May 17-23, 2008: Mountain Justice Summer Camp

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Note: Registration for camp is now closed.

We have found a great location for our fourth annual Mountain Justice Summer
Camp: Camp Blanton at Blanton Forest, Harlan County, Kentucky, in the heart
of the eastern Kentucky coalfields.

Blanton Forest on Pine Mountain is an old growth forest that has never been logged and features spectacular mountain views and an awesome forest for hiking and exploring. Blanton Forest is a Kentucky State Nature Preserve.

Camp Blanton features a comfortable newly remodeled meeting and dining lodge, a beautiful lake, a wooded amphitheater, tent camping (and rustic cabins with beds or cots for those that are unable to tent camp).

View Camp Blanton’s website:

an emphasis on education, strategy, non-violence and cultural sensitivity the
MJS training camp will provide participants with comprehensive workshops covering
the impacts and politics behind mountain top removal mining and the hands-on
tactical training to take to the mountains and do something about it. Take
this opportunity to share strategies and build relationships that will create
an even stronger network of allies and coalitions organizing resistance to
MTR this summer and beyond!

Folks attending training camp are asked to contribute a minimum of $20
plus $10/night
at time of registration ($100 for the week). This will help tremendously
in planning and purchasing food and supplies and paying for the cost of renting
the facilities for the week. Any additional contributions will allow us to
offer scholarships for those without the funds to attend camp. If there are
any funds remaining after camp they will be used for ongoing campaigns to fight
the destruction of our mountains and communities. Your registration contribution
includes camping, parking, delicious free food and all workshops.

Mountaintop Removal is no joke. This is an important time in a very serious
campaign. Mountain Justice Camp is open to all activists who want to see all
forms of mountaintop removal coal mining and valley fills abolished and who
are willing to abide by our Mountain Justice policies of non-violent direct
action. Although we often joke that we will “win” because we have
more fun (and we will!) many fruits will be born of our hard labor, our ability
to focus, and our tendency to come together as community to get things done.
Please know that as we hope there will be much music/merry making and you will
be fed for the duration of the camp, opportunities to learn and share skills
will be abundant and we expect each participant to be just that – a participant,
with an emphasis on fully participating in workshops, discussions, and at least
two community volunteer shifts (kitchen, clean up, etc.). We rock because we
work and play together.


Download and print a MJS 2008 Training Camp flyer.

View photos from MJS camp 2007…
View photos from the MJS organizers’
meeting at Camp Blanton (1/18 – 1/20/2008)…

For more information about Mountain Justice Camp, to volunteer or to help make it happen, please email davecooper928 at

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