Units have six summer camps to choose from in the Greater St. Louis Area Council. Each camp offers unique programs with fantastic customer service. There are also several specialty camps that youth can attend individually.
Rhodes France Scout Reservation
- Register - https://scoutingevent.com/312-37670
- Why Go? - At Rhodes France Scout Reservation we pride ourselves on providing each scout who attends our camp with the best possible summer camp experience. Each Scout is important and if there is something we can do to make their experience better, we will do our best to do so. We want each Scout to learn about themselves while at camp. Through our program Scouts will learn self-reliance that can help them in school and at home. They will also learn more about working together as a team which will help them throughout their lives.
- 2020 Dates – Weekly sessions June 13, 20, and July 4
- Register - https://scoutingevent.com/312-37659
- Why Go? Camp Lewallen is nestled in the Ozark Plateau in the shadow of Mt. Logan. This beautiful camp sits along the St. Francis River and includes programs like all-terrain vehicles, shooting sports, rock climbing, river float trips, and STEM activities. Troops will also get to compete during the Wednesday Water Carnival and try their hand at cooking competitions!
- 2020 Dates – Weekly sessions June 13, 20, July 4, 11
- Register - https://scoutingevent.com/312-37662
- Why Go? Camp Gamble at S-F Scout Ranch sits on the north shore of Nims Lake and features traditional patrol-method cooking. Campers will grow as a team as they work together to prepare their own meals throughout the week. They will also get to participate in a variety of programs like skiing, kayaking, STEM activities, competitions, rock climbing, and Huck’s Cove Water Park!
- 2020 Dates – Weekly sessions June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18
- Ranger Program - Designed for youth age 14 or older (or in their 4th summer of camp), campers will get to try their hand at black powder shooting, challenge courses, wilderness survival skill practices, and blacksmithing. Youth live in outpost camps and carry all equipment necessary for camping. The Ranger Program is great preparation for Philmont.
- Eagle Trail - Work on Eagle-required merit badges and learn about the Life-to-Eagle process while still enjoying summer camp activities like swimming and rock climbing.
- STEM Week - Work on a Nova award and merit badge (nearly 40 to choose from) each day while experiencing incredible STEM programming and exhibits in the evening.
- Horse Camp - Learn how to care, groom and ride a horse while also enjoying traditional camp activities including swimming and challenge courses!
- Catholic Adventure Week - Live and grow in your faith while working towards religious awards.
- Registration for all specialty camps opens on January 4, 2021.
- STEM on CAMPus: STEM on CAMPus is a unique “camp” experience where Scouts BSA get a taste for college life! Sleep in the dorms, eat in the dining halls, and have fun each evening with a variety of activities including campus rec center nights! Scouts have the opportunity to earn up to 6 Merit Badges or NOVAs at each camp.
Swift High Adventure Base
- Register - https://scoutingevent.com/312-38515
- Why Go? Every week at Swift includes more activities than you can possibly complete. Rock Climbing, High Challenge Course, Rapelling, Low Challenge Course, Swimming, Sailing, SUPs, Equestrian Programs, Mountain Bikes Course and Trail Rides, Ascending, Mountain Boards, and more. Then on top of all that fun, each week has a theme that expands the program offerings at Swift.
- 2020 Dates – Weeklong sessions available June 20 and July 11
Camp Famous Eagle
- Register - https://scoutingevent.com/312-37663
- Why Go? Camp Famous Eagle features a state-of-the-art dining hall and provides all of the great programs that S-F is known for. Campers will get to enjoy the 270 acre Nims lake, renowned for its water sport activities and great fishing. STEM activities, shooting sports, a great 1st year camper program, and game nights are just a few of the programs that Famous Eagle has for every scout.
- 2020 Dates – Weekly sessions June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11