Girl Scout Camps - North Carolina
French Board River, Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah Forest
Lake Waccamaw, NC
Lake Linda, Reidsville, NC
Units: Merrywood, Pinedale, Sleepy Hollow
The wealthy supporter of the camp was Margaret Beatrice "Betsy"
Schoellkopf (1881-1965), widow of Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Penn
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
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
a center of activities for the girls in the area.
Camp Dot Perry
West Kerr Scott Lake, Wilkesboro, NC
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.
Girl Scout Day Camp at the Broken Spur Saddle Club
Circle C Ranch
Keyauwee Program Center
Offers year round horse-related programs
Camp Douglas Long
5440 Graystone Court, Greensboro, NC
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.
This awesome orchid photo was taken by Jim Fowler
at Camp Dot Perry. Patch image is from Linda Mathis.
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
Home of the Lake Lois Hilton, a memorial gift of the Z. Smith
Camp Good Times
Day Camp on Camp Keyauwee
Kerr Lake, Henderson, NC
Camp Happy Times
Day Camp at Camp Kiwanis
Pamilco River, NC
Dedicated June 28, 1942
Named after financial donors Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Hardee.
Two things that don't belong together:
Girl Scout Camp sign and a For Sale sign.
Dan Nicholas Park, Rowan Co, NC
Homestead Girl Scout Camp
near Louisburg, NC
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 Road, Kannapolis, NC
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
Keyauwee Program Center
2574 Sweetbriar Road, Sophia, NC
10 miles west of Gastonia
4 miles east of Kings Mountain
at the foot of Crowder's Mountain, NC
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.
near Mount Holly, NC
Girl Scout Day Camp at Lincoln Academy
Gaston County, NC
Camp Linn Haven
near Linville, NC
McDowell Co, NC
No other information found.
Camp Martha Love
Camp Mary Atkinson
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.
Amazingly, the official history of the Greenville, NC
Rotary Club misspelled Mr. Hardee's name and the camp's
This camp has a Council's Own badge to earn.
Camp Oak Springs
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
1919 Turnersburg Highway, Statesville, NC
Council store has a cute supply of Camp Oak Springs fun-wear.
Lake Lure, NC
Camp Old Mill
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
The local Girl Scout Council sued.
After 2 years of litigation, Girl Scouts received $155,000 for the
Girl Scout Road, Brevard. NC
1953, first camp 1955
Home of the Laurel
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
Linwood Rd, Gastonia, NC
Units: Hilltop, Happy Hollow, Bowman's Knob
Home of the Connie
Gibbons Program Center
Camp Pisgah gets my vote for the coolest
interactive Girl Scout camp brochure on the web!
Home of the Glenn
Camp Seven Springs
118 Alder Lane, Mocksville, NC
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.
This newspaper ad uses the same photo from 1946.
Camp Standing Indian
near Clayton GA, but technically in NC
Land donated by Wayne and Dorothy Thomas
Camp Tarheelia Road, Albermarle, NC
Home of Naomi's Lodge
Girl Scout Camp at Tucker's Grove Camp
Tucker's Grove Camp is on the National Register of Historic Places
near Jamestown, NC
Camp Whispering Pines
Crabtree Recreation Area, NC