Camp Long celebrated its 75th anniversary Sept 10 with a Mountain Festival. In tribute to Clark Schurman, one of the founders of Camp Long and a mountaineer and artist, the theme of the event was “Climbing to new heights.”
During the event rock climbing, rappelling, arts and crafts, nature programs, falconry and the Camp Long Challenge Course*. were open for people to climb and clamber over.
A commemorative flag ceremony featured guest speakers, Mayor Ed Murray, Southwest Seattle Historical Society Executive Director Clay Eals, and included Mike Gauthier, the Chief of Staff of Yosemite National Park, who spent 19 years as the Supervisory Climbing Ranger at Mt. Rainier.