Millstone 4-H Camp, near Ellerbe in Richmond County, North Carolina is the current site of our annual spring gathering. The camp is state owned and operates through the Department of 4-H Youth Development with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension service. It is rustic and remote and is located in State Game Lands.
Maximum capacity is 169 beds. There are 14 cabins with bunk beds for 11 people in each cabin. Two of the cabins have ramps and are handicapped accessible. Each group of seven cabins has a bathhouse. Each bathroom has private toilet and shower stalls. There is also a staff house that can handle up to 15 people. There is no heat in any building except the staff house. Tent camping will be available, but at no financial advantage.
A commercial kitchen used for preparing meals for 150 kids at a time in the summer is available for our use. We also can use the pots and utensils, but there is no dishwasher. There is a nice large fireplace at one end of the large mess hall.
Break out space is at a premium. There are two picnic type shelters (open sides), a gazebo, the mess hall and a large recreation hall. This would give us space for six workshops. Additionally, small groups can meet in the cabins or staff house lounge. There is room for tents on the ball field.
There are two fire circles: one near the mess hall, and one way out in the woods. Drumming can go on until midnight at the near one and indefinately at the far one. There are also a couple of horse training rings where fires could be built with the manager's permission. Fires are not permitted elsewhere.
There is a large flat ball field ideal for a ritual of up to 500. A ritual of 150 fits in the Recreation Hall quite easily.
There is a large pond with dock and canoes. Swimming and canoeing can be made available to us. We would have to provide a certified lifeguard for any use of the pond.
Alcohol, drugs, and pets are not permitted.
Millstone 4-H Camp is on Mallard Drive off of Millstone Road (SR 1487) east of Ellerbe, NC. Ellerbe is on US220 in Richmond County, north of Rockingham and south of Asheboro. To reach Camp Millstone:
From the Triangle, go south on US 1 past Southern Pines to Hoffman. Turn right (west) at the BP station onto McDonalds Church Road (SR 1475). Go about 4.0 miles to Millstone Road. Millstone Road (SR 1487) is the first paved road on the right past a large prison complex. Go about 4.5 miles to Mallard Road on the right.
This is the camp entrance and is marked by a sign and a couple of large millstones. It is a long drive into the camp. Keep right to the Resident Manager's house.
From the Triad, take US 220 south past Asheboro to Ellerbe. Turn left (east) on East Church Street. Church St. Extension becomes Millstone Road (SR 1487). Approximately five miles from US 220, turn left on Mallard Drive, following the directions as from the Triangle.
From the South, go to Rockingham (it is on US 74) and take US 220 north to Ellerbe, then follow
the directions from the Triad above.
Distances to Camp Milstone
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Last updated 10/10/07