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Camp Penton - 1915

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 3-16 - camp operated by the Wilmington, NC YMCA - 1st week reserved for BS.

    Named for Daniel Harris Penton Wilmington fuel (coal) dealer

 

WILMINGTON COUNCIL

Camp Penton - 1916

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 8-15 - camp operated by the Wilmington, NC YMCA - 2nd week reserved for BS

 

Camp Penton - 1917

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 1-15 - camp operated by the Wilmington YMCA - first two weeks reserved for BS

 

Camp Penton - 1918

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    Camp planned but unknown if it ran - operated by Wilmington YMCA - see Star News 6/17/23 - apparently camp ran


Camp Penton - 1919

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 3 - July ? - BS in camp for 30 days - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

Camp Penton - 1920

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    May 31 -  ?  - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

Camp Penton - 1921

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    Mid June - June 28 - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

Camp Penton - 1922

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    Mid June

 

Camp Penton - 1923

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 20 - August 10 - BS in camp 6/20-7/4 - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

Camp Penton - 1924

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 11 - July 31 - BS in camp 6/11-6/24 - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

Camp Penton - 1925

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 17 - Aug ? -  BS in Camp 6/17 - 7/2 - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

Camp Penton - 1926

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 9 - July 16 - BS in Camp 6/9 - 6/23 - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

NEW HANOVER COUNTY COUNCIL

Camp Penton - 1927

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 8 - July - BS in Camp 6/8 - 6/22 - operated by Wilmington YMCA


Fort Caswell - 1928

    Fort Caswell, NC

    June 8 - July - BS in camp 6/29 - 7/9 - operated by Wilmington YMCA

 

None - 1929

    Some Boy Scouts may have attended  the YMCA camp at Ft. Caswell

 

CAPE FEAR AREA COUNCIL

Camp Chickagami - 1930

    Lake Waccamaw, NC - Name means "camp by the lake" - site of camp Penton (YMCA)

    June 28,1930 - August 2, 1930 - first camp operated by council #425

 

Camp Chickagami - 1931

    Lake Waccamaw, NC - Camp covered 3 acres

    June 13, 1931 - August 22, 1931


Camp Chickagami - 1932

    Lake Waccamaw, NC

    June 11 - July 30, 1932

 

Camp Kilodeska - 1933

    Greenville sound / Hewlett's creek (Wilmington, NC) land owned by A. M. McKoy

    June 14 - July 27, 1933

 

Camp Kilodeska - 1934

    Greenville sound / Hewlett's creek

    May 27 - August 1, 1934

 

Camp Kilodeska - 1935

    Greenville sound / Hewlett's creek

    Camp scheduled from June 19 to July 31 - cancelled prior to opening due to infantile paralysis epidemic

 

Camp Kilodeska - 1936

    Greenville sound / Hewlett's creek

    June 24 - August 5, 1936

 

Camp Kilodeska - 1937

    Greenville sound / Hewlett's creek

    July 26 - August 15, 1937


Camp Kilodeska - 1938

    Greenville sound / Hewlett's creek

    June 26 - July 16, 1938

 

Camp Singletary - 1939

    Lake Singletary - near White Lake in Bladen county - owned by state of NC

    July 2 - July 16, 1939

 

Camp Singletary - 1940

    Lake Singletary - rented from state of NC - same site as 1939

    June 30 - July 14, 1940

 

Camp Singletary - 1941

    Lake Singletary - rented from state of NC - same site as 1940

    June 29 - July 12 or 13, 1941

 

District Camps - 1942

    Four camps were held across the council because of gas shortage, locations as follows:

        1 - Camp Lumbee - Wagram, NC - started June 29 for one week

        2 - Camp Chickagami - White Lake, NC - started July 13 for one week

        3 - On Lake Waccamaw, NC near the Anchorage - week of July 20

        4 - At Silver Lake near Wilmington, NC - July 27 - August 7

 

Camp Chicagami - 1943 (maybe Chickagami)

    White Lake, NC - this was a commercial (for profit) campground used by many non-profit groups

    July 11 - August 6, 1943

 

