Hand-sewing project with 4-H Sewing Group and tend to the Museum gardens.
Camp Kahdalea / Camp Cherryfield for Adults / Camp Cherryfield for Girls
Camp Kahdalea, 1963 to present,
Camp Cherryfield for Adults, 1957-1958,
Camp Cherryfield for Girls, 1926-193?
Location: West of Highway 64 (Rosman Highway) near Rosman
Owner: Alex Kizer
Louise Blackwell & Marshall Teague (Camp Cherryfield for Adults)
Monty & Julie Oates purchased Camp Cherryfield in 1963 and named it Camp Kahdalea
Current Owners: David & Anne Trufant
Monty & Julie Oates purchased Camp Cherryfield in 1963. They didn't know what to call the camp at first so they visited Mary Running Wolf in Cherokee. She was the oldest known person who still knew the Cherokee Indian language. The Oates described the area of the camp to her. She said it sounds like a Kahdalea. This means "beautiful valley surrounded by hills". The Oates went with it and so it was to be called Kahdalea
Submitted by Kathy O. McLeod, daughter of Monty & Julie Oates.
Ormand, Rev. Ben F. A History and Some Tales of Camp Carolina. Brevard, NC: Ben F. Ormand, 1990?
Ecusta Echo, June 1942
Box 5. Camps. Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library
MJM Box 26. Camps. Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library
For additional information on Summer Camps of Transylvania County visit the
Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room on the second floor of the Transylvania County Library.