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Blazin ahead

Blazin' Ahead!

Updated July 2017

Welcome to Blazin' Ahead! A page devoted entirely to GSNEO camp and property updates. Check back often to see what GSNEO is doing to make your camping experience the memory of a lifetime.

Camps Ledgewood and Timberlane are gearing up fast for an exciting season of Summer Camp!

Prairie Point, the Conestoga Wagon site at Camp Ledgewood is now finished and in use!  See the photos below for construction progress and completion.

Also underway is troop cabin construction!

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Improvements to Ledgewood sign.

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Paved road with gravel leading to Caravan.

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One of the Praire Point wagons.

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Unpaved road leading to cabin units in progress.

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Four bed cabin being built.

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Inside one of the wagons.

Postcards from Camp

Camping is an integral part of the Girl Scout experience and I want our camps to be the best place for every girl to have that experience! Girls practice independence when they spend a night away from home. They will build courage when tackling something new,  like boating or zip lining. They  will build confidence when they succeed in a new environment supported by friends and adult role models. They will build character in an environment that insists on teamwork for success. Whether you come out to camp for a day, or stay a week, you will leave with lasting memories. Don’t forget GSUSA has released six new outdoor badges, earning some of these new badges is a great way to structure your camp visit.

>>View Outdoor Badges and Requirements

I am constantly looking at new ways to make improvements efficiently, making best use of our limited funds. We all want new facilities , but we also have to spend money taking care of what we have, so on these pages you will see a mix of new construction and maintenance. I always want to hear from you, please let me know what you love and what you would like to see improved, it really helps us make the camps better for you. Send your ideas to jchristyson@gsneo.org.

Yours in Girl Scouts

Jane Christyson
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Camping by the Numbers

The Master Plan Fund was established by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Board to fund the Start-Up Phase of the Vision 2012 Master Plan. The Master Plan provides for the renovation of Camps Timberlane, Sugarbush, and Ledgewood.

As of September 30, 2016, about $10.7 million had been raised for the Master Plan construction, which includes about $9.6 million from the sale of former camp properties, about $500,000 from contributions, and about $600,000 from investment returns generated by the Master Plan fund.

A portion of the Master Plan has been completed, particularly at Camps Sugarbush and Timberlane. At the end of the last fiscal year, September 30, 2016, there was approximately $5.4 million remaining to complete the Start-Up phase projects at Camp Ledgewood.

Check out what's happening now at GSNEO camps!