Known as Camp Highroad, the 610.64 acre property is owned by Northern Virginia United Methodist Camp and Conference Corporation. The land is mostly forested with some fields and water features. It is used by churches and other groups as a camp and education center, specifically addressing the value of natural environment. The property's current zoning permits development of approximately 40 residential lots (cluster and rural economy lots). The gift of easement will result in no further subdivision being permitted. The owner will retain 10 lots.
Camp Highland contains wooded areas totaling approximately 520 acres. The forest is managed by Virginia Department of Forestry, Forest Management Plan. The property lies within the Beaverdam Creek watershed. This watershed is an important sub-watershed for the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. It also contains significant freshwater forested/shrub wetlands and floodplain areas.
The property meets the criteria for conservation based on the scenic value of its rolling hillside, pastures, trees and wildlife habitat that provide pleasing examples of the scenic land in the Virginia Piedmont. Camp Highroad falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. Signed into existence by President Bush in 2008, the JTHG NHA recognized the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor, encompassing all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.
The establishment of easement restrictions designed to protect the property's conservation value directly supports the policies of the Loudoun County Revised Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 5 - The Green Infrastructure: environmental; Natural, and Heritage Resources with its: steep and moderately steep slopes, forested areas, trees and vegetation, and large open spaces.