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Camp Washington-Carver Camp Washington-Carver, a Mountain Cultural Arts Center located at Clifftop in Fayette County, West Virginia, programs a summer season of events from music concerts to theater. The facility may also be rented for family reunions, company picnics, weddings and other private activities. For more information about events or rental, call or write:

View our Calendar of Events.

Camp Washington-Carver
HC 35, Box 5
Clifftop WV 25831-9601

Camp Washington-Carver is a beautiful retreat listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 10,000 people attended events this year at the camp, which serves as the state's mountain cultural arts center. Each season features events chosen to preserve the arts and traditions of yesterday while perpetuating those of today. The facility nurtures the cultural heritage embodied in the site since its dedication in 1942 as a 4-H camp for West Virginia's African-American youth. Programs like the African-American Heritage Arts Camp and the Appalachian String Band Festival, along with the camp's Great Chestnut Lodge, the largest log structure of its kind in the world, make this site a favorite place for Mountain State festivities.

Download the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Camp Washington-Carver (1MB Acrobat PDF)

View a Virtual Museum Exhibit on the camp at Marshall University's web site.

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