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{ Monthly Archives } July 2010

Nature deficit disorder? Try summer camp

Nature deficit disorder is a term Richard Louv coined in his magnificent book Last Child in the Woods and refers to the trend that children are less connected to nature, resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems. It turns out that summer camp is a great antidote for nature deficit disorder. I want to [...]

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Camp Greenwood and Camp Rolling Ridges Girl Scout camps update

Below is an e-mail we received recently with the subject line ”Friends of Rolling Ridges/Greenwood Update — July 25, 2010″ (MN/WI):  July 25 — Update on the effort to preserve our Girl Scout camps: We’re in good company!  Since our last update, the Friends of Rolling Ridges has joined forces with a Friends of Camp Greenwood group of [...]

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Saving Owasippe Scout Reservation – Introduction

I can’t believe the perseverance and fortitude of these people. They have been tirelessly working to preserve Owasippe since 2002 and their efforts have finally started to pay off.

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Camp Munsee history and editorial

I thought you’d be interested in the article, “OUR VIEW: Help needed to save Camp Munsee“, by the thestarpress.com. I’ve included highlights of the article below and find the words of George A. Ball, a member of the Ball family that donated the camp, insightful. “The 48-acre site that became Camp Munsee was donated to the [...]

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Red-tail Conservancy seeks donations to save Camp Munsee

The Red-Tail Conservancy needs to raise $75,000.00 to purchase Camp Munsee from the Girl Scouts. A California couple has donated $75,000, but more is needed to save 47 acre Camp Munsee, located in Indiana, from development according to the story, “Land trust seeks donations to save Camp Munsee“, in TheStarPress.com. Josie and Geoff Fox of San [...]

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Join SaveCamps.org on Facebook

Our new SaveCamps.org Facebook page is live. I’m the first fan, but please don’t let me be the only fan – Click on the “Like” button to show your support! We created this page to give you a place to easily voice your thoughts and spread your message about your camp. Please share your success stories and ideas [...]

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Camp Glen Gray: A story about how to save a camp

Camp Glen Gray is a 750 acre weekend camp in the Ramapo Mountains, a forested chain of the Appalachian mountains in northeastern New Jersey and southeastern New York. The camp is located in New Jersey, just 45 minutes from New York City. The story of Camp Glen Gray is one that exemplifies what can be [...]

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To preserve camp, read this book!

If you are interested in becoming a better fundraiser and marketer in order to preserve your camp, I’d highly recommend the terrific book Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes. Don’t think about it, go out and buy it. And no, I’m not getting any kind of kick back for promoting this [...]

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What is a land trust or land conservancy?

Learn what a land trust, or land conservancy, is and how they can help you protect and preserve scout camps and other outdoor camps for kids. This video from LandChoices, features Tom Bailey, the executive director of Little Traverse Conservancy in Harbor Springs, Michigan. We hope it helps you understand these sometimes confusing terms.   A land trust, [...]

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Save Camp Arrowhead

Camp Arrowhead was a private girls summer camp established in 1934 by Ewing & Martha “Mattie Garner” Gillis and run by three generations of the Gillis family, according to their website. Camp Arrowhead is located on 650 acres in the Texas Hill Country of Hunt, Texas along the headwaters of the Guadalupe River. Camp Arrowhead is being [...]

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