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Opportunity? (by MMIT [VA]) Jul 31, 2022 10:23 PM
       Opportunity? (by plenty [MO]) Jul 31, 2022 10:36 PM
       Opportunity? (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 31, 2022 10:56 PM
       Opportunity? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 1, 2022 6:59 AM
       Opportunity? (by MMIT [VA]) Aug 1, 2022 8:20 AM
       Opportunity? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Aug 1, 2022 10:05 AM
       Opportunity? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Aug 1, 2022 10:08 AM
       Opportunity? (by Larry [MN]) Aug 1, 2022 11:21 AM
       Opportunity? (by Barb [MO]) Aug 1, 2022 7:01 PM
       Opportunity? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 1, 2022 7:05 PM
       Opportunity? (by DJ [VA]) Aug 2, 2022 10:45 AM
       Opportunity? (by MMIT [VA]) Aug 2, 2022 1:05 PM
       Opportunity? (by Nicole [PA]) Aug 3, 2022 12:02 PM
       Opportunity? (by Robin [WI]) Aug 3, 2022 4:19 PM
       Opportunity? (by John... [MI]) Aug 3, 2022 4:24 PM

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Opportunity? (by MMIT [VA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 10:23 PM
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I saw that a Boy Scout camp on the lake is for sale.

Participation in Boy Scouts has dropped off significantly in the past few years and the camp is no longer financially profitable.

The price for the camp will be way out of my reach, but, I am curious what someone would do with a youth camp on the lake.

The camp is less than 20 years old and has modern buildings - dining hall, cabins, bath house, caretakers house, camp directors house, storage barns, work shops, etc.

Just curious. --98.181.xxx.x




Opportunity? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 10:36 PM
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The girl scouts will buy it. Scouting by us has not dropped off. --172.56.xx.xxx




Opportunity? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2022 10:56 PM
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Can you share with us the approximate price?

I know a religious group that buys camps an other oddball properties for seasonal use. They dropped 50 million to buy a school because the property was central to their needs and had a playing field, parking and a large auditorium. --47.156.xx.xx




Opportunity? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 6:59 AM
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What is your thoughts for future use?

Does it have public sewer and water? I know our state's DEP makes it hard for campgrounds and small motels --24.101.xxx.xxx




Opportunity? (by MMIT [VA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 8:20 AM
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The camp has the capacity to handle 150 campers and staff.

This is not the typical Boy Scout camp that I went to as a kid. It is as nice as any church camp or 4H camp.

It has been used as a wedding venue during the off season.

2000 waterfront

68 acres

$2.5m tax value

14,000 sq ft convention center

full commercial kitchen, freezers, etc

Well (61 gallons/minute) and septic

Facilities for men and women --98.181.xxx.x




Opportunity? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 10:05 AM
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Most likely I'd turn it into an RV park.

Or, it could be kept as is and leased to assorted youth groups for short time periods. Churches and clubs who can't afford their own facilities but who can afford to rent a camp for two weeks for their members. If you avoid black leather motorcycle clubs and wild groups, most clubs would take good care of the property while renting. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Opportunity? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 10:08 AM
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If there are fish in the lake, install a good boat ramp and you can get campers who will come for the fishing season.

It should be possible to keep that camp full for most of the year, instead of just summer when the camps for youth are in use. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Opportunity? (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 11:21 AM
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Here in Minnesota there is no market for camps. A lot of churches, youth organizations, etc owned camps that cannot be sold.

What is in high demand are lots for building lake homes. If you can break it up into single family lots it would be a good purchase. --68.46.xx.xxx




Opportunity? (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 7:01 PM
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Well, the BSA sold off one of the Misouri camps a couple of years ago. There was a BSA camp near Potosi, MO on Sunnen Lake. It closed in 2017.

It had fallen into disrepair, and there are two other BSA Camps fairly nearby.

I'm fairly certain the YMCA of the Ozarks acquired the property, which is about 340 acres. It is adjacent to the YMCA of the Ozarks, typically called Trout Lodge and Campe Lakewood.

So, if there is another camp nearby, they may want it first. --149.76.xxx.xx




Opportunity? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2022 7:05 PM
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Here with the capability for over 100 campers at a time, you would need a class 1 water operator. They would require weekly water test.

I like the way you are thinking - but leave it to the government to get in the way --24.101.xxx.xxx




Opportunity? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 2, 2022 10:45 AM
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I was first thinking like oregon - RVs.

But, it sounds like it may be set up with lots of indoor sleeping rather than actual camp sites. It could be nice short-term/vacation rentals, depending on where it is. Is it near any attractions? Mountain view, hiking/biking trails, historic site, quaint country village?

I think the real challenge - as always - would be advertising (in a large or nationwide way) to get the attention of the type of user you would like --71.82.xxx.xxx




Opportunity? (by MMIT [VA]) Posted on: Aug 2, 2022 1:05 PM
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It is on Claytor lake, part of the New river.

A couple miles from the New River Trail.

Near Virginia Tech.

The lake is about 21 miles long.

It is near the Claytor Lake State Park. --174.210.xx.xxx




Opportunity? (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Aug 3, 2022 12:02 PM
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...I think the real challenge - as always - would be advertising (in a large or nationwide way) to get the attention of the type of user you would ...

I think the real challenge, at least in my area, would be zoning /land use issues.

--98.237.xxx.xx




Opportunity? (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Aug 3, 2022 4:19 PM
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I would rent a property like that in a heartbeat for a family reunion. We need a facility that will accommodate 65 or more people, and water recreation is a must.

I could see lots of ways to make money off of it. Lease the land to hunters. Set up writer's retreats. Turn it into a campground. Rent the storage barns out for storage, and the workshops as workshops. Sell the timber.

Problem is, making it profitable will be a full-time job. Tons of fun for someone who wants to create something amazing, but you have a lot of work ahead of you! --172.58.xxx.xxx




Opportunity? (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Aug 3, 2022 4:24 PM
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Things were on the declined already... Then the Latter-day Saints stopped using the BSA as part of their program (mainly to make their program work around the world since other countries don't all have similar Scouting programs). That took away a ton of units and youth.

But, more recently, the big reason for selling the camps has been to help pay their $2.7 billion settlement for alleged child sexual abuse.

That's why so many are for sale most recently. --67.209.xxx.xx



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