© 2022 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Five Michigan Boy Scout camps to be closed

boy_scout_camp.jpg
Dave Cornell
/
Boy Scouts of America

Five of 12 Boy Scout camps in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula will be closed in 2016.

Michigan Crossroads Council, the group that oversees the Boy Scouts, says the cost of maintaining the camps is too high and that the camps are underused.

“Many of the camps that are on this list to close were getting utilized at like 8% of the time,” says Frank Reigelman, director of outdoor adventures for Michigan Crossroads Council.

Teetonkah in Jackson County, Kiwanis near Lansing, Northwoods Scout Reservation in Ogemaw County, Greilick near Traverse City, and Tapico in Kalkaska County will all be closed in 2016.

Reigelman says this is the culmination of several years of studying and analyzing the camps and the costs of operating them.

“There is a lot of sadness because people are very attached to these properties,” says Reigelman.

He hopes the camps will be maintained as natural spaces where people can still go camping.

This follows the closing of four Boy Scout camps in 2012.

Related Content