Camp Red Rock

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Year Built: 1946 | Year Abandoned: November 2010
Status: Under Renovation
Photojournalist: 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.

 

 

 

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Sandy Garrison
Sandy Garrison
1 year ago

We purchased the camp and we are restoring cabins – slowly

Cassidy Y.
Cassidy Y.
1 year ago

Who else camped here as a girl scout kid 🙂

Terry W.
Terry W.
1 year ago

I’m so sad to see what has come of Camp Red Rocks. I travelled from the other side of the world to spend a summer here and have so many great memories of the place, and the people who shared this time.

Deb L.
Deb L.
1 year ago

Sandy, so glad you are restoring this “special place!” I was the Camp Director for five years for the Girl Scouts! Beautiful camp with a lot of happy memories, happy campers and wonderful staff! ♡♡ Camp Red Rock is not haunted!!! I would camp there anytime! ♡ Sandy, I really hope you open it for camping! 🙂

Kathy L.
Kathy L.
1 year ago

Camped and ran there in the 40 s and 50s as a kid. Hate to see the sad condition now.

Jayme L.
Jayme L.
1 year ago

Thank you Camp Red Rock for helping Girl Scouts learn the baby shark song years before it became a viral sensation

Dee
Dee
2 years ago

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 »

HEW
HEW
3 years ago

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

Robert "wheels"
Robert "wheels"
4 years ago

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

hailey
hailey
4 years ago

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?

Melissa Kingsley
Melissa Kingsley
4 years ago

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
hailey
5 years ago

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

Hailey
Hailey
5 years ago

This makes me sad

Halcyon
Halcyon
6 years ago

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
hailey
6 years ago

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

caroline
caroline
6 years ago

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

Kate Kluberton
Kate Kluberton
6 years ago

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 »

hailey
hailey
6 years ago

yes there is

Henry Kissenger
Henry Kissenger
Reply to  hailey
4 years ago

no there isn't

hailey
hailey
6 years ago

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 »

samantha
samantha
6 years ago

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
caroline
Reply to  samantha
6 years ago

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

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