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Scout BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and individual Scouts and Venturers have five 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 experiences that youth can attend individually.

2023 Summer Camp Guide

Unit Based Summer Experiences

Patrol Development in a Traditional Camp Setting

Scouts BSA Campsite Cooking Style Summer Camp
Camp Gamble @ S-F Scout Ranch - Knob Lick, MO

  

Camp Gamble Highlights

On the S-F Scout Ranch, Camp Gamble 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 prepare their meals throughout the week. They will also participate in various programs like water skiing, shooting sports, kayaking, small boat sailing, standup paddleboards, STEM activities, competitions, rock climbing, and Huck's Cove Water Park!

CLICK HERE to learn more about S-F Scout Ranch!

2023 Session Dates

Session 1: June 11 - 17
Session 2: June 18 - 24
Session 3: June 25 - July 1
Session 4: July 2 - 8
Session 5: July 9 - 15
Session 6: July 16-22

Register

Registration for 2023 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camp is open! At this time, troops and crews may select the week, camp, and campsite they plan to attend. Please be prepared with an approximate number of youth and adults to enter while registering. These numbers can be adjusted later. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Individual payments, campership applications (financial assistance), and merit badge registration will begin on January 3, 2023.

REGISTER HERE

2023 Camp Gamble Leader Guide - Click HERE

2023 Gamble Merit Badge Catalog download HERE

Want to see pictures and videos from summer's past? Check out the Camp Gamble Facebook page HERE!

Scouts Canoeing

Outdoor Adventure w/Aquatics Programs & APEX Older Scout Program

Scouts BSA Dining Hall Style Summer Camp
Camp Famous Eagle @ S-F Scout Ranch - Knob Lick, MO

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 tremendous 1st-year camper program, and game nights are just a few of the programs that Famous Eagle has to offer.

CLICK HERE to learn more about S-F Scout Ranch!

2023 Session Dates

Session 1: June 11 - 17
Session 2: June 18 - 24
Session 3: June 25 - July 1
Session 4: July 9 - 15

Register

Registration for 2023 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camp is open! At this time, troops and crews may select the week, camp, and campsite they plan to attend. Please be prepared with an approximate number of youth and adults to enter while registering. These numbers can be adjusted later. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Individual payments, campership applications (financial assistance), and merit badge registration will begin on January 3, 2023.

REGISTER HERE

2023 Leaders Guide - Click HERE

2023 Famous Eagle Merit Badge Catalog download HERE.

Want to see pictures and videos from summer's past? Check out the Camp Famous Eagle Facebook page HERE!

Build Your Own Adventure Camp

Scouts BSA & Venturing Summer Camp
Swift High Adventure Base @ S-F Scout Ranch - Knob Lick, MO


Swift High Adventure 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.

CLICK HERE to learn more about S-F Scout Ranch!

2023 Venturing Session Dates

June 11 - 17
July 9 - 15

2023 Scouts BSA Session Dates (RETURNING IN 2023!)

July 2 - 8

Register

Registration for 2023 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camp is open! At this time, troops and crews may select the week, camp, and campsite they plan to attend. Please be prepared with an approximate number of youth and adults to enter while registering. These numbers can be adjusted later. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Individual payments, campership applications (financial assistance), and merit badge registration will begin on January 3, 2023.

REGISTER FOR VENTURING SESSIONS  HERE

REGISTER FOR SCOUTS BSA SESSIONS HERE

Learn More About Venturing Summer Camp at Swift HERE

Want to see pictures and videos from summers past? Check out the Swift Base Facebook page HERE!

Outdoor Adventure w/Eagle Badges & BSA Pistol Program

Scouts BSA Dining Hall Style Summer Camp
Rhodes France Scout Reservation, Pana, IL

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!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Rhodes France!

2023 Session Dates

Session 1:  June 11 - 17
Session 2: June 18 - 24
Session 3: June 25 - July 1

Register

Registration for 2023 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camp is open! At this time, troops and crews may select the week, camp, and campsite they plan to attend. Please be prepared with an approximate number of youth and adults to enter while registering. These numbers can be adjusted later. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Individual payments, campership applications (financial assistance), and merit badge registration will begin on January 3, 2023.

