At the annual training retreat, Ladd Seaberg was recognized for his contributions to the scouting program in Atchison. Allen Reavis, chairman of the Kanza District, and Rick Berger, finance chairman, presented Seaberg with a special leather plaque celebrating Scouting at Camp Kanza.
After puSuhk Bassi, Bud Cray, Karen Seaberg, Ladd Seabergrchasing the property, the Seabergs working with Dr. Sukh Bassi developed the camp. Working with an original committee of community leaders they created the camp in 1981. The pavilion was constructed with in the first year. It was a few years later that the pond was added. Part of the plan was to provide a wilderness camping area close to the city. The camp continues to be a rustic place with water only at the gate, no electricity and only one shelter.
The camp is maintained by local scouts with the assistance of MGP Ingredients. Brox for Rocks has assisted with maintaining the road in the camp.
It has been through the generosity of the Seabergs that hundreds of local Scouts have enjoyed learning independence, life skills, and self confidence.
The area holds a special place in each persons heart that has camped there.