Lee Ford Camp was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country just after WW II. Lee Ford Camp was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s. There were many weekly camps held there for decades through the early 1990's, especially in the summers, thanks to many groups like the Charity League and the Kiwanis Club. Lee Ford Camp is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people - complete with full kitchen, full bathroom and screened in back porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people (each with full bathrooms), a small cabin (w/ a half bath) and a climbing/rappelling tower. In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well that will accommodate several tents. The climbing tower is one of the only, and nicest, in our region. The lake can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two activities must be supervised by a lifeguard). There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking. It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.
The budget for this property operates solely off donations and fees. We currently ask for $100 donation per day/event to use the Lodge, $150 if you are staying overnight (The two bunkhouses will sleep up to 36) and to use the climbing/rappelling tower is $200 per ½ day and $400 for the whole day. Lee Ford Camp is in good shape, but we are constantly working to improve it and if any group wants to do a work day there, we will let them use the camp free of charge!