REGISTER HERE

2023 Leaders Guide - Click HERE

2023 Rhodes France Merit Badge Catalog download HERE

Want to see pictures and videos from summers past? Check out the Rhodes France Scout Reservation Facebook page HERE!

Rhodes France Council Ring

Outdoor Adventure w/Climbing & ATV Program

Scouts BSA Dining Hall Style Summer Camp
Camp Lewallen, Silva, MO

Climbing Tower

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!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Camp Lewallen!

2023 Session Dates

Session 1: June 11 - 17
Session 2: June 18 - 24
Session 3: June 25 - July 1

Register

Registration for 2023 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camp is open! At this time, troops and crews may select the week, camp, and campsite they plan to attend. Please be prepared with an approximate number of youth and adults to enter while registering. These numbers can be adjusted later. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Individual payments, campership applications (financial assistance), and merit badge registration will begin on January 3, 2023.

REGISTER HERE

2023 Summer Camp Leader Guide - Click HERE

2023 Lewallen Merit Badge Catalog download HERE

Want to see pictures and videos from past summers? Check out the Camp Lewallen Facebook page HERE!

Scouts Drive ATV

Did you know that you can sign-up to attend summer camp even if your unit is not going?  We call it provisional camping and it is offered at Camp Famous Eagle and Rhodes France Scout Reservation.  Participating Scouts will be placed with another unit for their week of camp.  This is also a great way to attend a 2nd week of camp!  For more info, email help@stlbsa.org!

Registration for 2023 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camp is open! At this time, troops and crews may select the week, camp, and campsite they plan to attend. Please be prepared with an approximate number of youth and adults to enter while registering. These numbers can be adjusted later. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Individual payments, campership applications (financial assistance), and merit badge registration will begin on January 3, 2023.

Are you coming to a Greater St. Louis Area Council Summer Camp from a different council? Whether you’re already registered for one of our camps or are just interested in learning more, please email camping@stlbsa.org to schedule a virtual visit with our Camping Department so we can share more information with you about our camps and answer any questions you may have.

2023 Scouts BSA & Venturing Summer Camps Promotion

2023 Scout BSA & Venturing Promotional Presentation
Click Here for Camp Promotion Script
2023 Merit Badge Offerings
Camp Program Comparison

2023 Summer Camp Guide


Individual Summer Experiences

*Select Specialty Camps qualify for the 2nd Week Discount of $100!  Leadership provided for all of these camps!

Ranger Program

Backcountry Backpacking Experience
S-F Scout Ranch
Knob Lick, MO

Scout Rifle Shooting

*Qualifies for Second Week Discount of $100!

Ranger Program Highlights

"Rangers Rule The Ranch!" If your Scout is looking for a week packed with adventure, look no further.

The Ranger Program is a one-of-a-kind, week-long, back country camping adventure. Scouts spend the week backpacking to various outpost campsites across the 3,500+ acre S-F Scout Ranch.

Activities can include blacksmithing, challenge courses, wilderness survival skill practice, black powder rifle shooting, fishing, canoeing across the 270 acre Nims Lake, and much more!

Designed for youth age 14 or older, or in their 4th summer of camp, the Ranger Program is a great option as an additional week of camp. All leadership is provided so Scouts can attend on their own or with a group. The Ranger Program is also a great preparation opportunity for a trek at Philmont Scout Ranch.

2023 Program Dates

Session 1: June 11 - 17
Session 2: June 18 - 24
Session 3: June 25 - July 1
Session 4: July 9 - 15
Session 5: July 16 - 22

Register

Register here For Summer

Scout Blacksmithing

Skilled Trades Camp

Immersive Skilled Trades Experience
Swift High Adventure Base
S-F Scout Ranch

*Qualifies for 2nd Week Discount of $100

New for 2023!
Skilled Trades Camp @ Swift

Come learn from experts in different career fields including Skilled Trades.  Scouts will earn Merit Badges, participate in different programs about the trades, and experience all of the High Adventure programs Swift has to offer!

2023 Camp Dates

June 25 - July 1

Register

Badges will include:
American Labor
Architecture
Automotive Maintenance
Drafting
Electricity
Farm Mechanics
Fire Safety
Home Repairs
Metalwork
Painting
Surveying
Truck Transportation
Welding
Woodwork

Horse Camp

Advanced Horsemanship Experience
Nagel Base
Beaumont Scout Reservation

Scout Rides a horse

Horse Camp Highlights

Spend a week at an advanced riding camp cantering around the trails of the over 2,300 acre Beaumont Scout Reservation!

