CLASSIC CAMPGROUND TO REOPEN AS PUBLIC RECREATION AREA
SKILLS 🔹 COMMUNITY 🔹 LEADERSHIP 🔹 NATURE 🔹 EDUCATION 🔹 SERVICE
MINTAHAMA INC 2021 GOAL: Purchase and reopen Mintahama property.
Where: CAMP MINTAHAMA, 7013 Eland Rd, Joplin, MO 64804 Currently closed to public. It’s location 5.8 miles south of Joplin in Newton County Missouri (measured from I-44 @ HWY43 S, Mercy Hospital, Wildcat Glades Conservation Area) makes it very accessible to serve Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas campers, cyclists, hikers, and community groups needing a venue to lodge from 2 to 150 overnight. Camp Mintahama served over 60,000 girls from all around the region since 1946 until its sale in 2019.
Site Map: Click for Google Map to Mintahama Features or view on mintahama.org.
133 acres + 40 field frontage
12 acre spring-fed lake, island
In-ground swimming pool
Miles of hiking trails
Wild woodland area
The Trading Post Shop
Camp Director/Nurse offices
Art Center, Photo Lab
Nature Center with storm shelter
Large capacity Dining hall
Commercial kitchen/ walk-in
6 unique campsites:
Cabins, tent platforms, treehouses,
bunkhouses, additional pitched tent sites
Room to grow RV capacity.
Who: We are volunteers, mostly former counselors and campers, and we profitably ran this camp on behalf of the Girl Scouts from 2013-2018. Our group successfully fundraised, improved property condition, and ran summer camp operations. With Girl Scouts permanently closing and selling the camp in February 2019 so they could focus on properties closer to larger population centers, we organized a nonprofit organization to reclaim Mintahama and reopen to a larger community base.
Why: Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit is called Mintahama Inc. and we exist to preserve the Mintahama property for building connections to nature, leadership development, service values and practical skills in our community. This is our chance to make this legacy summer camp public for the first time in its history. We will continue camp programs and expand to offer hosting community events, booking retreats, and continuing education programs for all ages and groups year round. The capital campaign continues until $1.25m purchase is fully funded. $300,000 down.
Get in touch: PublicRelations@mintahama.org or Lindsey Luebber at 417-291-2060