Camping

Ranger Work Days

Ranger Work Days are mini beaver days to keep council property maintenance on track. Unless camp is closed, Hidden Valley days will be the first Saturday of every month and Camp Tuckahoe days will be the third Saturday of every month. They are for individuals or units. Projects can include construction projects, painting, cleaning, tent...

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Update on Camp Tuckahoe Timbering Project

Camp Tuckahoe is thriving and in a phase of rebirth following its 2021 Project Hercules timbering project. In October of 2020, the Council’s Executive Board unanimously decided to close Camp Tuckahoe indefinitely due to concerns about certain species of trees, primarily scarlet oaks, in the campsites and primary use areas. This was a difficult decision...

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Summer Camp

There are many reasons to attend camp, from interacting with the amazing staff to buying stuff in the Trading Post and relaxing in the swimming pool to climbing up the tower. While all good reasons, we believe there are five top reasons parents send their Scouts to summer camp each year: Reason #5: Home Away...

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2022 Summer Camp Savings

Those looking to save in 2022 need to look no further than our Black Friday Sale! Units that register for 2022 Summer Camp between now (11/26/21) and December 31, 2021 have the opportunity to receive 50% off a cabin reservation or a free campsite reservation in 2022. Once you make your summer camp reservation, send...

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Apply Now for 2022 Summer Camp Staff

The Camping Department has started interviewing applicants for the 2022 summer camping season! The New Birth of Freedom Council is currently seeking the following seasonal staff positions for Camp Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. Food service staff are not required to live at the camp. Room and board is included. All positions start in...

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Special Rendezvous CSPs and Lodge Flaps Now Available

Unfortunately, due to shipping delays, the special Rendezvous-themed Council Shoulder Patches and Lodge Flap didn’t arrive in time for the event.  But they’re here now, and we’d like to see them flying out the door as special keepsakes of that amazing weekend. There are two different versions of the special Council Shoulder Patches available.  The...

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Welcome Back Josh Nimmerichter as Ranger at Camp Tuckahoe

I am pleased to welcome back Josh Nimmerichter, who will be assuming the Facilities Manager/Ranger role at Camp Tuckahoe starting October 18, 2021.  In addition to his work at Tuckahoe, Josh will also oversee maintenance operations at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. As many Scouters will recall, Josh served as Ranger at Hidden Valley from September...

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A Look Back at Rendezvous 2021 – The Dragon’s Quest

Rendezvous 2021 – The Dragon’s Quest – was a memorable weekend for so many reasons.  The overwhelming attendance at Rendezvous made clear that our Council’s Scouting family was ready for outdoor activities to return.  There were 1,024 weekend-long campers at Rendezvous, along with a total of 467 Saturday-only participants.  Combined with more than 250 staff...

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Year Round Camping COVID-19 Updates

Camp Conewago, Camp Tuckahoe, and Hidden Valley Scout Reservation are currently all open and available for weekend reservations. There are currently no capacity limitations on any of our camps or facilities. Units can make reservations at all three camps using our Tentaroo online reservation system. When checking in at camp, units will be required...

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2022 Philmont Trek – Register Today!

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest National High Adventure Base. Born in 1938 as Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, Philmont has become a bustling center for high adventure and training. It covers 140,177 acres of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern New...

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