Camp Trexler is one of the few remaining properties in our area large enough to provide habitat for plants and animals that need a large, unbroken forest, such as bear, foxes, fishers, and a diverse array of birds. Unfragmented forests are also essential to preventing flooding and protecting headwaters and ground water recharge areas, so that the wells in our yards can continue to provide clean, safe drinking water.
Trexler Scout Reservation has been a Boy Scout camp for nearly
100 years, since General Harry Trexler deeded the pristine 755-acre woodlands to the Boy Scouts in 1927. For financial reasons, Minsi Trails Council has decided to sell the camp. Under the care of Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT), these 755 acres of forest would be permanently protected in their natural state. It is up to the Minsi Trails Council to agree to work with PHLT to protect this land.
PHLT's interest in protecting this unique property has recently been covered in multiple press outlets, including the Pocono Record, Lehigh Valley Live, Channel 69 News, and Easton Express-Times.
Read more about the history of Camp Trexler and PHLT's vision here.
Camp Trexler Photo by
Boy Scout Robert Lubenetski, age 13
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We’re looking for a partner who shares our passion for the natural world to help acquire and protect this land.
Read our press release to learn more about what it means to partner with PHLT.