Using Tree-Land Property
Over the years, hundreds of young people, Scouts, and their leaders have camped
on the Tree-Land Foundation’s Myersville property.
The land is always available to youth organizations (like
Scouts) at no charge. When youth
groups are NOT camping there, the Foundation permits limited bow-hunting in
season but forbids gun-hunting.
The 80 acre property is a mixture of
dense forest, open fields, hills, and flatlands.
Much is accessible by car (four-wheel
drive is recommended). Middle
Catoctin (kah-TOK-tin) Creek flows through the property, and has parts that are
deep enough for swimming and fishing. The
property is about 3 miles east of the
a camping standpoint, the property is “primitive,” i.e. there are no
bathrooms, electricity, telephones, buildings, nor facilities of any kind.
However, located near the street entrance to the property are 2 gas
stations, a Burger King, and a McDonald’s restaurant.
The (Excellent!) Myersville
Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad is located ¼ mile from the entrance to
the property on Rt. 17 in the Town of
WITH adult supervision, are permitted to camp anywhere on the property, dig
latrines, build and cook over open campfires, “trench” their tents,
chop-down dead trees, cut firewood, fish, and practice a wide variety of other
outdoor skills. It’s a GREAT place
for winter camping!
to use the property can be made (even on
short notice) by calling Bob Martin at (301) 471-9998 or writing to the
Tree-Land Foundation, P. O. Box 535, Myersville, MD 21773.
More than one group at a time is able and welcome to use the property.
addition to camping, the Foundation’s property has been, and is always
available as, the host to many
Eagle Scout Projects.
Contact information is as above.
here for a
map to the property.
Our Philosophy - R. Martin
"If you want to touch the past... touch a stone.
If you want to touch the present... touch a tree.
If you want to touch the future... touch a child."
WITH GREAT APPRECIATION: This website was designed and created for Tree-Land Foundation by the delightful Beatriz Wallace, an intelligent, very talented and lovely woman who's a student at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. Thank you, Bea!
Last modified: August 05, 2005