Register below for Summer Camp 2023!
ATTEND CAMP FRIEDLANDER SUMMER CAMP
FOR SCOUTS BSA | A CAMPING TRADITION SINCE 1919
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 on December 1 at 10am.
2023 CAMP FRIEDLANDER SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
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).
UNIT PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION
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 Summer Camp Registration Walkthrough and FAQ on the Camp Forms page.
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 the Scout Achievement Center at (513) 577-7700.
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION
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.
MERIT BADGE SELECTION
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 Summer Camp Registration Walkthrough and FAQ on the Camp Forms page.
LEADER ORIENTATION DINNER
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 2023 camp fees, up to $45.
CAMP FEES, PAYMENT SCHEDULE, DISCOUNTS & REFUNDS
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.
2023 CAMP FEES*
REGULAR FEE** (Ends April 30, 2023)
LATE FEE (Begins May 1, 2023)
**Early Fee also applies to new Scouts. Those registered after May 1, 2023 can use the discount code: newscoutCF. Incorrect use of the discount will be reassessed the price difference.
FEE PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$100 per Unit
Due upon Unit Registration
$75 per Youth, $55 per adult
Due upon Participant Registration
Initial payments for the Regular Fee are due April 30 at 11:59pm. Youth registered after April 30 will pay the Late Fee. Final payments are due 10 days prior to your arrival at camp.
SECOND WEEK DISCOUNTS*
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 20% of fees paid per participant for those who fill out the 2023 Summer Camp Refund Request form, 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. In order to be considered for reimbursement, a refund must be requested by the unit leadership within two weeks after the first day of your camp session. A doctor’s note is required for refund requests.
All refunds will be processed on a weekly rolling basis until the start of camp (June 18). All requests received during camp will be processed starting on August 7, 2023. Payments made within a Unit Registration will be refunded back to the Unit in the care of the Contingent Contact. Those who registered as Individuals will have refunds issued back to the payee.
CAMP FORMS AND COMMUNICATIONS
All camp forms and documents can be found on the Camp Forms page, www.danbeard.org/campforms. 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.
First Week of December:
- First Update Email to Registered Units
- Participant Registration Opens
- Updated Leader’s Guide Posted Online
- Updated Program Guide Posted Online
First Week of February:
- Second Update Email to Registered Units
- Camp Friedlander Orientation Dinner in the Dining Hall
First Week of March:
- Third Update Email to registered units
- Merit Badge and Activity Selection opens March 4 at 10a.m.
First Week of May:
- Fourth update email to registered units
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