Camping

 

Outdoor programs are one of the methods by which Scouting teaches character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Camping is fun and involves problem solving, project management, critical thinking, and team leadership skills. Scouts can participate in a resident camp experience at Camp Karoondinha or day camps held at various locations in our five county service area.

 

2023 Summer Resident Camp

Reservations for the 2023 Summer Resident Camping Program at Camp Karoondinha will soon be open!  Please work with your Pack or Troop leadership to let them know that you want to go to Camp K!  If you are a Unit Leader ready to place your deposit ($75 per youth), please click the Registration Button below.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!

Here is the 2023 Summer Camp Schedule:
  • Staff Development Week: June 11 -15
  • Week 1 (Cub Scouts): Cub Scouts AND Webelos arrive June 16. Cubs depart June 18. Webelos depart morning of June 21.
  • Scouts BSA Week 1: June 25 – July 1
  • Scouts BSA Week 2: July 9 – 15
Here are the 2023 Summer Fees:      2023 Susquehanna Council Campership Form

Scouts, BSA                                       Youth (full week)             Adult (full week)               Adult (per day)

Discount camp fee                                       $460                           N/A                                     N/A

If paid in full by April 30

Regular camp fee                                          $520                           $200                                   $35

If final balance of full payment is paid after April 30

Regular second week camp fee                       $345                          $200                                  $35

(If paid for one week in same year)

Cub Scouts & Webelos                        Youth (full session)           Adult (full session)              Adult (per day)

Cub Scout discount camp fee                                $230                         N/A                                   N/A

Webelos discount camp fee                                   $345

If paid in full by April 30

Cub Scout regular camp fee                                  $280                          N/A                                   $35

Webelos regular camp fee                                     $395                          $200                                 $35

If balance of full payment is paid after April 30

Camp fees for Webelos crossovers in the same year as camp attendance and new Scouts that join in the same year as camp attendance may pay the discount rate until May 31.

A deposit of $75 is required for each Scout attending camp to register them for attendance. The deposit is due by February 28, with the full balance to be paid by May 31.  Adults are not required to pay a deposit.

The camp fee for youth includes all program fees.

For families with more than one youth registering to attend Cub Scout and/or Scouts BSA resident camp in the same summer, the full camp fee is applicable to one of the youth in the family and a reduction of $50 to the camp fee will be applied for each additional youth in the same family that registers for camp.

The fee for the first two adult leaders from each unit with Scouts registered to attend camp is being determined pending Council budget approval.

Why has the start of Cub Scout Sessions moved to Friday?

By starting our Cub Scout Session on Saturday, we are able to provide more time to the staff to develop and implement a high-quality program geared specifically towards Cub Scouts. Additionally, by starting on the weekend, Cub Scout parents will not have to use to use as much PTO or vacation time in order to spend time up at camp with their scouts.

2023 CAMP K Scouts BSA Leaders Guide and Planning Guides

2023 Scouts BSA Planning Guide 

2023 Scouts BSA Leaders Guide (Feb/March 2023)

2022 Cub Scout and Webelos Planning Guide (arriving soon!)

Changes to Camp K 

The Susquehanna Council Camping Committee, has made the difficult decision to reduce the number of weeks offered at Camp K. This decision was made because of multiple factors:

  1. Multiple school districts have extended their current school year which caused the Council to move Staff training a week later this year. This provides the Council the opportunity to hire the best candidates to make your Scout’s week the best it can be.
  2. The Council has been impacted because many units who traditionally attend Camp Karoondinha from other Councils have notified the Council that they will not be traveling as far from home due to rising gas prices and other challenges.
  3. We are still rebuilding our membership which was reduced by 45% between 2020 and 2022. Fewer Scouts in the program meant fewer Scouts attending Camp. The Council Executive Board and Camping Committee are committed to adding to the camp schedule if membership returns to 2019 levels.

Camp K Brick Program

In 2018, a brick patio was installed in front of the Camp Karoondinha Trading Post. Support “Camp K” with the purchase of a Memorial Brick! Download the brochure here!