Dan Beard Council | Camp

Camp Friedlander - Uncle Dan's Favorite and The Midwest's Premier Scout Camp


Did you know that Daniel Carter Beard's favorite camp is Camp Friedlander?  It's true!  Let Uncle Dan show you why in the video below!

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Camping at its Best

Camping is the heart of the Scouting program and through experiences in the outdoors, Scouts build character, learn important new skills, practice leadership, and build the character values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Dan Beard Council operates four camps -- Camp Friedlander, Camp Craig, Cub World, and Camp Michaels -- that each offer something unique for you, your unit, or your organization...



How to Reserve Camp

application_for_camp_usageAll usage of our camps are reserved through the Scout Achievement Center, including equipment rental, tours, and hiking. Because of high demand of our facilities and our need to know who and when the properties are being used, we require all reservations to be made with the Application for Camp Usage at least 72 hours in advance and accompanied by applicable payment.

Our camps have high usage nearly every weekend, so we encourage you to make your reservation as far in advance as possible to confirm the facilities you want.

Here are the steps to make your camp facility reservation...



Summer Camp - The Highlight of your Scouting Year

What are you doing this summer?

The Dan Beard Council offers great summer camp programs for Scouts of all ages. Get outdoors and experience the ultimate in Scouting at our Boy Scout camp at Camp Friedlander, Resident Camp and Fun with Son at Cub World, or one of the many district Cub Scout Day and Twilight Camps.