Camp Roosevelt is Garden State Council’s full-service resident summer camp program for Scouts BSA troops.
Camp Roosevelt Commemorative T-Shirt
Pre-order your commemorative Camp Roosevelt Summer Camp t-shirt! Grey t-shirt is available in adult unisex sizes Small through 3XL. We are taking orders through the month of November. Orders will be available for pick-up at our Scout Shops by mid-December, just in time for year-end gifting!
Coming Soon Summer 2023 Resident Camp Adventures
Our Summer Camp registration uses “Parent Portal,” which lets unit leaders start the registration and Scout parents to make payments directly in the system.
Parent Portal video for Unit Leaders:
Parent Portal Video for Parents:
Garden State Council has entered into an agreement with AtlantiCare to save Scouting families money when they visit an AtlantiCare Urgent Care Center for their camp physical. Click the AtlantiCare logo to download the flyer for details and locations.
Camperships and Fundraising
A “campership” is a grant given to a youth member to help with the expenses of attending a summer camp.
Garden State Council Camperships exist to help provide life-changing camping experiences for Scouts who, because of financial challenges, may not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp opportunity.
Summer outdoor adventure changes lives through recreation, friendship and experiences; summer camp cultivates skills and values needed for success in the future.
Scouts who face financial challenges have attended camps in the past due to the support of the campership program. This is due to the generosity of Scouting alumni, community individuals and organizations, as well as, grants organized and allocated by the Garden State Council.
Therefore, the funds available in the campership program are limited. Aid can only be awarded if funds are available. Camperships are awarded based on need, so parents and unit leaders involved in completing an application are encouraged to clearly detail the need.
A Scout is Thrifty: A Scout works to pay his/her own way and help others. Camperships are not to exceed 50% of the fee.
This policy is made in consultation with and approved by the Council’s VP of Program, the Council Camping Chair and the Chair of the Campership Committee. All decisions are made by the volunteer Campership Committee.
Click the button below to download the 2022 Campership Application.
Funding your Scouting adventure through camp card sales is a limited-time opportunity. Each year from March through May, Scouts sell $5 discount coupon cards, and 50% of the value is credited to the Scout! Units: Contact your District Executive for details.
About Roosevelt Scout Reservation
Camp Roosevelt Scouts BSA Summer Camp is located at Roosevelt Scout Reservation.
Throughout the year, RSR welcomes all groups, regardless of Scouting affiliation.
Address: 384 Watsons Mill Road, Elmer, NJ
Rob Brookwood, Camp Ranger | (856) 358-8555
(Units camping should check in with the Camp Master/ Ranger at Roosevelt Scout Reservation upon arrival)
For more than nine decades, Scouts have been visiting Roosevelt Scout Reservation. Here, Scouts can enjoy such programs as a COPE course, climbing/rappelling, boating, rifle/shotgun/archery ranges, and much more while camping for a weekend with their unit, or for weeks during summer camp!
To make a day-use reservation at Roosevelt, click the button below to visit our reservation portal!