For the past 30 years, Camp Golden Pond has been a Girl Scout Camp. However, this year our camp welcomed the New Year as a privately owned property. On December 14, 2018, John Sabella purchased Camp Golden Pond from GSHPA for $885,000 and opened a world of possibilities.
On January 5, 2019, the board of directors of Friends of Golden Pond met with Mr. Sabella to discuss a preliminary plan to purchase the property. Mr. Sabella was very sympathetic towards our mission and informed us that he would be interested in our completing a purchase of the property from him as quickly as possible.
While we work to finalize negotiations, we have been granted limited access to the property for our meetings and fundraisers. We hope to see all our supporters join us for a reception in Legacy Lodge on February 24. We will be giving tours of the property starting at 2:00 PM with a reception in the lodge at 3:00 PM. We will share with you our plans and progress as well as be able to answer any questions you may have about our camp’s future.
We cannot stress how important it is that you show your support for our efforts in anyway you can. Our camp will only be saved through the generous donations of individuals like you. While we have made great progress toward re-opening our camp, we aren’t there yet. Mr. Sabella has opened a door for us, but it is up to us to walk through it. We must decide that our camp is worth saving. You must decide that our camp is worth saving.
Write letters to your newspaper. Share you stories and hopes with us. Call a radio or a news station.
We cannot let our camp sit empty for one day longer than absolutely necessary. With your help, our girls will be racing canoes across Lake Louise this summer.