Summer Camp - The Highlight of your Scouting Year

Summer camp is a tradition as old as the Scouting program. In fact, the first official Scout activity in history was a week long summer camp at Brownsea Island. The Dan Beard Council carries on this tradition of fun and effective character-building programs throughout the summer.


Boy Scout age boys (grades 6-12) go to Camp Friedlander, a 7-day resident camp where they camp as a troop, work towards earning merit badges, and enjoy exciting activities only available at camp. Favorites include climbing and rappelling, fishing, sailing, rifle shooting, and the all-new "blob." Seven weeks of camp are available and Scouts that are unable to attend with their home troop are invited to come as individual campers.

Cub Scout age boys (grades 1-5) have many great program options that are designed to fit your families schedule. 2 Day/ 1 Night Adventures are an easy, family-oriented program with a packed schedule of fun and games for a parent and son to participate in together. These one night programs operate four weekends of the summer and can be attended as a Pack, a den, or as a family. 3 Day/2 Night and 4 Day/ 3 Night Adventures are resident camps where boys are immersed in a themed area like the Fort and Castle and participate in outdoor activities with other boys their age. All the favorites are there, including swimming, BB gun shooting, archery, sports, and crazy campfires.  

5 Day/ 1 Night Adventures are located throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, so there is always one close to you. These are called Communtiy Camps and happpen at local parks. Community campers get all the fun of the Cub Scout program including advancements, BB gun shooting, arts and crafts, sports, and much more.

All of our camping programs are run by trained camp staff that specializes in safety, quality programs, and fun. Camp fees are always reasonable and financial aid is available in the form of Camperships. Explore our summer camps by clicking through the menus above, or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.