Camp Singletary - 1944

    Lake Singletary - rented from state of NC

    July 1 - August 12, 1944

 

Camp Singletary - 1945

    Lake Singletary - rented from state of NC

    July 1 - August 11, 1945

 

Camp Singletary - 1946

    Lake Singletary - rented from state of NC, scouts had possession of entire state park including lake

    July 7 - August 17, 1946

 

Camp Singletary - 1947

    Lake Singletary - rented from state of NC

    June 22 - August 2, 1947 (camp closed 7/19 due to low attendance)

 

Camp Dick Henning - 1948 - Patch Exists (issued by Central NC Council)

    Ellerbe, NC

    Camp owned by Central NC Council - Session cancelled prior to the first week do to an outbreak of polio - first year of Dick Henning - to have opened July 18 for four weeks. CFC scouts were to attend a normal session of camp not a special CFC session.


Camp Klahican - 1949 - Patch Exists

    Salters Lake, NC (near White Lake, NC) - site rented from state of NC

    June 19 - July 30, 1949, Dick Auger, director

                               

Camp Tom Upchurch - 1950-1974 - Patch Exists - several patches but not necessarily different for each year

    Hope Mills, NC

    1950 Camp opened for first session June 18, session ended July 15, Dick Auger, director

    1951 Camp ran June 17 - July 28, Carl T. Knott, director

    1952 Camp ran June 8 - July 19, Grant Wallen, director

    1953 A. L. (Bunnie) Atkinson, Jr. director

    1954 Camp opened June 6 for 6 weeks, W. J.Tully, director

    1955 Camp ran June 8 - June 29, A. L. (Bunnie) Atkinson, Jr., director

    1956 Camp ran June 3 - July 7, Doug Kelly, director

    1957 Camp ran June 16 - July 13, Bill Samuels, director

    1958 Camp opened June 8 for four periods, John Joyner, director

    1959 Camp ran June 7 - July 12, John Joyner, director

    1960 Camp opened June 5 for five periods, John Joyner, director

    1961 Camp opened June 4, John Joyner, director

    1962 Camp ran for 6 weeks, 465 boys attended, John Joyner, director

    1963 Craig Ellis, director

    1964

    1965 Camp opened June 6 for seven periods + one aquatic period. John Reap, director

    1966 Camp opened June 12, 1966 for six weeks. No African American Camp session, Paul Rose, director

    1967 Camp opened June 11 for seven weeks. The last week was for African-Americans ( per David Harling, a camp staff member in 1967. This was the last black week held.)

    1968  Camp opened June 9 for six weeks, Jim Nuckolls, director

    1969 Camp opened June 15, Don Batts, director

    1970 Camp opened June 14 for six weeks.

    1971 Don Mitchell, director

    1972 Dick McNeely, director

    1973 Dick McNeely, director (Dennis Pretlow may have been director)

    1974 Dick McNeely, director

 

Jones Lake Summer Camp - 1943 - 1963 - Patch Exists - not different for each year

    Jones Lake, NC (near White Lake)

    A camp for African-American scouts was held most years at Jones Lake State Park from 1943 until 1963 - in 1967 a camp was operated at Upchurch following "white' season - also held session at Sea Breeze (community boys club camp) July 21-27, 1957 & Camp Carver. (A Camp Carver patch exists) of Tuscarora Council.

    1943 Camp ran one week

    1944 Camp ran July 15- July 29

    1945 Camp ran July 15- July 28

    1946 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1947 Camp opened July 6 for two weeks

    1948 Camp ran June 20 - July 3

    1949 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1950 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1951 Camp ran June 8-14

    1952 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1953 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1954 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1955 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1956 Camp scheduled for June but cancelled due to low registration

    1957 Camp opened July 21 for one week, held at Sea Breeze

    1958 Camp scheduled at Jones Lake beginning August 3 for one week.

    1959 Camp scheduled at Jones Lake beginning August 2 for one week.

    1960 Camp ran, at Jones Lake, August 7-13

    1961 No African-american camp.

    1962 Cape Fear African-American Scouts attended Camp Carver beginning August 5 for one week. See Camp Carver listing below

