Camp Crop Alot

About Us

About Us

 

Dana Camp

I was born and raised in Douglasville, about 20 minutes west of downtown Atlanta. I graduated from Alexander High School in 1991 (wow, I'm feeling really old now!!)    I am a 'single mom’ to Dylan, who is now 11 years old, I can't believe how fast he is growing.  He keeps me on my toes and I'm loving it.    

I am currently working part-time as a Legal Videographer.  I've always had a love for all types of hands-on crafts... jewelry making, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, and decorating.

I started scrapbooking in 1997 after meeting David (my ex-husband).  I wanted to create a scrapbook of the many trips that we took together.  It quickly turned into an addiction and I couldn't stop.  I started a Yahoo club online, called "Dana's Scrapbook Corner".  It had 1300 members from all over the world.  I traveled to
Oklahoma and Ohio
for weekend scrapbooking retreats that were arranged by club members.  I even took a 7-day cropping cruise with 3 girlfriends, that's how addicted I was LOL.

I then became the co-founder and crop coordinator of a local Yahoo Club called GA GRITS (GA Girls Really InTo Scrappin').  I planned monthly crops at different locations such as libraries, community centers, scrapbook stores and people's homes.  When Yahoo discontinued the Clubs, we merged with an already active Yahoo Group called
Georgia Scrappers.

I enjoyed attending a weekend scrapbooking retreat that year and accomplished a great deal...and had fun too!! I looked around for similar events and couldn't find any in GA.  I decided that, if I was in this predicament, others must be too... viola! Camp Crop Alot was born!  I decided I could do this myself. So I started my own business in March 2002.

I planned 3 events in 2002 at a local state park.  We used their group lodge that housed 20 scrappers.  The last event in 2002 was in November, which I had planned before I found out I was pregnant.  So Michelle Hardin, a good friend of mine offered to host it for me, what a lifesaver.  I had Dylan the following week after complications with pre-ecclampsia.  Just think, what if I was there that weekend? LOL Anyways, due to popularity and word of mouth, each retreat had a waiting list; so I was on the hunt for a new facility that could hold more croppers.  That's when I found several Camps around GA to hold more croppers.  

So, in 2003 I started hosting "Getaways" events at larger facilities:

  • In March 2003, we had approx. 60 croppers at Woodland Christian Camp in Temple, GA. 
  • Then in July 2003, approx. 15 ladies cropped the weekend away at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA. 
  • In September 2003, approx. 70 ladies attended the CCA at Flint River Baptist Camp in Griffin, GA.   
  • In February 2004, we had approx. 60 croppers at Woodland Christian Camp in Temple, GA. 
  • In November 2004, we had approx. 75 croppers at Woodland Christian Camp in Temple, GA. 
  • In April 2005, we had our first "Getaway" at the FFA Camp in Covington, GA with approx. 50 croppers. 
  • Then, in November 2005, we went back to our favorite camp, Woodland Christian Camp in Temple, GA with approx. 60 croppers. 
  • We then returned to the FFA Camp in March of 2006 with approx. 50 croppers. 
  • Our next "Getaway" was at the Woodland Christian Camp in Temple, GA from November 9-12, 2006 with approx. 60 croppers.
  • Then, we returned to the FFA Camp in March of 2007 with 48 ladies in attendance


These large retreats are great, but I've always dreamed of having a place of my own, so I don't have to lug everything back and forth.  In November of 2003, I finally found a cozy home in
Douglasville, GA just 15 minutes from my home.  We held our first retreat in March 2004.  The house is available for groups to rent it on available weekends.  Please click the links at the top of the page for more information on our monthly retreats and for information on renting the house with your friends.  Due to popular demand and alot of begging, I still host large "Getaway" retreats 2-3 times a year. 

In December 2006, we found a bigger house in
Temple, GA, so we bought it and moved in January 2007 (after finishing the basement).  It is great, check out pictures by clicking on "Rentals - Temple
"

I love planning retreats because they offer scrapbookers an opportunity to get together with fellow scrapbookers to socialize and work on their scrapbooks.  My goal is to provide a fun, relaxing, educational, and productive weekend retreat for my attendees and their friends at an affordable price.  Food, lodging and tool usage are included at all of my retreats.


 

Elaine Smith


Elaine is the Owner of the "
Americus" location in South Georgia.  She has a passion for scrapbooking and genealogy.  Born in Vidalia, GA, Elaine moved to Americus in 1976 to attend college.  After graduating with a BS in Business Administration, Americus became her permanent home.   She is married and has one son.  Elaine is currently employed part-time as Financial Secretary for First United Methodist Church as well as Lee Street UMC.

I met Elaine in the early 1990's at a small weekend scrapbooking retreat.  Little did we know that a number of years later we would be working together hosting retreats for others who enjoy the same hobby.    She attended a retreat at the Douglasville house in 2004 and begged for CCA to open a south-Georgia location.  The idea was born.  With the support of family and friends, remodeling began on the "barn" in
Americus in 2005.  In September that year, we welcomed our first guests and, since that time, have enjoyed meeting many ladies (and a few men) who share the common goal of preserving precious memories.

It is our objective to provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to get those pictures out of the box and into albums so that they may be enjoyed by both present and future generations.  We all have unique stories to tell through pictures and words.  No one can tell them but you... Come to a retreat and bring a friend.  We'd love to have you!!

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