Y. M. C. A. Campers to Leave Columbia Tomorrow.
The Y. M. C. A. camping party will leave for Crystal lake – White pond most of the lads call it – at 8 o’clock tomorrow. Crystal lake, which is two miles from Blaney, has been the scene of many pleasurable excursions and is well remembered by many Columbia boys.
Any boy in Columbia may go to the camp, but all application must be in at the Y. M. C. A. office before 12 o’clock today, so that the proper amount of rations may be provided.
The start will be made tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock from the Y. M. C. A. building and the 21-mile trip will be made in automobiles.
Then will follow four days of unalloyed fun, such as all natures, and especially boys’ nature, craves. Sleeping in tents, cooking and eating in the open, fishing for the elusive black bass and other members of the finny tribe, athletic sports, hiking trips and other features too numerous to mention will fill those four days. There is no better swimming in the State than that afforded in the waters of old White pond, and the boats will be in demand also.
Through the courtesy of T. C. Williams the tents and many other important necessities of the trip have been provided, including a pig, which Mr. Williams said would make a find barbecue. Nothing will be left undone to give the boys the time of their lives, and the trip will linger long in the memories of those privileged to enjoy it. Any boy 12 years of age and under 16 may secure the benefits of the “return to nature,” and life in the open will be at its best this week. Further information may be had at the Y. M. C. A. office.