The Flagship Property

In 1923, Club President Clarence Greilick proposed establishing a community camp for area youth. The original purchase price was $1,100 for 450 acres. An additional $7,500 was raised to purchase an additional 27 acres of Rennie Lake frontage.

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In 1955, Rotary Camps, Inc. was formed and the property was leased to the Scenic Trails Council Boy  Scouts of America to establish Camp Greilick. In the mid-1970s oil was struck on the property. Al Arnold,  a Traverse City Rotarian and lawyer, negotiated extraordinary royalty terms with royalties of 25%  until all  production costs were met and 40% thereafter. Troop 1 Flag Ceremony P1011656.0The first royalties were received in 1977.

In 2003, a conservation easement was placed on the property with the Grand Traverse Regional Land  Conservancy.

In early 2017 Camps & Services made a commitment to try to re-boot Camp Greilick as a new multi-user facility for our region.