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Camp Michaels has:

  • A Unique Experience to Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati: This will be the most remote area of Camp Michaels, where a true wilderness experience unique to our region can be had.
  • Accessible Wilderness: Campsites, extensive hiking, and a 15-point GPS course across hilly terrain are key features.
  • Wide Appeal: Young people are seeking a genuine outdoors challenge and older, more experienced campers needing a place to practice wilderness skills and demonstrate youth leadership will find a haven here.

Camp Michaels Centerpiece: Eagle Leadership Lodge

Construction has started for what will be the true centerpiece of Camp Michaels!

The Eagle Leadership Lodge will feature a 2,500 square foot great hall for large gatherings, and a fully equipped kitchen that can support unit functions such as a Blue & Gold banquets or courts of honor, a first aid & administrative space, and modern bathrooms. The north wall of the Eagle Lodge can be opened to create an indoor/outdoor setting. The terrace will overlook the fields and Gunpowder Creek allowing for a spectacular view.

Camp Michaels Timeline

The Eagle Lodge is under construction now, with completion anticipated around the end of the year. We’ll be adding the shower house in April. The yurts, will be coming this Fall, and the amphitheater and OA circle will be added in the spring/summer. There will be a ribbon cutting celebration for our donors and friends in the spring!

The news that everyone may be interested in: Camp Michaels will be re-opened for camping next summer – and the 2021 NYLT course will be held there!

"There's something about Camp Michaels and its rustic wilderness that brings out the greatest in all who come here."
Edgar Smith
Immediate Past Chairman/President of the Board

For more information about the Camp Michaels Capital Campaign, or to schedule a donor tour, please contact Andrew Zahn, Scout Executive/CEO, at
(513) 577-7680 or emailing him at