Community rallying to keep shuttered Wisconsin camp open

A nonprofit organization formed after a popular summer camp in Wisconsin was closed was able to reopen the camp this summer.

The nonprofit Baden-Powell Northwoods Experience organized after the Three Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America decided to sell LeFeber Northwoods Camps and another camp in January of 2015.

The group raised money to put in an offer on the 1,120-acre property, but it was rejected and sold to a Wisconsin logger instead. Undeterred, the group met with the logger and negotiated a purchase agreement that enabled four week-long camp sessions to resume this past summer that were open to scouts and non-scouts alike.

Fundraising has continued to raise the funds necessary to continue to keep the camp open. For more information, you can visit www.bpnorthwoods.org.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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