Camp Red Rock

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City/Town: Binger
Location Class: CommercialResidentialGovernment
Year Built: 1946
Year Abandoned: November 2010
Status: For Sale
Photographer: Michael SchwarzMary Evans

Camp Red Rock, a Girl Scout camp in Binger Oklahoma, has been around for numerous years as well as a good deal of astounding memories. Built in 1946 and opening in the mid 50’s, the camp was relatively small and could only hold a handful of girls. In later years more money was donated to the camp, allowing several new buildings to be constructed. Braniff Airlines, a business that closed in 1990, made a significant donation to the camp, hence the camp’s mess hall name, “Braniff Hall”

Camp Red Rock , as well as Camp Kate, an additional historic girl scout camp located in Granite,Oklahoma, were closed down due to the decision to merge all four camps in to just two. The decision was made to save money, and bring the overall girl scout community together into a larger camps. Both Camp Red Rock and Camp Kate were officially closed in November of 2010.

Currently the camp sits there all by itself in the little town of Binger. Slowly the two functioning camps are moving supplies from Red Rock and Kate.

WARNING: Camp Red Rock is now privately owned and guarded 24/7. They do have the power to prosecute those caught on the property. Also, the Binger Police also patrol the area regularly. DO NOT GO TO THIS LOCATION UNLESS YOU HAVE PERMISSION.

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Braniff Hall – Named after Braniff Airlines, a business that closed in 1990.

Cheyenne Infirmary – Presented by Altrusa Club of Oklahoma City

Cabins

Archery Range

Pool Area

Facilities and Offices

Horse Stables

Miscellaneous

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elizabeth
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elizabeth

Who owns it now and what are the plans to do with the buildings?

Connie Farthing
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Connie Farthing

It is still owned by the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma but is For Sale!!!

wes
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wes

This camp was really popular but the Girl Scouts simply chose to go toward more urban activities. A sad day and a sad state of affairs for the GS

Tracy Robison
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Tracy Robison

Oh this makes my heart hurt!!! This is where many of the girls in our troop first did their camping. It brings back so many memories! We we always love Camp Red Rock!!

okiegrl
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okiegrl

Our new CEO plans to visit all 4 camps to re evaluate them. Hoping we can bring this one back.

Robert "Wheels"
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Robert "Wheels"

I sure miss this place.. I was staff there for a while… Some of the best memories of my life.

Carrie
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Carrie

That would be absolutely amazing if they could bring CRR back.

Robert "Wheels"
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Robert "Wheels"

I would love to be on staff there again! That place has such a unique spirit about it.

Rick
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Rick

Had an idea, if they re-open it… when the Girl Scouts aren’t using the camp… could it be used by models & photographers? Smaller groups and some income… like in my case I’m putting together information for a week long class for beginning models or models 101, class room decisions in the morning (Do’s & Don’t) and some posing ideas (quit asking where do I put my hands). I was planning on doing this when I retire to my land in eastern Oklahoma in 6 or 8 years from now, but I’d love to get started now.

MW3
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MW3

Oh I hope so. While I enjoy taking my scouts to E-Ko-Wah, I'd really love to take them to Red Rock. I've heard so many good stories from other scout leaders about camping there.

CRR lover
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CRR lover

THE ceo of what ?

Henry Kissenger
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Henry Kissenger

I'm A Liar Inc.

Krystyl
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Krystyl

I have some pics from 2004 in the exact same places as some of the pics you took So crazy comparing the before and after

hailey
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hailey

yes , please i would be one of the first in line to go in if you reopened camp red rock , hopefully you would allow girl scouts to use it for camp once in awhile

Kimberly Smith
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Kimberly Smith

I SO want to cry right now. Seeing these picture's have brought back so many memories for me. As a little girl I stayed there on weekend trips, and summer camps for 2 weeks. I remember going with my Mom and having to go to the bottom of starvation hill because of a tornado warning, then having to climb back up it with rushing waters. I was so happy that my Daughter was able to experiance the fun I was able to before they closed it. It's a sad sight.

hailey
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hailey

I was a was a junior when they closed it and I cried because I loved that camp and every time I hear camp red rock or the camp red rock song I wanna cry they need to reopen CRR asap

ckilbourne
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ckilbourne

I thought camping was one of the foundational aspects of Girl Scouts. I know this camp inspired many girls to do things they might not have otherwise had the opportunity to do especially coming from an urban area. While not everything has to be the same as Boy Scouts, I think it sends the wrong message to our girls that they will not get to have the same type of experiences or be exposed to the outdoors as much as boys would be.

purpleokieprincess
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purpleokieprincess

sooo sad to see that CRR made it on here but glad that the pics will be in a pace where thay can be viewed by all , I attended the CRR Retirement Ceremony – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.13724915

Mary E.
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I was a girl scout for 9 years and camped here up to somes twice to three times a year! It was definitely strange coming here with Michael Schwarz to do some photography. Seeing the camp with no girls scouts in it felt weird. I hope ya'll enjoy the pictures!
Mary Evans

jennifer
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jennifer

Great job, ya'll!

