The need for help and support is always a challenge
The camp was born with the donation of 56 acres of land. From that
point on the trustees were on their own. Sweat equity, along with yearly
financial gifts by Manchester scouting units got things started. Local
cooperate and fraternal organization were asked, and responded by supporting
various improvements such as building the dam, drilling the wells, placement
of a latrine, and paving the road. In many cases businesses responded to
needs by donating materials at cost or free equipment use. Through all this
cheerful help our camp was born.
A great deal of history may be researched by going to your local library
or historical society and referring to "Camp Johnson the first 50
years", by Milton Shaw, trustee.
The camp is now incorporated and is still a non-profit operation. All
donations are tax deductible. Also, it should be noted that ever since its
inception The Camp Trustees, Directors, Campsite Committee Members, and Camp
Masters have all served without remuneration of any kind.
The more recent camp, upkeep and capital improvements have all been
subsidized by personal and unit donations as well as cooperate gifts for
material and donated labor by the camp personal. The camping use fees
generated defray on-going operational expenses such as phone, electricity,
fire insurance and minor repairs.
As well as money Camp Johnson also needs more willing hands to lighten
the load, which is now accomplished by a small dedicated group that believe
in this 54 year old project. We have need for many skills, carpentry,
plumbing, electrical, forestry, erosion control or just helping hands.
All units, individuals, businesses or corporations, who wish to make
tax-free contributions of money or service, please contact any of the listed
volunteer directors for more information.
Good things seldom happen by accident, it is dedication and hard work
that make it look easy. There are four decades of work and love that make
this camp a living place for scouting to happen. If you believe that this is
still a place for memories to begin and friendships to be forged come join
us. This is a great place for scouting to start and our camp to begin its
second fifty years.