If you follow us on Instagram (@CLT.Remedy), you’ve probably seen that Camp North End is absolutely one of our happy places here in the Queen City. We’ve seen it grow from hosting just a few pop-ups, to slowly giving a home to some of the city’s creative geniuses, to the bustling hub that it is now complete with an outdoor food hall, curated retailers, and more! With its unique footprint, it literally has been able to thrive throughout the pandemic, and CNE is really one of our favorite places to explore and feel rather *safe*. With plenty of outdoor space, we can enjoy being out and socially distant about!
So what does a day out at Camp look like for us?
There’s really so much you can do at CNE: it’s easily a full day experience for us every time we go. So we would like to start a series, and share with you “mini itineraries”: #DayOutAtCamp
Here’s a quick video of our latest Camp North End adventure this past weekend when it finally stopped raining in CLT. Let us know what you think of this video and scroll down and keep reading for more deets!
We usually start our adventures at Camp North End with a stroll around the ‘campus’. Every time we go, there seems to be always something new–we can always count on local creatives for all the new additions.
Mural walks are a must at Camp. We like to play a game with our bubble and decide what is our “fave” mural of the day. Every time we go, each one of us seem to always find a new ‘favorite’. Where else in Charlotte can you go in one area where there’s so much art to just take in?
We love that Camp North End is continuously adding retailers to their tenant list. We love that they’re providing a great space for these small businesses to make their big dreams come true!
For all your stationary and crafty needs, Good Postage Co. is a must stop. We love to browse all of their curated paper goods and always have to snag their latest sticker addition! They also have a really cool vintage stamp collection available for purchase.
For those who may think that snail mail is dead–STOP! It’s the absolute cutest way to connect and let people know you’re thinking of them. A text or DM is easy to send, but a handwritten letter shows extra effort and thought!
One of the most recent retailers added to the Camp Family is Grow. It’s the second brick-and-mortar for this plant shop, with their other location in Plaza Midwood. We could totally just spend houuuurs in here just making sure we don’t miss a single plant baby in every nook and cranny of their space! We love that they have a great selection of plants and that they are all well cared for. We absolutely hate walking into a plant shop/nursery and find neglected plant babies! They also have so many fun and different gift items for every plant mom and dad you know. It honestly is a super dangerous place for us plant lovers! We just want everything. On this trip, a hoya retusa and a string of spades came home with us!
After we’ve snagged some goods, we like to walk some more. Manny got Grayson a kid’s FitBit and he is just as obsessed with us in checking how many steps he has taken in a day, and exploring Camp North End is a great spot for us to get our steps in. It’s also a great way to work up an appetite, and we enjoy that Camp has a lot of dining options now. Keswick Hall has four different food stalls, and they’re all amazing! On this trip, we enjoyed some ramen from Saru. Two pro-tips coming at you: (1) Check the Instagram accounts of each business before making plans to make sure they are open. (2) Always add the black garlic at Saru–it’s an added flavor dimension that will literally take you to Flavor Town!
There are many different ways to enjoy Camp North End, and this is just one of ’em. We can’t wait to keep sharing more Camp North End adventures and give you multiple ‘itineraries’. So, stick around and make sure you’re following us here on the blog and on IG! What will be your next Camp North End adventure?
*Disclaimer*: We know that things are rapidly changing even as we are one year out of this pandemic. When people ask us about how we feel about going “out and about”, we do beyond our absolute best to follow CDC guidelines to ensure we are doing our part. We definitely do some research before we go out–looking to make sure that the businesses we support are doing their part as well. We see this not only as a safety measure for us but also as a way to give back to these businesses that are already so hard hit but are still committed to doing what is right.