• Scouts BSA Summer Camp

    A week spent at Scouts BSA summer camp offers outstanding program opportunities, a highly-qualified camp staff and state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Cub and Webelos Summer Camp

    Tuckahoe's Cub World doesn't look at all like your ordinary Scout camp and the programs offered there are truly special as well.

  • Year-Round Facilities Rentals

    Looking for year-round outdoor adventures? Each of our camps offer excellent facilities to help get your Scout outside all year round.

  • Camp Tuckahoe

    Tuckahoe provides program opportunities designed for Scout of all ages, offering packs and troops an outstanding summer destination.

  • Hidden Valley

    Summer camp for Boy Scouts at Hidden Valley delivers on the promise of fun, learning new things and exciting activities to enjoy.

  • Wizard Ranch

    Home of the Wizard Safari every four years, Wizard is available year-round for units looking for a close-to-home place to get away from it all.

  • Camp Conewago

    Whether your unit is looking to stay close to Gettysburg or a just a great weekend camping spot, you should check out Camp Conewago.

  • High Adventure

    The Boy Scouts of America has established four outstanding national high adventure bases.

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley.

If you’ve been to camp, you’re not surprised to hear about the benefits of summer camp. Experiencing life at camp yourself as a child, you may know the profound positive effects that still matter to you as an adult, and you likely know that you want something just as great for your own Scouts.  But if you didn’t go to Camp Tuckahoe or Hidden Valley as a child, you may not realize just how good the experience is for children. You may not know why so many parents are committed to attending and sending their Scouts to camp. Here is a list of some reasons to send your Scouts to camp.

10. Spend their day being physically active – As children spend so much time these days inside and mostly sitting down, camp provides a wonderful opportunity to move. Running, swimming, jumping, hiking, climbing! Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley is action!
9. Experience success and become more confident – Camp Tuckahoe and hidden Valley helps children build self-confidence and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school. With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young people. There’s accomplishment every day. Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley teaches kids that they can.
8. Gain resiliency – The kind of encouragement and nurture kids receive at camp makes it a great environment to endure setbacks, try new (and thereby maybe a little frightening) things, and see that improvement comes when you give something another try. Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley helps conquer fears.
7. Unplug from technology – When kids take a break from TV, cell phones, and the Internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world— real people, real activities, and real emotions. They realize, there’s always plenty to do. Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley is real!
6. Develop life-long skills – Camps provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for kids to enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The sheer variety of activities offered at Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley makes it easy for kids to discover and develop what they like to do. Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley expands every child’s abilities.
5. Grow more independent – Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley is the perfect place for older Scouts to practice making decisions for themselves. Managing their daily choices in the safe, caring environment of camp, Scouts welcome this as a freedom to blossom in new directions. Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley helps Scouts develop who they are.
4. Have free time for play – Free from the scheduled routines of home and school, life at Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley gives children much needed time to just play. Camp is a slice of carefree living where kids can relax, laugh, and be silly. At Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley we play!
3. Learn social skills – Coming to Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley means joining a close-knit community where everyone must agree to cooperate and respect each other. When they live in a campsite with others, Scouts share responsibilities, resolve disagreements, and see firsthand the importance of sincere communication. Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley builds teamwork.
2. Reconnect with nature – Outdoor experience enriches Scouts perception of the world and supports healthy child development. Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley gets Scouts back outside.
1. Make true friends – Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley is the place where Scouts make their very best friends. Free from the social expectations pressuring them at school, camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily. All the fun at camp draws everyone together— singing, laughing, talking, playing, doing almost everything together. Everyday, Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley creates friendships.

 Year-Round Camping Reservations

Located in south-central Pennsylvania, the New Birth of Freedom Council is blessed with four outstanding camping facilities totaling more than 2,800 acres. These camps are:

While Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley serve as the council’s summer camps, all four camps are available year-round with a variety of camping opportunities and facilities available. Scouts BSA Summer Camp programs are available at both Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley, while all Cub Scout Summer Camp programs are offered exclusively at Camp Tuckahoe.

Council Events & Activities

Summer Camp

Camperships for Summer Camp

The New Birth of Freedom Council believes that every Scout should be given an opportunity to take part in a summer outdoor experience.  The council’s Campership Fund was established to ensure that Scouts who, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend camp.  All applications are considered based solely on financial need.  Assistance is normally granted for up to 50% of the camp attendance fee, with a limited number of grants available above the 50% level.

Camperships are awarded only to New Birth of Freedom Council youth members attending New Birth of Freedom Council summer camp programs.

The deadline for submitting a campership application is April 1 (of the year attending camp).  Download the 2019 campership application.

Adults Attending NBOF Camps Need Background Clearances

Child Abuse Clearances and Youth Protection Training are Required for All Adults who will be attending any New Birth of Freedom Council Camping Program.

Pennsylvania Residents
All adult Residents of Pennsylvania must submit their Youth Protection Training & all required clearance documents in order to attend Summer Camp.

Non-Pennsylvania Residents
All adults who are non-Pennsylvania residents must comply with the child abuse requirements of their home state. (If you are unsure of your state’s requirements, please contact your council for those details.)

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This page of our website provides visitors with information on the various facilities and programs available at all four camps. Should you need any additional information or wish to place a reservation at any of the council camps, please contact Camping Services at (717) 620-4525.