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Boy scout leaders look to revitalize 300-acre camp
BY HV NEWS STAFF • ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 2/15/17
Plans are currently underway to revitalize Camp Noteeming, a 300-acre reserve in Pleasant Valley.
At The Beekman Arms on Monday, January 30, The Rhinebeck Rotary hosted a meeting with several of the organizers behind the plan – Harold Teller, district executive director of the Boy Scouts of America/Hudson Valley Council, David Petrovits, co-chair of the council’s fundraising committee, and Raymond Van Voorhis, an architect and principal with the architecture firm of Lisum, McCormack, and Van Voorhis.
Through the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, a fundraising goal of $10,000,000 has been set in order to turn the camp into a year-round residential facility, complete with modernized camp sites, a swimming pool, ball fields, an expanded dining hall, a trading post, a science/technology/engineering/arts/mathematics building, shooting ranges, and an education center. When completed, the renovated camp will be available for use by community groups as well as Scout troops and packs.
A three- to five-year plan is in place and those interested in supporting the fundraising initiative should contact David Horton at 845-566-7300, ext. 304 or at David.Horton@scouting.org.