Camp Tuckahoe

DAY2 (37)Located near Dillsburg, PA on the York and Cumberland County border, Camp Tuckahoe began operations in 1948 as a year-round and summer camp facility.  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.

Tuckahoe has been transformed for the 21st century through more than $4.5 million worth of construction and renovations.  With the addition of a modern dining hall, swimming pool, shower facilities, Cub World and many other additions, Tuckahoe was reshaped into one of the finest Scout camping facilities found anywhere in the United States.

There is a long and proud tradition of summer camping programs at Camp Tuckahoe.  Over the years, tens of thousands of Scouts have hiked through our camp gateway. Tuckahoe offers Scouts of all ages the chance to interact with other Scouts in a safe and carefully-staffed camp environment.  If you’re interested in joining the summer camp staff at Tuckahoe, here’s more information for you.

Summer camp is the high point of the Scouting year.  Tuckahoe offers summer camp programs for Scouts of all ages – from the youngest Cub Scouts to the most-experienced Scouts BSA campers.  All of our resident camp programs are designed to be filled with fun and challenging outdoor programs with a special purposes.

Camp programs are designed to provide Scouts with opportunities to advance and to develop character, teach citizenship and encourage personal fitness.  Summer camping opportunities are available to any registered Scout regardless of race, creed, religion, or national origin.

HollyLodge-1300pxBut Tuckahoe is much more than just a summer camp – there are a total eight cabins available for year-round use at Tuckahoe, including two cabins each capable of sleeping up to 40 persons and two cabins sleeping up to 50 persons.  The camp’s four older cabins have been completely remodeled to create comfortable accommodations for groups looking for a warm place to stay during the cold weather months or for units visiting the Gettysburg area (about 35 minutes to the south of Tuckahoe) for the extremely popular Gettysburg Historic Trails program offered by the New Birth of Freedom Council in partnership with the National Park Service.

Tuckahoe is also blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery for tent camping anywhere in Pennsylvania in its many campsites.  In addition, Tuckahoe is the home for the annual Halloween Days program offered for Cub Scouts of all ages each October.  Halloween Days annually attracts hundreds of Cub Scouts and parents on each of two weekends, providing thrills and excitement for scouts and their parents.

Thanks for checking out Camp Tuckahoe and we hope to see you soon at “The Land of the Deer and Fawn.”

For more information about Camp Tuckahoe or any of our council’s camps, please contact the Camping Administrative Assistant, at (717) 620-4525 or by e-mail at or Todd Weidner, Director of Camping, at (717) 502-4190 or by e-mail at