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Summer Camp Quick Find

We are excited to be offering all different types of camps throughout our 63 county footprint this summer!

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Cub Scout Day & Twilight Camps (1st – 5th Graders)

This summer we are offering 30+ day and twilight (evening) camps!  Check out our Day & Twilight Camps page to see our interactive map and find the camp closest to you!

With STEM activities, shooting sports, crafts, games and more Day Camp is that traditional camp excitement you are looking for with some modern fun added in! Day and Twilight camps are for Scouts and non-Scouts alike! Campers must be 7 years old (or 6 and entering the 1st grade in the Fall). All campers who are entering 1st grade in the Fall must be accompanied by an adult partner.

Have questions? The Day and Twilight Camp FAQ page should have the answers you are looking for!

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Cub Scout Overnight Camps (1st – 5th Graders)

Interested in one night at camp with the whole family? Or maybe you are looking to get away from it all for 5 nights? We have both of those and everything in between!

Family Camp

1 Night Camp for the Entire Family

Family Camp

1 night/ 24 hour experience overnight camping for all ages of Cub Scouts (entering 1st grade through 5th grade) and their families (Invite younger siblings, grandparents, etc.!)

  • Attend as a pack or as a family
  • Camp fees includes all meals, tenting (at Camp May), program supplies, and camp patch!
  • Can't stay overnight? No problem! Join us with just a day pass. Or invite a family member to join you for the day while you stay overnight.

The Family Camp Experience

DAY 1: Check in at 1-3PM - settle in and set up camp, receive a camp tour and orientation, complete swim tests, and go do various camp activities including nature hikes, swimming, and shooting sports - dinner will be served in the dining hall then followed by the evening's entertainment: The Campfire. At Campfire learn songs, watch skits and laugh along with the camp staff.

DAY 2: Enjoy breakfast and continue the fun of day 1 with various camp activities. Check out is at 12PM

Camp May Specific Highlighted Experiences: Explore Beaumont's very own cave, Mud Cave, climb the climbing tower at night, and swim in the Camp May pool!

Camp Warren Levis Specific Highlighted Experiences: Play in the pedal boats on CWL's very own lake, swim in the CWL pool, and explore the climbing tower and slackline course!

Famous Eagle at S-F Scout Ranch Specific Highlighted Experiences: Swim in our very own private Nim's lake, go fishing, and get a taste of one of the largest Scouts BSA Camp locations!

2023 Camp Dates & Locations

Camp May at Beaumont Scout Reservation - High Ridge, MO
Session 1: July 1-2
Session 2: July 14-15
Register HERE

Camp Warren Levis - Godfrey, IL
June 10-11
Register HERE

Famous Eagle at S-F Scout Ranch - Farmington, MO
July 8-9
Register HERE

Learn More

Camp May Camp Manual 2023
Camp Warren Levis Camp Manual 2023

Cub Scout Overnight Camp

2 Night Overnight Camp for 1st-5th Graders

Cub Scout Overnight Camp

2 nights/ 3 day overnight camping experience for all ages of Cub Scouts (entering 1st grade through 5th grade)

  • Attend as a pack or as a family
  • Locations:
    • Camp May (Beaumont Scout Reservation, High Ridge, MO)
    • Camp Warren Levis (Alton/Godfrey, IL)

Camp fees includes all meals, tenting (at Camp May), program supplies, and camp patch!

The Cub Scout Overnight Camp Experience

    • DAY 1: Check in at 1-3PM - settle in and set up camp, receive a camp tour and orientation, complete swim tests, and get acquainted with camp life - dinner will be served in the dining hall then followed by the evening's entertainment: The Campfire. At Campfire learn songs, watch skits and laugh along with the camp staff.
    • DAY 2: breakfast and the fun begins! Campers will separate based on age and go do activities. Activities include swimming, shooting sports, outdoor skills (like learning to build a fire!), STEM, and nature exploration. There will be a brief moment for lunch, a pause in the action for a rest, then activities start up again before dinner! After dinner, evening programs such as the climbing tower will begin!
    • DAY 3: breakfast and continued fun! Before packing up, there will be a few hours of activities. Check out will be by 12PM

Camp May Specific Highlighted Experiences: Explore Beaumont's very own cave, Mud Cave, climb the climbing tower at night, and swim in the Camp May pool!

