Maho Bay Camps is planning to close June 1st of next year.
On the campground's blog, it's explained that, "Our lease will expire July 31st, 2012 as we have not been granted the extension we were all so anxious for."
There had been negotiations for a sale to the Trust For Public Lands, but those talks are said to have faltered and ended.
If the 14-acre north shore property, with nearly 900 feet of ocean front and beach, is not sold by May 1st, it's possible the Camp's lease could renew automatically. But management is not banking on it. "We will not know until that date if operations can resume."
"I can no longer take bookings one year in advance," Maho's founder Stanley Selengut said in a letter to the St. John Tradewinds. "Reservations are limited to this coming season only."
The blog added, "Maho Bay Camps has been a special place for so many of us. Many of you used Maho Bay Camps for times of celebrations, whether it be honeymoons, birthdays, reunions, or anniversaries. For others Maho was your retreat and your place of rejuvenation, and for all it was a place to get in shape!"