Welcome to the Mecklenburg Scout Reservation, home of Camp Grimes. Camp Grimes is located on 1,100 acres in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains near Marion, North Carolina. This past summer we opened our new dining hall complex! It includes a new Indoor/Outdoor Climbing Wall, a new Pavilion Area, a new Trading Post and a new Scoutmaster's Lounge. If you haven't been a part of Camp Grimes' National Accredited Summer Camp Program in a while, we hope you'll consider "coming home" to Camp Grimes, Destination : Adventure!

The natural location of Camp Grimes provides a perfect setting for camping and activities. Trails surrounding the Reservation provide excellent hiking and mountain biking. Beautiful Lake Calhoun provides ample aquatics activities including sailing, motor boating, water-skiing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, a water park, and swimming. And, don't forget your fishing pole, as the lake is also famous for its bass fishing.

A frontier area lets you sample pioneer life in the 1800's with an old log cabin, smokehouse, and blacksmith shop. Experience one of a kind programs such as candle making, tomahawk throwing or learn the art of making a candle holder at the blacksmith shop. The program opportunities are endless.

A high ropes course along with a climbing and rappelling tower add a high adventure element for older youth. Our new indoor/outdoor climbing wall allows climbing rain or shine. Shotgun, rifle, and archery ranges provide shooting sports programs. An Ecology area allows youth to experience nature and enjoy the indigenous flora and fauna tucked away in a secluded site on the camp. Scout skills such as camping , wilderness survival skills are taught at the spacious scout craft area. An orienteering course is available for beginning map readers and experts alike.

Activity fields and a full size basketball court provides competition for an assortment of sporting activities. A gaga pit provides just plain fun! 13 campsites each with a large permanent shelter for troop activities, an adult shower house, two youth shower houses , a new trading post, health lodge, and office provide ample facilities to complement the programs. Our amphitheater brings our opening and closing campfires alive and creates fellowship between the troops.

ATV training and riding will return for a eleventh (11th) year. This past summer we added lights at our Cowboy Action Shooting Range which will allow us to continue to expand that program in 2019!

Whatever you may be looking for, we are sure you can find it at Camp Grimes!

Alan Keiger
Camp Director
Mecklenburg County Council