This camp is a great option for Scouts who have earned the Horsemanship merit badge or taken riding lessons and are looking for a fun fast-paced time to challenge their skills. Play games in the riding ring, take trail rides to the highest points of the property, and show off your advanced skills at the Cavalcade show at the end of the week. Other activities can include rock wall climbing, shooting, swimming, cavalcade training, ropes course, campfires, and more.

Participants will need to have earned their Horsemanship merit badge or pass a riding test.

Designed for youth at least 13 and completed with the 8th grade or older.

2023 Camp Dates

July 23 - 29

Register Here

Registration for 2023 Horse Camp will open January 3, 2023! Join us this summer for an incredible camping experience.  See you this summer!

Scout Carrying A Saddle
For safety reasons, no one can ride who is over the maximum weight
limit of 230 pounds. Weight will be checked at camp. Rangers
and/or trail guides have the authority to restrict any person from
riding or other Horse Camp activities who may pose, in their
opinion, a safety risk to themselves, others, or the horses.

National Youth Leadership Training

Leadership Development Experience
Camp Sakima @ S-F Scout Ranch
Camp Warren Levis

What is NYLT?

NYLT is a six-day course that delivers training in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

Why attend NYLT?

Through this week long outdoor training. Scouts grow and improve their leadership skills while following the guidelines of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouts earning the NYLT Shield are better prepared to interact with adult leaders and face the challenges and demands ahead.

2023 Summer Weeklong Courses

June 11-17 – Camp Sakima, S-F Scout Ranch
June 18-24 –  Camp Sakima, S-F Scout Ranch
July 9-15 – Camp Sakima, S-F Scout Ranch
July 23-29 – Camp Warren Levis

Register for Summer weeklong courses HERE.
Learn more about the NYLT program HERE.

Eagle Trail Workshop

Scouts BSA path to Eagle Experience
Beaumont Scout Reservation
High Ridge, MO

Scouts Attend Merit Badge Class

Eagle Trail Workshop Highlights

A unique experience where Scouts work with counselors on three Eagle-required badges and the Life-to-Eagle process for an entire week, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

WHEN:  July 31st - August 4th  4:45pm-5:20pm Check-In, 5:30pm-8:30pm

WHERE:  Beaumont Scout Reservation, 6480 Beaumont Reservation Dr, High Ridge, MO 63049

Items Scouts need to bring to camp with them:  Sack Dinner (if you haven't had a chance to eat, water bottle, camp chair, day bag, proper merit badge material, and Health Forms part A and B.

Parents will be able to stay at the workshop and view from a distance or leave camp after check-in. This workshop is a drop-off and pick-up workshop. Scouts will not be camping during the seminar.

Participants must have reached the First Class rank by the start of the workshop.

This is not an overnight camp.

Register

Registration for the 2023 camp season will open in December 2022! Join us this summer for an incredible experience. Spots will be limited, so register early! See you this summer!

July 31- August 3rd| Register here 

STEM Week

Camp May
Beaumont Scout Reservation - High Ridge, MO

Scouts work on project

*Qualifies for Second Week Discount of $100!

STEM Week Highlights

STEM Week is an extraordinary experience for Scouts full of many Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics based merit badges and over-the-top activities in addition to all the great outdoor activities that Camp May provides, including a brand new climbing tower, swimming pool, shooting sports, and more.

Each day Scouts will attend one merit badge (over to 40 to choose from) or one NOVA activity class. They may have the opportunity to work on other badges in the evening as well.

Afternoon and evenings will include other fun STEM programs and exhibits to experience (drones, 3D printing, things that go boom... you get the idea). If you love the outdoors but also want more in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, this is the week to be out at camp!

2023 Dates

July 16 - 22

Register HERE!

Scouts Work With Drones

STEM on CAMPus

Multiple Locations

Flag Ceremony

STEM on CAMPus Highlights

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.

2023 Dates

Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau MO
June 4th - 7th, 2023

          Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL
          June 4th - 7th, 2023

University of Missouri-St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
June 7th - 10th, 2023

Scouts work in a lab


 

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