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Camping Outside the Bay Area Council

Looking for an exciting new weekend trek to take part in or even a week-long Summer adventure? Check out Texas-sized fun at camps all over this big state of ours...

Sam Houston Area Council

El Rancho Cima CampOutdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Scouts yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. Find out what all the excitement is about at one of our five camps across the Houston area.

Bovay Scout Ranch

County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

Bovay Scout Ranch was founded in 2001 and is named after its founders, Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Bovay Jr. Located three miles south of downtown Navasota, Texas, Bovay Scout Ranch offers each visitor an opportunity to enjoy the wonder and beauty of central Texas. Bovay Scout Ranch is a site to behold with its rolling hills and lakes, campsites surrounded by native Huisach and Bois-d'arc trees and sunsets that are absolutely breathtaking. The ranch's 1,498 acres are a natural paradise for plants and wildlife. Bovay Scout Ranch has facilities for a wide rang of activities including a water park, sling shots (wrist rockets), BMX bikes, dino dig, Cub Scout shooting range and more.

Camp Brosig

1893 Trenckmann Road
Sealy, TX 77474

Camp Brosig is available to all registered units for weekend camping year round. With 20 campsites, a large covered pavilion and meeting room available for your use, it is the ideal place to hold your next event. This 92 acre property, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County, was dedicated on April 17, 1982. The camp was made possible through a bequest from Alva Brosig in 1981.

Camp Strake

New location coming soon

Nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Camp Strake is located 40 miles north of Houston and just south of Conroe, Texas in Montgomery County.  Camp Strake was acquired in 1942, and covers 2,175 acres.  In March 1944, the camp was dedicated and named in honor of George and Susan Strake, who paid off the note for the purchase of the land. This property has many sections and is used for multiple purposes. Camp Strake has facilities available for Cub Scout weekend camping at the Janis and George Fleming Cub World and Boy Scout and Venturing weekend camping activities at Grand Lake. Training for Scout leaders and outside groups are held at Hart Kuester Lodge, Seton Training Site and the Conference Center.

Camp Strake is moving to a rural site in the Sam Houston National Forest, between New Waverly and Coldspring near the community of Evergreen in order to create a 21st century Scouting experience for Scouts and their leaders.


El Rancho Cima

5800 Ranch Road 32
Fischer, TX 78623

El Rancho Cima is located on the Devil’s Backbone in the hill country, just 15 miles west of San Marcos, TX close to Wimberley, TX. The property was purchased in 1953, and consists of 2,680 acres of mountainous terrain covered by an umbrella of cedars and hardwoods. El Rancho Cima has a variety of unique programs and camping experiences including summer camp at Cockrell River Camp and Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend and weekend camping opportunities for Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews. For a nominal fee, troops and crews can reserve a weekend campsite and enjoy zip lining, shooting sports, horseback riding, backpacking, outdoor skills training, and general unit camping activities. Weekend camping is closed during the summer camp. Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp at El Rancho Cima. Cub Scout camping and non-BSA camping is not offered at this camp.

Tellepsen Scout Camp

County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

The new Tellepsen Scout Camp is located at Bovay Scout Ranch and is scheduled to open March 2015. As a part of the council's commitment to achieve its new camping vision statement: "Exemplary, sustainable outdoor experiences and creative learning for 21st century youth and their leaders," a new camp for Scout troops and Venturing crews designed for weekend camping will open in the first quarter 2015. Tellepsen Scout Camp will have eight campsites that accommodate 48 individuals per site. Each campsite will have a 30'x40' pavilion. One shower and restroom facility will be available for every two campsites. It will have the council's largest rifle range and a 41-foot climbing tower. The rifle range will consist of four 50-yard high-powered rifle stations, four 100-yard high-powered rifle stations, a five stand shotgun range, 8 shooting stations for .22 rifles and pistols and an archery range. The climbing tower will have four rappelling stations of 11 feet, 22 feet, 32 feet and 41 feet.


Capital Area Council

Lost Pines Boy Scout CampOur council owns seven different camps that cover areas from Giddings to Gonzales to Bastrop to Llano. Scout units can use these facilities for hiking, camping and other activities. 

