Thursday, July 20, 2017

Red Oak Cabin

Mitch McConnell outside the Red Oak cabin in 1992 (Photo: National Archives - Shawn T. Moore )

The Red Oak cabin is one of the "VIP guest cabins" along with Birch, Dogwood, and Maple.  It was one of the original cabins and was rebuilt in 1973. During the 1978 Camp David peace negotiations, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan shared the two-bedroom cabin with three other Israeli officials.

In 2012, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stayed at the Red Oak cabin during the G8 Summit. Although the cabin assignments for the G8 Summit were never publicly announced, several months of online sleuthing and an FOIA request resulted in my blog post detailing the cabin assignments for all of the G8 leaders

The photos on this page were taken during a visit to Camp David in 1992 by the current Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

Bedroom inside Camp David cabin - 1992  (Photo: National Archives - Shawn T. Moore )




Interior of Camp David cabin - 1992  (Photo: National Archives - Shawn T. Moore )





Sources:
Baltimore Sun
New York Daily News 



Friday, June 16, 2017

President Trump at Camp David

Aspen Lodge: The President's Cabin at Camp David

June 17-18
On June 17, 2017, President Trump became the 14th president to visit Camp David. The president, first lady, and son Barron stayed overnight in the Aspen Lodge and returned to the White House on Sunday afternoon. Melania's parents accompanied the First Family on the Father's Day weekend trip.

Melania tweeted this photo of the Aspen Lodge:




August 18
President Trump returned to the presidential retreat on August 18th for a national security meeting on the Afghanistan strategy.

President Trump and Vice President Trump outside Laurel Lodge.


National security meeting held in Laurel Lodge on Aug 18, 2017






August 25-27
On August 25th, President Trump's daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and grandchildren Arabella, Theodore and Joseph joined the First Family for a weekend trip to Camp David.

President Trump receiving an update on Hurricane Harvey via video teleconference on August 26, 2017

President Trump in a follow-up videoconference on Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Laurel Lodge



September 8-10
President Trump spent the weekend of Sept 8-10 at Camp David and hosted a full Cabinet meeting on Saturday, September 9th.





President Trump receives briefing on Hurricane Irma - Sept 10, 2017


DATES OF TRUMP TRIPS TO CAMP DAVID

2017:  June 17-18; August 18; August 25-27; September 8-10


As of September 10, 2017
Total number of visits: 4
Total number of days at Camp David: 9





Sources:
The Latest: Trump family flies to Camp David
Trump offers his review of Camp David 
@realDonaldTrump
The White House
Trump to host full Cabinet at Camp David
@Scavino45