Leaders of the Mount Baker council of the Boy Scouts of America decided Thursday to keep the camp open while they continue to study alternative uses for the property.
Duane Rhodes with the local Boy Scouts says they've seen a dramatic drop in the need for scouting camps since the end of the baby boom.
He says not enough scouts have been coming to Camp Black Mountain over the last 10 years to make the camp break even.
A group called "The Friends of Camp Black Mountain" have proposed to take over the camp and retool it into a year-round outdoor facility.
Rhodes says if the group can raise $60,000 and sign up at least 300 scouts to the camp by the end of the year, they will keep it open through next summer while the study continues.