed and was sold decades ago. I imagine that the cost of insurance for the horseback riding and archery alone might have been enough to do them in, not to mention the rising prices of Kool-Aid and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Q: What’s the status of the new Mason Creek Greenway? When will it open?
Chuck Ayling, Roanoke
A: This stretch of greenway in Salem was begun in August 2012. While it may eventually connect the Hanging Rock Trail along Kessler Mill Road to the rest of the Roanoke River Greenway System, for now it is a 1.2-mile path running between Lynchburg Turnpike and Roanoke Boulevard behind the General Electric plant and the ballfields on Electric Road.