At an official press conference today attended by
representatives of Bergen County, The Trust for Public Land, Friends of Glen
Gray, The Victoria Foundation, The Doris Duke Foundation, Mayors from Mahwah and
Oakland, it was formally announced that the sale of Camp Glen Gray to Bergen
County was complete. FOGG was introduced as the organization that would manage
and endow the Camp.
Hartinger, chairman of the FOGG trustees, speaking about FOGG's role in
maintaining and managing Camp Glen Gray. Next to him is William
"Pat" Schuber, the County Executive.
To read the official Press Release of the Feb. 5, 2002 event, click
To read 2/6/02 Star Ledger article, click
To read 2/6/02 Record article, click
Next general operating committee meeting is scheduled for :
Wednesday, February 13th 8:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church (in the basement) in Montclair
located at the corner of North Fullerton Ave. and Munn Street.
Camp Glen Gray will soon open under
the management of the
Friends of Glen Gray (FOGG), with the support of the Old Guard (OG), under a
lease agreement with Bergen County and the Trust for Public Land (TPL).
We have a draft lease and very positive feedback from Bergen County. We
shooting to be open for business on March 1st. We have insurance coverage to
resolve, and some paperwork needs before we can finish the deal but it will
happen, and it will happen soon.
FOGG Trustees have met with the Old Guard Officers to resolve the division
of labor and form a co-committed structure. We must now form the
Operating Committee." When fully fleshed out there may be as many as
Sub-committees, though for now we are concentrating on having the
Maintenance (physical facilities), and Campmaster Corps up and running so
that we can be open for short-term, weekend camping, as soon as the ink
dries on our lease. Other Sub-committees will eventually include
Fundraising, Administration, Program, etc. Together all of the
Sub-committees make up the Operating Committee, who will run the camp at the
discretion of the Board of Trustees (FOGG Trustees). At some future point
there may be an Executive Director as a paid position, but not until after
we're in business. The Board will have the ultimate responsibility of
satisfying the terms of the lease, and financial responsibility.
The GG Operating Committee needs your help! Everyone is welcome, you do
not have to be an OG or FOGG member. We need a big turnout!
This May is the 85th Anniversary of Camp Glen Gray, perhaps we can plan
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Click here to read Past News
The Record, Feb. 6, 2002
- "Scouts accept bid to save camp land,"
The Record, May 16, 2001
- "Nation's oldest Scout camp is sold in effort to keep the
Star Ledger, May 16, 2001
- "Deal averts bid war for camp,"
May 12, 2001
Delayed On Sale Of Camp Glen Gray," Montclair
Times, May 10, 2001
case of old Scouts' honor," The Record, May 3, 2001
Camp Glen Gray," Montclair
Times, Editorial, April 26, 2001
Group Approaches Final Bid On Historic Camp Glen Gray," Montclair
Times, April 19, 2001
- "A House Divided, Boy Scouts' Plan to Sell
Camp Draws Fire," Star Ledger
Boy Scout Camp May be Sold", Home & Store News
(Mahwah) Feb. 28, 2001
Camp Glen Gray is NOT the oldest camp (but it's close!)
about the oldest Boy Scout Camp