Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Two separate weeks of themed adventures await Scouts this summer! Get ready for Marksmanship Specialty Camp and Trek Liberty! Plus, the return of Garden State Council’s high adventure in the Pines: Kuweiki Trek Camp, now offering two separate weeks of programming!

Check out the preliminary details below. This page will become our main hub for Scouts BSA summer camp options and resources as plans develop!

Summer 2023 Resident Camp Adventures

July 9-15, Pine Hill Scout Reservation
The Basic Track will lead Scouts through the rifle and shotgun merit badges.
The Advanced Track will focus on the National Rifle Association Marksmanship Awards.
Top Shot competition at the end of the week, with prizes.
Plus, special programs for all Scouts, including Cowboy Action Pistol Program and Black Powder Rifle Program.
*Note: Age 14+ for Shotgun is recommended.
All-inclusive cost for the week: $400 per Scout
July 16-22, Pine Hill Scout Reservation and Philadelphia, Pa.
Pine Hill S.R. is the closest Scout camp to Historic Philadelphia! This week of Scout camp will feature day trips across the river to the City of Brotherly Love in pursuit of all four Citizenship merit badges plus American Heritage and Art. Points of interest on the itinerary will include the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Park sites, and more!
All-inclusive cost for the week: $500 per Scout

Our Summer Camp registration uses “Parent Portal,” which lets unit leaders start the group registration and Scout parents make payments directly in the system. **Note: Unbooked registrants will hold for 30 days**

Parent Portal video for Unit Leaders:


Parent Portal Video for Parents:


*Note for all camp weeks:

All programs can be done provisionally or with your unit.

Programs are not ideal for First Year Campers

Trek Camp at Garden State Council, BSA

Kuweiki Trek Camp: Adventure in the Pines

July 30-August 5 or August 6-12, Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center
Last year’s debut of our Kuweiki Trek Camp — Adventure Among the Pines — was a huge success! So, we have added an extra session! Explore the nature and history of the Pine Barrens in this hike-bike-canoe adventure experience, and earn habitat-related merit badges along the way!

Camp Physicals for Less

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 2023 Campership Application. 

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Trails End Popcorn Sales

Funding your Scouting adventure through popcorn sales is easier -- and safer -- than ever with new online tools from Trails Ends. Plus, Online Direct sales of popcorn run all year round! Find out more at Trails-End.com.

Camp Card Sales

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.

Cub Scout Day Camps

Looking for day camp information for Cub Scouts? Garden State Council offers summer day camp for Cubs in four locations conveniently spread throughout our Council. Visit our Cub Scout Day Camp page for more information.