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Camp Kiwah, (now renamed Camp McBride Wilson Kiwanis Youth 2015), seven acres fronting on the Blanco River above "Five Mile Dam" was purchased by San Marcos Kiwanis in 1944 for $400 cash.  Unimproved and uncleared at purchase....purchased for Boy Scout and Girl Scout use.  No responsibility for "other activities.  It was originally known locally as "Camp Tick".  The Pavilion was added in 1970's...rebuilt and improved in it includes Pavilion with indoor restrooms, campsites, open air showers, Utility building...well with pump and tractor building.

     Our camp is located approximately five miles NW of San Marcos.  It is primarily used free of charge for youth.  Reservations can be made by contacting McBride Wilson .

     The picture to the left shows the new sign for the camp, as well as Gary Strunk, who took over as administrator of the camp, McBride Wilson who handled the camp for almost 30 years, and Lon Shell, who arranged for the sign and a strong supporter of the camp.

     The TEAM for Camp McBride Wilson Youth Camp is charged with the responsibility for the Operations, Maintenance, and scheduling of the camp and has established procedures for it's use and the responsibilities assigned to those organizations who use the property.  All club members are encouraged to participate in Scheduled Work Days at the camp.  The TEAM appointed annually consists of the following:

 Gary Strunk, chair.; McBride Wilson, Lon Shell, Andrew Gary, Pam Cook, Del Brown,David Chandler, Charles Johnson, James Collier, Tracy Herman, Rob Martin, Kelli Whigham, Doug Balkman, Ted Breihan, Gary Nelson, Sam Brannon and John Polk.




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            Your group has reserved the camp of the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos, Texas on the       Blanco river:






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            If you decide to cancel this reservation, please let us know as soon as possible so that the



              camp can be made available for other users.







            The combination for the lock on the Kiwanis gate is                     .  After unlocking




            and opening the gate, reset the numbers on the lock to “0000.”





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           Please use this checklist when you are ready to leave the camp:






                     Pick up and take all trash with you.    Do not leave any scattered rocks from around the fire ring or any unused



                         firewood where they will be in the way of mowers.








                         Turn off the lights in both restrooms and close and lock both doors.







  •                          Turn off the pavilion floodlights. 








                          Lock the Kiwanis gate with the combination lock and reset the numbers on                                              the combination lock to “0000.”