Friends of Camp Rock Enon

Your investment in Camp Rock Enon, will ensure that we are able to continue to change the world one youth at a time and strengthen our community as we deliver the “outdoor” promise of Scouting by providing a world class outdoor educational program. 

Since opening for the first time in 1944, more than 250,000 Scouts have called Camp Rock Enon home for over 1 million days of camping. Each year, on average, 3500 youth escape the “indoors” in search of adventure, wanting to experience the natural wonders of the outdoors, face new challenges and improve their leadership skills. At Camp Rock Enon, Scouts learn skills that will be used for a lifetime. 

As you might imagine, it takes many resources to keep an almost 900 acre outdoor camping facility like Rock Enon operating within it’s full potential. Whether it is basic maintenance, improvements for new programs or expansion for future demands, the Shenandoah Area Council, can not meet these needs without the support of fellow Scouters and community patriarchs as Friends of CRE through their donation and endowment contributions.

Did you know annual expenses to operate Camp Rock Enon include:

  • Electricity $12,800
  • Water Tests $1,600
  • Propane $4,300
  • Equipment Maintenance $7,500
  • Phone $1,300
  • Vehicle Maintenance $3,500
  • Fuel $3,200
  • Facility Maintenance $12,500

In recent years, we have invested almost 1 million dollars to improve the facilities at CRE:

  • Water Treatment System
  • Chapel Hill Pavilion
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Health Lodge retaining wall
  • Roadway Improvements
  • Shooting Sports improvements
  • Campsite Improvements
  • Dr. Craig Zunka Cabin
  • Mountain Man Program Area
  • Ranger’s residence remodel

Adopt a CRE Improvement Project 

Below is a summary list of projects that are in need of your support. For more information on any of these improvement or maintenance projects or to recommend a project contact the Camp Ranger. 

Existing Facility Improvements

  • Exterior Building Paint $250-500
  • Building shingle roof replacement
    • $600 small shelter, latrine, wash station
    • $2-3,000 small building, medium shelter
    • $20-30,000 large building
  • Replace old latrine $5,000    FUNDED, PROJECT TO BEGIN SOON
    • Cooper, Zeb, Staff Hill
  • Campsite Improvements
    • Tent platforms $700 each
    • Larger shelter $6,000
  • Additional toilets at showers $10,000  FUNDED, PROJECT IN PROGRESS
  • Cabin remodel $10-12,000
  • Health Lodge remodel $20,000
  • Lake Spillway $30-40,000
  • Main Building 4-season upgrades
    • Kitchen $40-50,000
    • Dining Hall $100,000
    • Bowman Lodge $100,000

Program Improvements

  • Program Equipment Storage Facility $10,000
  • Frontier Program Area
    • Permanent displays / training aids $1,500
    • Add second shelter $6,000
  • Outdoor Skills Program Area
    • Develop model campsite $1,000
    • Develop wilderness survival demo area $1,000
    • Develop outdoor cooking demo area $1,000
    • Develop permanent pioneering area $1,000
    • Add more shelters $6,000 each
  • Nature Program Area
    • Develop conservation area $1,000
    • Add shelter $6,000
  • Climbing Program Area
    • Add bouldering wall $2,000
    • Additional anchor points/areas $1,000
  • Aquatics Program Area
    • Dock expansion
    • Changing Rooms $1,500
  • Shooting Sports Program Area
    • Sporting arrows range $5,000
    • Add shelter $6,000 each
  • STEM Center $75,000

New Facility Expansion

  • Mountain Man latrine $5,000
  • Staff Hill cabins $5,000 each FUNDING FOR 2 OF 10, PROJECT TO BEGIN SOON
  • Dr. Zunka Mtn. Man cabin electricity $10,000
  • Aquatics building w/changing rooms $25,000
  • OA Welcome Center $75,000
  • Dining Hall expansion $100,000
  • New Bathroom & Shower house $200,000

Equipment

  • 15 Passenger transport van
  • Farm Tractor
  • Backhoe or mini excavator
  • Cargo trailers 7’x12’ tall, dual axle