HOUSTON - The Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America has selected The Johnson Development Corp. to purchase the 2,083 acres in north Houston which has served as the longtime home of Camp Strake.
The property is currently under contract with the transaction expected to close by the end of 2013.
One of the largest available land parcels within the Greater Houston area, the property is bordered by I-45 and Loop 336, just north of The Woodlands. It also is less than ten miles north of the new ExxonMobil Corporate Campus currently under construction.
The Johnson Development Corp., a Houston-based land development company, will announce its plans for the property after the transaction is completed.
The heavily wooded property includes six natural lakes totaling approximately 128 acres.
The largest lake, Grand Lake, is navigable by motorized boat and is approximately 80 acres. It also offers 1.6 miles of frontage along the San Jacinto River.
The organization decided to relocate the camp from its current location due to increased urbanization. Camp Strake was acquired in 1943. The camp will move to a rural site between New Waverly and Cold Springs in 2015.
The camp will continue to operate at its existing location until January 2015. The organization will use the proceeds from the sale of the current property to fund its relocation, build a state-of-the-art high adventure camp, and endow the operations and maintenance of the new Camp Strake in perpetuity.