LACOMB CAMP - General rules
area is a very rural Willamette Valley SMALL town, with only about 400
inhabitants. We are located 15 miles northeast of Lebanon, 18 miles east of Albany
and 24 miles southeast of Salem in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains at 35523 East Lacomb Rd.
This is an historic area. Linneus Ahearn's home is a
farmhouse here on the property. It was built in 1861 and is the
earliest example of a typical mid-19th
century two-story house in this area. Our camp is located behind the
house at the bottom of
the ridge alongside the river. We strive to remove all anachronisms from
the camp area during the weekend if we can.
Since this area is a popular and inhabited rural area we
ask that those staying here NOT use weapons or walk over our neighbors property without
permission. To attend the training events here you must sign a liability release
form and be under the sponsorship of a mentor while you attend.
Those with horses should bring their own feed and plan on
placing their horses on our picketline just like at a re-enactment. Sometimes our
regular horses can be turned loose in a field for the night if they all get along.
New horses, of course, will have to get used to the old campaigners first before we trust
them in a loose situation. There are also stalls in the barn which
you will be expected to clean if you need them.
Food: Bring your own or join in the company mess. On Saturday night (weekend trainings) we have a potluck meal, which means you add your meal to the availability of the rest of the members in exchange for the same consideration.
If you don't have your period stuff yet we ask you to keep all modern stuff out of sight or away from camp. Many times our camp is not made up of canvas tents but we sleep on the ground in the open. (You'd be amazed at how many stars are out there!) If you chose to stay in a camper or trailer it must be parked away from the period camp and up at the barn.
Civilians are also invited and encouraged to attend the
we have will put the horses on picket lines under the trees at the creek or
in the barn or a pasture. You may park in the upper pasture if there has
been no rain. Training starts at 9 AM Saturday and until 5 PM
Sunday. If Chaplain Wood attends we will have church services on Sunday under
the trees or along the creek at 9 AM
How to get to the
From the north, Salem/Portland
take I-5 south to Hwy 22. Head east on 22 then head south at the
Stayton exit (1st St.) which will take you out of town, over the North
Santiam River. Road curves right and next road you need to turn left
over the railroad tracks, its Cole School Road. Cole School T's into
Ridge Rd. Make a right then an immediate left to go down the hill on
Richardson's Gap Rd. This road goes for several miles after it
flattens out at the bottom of the hill. At the 2nd Stop Sign, Fish
Hatchery Drive, turn left. At Meridian Rd turn right (right turn
allowed without stopping) and before you go up the hill, turn left on East
Lacomb Rd. The captain's place is at the first curve. If its dry
you can park in the pasture, if wet you might need to jockey for a spot
along the barn driveway or the house driveway.
The map is not to scale, Hwy 22
actually runs at an angle, if you go through Albany you will be putting on
an extra 8 to 10 miles but its straighter. The captain lives about 15
miles from Stayton and 24 from Salem.
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