Camelot Village home owners run their own active social association which organizes numerous events and publishes monthly newsletters. From banquets, barbeques, brunches, bingo, bunco, coffees, cards, crafts, to a lending library and water aerobics, our community loves to enjoy life! The Camelot Social Organization (CSO) meets weekly and re-elects officers annually. A small annual fee is requested of residents to fund village wide events.
Neighborhood Security is of top priority and the residents have organized a neighborhood Watch program in cooperation with the Eugene Police Department. The current group has divided our Village into blocks with block captain nearby. A Neighborhood Watch Telephone Tree is designed for any type of emergency we might have in our park. Emergency Preparedness is also a topic of discussion and ongoing community education.
The CSO monthly newsletter “The Village Voice” keeps residents informed of all the events and provides a forum for residents to post classified ads, announcements, and Village news. Management includes notices monthly and provides resident phone directories annually. Informational meetings in the recreation center for residents are frequently sponsored by the CSO or management.
The Village has a park-wide garage / sidewalk sale each summer when all residents may attempt to sell their treasures and acquire more! During these annual sales the park is open to the public.
We celebrate every season rain, shine, or snow! The CSO hosts many get-togethers which have included summer barbeques, holiday lunches or dinners for Veterans Day, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, springtime festivities and more. We love to decorate! The Babcock-Krenks host an annual Holiday Dinner complete with turkey, ham, pumpkin pie, all the trimmings, and entertainment. Our volunteers know how to Deck the Halls for any season.
Residents Jan and Phillip Felton direct the “Camelot Chorus”, which practices weekly in the Rec Center. Recently a full size keyboard has replaced the old upright piano.
The Recreation Center includes a large banquet hall and a kitchen which may be used by residents for private parties when booked in advance. We have had the privilege of housing resident reunions, weddings, funerals, and birthday parties.
The Rec Center does have a no alcohol, no smoking policy for all events. All common areas are smoke free. Residents who desire to smoke may do so on their private premises (homes, yards, or vehicles).
The Recreation Center has free WIFI for residents and has two television viewing areas: the sunroom and the rec hall. Sporting events are great excuses to get together with your neighbors in front of a nice big screen! Along with the honor system lending library, the resident exercise room (with TV) is very popular.
A lap depth swimming pool is also in the recreation center for use of the residents and their guests. Family swim time is 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM daily. During this time residents enjoy bringing their grandchildren to use the pool! Other hours are adults only. All our facilities are exclusively for the use of Camelot residents and their guests.
Susan Miller, longtime resident, has documented Camelot events over the years in the form of personally annotated photo albums. Each year one of these books is in the form of a Christmas card to the owners. Copies are available to browse in the rec center sun room.
Security gates close the entrances to the main Village each evening and open each morning. Residents have gate openers to allow them access and visitors may call family and friends for admittance.