Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, GSNEO
More information on these camps can be found at: http://www.trefoilintegrity.org/the-camps1.html
Former Girl Scouts camp in northern Summit County gets new owner, will be open to the public on weekends
The 339-acre park is now under the control of the Richfield Joint Recreation District, a seven-person board representing Richfield village and township.
Council supports grant application for Richfield site
Summit County Council adopted on first reading Nov. 24 a resolution of support for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the Richfield Joint Recreation District in applying for grant funding through the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program.
Four Public Open Houses Slated at Former Girl Scout Camp in Northern Summit County
September 5, 2014
Camp Crowell/Hilaka Update 2014
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, Richfield Township trustees passed a resolution to create a Joint Recreation District (JRD) under ORC 755 between Richfield Township and Richfield Village. A similar resolution was passed by Richfield Village on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The formation of the JRD is for the purpose of the acquisition and management of the Camp Crowell Hilaka property, which sits primarily in the Township, and partially in the Village.
Great Trail Camp Update 2013
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has signed an agreement with a private individual to purchase Great Trail Camp. This agreement is expected to be finalized Friday, November 15, 2013. As directed by the GSNEO Board, the net proceeds from the sales of the camps will be used to improve Camps Ledgewood, Sugarbush and Timberlane.
Camp Lejnar Update 2013
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has completed the sale of Camp Lejnar in Lake County, Ohio. As directed by the GSNEO Board, the net proceeds from the sale of all camps will be used to improve Camps Ledgewood, Sugarbush and Timberlane.
Camp Pleasant Valley Update 2012
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) has reached an agreement with an individual for the sale of Camp Pleasant Valley. This individual plans to retain the property for his personal and family use. Camp closing ceremonies took place earlier this spring.
Camp Sugarbush Update 2011
Macedonia, October 20, 2011 – On Monday, the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) voted to retain Camp Sugarbush, in Trumbull County, after several meetings with the master planners, Brandstetter Carroll Inc., during their sites analyses. “The board decided to give the master planners and property management experts the flexibility to consider and incorporate the visions, wishes and recommendations of our membership,” responded Dan A. Bragg,
Trefoil Integrity, Supporting and Promoting Girl Scouting in Northeast Ohio
Girl Scouts to close 5 camps, including one in Richfield
The Girl Scout council said on its website that the camps being closed are underused, attracting less than half the Scouts in Northeast Ohio. The friends group, however, blames the underuse on poor management.
Girl Scout camps up for sale
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, GSWO
See also Indiana
Girl Scouts sell Camp Myeerah to Bellefontaine
The 449-acre property is now owned by the city of Bellefontaine, which will operate Camp Myeerah as a Joint Recreation District park. The district is developing a management plan for the public to enjoy Camp Myeerah for overnight camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing and bird-watching. The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society is managing conservation easements over the entire property to help the district manage an important birding habitat.
Board considers selling Girl Scout Camp
The camp is composed of almost 500 acres of wetlands, established and emerging forests, prairies, streams, a large lake, and other unique features that crease an environmental treasure. In addition, it contains two lodges, platform tents, covered wagons and tree houses for overnight camping and program use.
Frequently Asked Questions concerning the proposal to purchase Camp Myeerah – 8/13/12
What is the financial reserve of the council? Is this about money? The decision to recommend that Tier 3 camps be sold or an alternative ownership arrangement pursued is not because the council does not have enough money, but rather because the board is exercising its responsibility as good fiscal managers. Since this is an unsolicited offer, the Board is acting in a financially responsible manner to review the option; the decision will be based on the good of the council as a whole and our commitment to all Girl Scout members, not merely the financial income such a sale would produce.
Camp Rolling Hills Change.org petition
Response to petition from council council representative
"Thank you for your interest in Camp Rolling Hills. As a result of the sluggish economy, across the board cuts made by several large United Ways and lower than expected cookie sales, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio had to make some difficult financial decisions in 2013. This included resting Rolling Hills through the end of the year. We scheduled the closing so that it was after the summer day camps, to minimize the impact on girls. It was and still is our plan to re-open Camp Rolling Hills in early 2014. We are developing plans to ensure that the council has the revenue to operate and maintain Rolling Hills in 2014, so that next year girls can fully enjoy the use of this camp. Please feel free to contact email@example.com, if you have any questions. Sincerely, Sarah Kelly Program Services Manager ”
Camp to become part of Sidney park (Camp Brookside)
Council property plan and updates
Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland, GSOOH
Camp Cornish re-opened in a deal signed March 2013 through a Community Foundation partnership
Link to council property plan information
Ross County Girl Scout camp closing
Community Foundation and Girl Scout Council strike deal to re-open historic campsite
The Foundation and Ohio’s Heartland Council finalized a purchase agreement Friday, March 15 that preserves Camp Cornish for Girl Scout use. Representatives of the Foundation and the Girl Scout Council began discussing the future of Camp Cornish soon after the council retired the 15-acre campground in October 2012. “By January of this year, the major elements of an agreement were in place, including the purchase price and continued access to Camp Cornish by Girl Scouts,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Sam Barone. “The Foundation established a supporting organization – the new Camp Cornish Foundation – to manage the property. Then Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland determined the number of days they desired access to camp facilities.” The council will continue to schedule Girl Scout use of the grounds. It will be available for Girl Scout use 35 days per year, Barone said. Boy Scouts and other nonprofit groups will arrange access to the camp through the new managing board. Fees and guidelines for Camp Cornish usage will be published soon.