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Girl Scout Camps - North Carolina




Girl Scout Day Camp at the Broken Spur Saddle Club




Camp Cateechee
French Board River, Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah Forest
Brevard, NC




Camp Cherokee
BSA property


Camp Chickagami
Lake Waccamaw, NC
BSA property





Camp  Chinqua-Penn
Chinquapenn
Lake Linda, Reidsville, NC
20 acres
1945-1974
Units: Merrywood, Pinedale, Sleepy Hollow
The wealthy supporter of the camp was Margaret Beatrice "Betsy" Schoellkopf (1881-1965), widow of  Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Penn (1875-1946). 
The camp name is a blend of chinquapin, a variety of American Chestnut that grows in the area and Penn, their last name.
Jefferson Penn inherited Penn's Tobacco Company from his father. Betsy was part of the large Schoellkopf family, famous
for the development of New York Niagara Falls Power Company as a source of electricity. Betsy outlived Jeff by several years, rising in the community as
a civic leader and philanthropist. Both are buried on the Chinqua-Penn Plantation.
Trails of Girl Scouting in the Tarheel Triad notes that 11 local business men donated the land in 1945, and indicate that Mrs. Penn financially helped the camp
to become a center of activities for the girls in the area.



 

Camp Dot Perry
West Kerr Scott Lake, Wilkesboro, NC
20 acres
1961
Named after Girl Scout Executive Director Miss Dorothy Elizabeth "Dot" Perry (Nov 17, 1925 - Sept 19, 1963), who suggested the purchase of the land for a camp.
In 1974 the decision was made to turn Camp Dot Perry into a Program Center, with year round activities.
The camp has been closed, and it was decided in 2011 to auction off the property that had been on the real estate market.





This awesome orchid photo was taken by Jim Fowler
at Camp Dot Perry. Patch image is from Linda Mathis.


  Circle C Ranch
Keyauwee Program Center
Randolph, NC
1997
Offers year round horse-related programs



Camp Douglas Long
5440 Graystone Court, Greensboro, NC
1949-2011
114 acres
Originally Camp Graystone, BSA property
Named for Martha Douglas Hendrix Long (1888-1952), nicknamed "Lady" and "Lady Long", who was the Executive Director of Girl Scouting in the Greensboro area.
1974 - became a Program Center, for year round activities.
Currently for sale.




Two things that don't belong together:
Girl Scout Camp sign and a For Sale sign.


Girl Scout Camp at Camp Friendship
Catawba River, NC





Camp Ginger Cascades
2090 Scout Road, Lenoir, NC
Originally 325 acres, now down to about 226 acres
Purchased in 1961, first camped in 1963


The Tragedy at Glen Bernie Falls
In Memory of Miss Lillian D. Arhelger; Girl Scout Camp Counselor, High School Teacher, Red Cross Life Saver









Camp Golden Valley
512 acres
1969
Home of the Lake Lois Hilton, a memorial gift of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.






Camp Good Times
Day Camp on Camp Keyauwee



Camp Graham
Kerr Lake, Henderson, NC
155 acres







Camp Happy Times
Day Camp at Camp Kiwanis


Camp Hardee
Pamilco River, NC
Dedicated June 28, 1942
95 acres
Named after financial donors Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Hardee.




Amazingly, the official history of the Greenville, NC Rotary Club misspelled Mr. Hardee's name and the camp's name.





Holly Hut
Dan Nicholas Park, Rowan Co, NC


Homestead Girl Scout Camp
near Louisburg, NC
110 acres
1972-2010



Camp Iswa
Lake Hickory, NC




Camp Jo Harris
North Wilkesboro, NC



Girl Scout Camp at John's River Camp
7 miles north of Collettsville
Property owned by Evangelical and Reformed Church


Camp Julia
Camp Julia Road, Kannapolis, NC
22 acres
1944
Units: Hilltop, Pine Knoll, Cedar Bog
Now a church camp
Named after Julia Caroline Watson (Mrs. Paul) Maulden (Sept 27, 1913- March 10, 2006) , Girl Scout Extraordinaire










