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 Camping š General Information

Boys Join Scouting To Go Camping - Some Things Never Change

Located in south central Pennsylvania, the York-Adams Area Council is blessed with three outstanding camping facilities - Camp Tuckahoe near Dillsburg, PA; Wizard Ranch in Hellam Township; and Camp Conewago near New Oxford, PA.  While Camp Tuckahoe serves as the council's summer camp, all three camps are available year-round with a variety of camping opportunities and facilities available. 

campsign_color.jpgThis section of our site has been designed to provide visitors with an overview of the various facilities and programs available at all three camps.  A great deal of information is presented here concerning the council's summer camp programs at Camp Tuckahoe.  Should you need any additional information or wish to place a reservation, please contact the Camping Service at the Council Service Center at (717) 843-0901 or (800) 569-5197 (outside York).

General Information on York-Adams Area Council Camps

To learn more about any of the council's three camps, please click on the any of the images below.

Camp Tuckahoe

Camp Tuckahoe is located near Dillsburg, PA and has served as the council's summer camp since 1948.  With 1,300 acres of lush wooded hills, Tuckahoe is a Scout camp rich in the purest traditions of Scout camping while offering campers of all ages outstanding challenges and adventures.  With more than $4.5 million of new construction and renovations that were completed in 2003, Tuckahoe now sports a new air-conditioned dining hall that comfortably seats 500 campers at a time, a 186,000 gallon swimming pool, new showers and restroom facilities, plus a state-of-the art Cub World that provides outstanding summer camp programs designed just for our Cub Scout campers. 

For more information about the facilities at Tuckahoe and for current information on the 2004 summer camp season, please click here ...

Join the Camp Tuckahoe Staff

At the heart of every Scout summer camp is an outstanding camp staff and Camp Tuckahoe is no exception.  For a truly mountaintop Scouting experience, older Scouts and adult Scouters are needed to serve as members of the Tuckahoe summer camp staff and experience the satisfaction and opportunities found in bringing the Scouting experience to life for  Scout campers who will past through Tuckahoe's gateway for the 2004 summer camp season.  A camp staff application is available to be downloaded and then printed by interested applicants.  More ...

Project COPE at Camp Tuckahoe

COPE is an acronym for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience. It comprises a series of outdoor challenges, beginning with basic group initiative games, and progressing to more complicated low-course and high-course activities. Some of these events involve a group effort, while others test individual skills and agility.  Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel and think through solutions to a variety of challenges.

The course provides an opportunity for each participant to achieve success as an individual and as a member of a group. The objectives of Project COPE. include building confidence, developing leadership skills, and attaining a sense of common cooperation among group members. The course is designed to build more self-confidence in a shorter length of time than anything most people have experienced. More ...

Wizard Ranch

Carefully preserved as a primitive camping area, Wizard Ranch is a 300-acre wilderness located in eastern York County near the Susquehanna River and is available for year-round short-term camping or day use.  More ...

Camp Conewago

One of the oldest Scout camps in the United States, Camp Conewago is located near New Oxford, PA - just north of Hanover, PA.  Camp Conewago is used year-round and can provides tent camping opportunities as well as cabins available for rental.  More ...

Special Camping Opportunities

2005 Florida Sea Base Council Contingent

The York-Adams Area Council, BSA, has requested a council contingent reservation for the "2005 Sea Explorer Adventure.”  Our contingent will arrive at Sea Base on either June 18, 19 or 20, 2005, for an 8-day adventure. The contingent is limited to 20-22 participants. All participants must be 14 years of age as of September 1, 2005.  The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is headquartered in the heart of the fabulous Florida Keys, on an island (Lower Matecumbe Key) 75 miles south of Miami. Scouting's most complete aquatic facility offers a complete variety of water activities from SCUBA diving to sailing "Tall Ships".

All Sea Base participants have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and fish among the most beautiful coral reefs in the northern hemisphereMore ...

2005 National Scout Jamboree Council Contingent

A National Scout Jamboree only happens once every four years, so you don't want to miss out on this outstanding adventure in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The York-Adams Area Council Jamboree contingent will leave Camp Tuckahoe on July 22, 2005.  We will travel to Colonial Williamsburg and other points of historic interest by school bus en route to the Jamboree. Activities include Busch Gardens Amusement Park, tours and overnights at Langley Air Force Base, Jamestown Tour, Norfolk Navy Station and Little Creek Amphibious Base.  We will camp at the Jamboree until the morning of August 3, 2005.           

The Jamboree is open to all Scouts who are qualified on a first-come basis.  Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts must be at least First Class Scouts. They must have completed the sixth grade or be at least 12 years of age by July 1, 2005, but not have reached their 18th birthday by August 3, 2005.  More ...

2004 Philmont Scout Ranch Council Contingent

Visit the Philmont Scout Ranch, one of the Boy Scouts of America's national high adventure bases, located in Cimmaron, New Mexico.  Apply now for our council's 2004 trek from June 19 thorough July 4.  Philmont is 137,493 acres of challenging Scout adventure spread among the mountains and mesas of northeastern New Mexico.  It was the gift of Waite Phillips, who “donated and dedicated (it) to the Boy Scouts of America for the purpose of perpetuating faith, self-reliance, integrity, freedom and principles used to build this great country by the American Pioneer.”

Participants must be at least 14 years of age by January 1, 2004, or have completed the 8th grade AND be at least 13 years of age prior to participation.  All participants are required to have a current physical and meet Philmont’s height and weight requirements.  More ...

Order of the Arrow

Only Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives are elected to the Order of the Arrow.  More ...


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