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Camp Rolling Ridges Transforms into Panther Camp

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Camp Panther DirectorLess than a week after a fire destroyed part of St. Croix Central Elementary, more than 640 K–4 students arrived at Camp Rolling Ridges on Monday to complete the school year. The St. Croix School Board has approved a lease of the property through mid-June.

More than 150 volunteers put in 900 hours during the weekend to transform camp buildings into classrooms, creating Panther Camp. Student campers even have 1700 new books to check out following a community book drive to replace books destroyed in the fire.

First day activities included outdoor classes, lots of recess time to explore the camp and a few songs. Parents said that the kids came home excited, exhausted and slightly sunburned.

There are no further plans for the lease to extend beyond mid-June. The property remains for sale, and River Valleys asks volunteers to not visit the camp for safety and privacy reasons.

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  1. Kirsten Dutton says:

    Thank you for the update – it is wonderful to see the property put to such a great use.

  2. Teresa Foss says:

    Thanks for the update. I was especially pleased to read that the kids had outdoor classes and went home excited. What a beautiful place for the kids to end their school year. Thank you Girl Scouts for providing this opportunity. Maybe we could partner with other school groups in the future.

  3. J. Graham says:

    It is wonderful to see such a beautiful camp being utilized. Wish our girlscouts and future girlscouts were still able to experience camp Rolling Ridges.

  4. Michelle Wilson says:

    Fantastic way to solve a large unfortunate problem. .way to go Girl Scouts!

  5. Lindsey says:

    I have been trying to find more on this property. I am interested in possibly purchasing this property & buildings for use as a camp, but don’t know where to look for more info.



  6. Girl Scouts River Valleys says:

    Hi Lindsey- Thank you for your interest. We’ve passed your contact information along to our broker who will get in touch with you.

  7. Lisa says:

    Does the camp still rent event space?

  8. Girl Scouts River Valleys says:

    Hi Lisa, At this present time, Camp Rolling Ridges is not available for rent.

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