    1963 Camp ran, at Jones Lake, following the season at Upchurch (per Craig Ellis, program director at Jones Lake & camp director at Upchurch)

    1964 No confirmation of a camp being held

    1965 Planned for Upchurch after regular sessions ended, started 7/24

    1966 No African-American camp in 1966 (had been planned for Upchurch)

    1967 Camp ran, at Upchurch, open July 23 (confirmed by David Harling)

    There is no mention of a separate African-American camp being scheduled after 1967


Camp Sea Breeze-1957

    Located in the Sea Breeze community of New Hanover County, owned by the Community Boys' Club. Session held from July 21 to July 27

Camp Carver-1962- Patch Exists (no council name on patch, issued by Tuscarora Council) Sleepy Creek near Dudley NC, operated by Tuscarora Council 

    Cape Fear African American Scouts attended Camp Carver with Tuscarora & East Carolina Councils beginning 8/5/62

    

 

Camp Sam Hatcher - 1975 - Patch Exists - Dick McNeely, director

    Newport, NC

    Camp owned by East Carolina Council - CF Area Council sold Tom Upchurch in late 1974 and purchased land for the Cape Fear Council Scout Reservation in 1978

 

Camp Charles - 1976-1977 - Patch Exists - different for each year

    Bailey, NC

    See Camp owned by East Carolina Council

 

NO COUNCIL CAMP 1978 - 1980

 

Camp Bowers - 1981 - 1989 - Patch Exists - different for each year

    White Oak, NC (Bladen County)

    1981 Ray Franks, director

    1982

    1983

    1984 Glen Wells, director

    1985

    1986

    1987

    1988

    1989


 

CAPE FEAR COUNCIL*

Camp Bowers - 1990 - Present - Patch Exists - different for each year

    White Oak, NC (Bladen County)

    1990 Mike Burch, director

    1991 Mike Burch, director

    1992 Bill Rogers, director

    1993 Bill Rogers, director

    1994 Reed Wallace, director

    1995 John Anderson, director

    1996

    1997 Patrick Boykin, director

    1998 Brian Taylor, director

    1999 Jason McLeod, director

    2000 Jason McLeod, director

    2001 David Umphlett, director

    2002 David Bullard, director

    2003 Bryan Sartin, director

    2004 Trey Howard, director

    2005 Joshua Reilly, director

    2006 Janice Morgan, director

    2007 Trey Glenham, director

    2008 Wayne Dixon, director

    2009 John Harniman, director

    2010 John Harniman, director

    2011 Matt Bull, director

    2012 Matt Bull, director

    2013 Matt Bull, director

    2014 Matt Bull, director

    2015 Matt Bull, director

 

Camp McNeill - 1996 - Present - Patch Exists - different for each year 

White Oak, NC


Cub Scout camp opened July 17, 1996 - shares the Cape Fear Council Scout Reservation with Camp Bowers

    1996 Patrick Boykin, director

    1997 Jeremy Phillips

    1998

    1999

    2000

    2001

    2002

    2003

    2004

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    2009

    2010

    2011 Matt Bull, director

    2012 Matt Bull, director

    2013 Matt Bull, director

    2014 Matt Bull, director

    2015 Matt Bull, director

    

 

* Name change voted on November 8, 1970 but documents not filed until 1989

Notes:

1/16/73  The council board voted to sell Camp Upchurch

1/22/74  The council board voted to sell Camp Upchurch for $45,800 (corrected to $45,500 in minutes of 3/12/74)

3/12/74  The minutes note that the property has been sold

5/17/77  The Camp Site Selection Committee was authorized to buy the "Rice Property" (now the Cape Fear Council Scout                reservation)

6/27/77  The Camp Site Selection Committee votes to buy "Rice" site

7/12/77  The full council board votes to buy "Rice" site

3/10/81  The council board officially named the "Rice" site as the Cape Fear Scout Reservation & the Boy Scout Camp as                  Camp Bowers

11/17/98  The Cape Fear Scout Reservation now contains 1,487 acres 

 

(12/1/15) complied by: R. O. Walton, Jr. 113 Ritter Dr. Castle Hayne, NC 28429      910-763-1972 
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