Rick Prather
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Rick Prather

It'd be a great place for models & photographers to come together, lots of places to shoot. Any way possible to find out who owns it to set up a shoot next spring?

Angie
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Angie

I went there every summer for about 6 years, and this brought back a flood memories for me, like I'm sure they did for everyone that went there. All the pictures are beautifully done, and I'm just really thankful you decided to share them (I know you guys did this like 3 months, sorry I'm so late!) Keep doing what you do! 🙂

So many memories
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So many memories

As a previous Girl Scout (from being a Daisy all the way up to earning my Gold Award) I absolutely hate seeing this. It completely breaks my heart! If only I had the money to buy it, I would open it up as a public campground so that former scouts could share their memories with their families. I loved seeing all the pictures and reliving my childhood, if only for a minute, with my children. I just wish I could go back, just one last time. So many memories and so much history here. I hate they have closed it,… Read more »

Robert "Wheels"
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Robert "Wheels"

I would come and help!! I love that place.

courtney
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courtney

went there when i was 6 :O this is a trip

Ariadne Doll
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Ariadne Doll

Unbelieveble Camp Red Rock is closed, for me is it such a special place when i worked there in the summer of 2001. Hope there will be a good owner found that will make the spirit of the places accessible for new generations. Love ariadne, also known as Dollydot

Robert "Wheels"
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Robert "Wheels"

DOLLY!! Do you remember Wheels?

Ariadne
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Ariadne

Of course, I do. You helped me when i fell of the horse. I think i still have the coffeecup you gave me, because i was stealing yours every morning.
I was looking for information for the camp because i got triggered because you had the big tornado . It is big news here on the news.

Are you still a medic in tulsa? I got married a few years a go and i have a almost year old little girl. Are you still in contact with the group of 2001?
Love Dollydot

Robert "Wheels"
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Robert "Wheels"

Why are all the best girls all married?? No, I am not a medic now. I had a stroke due to a head injuries and had to stop doing that.

Krystyl
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Krystyl

This is so sad to see! I went here for 12 years several times a year! It was more my home than any house ever was! Brought tears to my eyes seeing it all abandoned and neglected. I really hope someone buys it and opens it back up so many more children can make wonderful memories!

Robert "Wheels"
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Robert "Wheels"

I worked staff at several other camps in Oklahoma and Texas… But none felt as CRR did. It did not matter who you were, at CRR you felt at home. The place has a spirit about it.

Bro. Jeff
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Bro. Jeff

I do not want to upset anyone here by talking about using this camp for another purpose but I represent a Christian Ministry (Baptist Camp Ministries – we are on Facebook) that has been looking at Red Rock as a possible Christian camp. We could still host Girl Scout events if the Girl Scouts wanted us to. My little girl is a Girl Scout and I too think it is sad that these camps are closed. We need good camps for our children. If we can raise the money, we are going to try to save this one before it… Read more »

Christi
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Christi

Bro. Jeff was your group the group that acquired CRR? I would absolutely love to visit the camp again.

betrumka
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There are a few closed Girl Scout camps in our state, aren't there?

Jen
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Jen

Cookieland is closing. They just sold it to the Turnpike Authority. 🙁

Melissa
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Melissa

So very heartbreaking that a wonderful place many girls spent years growing up in, is abandoned . Like a ghost town, camp red rock has many stories and memories held in many many girls, and women's hearts. Such a sad ending for a place that was to many -'paradise', and a second home for the countless Girl Scouts that passed through. RIP Camp Red Rock, you were well loved by all.

Samantha
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Samantha

Omg wow that's so Sad I spent so many wounderful summers there and made amazing people there what ever happens to the horses there

Robert "Wheels"
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Robert "Wheels"

I just hope that Outlaw and Fletcher went to people that understood their personalities. A lot of people thought they were "bad horses"…but they were not.. Outlaw was the type that trusted very few people.. for those he trusted, he was great. Fletcher was just jealous of other horses getting more attention.. Spend time with him and he is just fine.

