Register below for Summer Camp 2023!



Camp Friedlander is the premier Scouts BSA Summer Camp program with a wide variety of merit badge options, activities for younger and older Scouts, training opportunities for adult leaders, and some of the best camping facilities in the country. Each summer, thousands of Scouts from across the nation (and the world!) make Camp Friedlander their summer camp home for a fun week of learning, achievement, leadership, and Scouting at its best.

On this page, you will find the registration links for all weeks of camp, as well as information on Unit Registration, Individual Registration, Merit Badge Registration, Camp Financials (Fees, Payment Schedule, Discounts, Refunds), and Camp Forms and Communications.

Unit registration to reserve space in a Week and in a Campsite is open below. Participant registration will open in early 2023.



Campsite Selection, Unit Reminders, and Participant Registration

To view currently available campsites, click on the registration link above for your desired week. Once on the registration page, click on the Campsite tab.

The campsites that are still open will have an indication of how many spots are available in that site. For example, Lakeview (14 spots) indicate that there is room for 14 people in the Lakeview campsite. Please note that the indications of available spots are subject to change without notice.

When making a Unit Registration, please be aware of the following:

  • Estimates: due for Youth and Adults during registration. This helps determine how many campers the Camp Staff can expect during your week of camp.
  • Campsite Deposit: must be paid to hold a campsite for each unit. It is non-refundable and non-transferable and will be forfeited if your unit cancels.
  • Campsite Capacity: if it has not been reached, Camp Friedlander reserves the right to place multiple units in a campsite.
  • Exceeding Capacity of Campsite: it is the responsibility of the unit to provide extra tents needed. The camp cannot provide extra tents, cots, or mattresses.
  • Adult Requirements: minimum of two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over must attend with the unit; after which, unit must maintain a 1 adult per 10 Youth ratio. For units with female youth, a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be in attendance. All adults who are present during a week of camp for 72 total hours or more (need not be consecutive) must be registered as adult leaders with the BSA. This registration involves submitting an adult BSA application to the council and completing YPT (must be processed before camp).


Already have a Unit Registration? Click on the blue button to the left.

For a detailed walk-through of how to navigate the Unit Registration, review the Registration System Walk-through slides or the Registration Demo video.

Note: If you do not see the Registrations link on your unit web page, make sure that you are logged in to your Dan Beard account and that you have access to this registration. If you did not create the registration, have your Camp Coordinator contact Evan Bowman, 513-577-7708 or


Have a Scout that can’t attend with the troop? No problem! Register them as an Individual Participant today! Shortly before camp, the Individuals will be given contact information of the unit who is willing to host them during their week. It will be the responsibility of the Individual to review the Camp Friedlander Leader’s Guide and to bring all necessary forms to camp.


It is recommended to register Youth prior to the opening of Merit Badge Registration. The Merit Badge schedule is available on the Camp Forms page, and Merit Badge selection will open on March 4 at 10am.

For information on how to select merit badges for Youth already registered in a unit registration or Individual Participants, see the Registration System Walk-through slides or the Registration Demo video.


Come learn about what’s going on at Camp Friedlander this summer! This dinner will go over existing programs, unveil new programs and activities for this summer, and have a question and answer session with the Camp Director! Staff will also be available after the event ends to answer any additional questions.

If your Troop has already registered for camp, that’s great! There will be no cost for up to two adults and one youth representative to attend. Any additional guests will be $15. If your Troop hasn’t registered, we’d still love to see you! The cost will be $15 per person for the dinner, but if you decide to spend a week with us this summer, we’ll apply that money towards your 2022 camp fees, up to $45.


Payments can be made with a card, electronic check (online only), Unit Account, or physical check. If your unit plans to mail in or drop off payment, it must be received and entered online before registrations can be processed.

Please note, the Campsite Deposit is not an additional fee. It will be made available to units in the Contingent Account and should be used to pay for participant fees. However, it is non-refundable and non-transferrable. If the unit can no longer attend, the deposit will be forfeited.


FEE Type

EARLY FEE** (Ends May 14, 2022)

REGULAR FEE (Begins May 15, 2022)

Camper fee



Adult fee



  **Early Fee also applies to new Scouts. Those registered after May 14, 2022 can use the discount code: newscoutCF. Incorrect use of the discount will be reassessed the price difference.





Campsite Deposit 

$100 per Unit

Due upon Unit Registration

Payment 1

$60 per Youth, $55 per adult

Due upon Participant Registration

Payment 2

Remaining balance

Early Fee due 5/14/21 at 11:59pm; Regular Fee due by 10 days prior to camp start date


DISCOUNT TYPE                                                                  AMOUNT                                    DISCOUNT CODE

A DBC NYLT course & a Camp Friedlander week           $100 off the second week         secondsNYLTweek

Two or more weeks at Camp Friedlander                       $100 off the second+ week       secondsCFweek

*Discounts must be applied before full payment, either by using the discount code or by contacting the Outdoor Program Assistant at 513-577-7708. Do not pay the full participant fee if the youth qualifies for a discount; NO REFUNDS will be given if the discount is not used/requested correctly.


The Dan Beard Council will refund all but $50 per youth/15% of fees paid per adult for those who contact the Outdoor Program Assistant, 513-577-7708, no later than 30 days prior to arrival at camp. You may replace the name and information on a registration at no additional fee but they must be of the same participant type (youth for youth and adult for adult).

This policy excludes payments labeled as “nonrefundable.” No refunds will be given after the 30-day cancellation deadline, except in cases of personal medical reasons as determined by the Council Camping Director. Payments made within a Unit Registration will be refunded back to the Unit in the care of the Contingent Contact, unless otherwise requested. Those who registered as Individuals will have refunds issued back to the payee.


All camp forms and documents can be found on the Camp Forms page, This includes medical forms, the merit badge list, the Leader’s Guide, the Program Guide, and a list of what to bring to camp.

The main contact and the only one receiving camp emails will be the adult listed on the Unit Registration. Units can change or add to this contact list (see the walk-through linked in the Unit Participant Registration section).

Below is a list of when important emails will go out or when forms will be published online. Please note that any big changes to published information will be emailed out at the time of the change.

Third Week of December:

  • First Update Email to Registered Units

First Week of January:

  • Participant registration opens
  • Updated Unit Leader’s Guide Posted Online
  • Second update email to registered units

Fourth Week of January:

  • Updated Program Guide and Merit Badge List posted online
  • Third update email to registered units

First Week of March:

  • Fourth update email to registered units
  • Merit Badge and Activity Selection opens

First Week of May:

  • Fifth update email to registered units
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Refund Policy Notice Reminder Email:

• Sent 31 days prior to the first day of each week

10 Day Out Meeting Reminder Email:

• Sent one week prior to each meeting


Questions? Please contact Evan Bowman at 513-577-7708 or