Camp Warren Levis Specific Highlighted Experiences: Play in the pedal boats on CWL's very own lake, swim in the CWL pool, and explore the climbing tower and slackline course!

Each camp location, Camp May and Camp Warren Levis has their own unique flare and experience. So much so, you could attend both and get a similar outline but different experience!

Advancement

This camp is for all ages/ranks, incoming first graders and up. During the morning and afternoon, Scouts will do age-specific activities and advancements so they can start their Scouting year off with a few awards completed by the time they leave camp!

2023 Camp Dates & Locations

Camp May at the Beaumont Scout Reservation - High Ridge, MO
Session 1: June 23-25**
Session 2: June 25-27**
Session 3: June 29-July 1
Session 4: July 11-13

Register HERE
**Indicates Provisional Camper Option Available

Camp Warren Levis - Godfrey, IL
Session 1: June 16-18
Session 2: June 23-25

          Register HERE

Learn More 

Camp May Camp Manual 2023
Camp Warren Levis Camp Manual 2023

Webelos Overnight Camp

4 Night Overnight Camp for 4th & 5th Graders

Webelos Overnight Camp

4 nights/ 5 day overnight camping experience for those entering 4th grade or 5th grade

  • Attend as a pack or as a family
  • Locations:
    • Camp May (Beaumont Scout Reservation, High Ridge, MO)
    • Swift (S-F Scout Ranch, Farmington, MO)
    • Rhodes France Scout Reservation (Pana, IL)

Camp fees includes all meals, tenting (at Camp May), program supplies, and camp patch!

The Webelos Overnight Camp Experience

    • DAY 1: Check in at 1-3PM - settle in and set up camp, receive a camp tour and orientation, complete swim tests, and get acquainted with camp life - dinner will be served in the dining hall then followed by the evening's entertainment: The Campfire. At Campfire learn songs, watch skits and laugh along with the camp staff.
    • DAYS 2,3, &4: each day will begin with breakfast then campers will go and do their selected Webelos activities. You pick the experience! You will select which of the Webelos electives you want to work on. These activities include all of the basics plus a little extra: swimming, shooting sports, outdoor skills, STEM, and nature exploration. There will be a brief moment for lunch, a pause in the action for a rest, then activities start up again before dinner! After dinner, evening programs such as the climbing tower, camp games, and various themed nights will begin!
    • DAY 5: breakfast and packing up camp. Check out will be by 11AM
    • To see the full schedule* and all electives to choose from go to Webelos Overnight Camp Electives & Schedule
    • *subject to chance as needed

Camp May Specific Highlighted Experiences: Explore Beaumont's very own cave, Mud Cave, climb the climbing tower at night, and swim in the Camp May pool!

Swift at S-F Scout Ranch Specific Highlighted Experiences: Swim in our very own private Nim's lake, hike and explore Castle Rock, and see the horses at camp!

Rhodes France Scout Reservation Specific Highlighted Experiences: Swim in the Rhodes France Pool, try your hand at shooting sports in some of the best ranges in GSLAC, and experience camp fire at the iconic Firebowl.

Each camp location has their own unique flare and experience. So much so, you could attend multiple sessions and get a similar concept but different experience!

Advancement

YOU pick the advancement. Select what Webelos activities your scout will attend during their camp experience. Get exactly what your camper needs and wants!

2023 Camp Dates & Locations

 Camp May at the Beaumont Scout Reservation - High Ridge, MO
            Session 1: June 16-20
            Session 2: July 6-10**

           Register HERE
           **Indicates Provisional Camper Option Available

Swift @ S- F Scout Ranch - Farmington, MO
             Session 1: July 16-20

            Register HERE

Rhodes France Scout Reservation - Pana, IL
             Session 1: July 12-16

             Registration coming Dec 2022

Learn More 

          Webelos Overnight Camp Electives & Schedule

Camp May Camp Manual 2023

          2022 Swift Arrow of Light Manual

Have Questions? Check out our Cub Scout Overnight Camp FAQ page HERE.

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Scouts BSA and Venturing Overnight Camps (6th Grade and Up)

Experience the ultimate adventure at one of our traditional or specialty camps this summer!

Traditional Summer Camps

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

Specialty Summer 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

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

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

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 

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

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

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 

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.

 

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