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It’s been a while since our last update. We are alive and well.

As many of you know Facebook has become the “Go to Place” for information about our Dutch Oven Group and our Dutch Oven Gatherings schedule.

We met on February 6th for our Cabin Fever Dutch Oven Gathering to kick the year off. The weather cooperated with us for a nice partly sunny day that hit the mid 60’s. The week before had us worried as it poured pretty dang hard.

The Southeast Camper Cabin Fever Dutch Oven Gathering attracted over 50 cooks and guest with 38 recipes made in our cast iron black pots. The menu was abounding with everything you could want; nobody goes away hungry.


Our next event is the first weekend in April. The Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group (Charlotte, NC) will hook up with The Old Dominion Iron Chefs (Richmond, VA) for the NC-VA 2 state DOG. We will be camping at Jordan Lake in the Parkers Creek Camping Area, Loop 2. We will have a Pot Luck Dinner Friday Night with the Big DOG Saturday at Shelter #1 in the Seaforth Area. We like to meet about 8 am for a Meet’n’Greet along with breakfast. A few with make snacks and test recipes during the day. The main buffet will be at 4 pm right at the shelter. Afterwards we will have a drawing for some door prizes.

Get your gear ready along with your favorite recipe for an afternoon of outdoor cooking fun and fellowship.

We hope to see you at a Dutch Oven Gathering around the Carolina’s.


The Southeast Camper Fall Dutch Oven Gathering is On! 10/05/2013

The Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group would like you to join us at Kings Mountain State Park, South Carolina our Fall Dutch Oven Gathering on 10/05/2013.

We will be cooking and visiting at the Shelter #4, Continue past Shelter #1 into the next parking lot and we will be on the left. The park opens at 8 am and we plan to start around 9 am for a Meet ‘N’ Greet and make a few snacks for breakfast. We will have a Buffet Style Cast Iron potluck dinner at 4 pm.

This is NOT a competition, but a chance to show off (a little) with your cast iron cooking skills. Bring your favorite recipe and equipment to prepare your meal. We will share Good Food and Recipes at the gathering with our new friends for a day of outdoor fun.

We are the International Dutch Oven Society Chapter serving Central Piedmont of North Carolina and portions of the Midlands and Upstate of South Carolina.

All are Welcome, Stop by and say “Hello”. We look forward to meeting you.

Visit Southeast Camper’s Forum for updates. Please join the forum and let us know if you’re coming to cook with us or stopping by to visit.

There is an admission fee to the park – $2.00 for adults and $1.25 for children. (That’s a small price to pay considering what NC wants for shelter fees)

Directions to Kings Mountain State Park:

Located 14 miles N.W. of York on Hwy 161. From I-85, take exit 8, turn onto Hwy 161, towards York, go across NC/SC state line and park entrance will be on the right.

From I-77 take exit for Hwy 5 toward Rock Hill. Follow Hwy 5 through Rock Hill to York. In York, turn N onto Hwy 321, then bear left onto Hwy 161, entrance will be on the left.

Camping is available. This event is Rain or Shine, so be prepared.

I hope you can find the time to join us.


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