Samantha Hutchison
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Samantha Hutchison

oh so do it Fletcher was such a good looking horse. i had adopted levi and a paint horse i can't think of he name one year for the winter that was so much fun

Raegan
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Raegan

My daughter and I just ran across this page and sat looking at all the photos. Breaks my heart. I camped here as a girl, and as a leader brought two different troops here. So very sad that nationwide the Girl Scouts are choosing not to emphasize camping experiences–the leadership, growth, skills learned, and memories it develops are unsurpassed.

hailey
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hailey

i have been a girl scout for 5 years going on 6 and camp red rock was the very first camp i camped at as a girl scout most of my cam memories like, my first camp fire , my first sing along and my first time as a hopper (person who serves her table food) when camp red rock closed in 2010 my whole troop was heartbroken ,we now attend camp e – koh- wah about two hours out of town e-koh- wah and cookieland are the only functioning camps i know of at the moment if u know… Read more »

Allen Bryan
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Allen Bryan

I am now 74 years old and worked at the camp before it was even known as Red Rock…I suspect this was the first summer it was open for resident camping. I was the only male on the staff and the only one there 24/7 during the camping sessions. The camper housing was in 4 person tents that were mounted on wood frames that were elevated off the ground. There were very limited activities because there was no pool, no horse stables, etc. The only two permanent buildings were the mess hall, and a permanent cabin that was located in… Read more »

Michael Huffman
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Michael Huffman

Allen, as an Oklahoma City teenager, I must have had the "handyman" job at the camp right after you in the summer of 1959. I wrote about the memorable experience in my memoir; I tried to include the excerpt in this post, but it was too long. If anybody wants to contact me about it, my email is gmichaelhuffman@gmail.com.

Poca
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Poca

It's painful to see this "Home away from Home" reduced to this..

samantha
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samantha

this is really sad I went to this camp for quite a few summers I went to the horse camps for 4 to 5 summers I adopted two horses for the winter when they would let you take them for the winter I had levi and highway. and I also went to the night owl camp. if I had a way to buy it I would turn it back into the camp we all love and remember. I would love to find some of the girls I went to camp with id love to see how they are doing.

caroline
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caroline

funny, when i went to camp in the 80's, i remember that horse, Levi. wonder if it was the same one

hailey
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hailey

i visited this site in 2013 while looking for info about my favorite girl scout camp and then forgot about it until tonight, i have now been a girl scout for 7 years and iam a Cadette 2nd year , i went to camp red rock all thorough brownies . when it closed in 2010 my troop thought we would never camp again.looking back at these pictures i felt myself nearing tears to see my troops favorite camp rot away in to nothing i don't know why but i felt i just need to poste this for closure i really… Read more »

hailey
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hailey

yes there is

Henry Kissenger
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Henry Kissenger

no there isn't

Kate Kluberton
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Kate Kluberton

My sister, fellow scouts and I attended summers of the mid sixties. What I gas we had! I went all they way through "Outpost", where we backpacked, hiked at least 10 miles and day and slept in hammocks with mosquito nets. We hauled all our own food and water. Dug latrines. Remember one pit stop on our route, a convenience store called the "Fly Inn Resort" near some lake. Armed with our coins and super hungry, we bought and shared all of the candy and junk food we could get our 13 year old hands on., The owner sang us… Read more »

caroline
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caroline

love all the pics, glad i cam across this site. Camped he for many, many years in the 80's and 90's. lucky to have gotten the chance to take my daughter here once. many happy memories

hailey
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hailey

i am almost in tears and im sitting in my tech ed class in school im in 8th grade now but i can rember camping here in the 2nd , one of the girls in our cabin's mom got sick

Halcyon
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Halcyon

I also attended this camp as a girl. Very sad to see and hear that it's closed. I wish you had taken some pictures of the red rocks themselves. I remember them being so majestic when I was young. I wonder if they would be the same to me through adult eyes.

Hailey
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Hailey

This makes me sad

hailey
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hailey

its privately owned now the boy scouts owned for a short time but re sold it to another buyer a couple of years ago idk who tho

Melissa Kingsley
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Melissa Kingsley

I used to go to camp here back in the 90s and loved every minute of it. Of course back then Apache was the only site with cabins all others had platform tents. I learned to do vaulting here and went through WIT training here also. I so wish my daughters would have had the chance to experience this wonderful camp.

hailey
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hailey

iam in high school and im now a senior girl scout second year, i really miss this camp 🙁 i really wish i could visit and photograph the camp . dose anyone know who to contact about photographing the camp?

Robert "wheels"
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Robert "wheels"

I really miss that place…. I was Wheels to some and Papa Wheels to others… I hope all my campers are doing well.

HEW
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HEW

dose anyone know who owns this property now? I would like to go take photographs here

Dee
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Dee

I remember selling MANY boxes of gs cookies to go to camp red rock. And cleaning the latrines. And meeting a friend named Brenda N. We went to at least 2 consecutive years to same camp session. I remember great camp songs, salt tablets. Learning how to basket weave. Chores after meals included scraping the plates. Yuck. We washed, rinsed, and dried the dishes Now everything goes to kitchen staff, due to sanitary concerns. My big memory was one year it was POURING, i tried to untie the wall flaps, and was only partially successful. Sleeping bags were soaked. It… Read more »

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