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Blazin ahead

Blazin' Ahead!

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Updated January 2018

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.

 

Camp Ledgewood

Even though the snow is on the ground, improvements continue for you! Moss Ledge is nearly complete. Reservations are now open for campers eager to be one of the first in Moss Ledge. Moss Ledge opens for its overnight guests starting March 1st.

Seiberling is receiving a new floor and construction on the troop houses has begun. In addition, improvements are being made to the water system to turn it into a new state-of-the-art system.

>>Click here for more details on what's happening at Camp Ledgewood.

Camp Sugarbush

Improvements are happening at Camp Sugarbush! Better maintence of the landscape and new installations will be occuring.

The road between the maintence building and the lodge will be redone, and mulch will be added to the low ropes course. In addition, new windows and a screened-in porch will be installed at Woodchuck, and a new boathouse pavilion is being constructed.

>>Click here for more details on what's happening at Camp Sugarbush.

Camp Timberlane

Improvements don't stop in winter. Big things are happening at Camp Timberlane!

  • A new and improved heating and cooling system has been installed in Nar (yurt). 
  • The maintenance building received some new equipment, an air compressor and hot water pressure washer.
  • Snowshoes are now available at Camp Timberlane.
  • More gnomes have found a home at Gnome Village thanks to the History and Archive Committee.
  • Pinecrest got a new stove,
  • ...and the Coach House received a new refrigerator!

>>Click here for more details on what's happening at Camp Timberlane.

 

 

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.

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