Thornton Kennedy, a columnist for NeightborNewspapers.com wrote a very nice piece about our camp history.
The beautiful patiently crafted canoe paddles made by Fritz Orr III are works of art.
A four-time national whitewater canoe national champion who grew up navigating the rivers and creeks around Atlanta and western Carolina, Orr makes each one from distinct-looking wood using lessons learned from five decades of gliding across the water. There is something else in every paddle, a legacy that goes back two generations to early Buckhead and to his grandparents, Fritz and Augusta Orr.
The book-matched wood paddles feature interlocking block letters F, O and C atop one another. It is the same logo that long ago adorned Fritz Orr Club-Camp, the north Atlanta after-school and summer program run by Fritz Orr III’s grandfather on what is now the campus of Westminster in Buckhead. After school, young boys gathered outside E. Rivers Elementary in Buckhead to wait for the Fritz Orr bus, which took them out to Nancy Creek Road. There they played football and basketball, rode horses and canoed.