Camp Keyauwee
Keyauwee Program Center
2574 Sweetbriar Road, Sophia, NC
350 acres










Kinston Cabin
Lenoir, NC
4.2 acres




Camp Kiwanis
10 miles west of Gastonia
4 miles east of Kings Mountain
at the foot of Crowder's Mountain, NC
77 acres
1951 - vacated 1972
Land was originally purchased by the Gastonia Kiwanis, through the work of Frank Young, in 1946 for the Boy Scouts. It was later deeded to the Girl Scouts.









Camp Latta
near Mount Holly, NC
YWCA property



Girl Scout Day Camp at Lincoln Academy
Gaston County, NC


Camp Linhaven
Camp Linn Haven
near Linville, NC




Camp Marion
McDowell Co, NC
No other information found.

Camp Martha Love
Greensboro, NC



Camp Mary Atkinson
Selma, NC
1954
238 acres
Land was donated by Mary Christine Eshman Atkinson (1884 - 1968) in memory of her late husband, Dr. Wade H. Atkinson (1867 - 1942), who grew up in the area.

This obituary of Mary Atkinson is from the 
Washington Post. She lived and died in Washington DC.
In error, it lists the camp in Selma, Alabama, not Selma, NC.



Camp Mu-Sha-Ni
Pinehurst, NC
843 acres
This camp has a Council's Own badge to earn.


Camp Oak Springs
1919 Turnersburg Highway, Statesville, NC
700 acres
Council store has a cute supply of Camp Oak Springs fun-wear.





Camp Occoneeshee

Lake Lure, NC



 


Camp Old Mill
Greensboro, NC
1927 - 1974
Closed due to the City of Burlington wanted to create a water reservoir, that would have effected the property.
 The City of Burlington considered condemning the properties effected. 
The local Girl Scout Council sued. 
After 2 years of litigation, Girl Scouts received $155,000 for the property.











 



Camp Pineaway
Leaksville, NC
1957-1997


Camp Pisgah
Girl Scout Road, Brevard. NC
1953, first camp 1955
Home of the Laurel Hall.




Camp Pisgah gets my vote for the coolest
interactive Girl Scout camp brochure on the web!



Camp Pretty Pond
3000 Boiling Springs, Winnabow, NC




Girl Scout Day Camp at Reigal Tree Farm
Girl Scout Day Camp at Reigal Nursery
Robeson Co, NC







Girl Scout Day Camp at River Bend
Mount Holly, NC







Girl Scout Camp at Rock Creek
9 miles west of Burlington, NC



Camp Rocky Ledges
Highway 54 below Graham, NC
April 1957 - 1974





Camp Rotary
Linwood Rd, Gastonia, NC
Crowder's Mountain
1938-2011
Units: Hilltop, Happy Hollow, Bowman's Knob
Home of the Connie Gibbons Program Center
Home of the Glenn Sisters Lodge





This newspaper ad uses the same photo from 1946.




Camp Seven Springs
118 Alder Lane, Mocksville, NC
1967
Became a Program Center in 1974, offering year round activities.


Camp Sherwood Forest
Crabtree State Park, NC
First established Girl Scout camp in Alamance Co, NC



Camp Shirley Rogers (1933)
Roaring Gap Camp
Roaring Gap, NC
1928 - 1974
Camp was named after a gentleman who was vital to preserving and developing the camp.





Emerald Mining?


 


Camp Standing Indian
near Clayton GA, but technically in NC
Land donated by Wayne and Dorothy Thomas
around 1944




Camp Tarheelia

Camp Tarheelia Road, Albermarle, NC
Home of Naomi's Lodge

Camp Traillee
 

Girl Scout Camp at Tucker's Grove Camp
Tucker's Grove Camp is on the National Register of Historic Places

Camp Uwharrie
near Jamestown, NC



Camp Whispering Pines

Crabtree Recreation Area, NC



 

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