Skip to content

{ Category Archives } Camps Saved

California Ex-Campfire Camp Mokitana Being Renovated

Here is another story of an old camp being restored to benefit today’s youth by Sacramento, California area’s local Rotary clubs. This old Campfire camp is now owned by Sacramento County. “Phase 1 of the project includes the renovation of the camp’s parking area, the path leading to the river, and the amphitheater. When completed, [...]

Share
Tagged ,

Rhode Island Land Trusts to Buy Girl Scout and YMCA Camps

If you are going to sell your camp, here is an example in Rhode Island of what I would call a social and ecological responsible method of selling your camp. A former Girl Scout camp and YMCA summer camp are to be bought by the Westerly Land Trust and the Charlestown Land Trust. The Rhode [...]

Share
Tagged , ,

Former NY Girl Scout Camp Reopens after Five Years

Here is a hopefully story published October 30th, 2011 about former Girl Scout Camp Tapawingo reopening to campers after five years of being closed. When the consolidation of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York occurred and the organization’s base of operations moved out of the local area, friction between the new council and the [...]

Share
Tagged , , , ,

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio General Assembly Votes to Stop Sale of Camps

Of the 87 voting members of the general assembly in attendance this morning, 52 voted in a straw poll to stop the sale of the camps. This require 50% to pass, and so it did. The next amendment was to make this a permanent amendment.  This required 67% to pass.   48 voted YES and 39 [...]

Share
Tagged

Possible Lost Boy Scout Camp Saved. Camp Easton

Camp Easton established in 1929 was being considered to be closed and swapped to a developer who was going to purchase a new camp for the Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America.  Under this potential agreement, the developer offered to buy 270 acres at Sunup Bay, build brand new facilities, and provide $2.5 million [...]

Share
Tagged ,

Camp Lion in Salem, MA Saved by Volunteers… and the Economy

On Thursday, October 20th, 2011, it was announced that the developer with  plans to build a Lowe’s Home Improvement Center at the site of Camp Fire on the property of Camp Lion in Salem, MA is not going forward with the project.  Lowe’s also announced last week that it was closing several “underperforming” stores and [...]

Share
Tagged ,

Big Week in Efforts to Save Five Girl Scout Camps in Ohio

This is a big week for efforts to save Girl Scout camps in northern Ohio. This Saturday October 29th the board of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) at their annual meeting will vote on an amendment to re-evaluate camps. I’m anxious to see how the vote goes this Saturday and I hope [...]

Share
Tagged , , , , , ,

Great History of Owasippe Published on MLive

I just read a great history of Owasippe on MLive. It is rare to read such a long article online these days.  There is great history and memories in the article that bring this historic BSA camp to life as it celebrates its 100 anniversary. It also covers how the local township stopped the sale [...]

Share
Tagged , , ,

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Faces Hard Decision, To Sell or Not To Sell Camps

I don’t want anyone reading the SaveCamps.org blog to think for a minute that Scouting organizations are the only groups facing the decision of whether or not to sell their camps. I’d like to share with you a recent story about the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church that has been facing this [...]

Share
Tagged ,

It’s Official, The Open Space Institute has purchased Camp Little Notch

Girl Scout camp in Northern New York saved from possible development.

Share
Tagged , , ,