For many Obsidians, the high point of the year is the annual Summer Camp, a week long campout with meals provided.  The location of past Summer Camps reads like a roster of scenic Northwest America:  The Wallowas, the Grand Tetons, the High Sierras, the Sawtooths, the North Cascades, the Strawberries and of course the Oregon Cascades, to name but a few! 

Link to past Summer Camps


Summer Camp 2002 - Camp McManigal
Sat July 27 – Sat August 3
New Fork Lakes, Wind River Range, Wyoming


Square Top Mtn above Green River

The Wind River Range of Wyoming will be the host for the 2002 Obsidian Summer Camp. This is wonderful area for hiking, wildlife viewing, water activities in the many lakes and rivers, and sightseeing. We will be in a hot spot for western history buffs – this area being a center of Mountain Man lore. The Gros Ventre and the Wind River Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop throughout the area.

The Obsidian Summer Camp site is located ¼ mile from New Fork Lakes and ¼ mile from its outlet, the New Fork River, in a small meadow surrounded by pine trees. There are many great shaded tent sites both close in and farther away. The campsite is very nice. We will be 24 miles (3 on gravel) north of Pinedale, Wyoming. Pinedale is the largest town in the area and the County seat of Sublette County. Most services are available there and the Mountain Man Museum is located there as well. The camp is approximately 900 miles driving distance from Eugene, so will take most people more than one day to arrive and return.

Registration forms and additional background information is located on down this page.

Get the Summer Camp Booklet

Questions about Summer Camp?
Contact: John Jacobsen - 343-8030 -


Some Reminders

The Summer Camp Rally for Camp McManigal will be Friday, April 26, 2002 at the Obsidian Lodge.  The potluck dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by information and slides of the camp, the area, what to expect and much more.  Both new summer campers and old timers are encouraged to be there to learn about the camp and to participate in the discussion as well.  The Camp McManigal Booklet will be available to all registered campers at the rally.  Royal Murdock has been busy researching and getting the booklet ready - it should be a real “page turner.”

Balances are due for Summer Camp Fees on June 1.  Camp McManigal registration filled very quickly this year and we have a waiting list already, so there are people waiting in the wings to take your place if your balance is delinquent.

If you have not signed up for camp yet but would like to go, don’t worry; you are urged to get on the waiting list.  Most years there are quite a few cancellations and most wait-listers have been able to get to camp.  People on the wait list are also encouraged to come to the rally so you know all the answers when your name bubbles up the wait list and onto the camp roster.

If you need a ride to Camp McManigal or are willing to take passengers, let Sharon Ritchie know.  While she can not arrange rides, she will keep a list of riders and people with room for passengers and will facilitate communications between the two.

Here is a note from Joe Neal: “If anyone is planning on going into Jackson before, during or after the summer camp, I would recommend that they take in the musical that will be going on at the Jackson Hole Playhouse.  Last year we went to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and the dancing and singing was exceptional.  This year they are putting on Oklahoma and I am definitely going.  Also, if anyone is planning on going early or staying afterwards in that area and are looking for something reasonable in the way of lodgings, I would recommend the Hostel at Teton Village.”



Camp McManigal Prospectus and Registration

The Camp McManigal Prospectus and Registration is available below.  This is the same Prospectus and Registration as members received with their January 2002 Bulletin.   A Registration only form is available for your convenience if you need additional registration forms for family members and friends.

Prospectus & Registration        Registration only

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The Naming Of Camp McManigal

Pat Adams account of his time in the Wind Rivers last fall and things to do and look for when you get there:
Reflections On the Wind Rivers Area

Janet Jacobsen's account of scouting for the Wind River Camp last summer:
Scouting the Winds

Some websites to checkout for background
Bridger-Teton National Forest       Pinedale Visitor's Guide      Wind River Guide Books



Archive Info - Summer Camp 2001 - Camp Jacobsen III

Link to past Summer Camps

Questions about Summer Camp?
Contact: John Jacobsen - 343-8030 -



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