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Big Camps (cont.)

How to Protect Your Camp

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More Land Protection Options
Resale of Land, Donating Land, Bargain Sales, Donating Land with a Lifetime Income

Find a Land Conservancy Near You
Visit the Land Trust Alliance website to
find a land trust or land conservancy near you

Mortgage Subordination
Learn more

Deed Restrictions
The problem with deed restrictions


Family Lands
Last Child
in the Woods

Fact Sheets
(Land Trust Alliance website)
Find an Attorney
To find an attorney familiar with land protection
visit the Land Trust Alliance.

Before you Donate Land
If you plan to donate land for a camp or nature preserve, don't assume your land will be preserved. Donated lands, if unprotected, can and have been sold to raise funds. Before you donate your land protect it with a conservation easement.

Always consult with a qualified tax attorney.

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Camps In Danger
News articles

Salary Checker
Is your council planning to sell camps to raise funds, yet paying excessive salaries to non-profit executives? 990 tax forms of non-profit organizations list salaries at

Examples: How to
Run a Successful Camp
It's about marketing, PR, fundraising and nature.
Steve Garrett, a founder of the Guided Discoveries outdoor education group, testified at the Owasippe Scout Reservation trial in Blue Lake Township that there is plenty of demand for new camps.

He said he believes Camp Owasippe, America's oldest Boy Scout Camp, could be turned around and operated as a successful camp.

Saving Camps: How
Others are Doing it
4,877 acre Camp Owasippe
(If you have a success story about saving your camp, please e-mail us at

Conservation Groups
The Trust for Public Land
The Conservation Fund

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