The new facility, which has been five years in the making, will be the home of the Blue Ridge Council’s high adventure programs and leadership development programs for youth, volunteers and adult leaders, according to a news release.
The project was made possible through proceeds from Fluor’s Golf for Greenville charity golf tournament. The tournament has been supporting community organizations since its inception in 1989, raising more than $6.2 million or local charities, the release said. This year, the event raised $592,000 for Roper Mountain Science Center, Camp Spearhead, and Project Host. In 2014, Golf for Greenville donated $400,000 of tournament proceeds to the Blue Ridge Council for camp and program growth, according to the release.
The council dedicated those funds for the Fluor High Adventure Base and Leadership Center. The Fluor High Adventure Base and Leadership Center landmarks a new addition to Camp Old Indian, which has been operated by the Blue Ridge Council since 1926. Annually, nearly 10,000 campers and guests visit Camp Old Indian to participate in programs including Scouts BSA summer camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Family Camp Weekends, youth and adult leader training programs, special events and troop camp outs, the release said.
Camp Old Indian encompasses nearly 950 acres in northern Greenville County and includes several lakes, a large dining hall, hiking trails, shooting sports facilities, program areas and 26 developed campsites and cabins.
The Blue Ridge Council of Boy Scouts of America provides scouting programs to nearly 7,000 youth in eight counties of the Upstate, the release said.