This page is dedicated to the rich history of our Council Camps.  While the information may be out of date, you can send updated information via our Form.  If you wish to send more information, please email it to the Lodge Webmaster.

Camp Oak Camp SteereBelk Scout Camp (aka Clear Creek Scout Camp) Mecklenburg Scout Reservation (aka Camp Grimes)
      

1910...
Camp Oak was located off of Walker's Ferry Road behind the Charlotte Douglas Airport.

1925...
Camp Steere opened on Lake Wylie near the Buster Boyd bridge, named after James Steere, the Mecklenburg County Council's fir Scout Executive.

1950...
In the late 1950's Camp Walker's name was changed to Camp Van Treece named after Jim Van Treece.

1966...
Camp Van Treece closed for Summer Camp, sold in 1978.

1974...
Land purchased in Dysartsville, NC for Mecklenburg Scout Reservation.

1976...
Camp Grimes opened on Mecklenburg Scout Reservation in Dysartsville, NC named after Gene Grimes, District Executive.  An Indian Village was constructed on site by Will Cochran as an Eagle project.

1978...
Camp Van Treece sold.  Indian Village burned down during Fall Fellowship.

1987...
Camp Steere closed on Lake Wylie.

1988...
Clear Creek Scout Camp opened in Midland, NC

1989...
Hornet's Nest Short Term Camping opened on Mecklenburg County Scout Reservation in Dysartsville, NC.

2000...
Forest Program identified Pine Beetles infestation early.  Infested trees were cut and cleared thus avoiding major damage to forest.

2001...
New High C.O.P.E. installed and Low C.O.P.E. updated at MSR.  Mecklenburg County Council hosts National Camp School at MSR Camp Grimes in June.  A changing buiding was added tot he Waterfront at MSR.