TRAIL LIFE USA RECEIVES SIGNIFICANT 127-ACRE CAMP PROPERTY AND GIFT TO FURTHER THE LEGACY OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S CHARLES W. AIKEN
Trail Life USA (TLUSA) is the recipient of a 127-acre camp outside Greenville, SC.
In addition to the property, which contains houses, dormitories, a gym, commercial food prep facility and chapel, TLUSA was also granted an endowment sufficient to operate the facility.
“This camp property and the endowment are generous gifts that fit with our core value to remain debt averse,” said John Stemberger, Chairman of the TLUSA Board of Directors. “At the same time, it gives us a central, accessible location from which to better train youth and adult leaders in conducting our robust outdoor program.”
Trail Life USA was chosen after a national search for an organization that aligned with the values of the late Charles W. Aiken, a renowned South Carolinian who founded the camp in 1958. The camp will be called “The Charles Aiken Camp (Camp Aiken)” in memory of Mr. Aiken and his vision to “Help a boy today to help America tomorrow.”