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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 specialty camps that youth can attend individually.

Merit Badge Make Up Day – August 6, 2022 at Beaumont Scout Reservation

For a list of merit badges offered at this event click here.

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Register for 2023 Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Campsites will open for general reservations for 2023 on the Sunday following each week of camp this summer.  In other words, any Scouts BSA Troop can reserve any site assuming it was not booked using the Site-Saver Program.

Camp Gamble – Click Here
Camp Famous Eagle – Click Here
Camp Lewallen – Click Here
Rhodes France Scout Reservation – Click Here


Registration for 2022 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, 2022.

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.

Traditional Summer Camps

2022 Summer Camp Guide

Camp Gamble

Scouts BSA Summer Camp
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!

2022 Session Dates

Session 1: June 12 - 18
Session 2: June 19 - 25
Session 3: June 26 - July 2
Session 4: July 3 - 9
Session 5: July 10 - 16
Session 6: July 17 - 23

Register

Registration for 2022 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, 2022.

REGISTER HERE

2022 Leader Guide

To view a PDF of the 2022 Leader Guide, click HERE

2022 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

Camp Famous Eagle

Scouts BSA Summer Camp
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.

2022 Session Dates

Session 1: June 12 - 18
Session 2: June 19 - 25
Session 3: June 26 - July 2
Session 4: July 3 - 9
Session 5: July 10 - 16
Session 6: July 17 - 23

Register

Registration for 2022 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, 2022.

REGISTER HERE

2022 Leaders Guide

To view a PDF of the 2022 Leaders Guide, click HERE.

2022 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!

Swift High Adventure Base

Venturing Summer Camp
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.

2022 Venturing Session Dates (Tentative)

June 12-18
July 10-16

Register

Registration for 2022 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, 2022.

REGISTER HERE

Learn More About Venturing Summer Camp at Swift HERE

2022 Swift High Adventure Base Leader Guide

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

Rhodes France Scout Reservation

Scouts BSA Summer Camp
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!

2022 Session Dates

Session 1:  June 12-18
Session 2: June 19-25
Session 3: June 26-July 2
Session 4: July 10-16

Register

Registration for 2022 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, 2022.

REGISTER HERE

2022 Leaders Guide

To view a PDF of the 2022 Leaders Guide click HERE.

2022 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

Camp Lewallen

Scouts BSA Summer Camp
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!

2022 Session Dates

Session 1: June 12 - 18
Session 2: June 19 - 25
Session 3: June 26 - July 2
Session 4: July 10 - 16

Register

Registration for 2022 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, 2022.

REGISTER HERE

2022 Summer Camp Leader Guide

To view a PDF of the 2022 Summer Camp Leader Guide click HERE.

2022 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


Specialty Summer Camps

*Select Specialty Camps qualify for the 2nd Week Discount of $100!

2022 Summer Camp Guide

Ranger Program

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.

2022 Program Dates

Session 1: June 12 - 18
Session 2: June 19 - 25
Session 3: June 26 - July 2
Fall Session - October 28 - 30, 2022

Register

Registration for the 2022 camp season will open December 13, 2021! 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 For Summer
Register here for Fall Session

Scout Blacksmithing

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!

2022 Dates

July 17 - 23

Register

Registration for STEM Week is coming December 13, 2021! 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

Scouts Work With Drones

Catholic Adventure Week

Camp Famous Eagle
S-F Scout Ranch - Knob Lick, MO

Scouts at Camp

*Qualifies for 2nd Week Discount of $100

Catholic Adventure Week Highlights

Join us for a week to camp, live, and grow in your faith. The Greater St. Louis Area Council’s Catholic Committee is providing a great faith-based program at Camp Famous Eagle on the S-F Scout Ranch. Scouts will also get to enjoy all of the traditional aspects camp offers, including water sports on Nim’s Lake, rock climbing and rappelling, horseback riding, and a wide range of merit badge opportunities. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

2022 Camp Dates

June 19 - 25

Register

Registration for Catholic Adventure Week 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!

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

National Youth Leadership Training

Camp Sakima &
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.

Summer Weeklong Courses

June 12-18 – Camp Sakima, S-F Scout Ranch
June 19-25 –  Camp Sakima, S-F Scout Ranch
July 10-16 – Camp Sakima, S-F Scout Ranch
July 24-30 – Camp Warren Levis

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

Eagle Trail Camp

Beaumont Scout Reservation
High Ridge, MO

Scouts Attend Merit Badge Class

Eagle Trail Camp 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:  August 1st-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. A mask must be worn to attend the event.

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 2022 camp season will open on December 13, 2021! 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

Horse Camp

Nagel Base
Beaumont Scout Reservation - High Ridge, MO

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. To schedule a riding test please contact Ranger/Wrangler Jordan Mutert at 636-362-9768 or email her at jordan.mutert@scouting.org.

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

2022 Camp Dates

July 24 - 30

Register

Registration for 2022 Horse Camp will open December 13, 2021! 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

Scout Carrying A Saddle

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.

2022 Dates

Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau MO
June 5th - 8th, 2022     Register here <<<

          Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL
          June 5th - 8th, 2022    Register here <<< 

University of Missouri-St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
June 8th - 11th, 2022    Register here<<<

Scouts work in a lab

Outdoor Family Experience

Swift High Adventure Base
S-F Scout Ranch - Knob Lick, MO

Families enjoying water slides at camp

What: A one to three-night camp outing for the whole family Where: Swift High Adventure Base @ S-F Scout Ranch.

When: June 25 - July 6. Please plan to arrive between 5:00 – 7:00 PM on your check-in day and depart by 3:00 PM on your checkout day.

Price: $20/night per family. Pay in the camp office upon arrival.

Lodging: Families will stay in the provided canvas wall tents on wooden frames. The tents can sleep up to three. Electricity is not available on the campsites. Families are welcome to bring their own tents, if preferred.

Register Here

Program:

  • Staff will be onsite to provide lifeguarding for aquatic activities, including swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. All participants must complete a BSA Swimmers Test (see reverse for details). Participants not completing the Swimmers Test will be allowed to swim and boat according to their ability level. The hours for aquatic activities are 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
  • BB Guns and/or Archery will be available upon request.
  • Staff will conduct Pontoon tours of Nims Lake in the evening for anyone that is interested.
  • Staff will lead a short hike to Castle Rock in the evening for anyone that is interested.

Meals: Meals are the responsibility of each family.

Additional Information: Swift High Adventure Base features a large outdoor pavilion that families are welcome to use. Swift Lodge is available for anyone needing internet access. The lodge also has the camp store that all are welcome to visit.

 


Adult Summer Camps

Adult Summer Camp

Swift High Adventure Base
S-F Scout Ranch - Knob Lick, MO

Adult Summer Camp Highlights

Continuing in 2022, join us for Adult Summer Camp at Swift High Adventure Base! You work hard all year to provide a great program to the youth of your unit, now take an opportunity to enjoy an extended weekend at camp designed especially for you. Campers will get to enjoy a variety of staffed camp activities like rock climbing, horseback riding, and water skiing/tubing. We have a special menu designed specifically for this camp, as well as the option to enjoy offsite excursions and evening entertainment. Register today, spots are limited!

2022 Camp Dates

July 7 - 10th, 2022

Register here 


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