Lost Pines Boy Scout Camp 

785 FM 1441
Bastrop, TX 78602

Nearly 400 acres, on the northern shores of Lake Bastrop. Home to the tallest climbing tower in Texas.  Excellent Catfish and Largemouth Bass fishing. Some campsites located on the water. Drinking water and limited restrooms with showers are available. Not available for weekend camping in June, July or late December.

Camp Tom Wooten

785 FM 1441
Bastrop, TX 78602

One hundred and fifty acres with access to shores of Lake Bastrop. Men's/Women's restrooms and shower facilities.   Available for weekend camping except in June. Pool open May 15-September 30. At least one adult leader MUST be BALOO trained for overnight camping. Must reserve as a pack, not a den.

Griffith League Scout Ranch

424 Oak Hill Cemetery Rd
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-332 0277

One of the few remaining intact land grants from the Republic of Texas on nearly 5,000 acres with more than 16 miles of casual and more rigorous hiking trails. Federally designated habitat for the Houston Toad, an endangered species. Units must use Leave No Trace camping guidelines. Strict camping/hiking requirements December 1-May 31 due to Toad mating season. No ground fires are permitted; cooking by camp stove/backpacking stove only. Water is available at the base camp parking lot. Practices ‘Leave No Trace’ camping and C.O.P.E. programs.

Camp Alma McHenry

County Road 121
Texas 78942

250 acres of pastureland, oak trees and several private stocked fishing ponds. About a 90 minute drive from Austin. Primitive-style camping; no defined campsites. Drinking water is available, but no bathroom facilities.

Camp Green Dickson

County Road 354
Shiner, TX 77984

Six acre private stocked pond. Fifteen campsites, six latrines and one central shower facility/shelter with power on 335 acres. Drinking water is available. Home of our summer and winter National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) courses. Texas History Trail is located in nearby Gonzales. Roughly a two hour drive from Austin.

Roy D. Rivers Wilderness Camp

Split Oak Rd
Texas 78957

Nearly 400 acres of heavily forested, rugged terrain. Perfect for low impact wilderness camping and backpacking. Primitive-style camping, no defined campsites. Water is not available, no structures on the property. 60 minute drive from Austin.

Smilin V Scout Ranch

250 CR 286 Spur
Liberty Hill Texas

Ninty-one acres of improved Hill Country ranch land. Men's/Women's restrooms, shower facilities. Non potable well water; bring your own water. Magnificent pavilion with picnic table seating for 200, with serving kitchen. At least one adult leader MUST be BALOO trained for Cub Scout activities.


Circle Ten Council

Circle Ten CampsWhatever your camping interest might be, Circle Ten Council has a gateway you can enter to fulfill a variety of outdoor program adventures at one of our four beautiful camps.

Camp Constantin / Jack D. Furst Aquatics Base

3003 Park Road 36
Graford, Texas 76449

Camp Constantin/Jack D. Furst Aquatic Base is located on Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County, near Graford, Texas. This camp has over 385 acres and covers six miles of shoreline that look towards the majestic Castle Cliff on Possum Kingdom Lake. Activities include hiking, rifle, shotgun, archery, canoeing and swimming in one of the clearest lakes in Texas. The Jack D. Furst Aquatic Base is famous for its water skiing program featuring a fleet of ski boats for skiing some of the very best water in Texas.

Camp James Ray

71 Camp James Ray Road
Pottsboro, Texas 75076
903- 786-2591

Camp James Ray is located on Lake Texoma near Pottsboro, Texas. This 540 acre camp offers camping, hiking, canoeing, sailing, rifle, shotgun and archery ranges, swimming, and 11 year-round campsites. Weekend camping at Camp James Ray offers activities such as hiking, canoeing and rowing in the beautiful waterfront, shooting sports, and the Sanford Aquatics Center. If hiking and exploring are what you want, take a hike across Homesites Road. You can enjoy our many trails with lots of wildlife. Lake Texoma is famous for sand bass and stripers. Come explore miles of shoreline on Camp James Ray which will provide some great fishing and many opportunities to see the geese that call the area home! Don't forget to bring your fishing gear and cameras!

