Bowie-Crofton Camera Club 

Promoting Photographic Skill and Enjoyment
Throughout Central and Southern Maryland.

B-CCC Field Trip to Glen Echo Park - January 22

   Field trip is scheduled for January 22, 2017.
   Glen Echo Park is an old school and amusement park. Glen Echo Park retains many of its old treasures. Now it is managed by the National Park Service and Arts and Culture Inc. It has many art studios, darkrooms for photographers and a working Dentzel Carousel.  

   We will meet at the POP CORN Gallery at 1:00 p.m. Free time of one hour to take photographs. I have two tours scheduled . 

Park History Tour (2:00 p.m.)  

   How many people could swim in the Crystal Pool at one time? How did Glen Echo become part of the National Park Service? Explore Glen Echo Park’s history on this tour and find out the answers to these questions and more! 

Glen Echo Park Carousel Tour (3:00 p.m.)  

   Where are the carousel’s “windows to the past”? How many carousels are protected by the National Park Service? Do you know the difference between a merry-go-round and a carousel? You will learn the answers on the tour. 

   After the carousel tour (4:00 p.m.), we will have an early dinner (late lunch) at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo. This is a very picturesque restaurant with good Irish drinks (beer and whiskey). Dinner will end at sunset. Now you will have the opportunity to practice your night photography. Many great neon lights, street lamps and lite buildings. 

Other opportunities:  

   On the way to the park, stop at Lock 7 along the C&O Canal. Good photo place, lock and keeper home. 

   Photoworks at Glen Echo will have a “Coffee and Critique” session at 10:00 a.m. You can bring prints for a critical review or just interface with other photographers. Coffee and bagels are on the house.  

   If you plan to go, please let me know either by phone 301-805-5074, e-mail at, or the signup sheet at the camera club meeting, so I can keep you up to date on anything new or different.

Background image by Roz Kleffman