Pocono Heritage Land Trust

is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding natural lands in the Pocono Mountains.

Learn more about what we offer, and how to get involved!

Explore our nature preserves

Join us for an event

Volunteer on our trails

Donate to support the cause

Visit us! Our offices are located within the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in Analomink, PA. 

Help Preserve Camp Trexler's 755 Acre Forest

Would you like to see this land protected?

Camp Trexler is one of the few remaining properties in our area large enough to provide habitat for plants and animals that need a large, unbroken forest, such as bear, foxes, fishers, and a diverse array of birds. Unfragmented forests are also essential to preventing flooding and protecting headwaters and ground water recharge areas, so that the wells in our yards can continue to provide clean, safe drinking water.

Trexler Scout Reservation has been a Boy Scout camp for nearly
100 years, since General Harry Trexler deeded the pristine 755-acre woodlands to the Boy Scouts in 1927. 
For financial reasons, Minsi Trails Council has decided to sell the camp. 
Under the care of Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT), these 755 acres of forest would be permanently protected in their natural state. It is up to the Minsi Trails Council to agree to work with PHLT to protect this land.

PHLT's interest in protecting this unique property has recently been covered in multiple press outlets, including The Pocono Record, Lehigh Valley Live, Channel 69 NewsEaston Express-Times, The Morning Call, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Read more about the history of Camp Trexler and PHLT's vision here.

Camp Trexler Photo by
Boy Scout Robert Lubenetski, age 13

Pocono Heritage Land Trust has partnered with a complementary nonprofit organization [WHERE ANGELS PLAY FOUNDATION] whose mission includes providing a camp for juvenile burn victims. At the same time, generous commitments from community minded philanthropists have been solicited in gifts and pledges. 

We need your help to continue creating the resources necessary to offer a competitive bid against other interested parties including developers.

PLEDGE NOW! Help us reach our goal of $500,000 to save the camp, and save this land, forever.