Camp Wisdom

6400 W Red Bird Ln
Dallas,TX 75236-1752

Camp Wisdom is the home to Billy Sowell Scout Camp and Cub World. The camp is located 11 miles from downtown Dallas. With 371 acres there is plenty of room for a great camping experience close to Dallas. As one of the oldest camps in Texas, this camp is filled with lots of camping history. Billy Sowell Scout Camp, located on the western half of Camp Wisdom, includes 28 weekend sites for troop camping, a shooting sports area which includes archery, rifle, and a trap range for shotgun. The camp also features a dining hall, the Sowell Center headquarters building, a health lodge and the Jack Harbin Scouting Memorabilia Museum. There are also four program lodges and three camporee fields. Camp Wisdom's swimming pool is Olympic sized and can provide for a variety of aquatics programs. The Jim Ince Outdoor Amphitheater can seat over 700 people. This amphitheater provides a magical setting for a variety of camp programs.

Clements Scout Ranch / Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp

11217 FM 2970
Athens, TX 75751
903- 675-3781

The Clements Scout Ranch is home to Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp and Camp Meisenbach. The ranch has over 3,300 acres of towering pines and hardwoods with four well-stocked lakes. Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp has nine weekend campsites with two large pavilions and 19 summer campsites complete with a dining hall, headquarters building, first aid lodge, swimming pool, waterfront, horses, the 60 ft. John Coffman Climbing Tower, the Roy & Frances Rea COPE Center, and many more traditional program areas. Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp is also home to a first class Museum of Natural History. A variety of wildlife trails, great fishing on all four lakes, rowboats, canoes, rifle, shotgun and archery ranges are available.The Roy & Frances Rea COPE Center located at Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp is a challenge course designed for boys at least 13 years old. The programs have been carefully developed to build trust in one another and strengthen the self esteem of the participants. While solving problems and accomplishing challenging tasks participants overcome obstacles while swinging, climbing, jumping, zipping and camping together. There is a fee for each boy to attend a weekend session. The John Coffman Climbing & Rappelling Complex is also located at Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp. This 60 ft. wooden structure is for climbing and rappelling activities for Scout Troops, Varsity Teams and Venturing Crews. The ranch also has a herd of horses just waiting to be ridden. Trail rides can be reserved on Saturday only.


East Texas Area Council

Camp PirtleCamping is an essential part of Scouting. Scouts love being in a special group of friends. Camping gives them the opportunity to live, eat, sleep, work and play together with their Scout “group” doing positive things and cementing friendships that can last a lifetime. The East Texas Area Council is home to a variety of outstanding camps, each with interesting activities and features, and many with extraordinary scenery.

Camp Pirtle

County Road 1241
Gary City, TX 75643

Nestled in the piney woods of East Texas, George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation is located on the banks of Lake Murval southwest of Carthage, Texas. Camp Pirtle has facilities for a wide rage of activities from rifle, shotgun & archery ranges to a COPE course and climbing walls. Waterfront access to Lake Murval allows for a wide array of boating activities. Also available are a swimming pool, fire circle, outdoor chapel, Silver Circle Hiking Trail, 14 campsites, a Venturing base, and so much more! Camp Pirtle also offers accommodations for those with disabilities.


Longhorn Council

Longhorn Council’s camps offer many adventures for Scouts and adults, as well as the unique and exciting programs of the Texas High Adventure Base.  Troops from over 30 states have attended our summer camps.  Troops and Crews from 44 states, England, Scotland, and Mexico have come to Chisholm Trail Adventure, the flagship program of the Texas High Adventure Base.

