Camp Perry was established as a Boy Scout Camp in 1927.
It has been continuously operated as a Boy Scout Camp longer than any other such camp in Texas.
It encompasses 260 acres along the west bank of the Arroyo Colorado.
It is located East of Harlingen, Texas and 2 miles north of Rio Hondo, Texas, on FM 1420.
Phone number = 956 748-2508
Mailing address = Box 956, Rio Hondo, TX 78583
The easiest way to get to Camp Perry.... From US Hwy 77 north of Harlingen (at Combes) take the FM 508 exit and turn East (toward Rio Hondo). Travel a few miles until the road ends at a - T - then turn North (left) on FM 1420 and proceed for 2 miles. The Camp Perry gate will be on your right (East.)
For those of you with GPS capability, Camp Perry is located at
26 degrees 15 minutes North Latitude
97 degrees 35 minutes West Longitude.
Camp Perry aerial - taken in 2008
Click here for large PDF file of the aerial photo above.
Link to large Topographic map of Camp Perry area
The other Rio Grande Council camp Laguna Station is at the southern tip of South Padre Island and is mostly used as a high adventure camp.
Both Camp Perry and Laguna Station are in Cameron County, Texas.
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