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Scout BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and individual Scouts and Venturers 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.


Coming in February of 2021, units will be able to make individual payments for youth and adults. The Campership application will also open at that time. For Scouts BSA camps, those scouts that are current with the Payment Schedule will be able to register for merit badges. The program for 2021 summer camp is being adapted to meet BSA and CDC guidance for COVID-19 mitigation. For this reason, registration for merit badges and other summer camp programs will not open on January 1 as it has in previous years. All program updates will be communicated to troops that are registered for camp as soon as they are finalized.

Rhodes France Scout Reservation

Rhodes France Highlights

Rhodes France Scout Reservation is a 640 acre camp in Central Illinois featuring 13 campsites, 2 lakes, and an outstanding shooting sports area.  Other features of the camp include an inground swimming pool, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboards, a beautiful chapel, and a large campfire arena overlooking one of the lakes.  Special programs offered include STEM related merit badges, BSA Pistol Safety and Marksmanship Program, a great First-Year Scout Program, and much more!

2021 Dates

Session 1: June 13 - 19
Session 2: June 20 - 26
Session 3: June 27 - July 3
Session 4: July 4 - 10
Session 5: July 11 - 17

Register

Registration for the 2021 camp season is open! Join us this summer for an incredible camping experience with safe COVID prevention and health and safety standards. Spots will be limited due to COVID health and safety standards.  See you this summer!

REGISTER HERE

Learn more about Summer Camp at Rhodes France HERE.

Camp Lewallen

Camp Lewallen Highlights

Camp Lewallen is nestled in the Ozark Plateau in the shadow of Mt. Logan. This beautiful, dining hall style camp sits along the St. Francis River and includes programs like all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), shooting sports, a top-of-the-line rock climbing complex, river float trips, and STEM activities. Troops will also get to compete during the Wednesday Water Carnival and try their hand at cooking competitions!

2021 Dates

Session 1: June 13 - 19
Session 2: June 20 - 26
Session 3: June 27 - July 3
Session 4: July 4 - 10
Session 5: July 11 - 17

Register

Registration for the 2021 camp season is open! Join us this summer for an incredible camping experience with safe COVID prevention and health and safety standards. Spots will be limited due to COVID health and safety standards.  See you this summer!

REGISTER HERE

Learn more about Summer Camp at Camp Lewallen HERE.

Camp Gamble

Camp Gamble Highlights

Camp Gamble, on the S-F Scout Ranch, sits on the north shore of the 270+ acre Nims Lake and features a traditional, patrol-method cooking dining style. Scouts 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  water skiing, shooting sports, kayaking, small boat sailing, standup paddle boards, STEM activities, competitions, rock climbing, and Huck’s Cove Water Park!

2021 Dates

Session 1: June 13 - 19
Session 2: June 20 - 26
Session 3: June 27 - July 3
Session 4: July 4 - 10
Session 5: July 11 - 17
Session 6: July 18 - 24
Session 7: July 25 - 31
Session 8: August 1 - 7

Register

Registration for the 2021 camp season is open! Join us this summer for an incredible camping experience with safe COVID prevention and health and safety standards. Spots will be limited due to COVID health and safety standards.  See you this summer!

REGISTER HERE

Learn more about Summer Camp at Camp Gamble HERE.

Specialty Camps

  • 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.
    • Sessions: REGISTER HERE
      • Session 1: June 13 - 19
      • Session 2: June 20 - 26
      • Session 3: June 27 - July 3
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 2021 Information Coming Soon!

Camp Famous Eagle

Camp Famous Eagle Highlights

Home to Leadership Hall, a state-of-the-art dining hall facility, Camp Famous Eagle provides all of the great programs that the S-F Scout Ranch 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 to offer.

2021 Dates

Session 1: June 13 - 19
Session 2: June 20 - 26
Session 3: June 27 - July 3
Session 4: July 4 -  10
Session 5: July 11 - 17
Session 6: July 25 - 31
Session 7: August 1 - 7

Register

Registration for the 2021 camp season is open! Join us this summer for an incredible camping experience with safe COVID prevention and health and safety standards. Spots will be limited due to COVID health and safety standards.  See you this summer!

REGISTER HERE

Learn more about Summer Camp at Camp Famous Eagle HERE.

Swift High Adventure Base

Venturing Summer Camp

Swift Base Highlights

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.

2021 Camp Themes

Earth and Water - June 20-26
Land and Fire - July 11-17

Register

Registration for the 2021 camp season is open! Join us this summer for an incredible camping experience with safe COVID prevention and health and safety standards. Spots will be limited due to COVID health and safety standards.  See you this summer!

REGISTER HERE

Learn More About Venturing Summer Camp at Swift HERE

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