I wanted to express my gratitude to the entire staff and
perms and anyone else that attended the July 4th weekend 2011 at Hillside Campground
in Gibson, Pennsylvania.
I, along with my lover, was filled with trepidation all last
week. We were unsure of the atmosphere and goings on in the camp. Would we fit
in? Would we be uncomfortable? Was this a wrong idea? We had made a plan in
case we needed to escape. We were hoping for the best, and preparing for the
How thrilled were we when we discovered no worse. And
believe me we looked. The atmosphere was filled with such comradely and levity
that we were taken for a loop. From the moment we checked in, where we met our
neighbor and new friend David, we felt accepted and comfortable.
The check in process was a breeze and seconds later the gate
was opened. Instantly we saw members
and began to be waved at by all. Our arms were tired from all the salutations
throughout the weekend. Early in the morning people say hello, in the darkness
of night, people say hello and then some. Friendly, friendly, friendly.
The show was awesome, filled with guys who enjoyed what they
did and had no diva-ness about them. The benefit number brought tears to my
eyes. Partly because of the care you all have for each other and partly because
of Billy and the respect and love for him.
The Debutante Ball was the best part of the weekend for me.
No cares, no worries, and pudding shots. The bonfires were romantic for my man
and I and kept us nice and toasty on the first chilly night. The staff
everywhere was hospitable and eager to serve. Haha. Clean bathrooms, hot
showers, and great campsites were highly impressive.
The Potluck and Bingo were a hoot and a great way to round
out the weekend. We did not want to leave.
We will be returning Labor Day weekend for more fun.
Thanks so much for your hospitality. You have two huge fans.
We'll return again and again.
Alex A. & John C.
2010 July 4th in pictures
SORRY: It was not possible to have just one slide show because of the massive number of images. Thus the Webmaster decided to run more pictures in two slide shows in hopes it will represent the July 4 show better. You are ALL Stars.
The July 4 Stage Show PART I
The July 4 Stage Show PART II
The 17th annual Debutante Ball . . .
2008 July 4th in pictures
The July 4 Stage Show . . .
CURTAIN CALL (in order of show appearance): Keith, Autumn, Michael, Carlotta, Dixie Callan, Crystal Davis, Miss Tippy, Billy, Mabel Syrup, The Gypsy Roses, Luba Uranus, Annesta Robbins, Adora Morecox and Charming Host Ag. Thanks for everyone who made this show happen!
PICTURE POSTING POLICY: Camp pictures are posted on this site for the purpose of letting viewers know the many exciting and fun events that take place at Hillside. We're told the picture coverage of most events is what makes this site current and we're happy to provide this service. If your picture is in one of the slide shows and you wish for it to be removed please e-mail the Webmaster giving him the page title, the show title and the picture number starting with the title slide as picture number one. A description of the item that needs to be removed would be helpful (i.e., person at far left, in middle, person with blue shirt, etc.). All slide show pictures are protected so others cannot remove a picture for posting on other sites. We have no control over pictures that campers take and may post on their personal sites. If you are unhappy with an image on this site please let the Webmaster know and he will remove it as long as you tell him specifically which picture it is. IF you find your picture posted on a non-Hillsdie site we suggest you write the Webmaster of that site requesting that the picture be removed. In all cases the Webmaster will hopefully remove it. Thank you for your help in making this site useful to Hillside viewers.
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