Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines
Girl Scouts closing camp, joins others in cutting costs
Girl Scouts sell Camp Pretty Pond to Orton Plantation
While Camp Pretty Pond was not initially recommended for sale, the document said, “the Orton Plantation group has approached the council regarding this property and offered a fair and reasonable price for it.”
Camp Pretty Pond sold
Phil Wahoff, who is the Girl Scout leader for Troop 149 in Brunswick County, says they were informed in a meeting that the camp had been sold to the owner of Orton Plantation.
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, GSP2P
Up for auction May 2014
Sold at auction April 2013
Girls Scout Camp Douglas Long Goes Up For Auction
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont will auction off Camp Douglas Long next month.
Girl Scouts to close some area camps
Gastonia Girl Scout Camp for Sale (2011)
Girl Scouts say "good-bye" to Camp Rotary
Girl Scouts to Sell Colfax Facilities (Triad Service Center)
Girl Scouts plans to sell Camp Golden Valley
The potential sale has angered some residents with ties to the Girl Scouts.
Closing up shop: Camp Seven Springs will go up for auction April 13
In an effort to streamline costs, several North Carolina councils, acting on a mandate from the national office, merged in 2009, creating super councils that suddenly had too many camp properties.
Girl Scouts Hornet's Nest Council, GSHNC
Also see South Carolina.
Carmen Hopkins, Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council
(interview with council CEO)
From 2010: The weakened real estate and lending climate caused us to adjust our property plans. When the economic downturn put the commercial lending market on ice, we were mid-stride in repositioning and modernizing our outdoor educational centers. The Council had acquired an ideal 700-acre property that would replace two older and smaller sites into a more efficient and modernized camp. Because of the stagnant real estate market, we adjusted our long-range strategic plans; delayed some development at the new site; extended the time frame for retaining the two existing camps; and refinanced the new property in an almost frozen lending market.
York County Girl Scouts sell Camp Catawbaw Lakeside location sold to help pay for larger regional site in N.C.
"Basically, we're doing a land swap to get this other property," Daley said, noting the decision to sell didn't come without protest by some members. "When you're dealing with Girl Scout camps, it's very emotional. Many of our members grew up going to camp there and now have children camping there. But they know this is what's right for the girls."