Texas High Adventure Base

850 Cannon Dr
Hurst, TX 76054

Watersports, boating,  high adventure, and living history!  That’s us.  The Longhorn Council’s Texas High Adventure Base. Unique programs for youth and adults alike. Our flagship base is the Chisholm Trail Adventure Base – a unique combination of boating, high adventure, and living history battles on 10,000 acre Lake Bridgeport.  Troops and Crews from 44 states, England, Scotland, and Mexico have come to Chisholm Trail. Scouts and adults can also spend a week learning to wakeboard at the Steele Island Wakeboarding Program.  Steele Island was developed by expert wakeboarders from Weatherford, Granbury, and Jacksboro – all Longhorn Council Eagle Scouts. The program focuses on developing wakeboarding and skiing skills. The Brazos River Canoe Trip (BRCT) is a 50-mile canoe camping trip that is a Worth Ranch tradition! Spend a week on the river, earn BSA’s 50 Miler award, and test your canoeing, camping, and fishing skills. We do 4 miles of hiking and 47 miles paddling the scenic Brazos River from Possum Kingdom Dam to Oak’s Crossing. The Tahuaya Kayak Adventure is a week-long sea kayak and camping trip with a caving trip at the end!  Test your kayaking, camping, and fishing skills and spend a week paddling, camping, and fishing on the Lampassas River and Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

Camp Tahuaya

2603 Tahuaya Dr
Belton, TX 76513

Camp Tahuaya is a beautiful, heavily forested 150 acre camp with the largest natural spring in Texas. Walking distances are easy! The lake is stocked with trout. Tahuaya has a rich history. The cold sparkling  springs attracted the camps & burial grounds of prehistoric Plainview Man, and later several Native American tribes. Spanish Conquistadors built their forts here. Texas settlers built a grinding mill and millrace whose ruins are now historic landmarks in the camp. The Old Military Road and the Shanklin Mill brought thousands of wagons to the spring, carving deep wheel ruts still visible in the stone by our lake. The stone fences, plentiful arrowheads, Military Road, and millrace ruins are visible reminders of Camp Tahuaya’s frontier heritage.

Sid Richardson Scout Ranch

Boy Scout Rd
Bridgeport, TX 76426

Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2), home of the Texas High Adventure Base, is a Texas–size camp with 16 miles of rugged shoreline on 10,000 acre Lake Bridgeport. SR2 has lots of history, and 2,500 acres of scenic cliffs, prairie, and heavy forests. The camp’s historic 1870’s U.S. Cavalry site is a centerpiece of Texas High Adventure Base. Our working Blacksmith’s Shop, Country Store, museum, saloon, and Post Office are official Texas landmarks relocated with original artifacts from Vineyard, Texas. SR2 offers 74 Merit Badges, an air-conditioned dining hall, large pool, new Technology center, Flight Simulation Center with 16 F-16 cockpits (featured in Scouting magazine), horsemanship program, Space Shuttle Simulator, Sailing Base with 24 sailboats, sporting clays range, Viking Ship, Trail to First Class first–year camper program, Climbing tower and cliffs, 2 Blobs, windsurfing, Mile Swim, Snorkeling, BSA Lifeguard, and much more.

Worth Ranch

Palo Pinto County, TX 76484

Worth Ranch, known as “The Big Adventure,” has been a Longhorn Council tradition since 1929. Worth is one of America’s oldest and finest traditional Scouting programs. We are located 60 miles west of Fort Worth on the Brazos River at the foot of Kyle Mountain. The historic stone and petrified wood buildings that encircle our parade ground showcase the rich and colorful history of Worth Ranch. Comanche Indians once lived on our parade ground, and Quannah Parker, the last great war chief of the Comanche, was born only a few miles up the Brazos River. The chuck wagon was developed near here in 1866. When your troop attends Worth Ranch you’ll receive traditional Scouting at its best from our talented staff and outstanding program facilities. Your Scouts can climb and rappel on the cliffs of our Climbing Gardens, fish, row, canoe and kayak with us on the Brazos River, hike Kyle Mountain, swim and play water basketball & volleyball in our 2 pools, see outstanding campfire programs, and eat in our big air-conditioned Duncan Dining Hall.


South Plains Council

The South Plains Council is excited to offer exciting and very different camp opportunities to Scouts from around the country. Act now to reserve your place at one of our amazing camps!

Camp Tres Ritos 

Vadito,NM 875799

Camp Tres Ritos is a top notch high-altitude facility located in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Hosting no more than 200 campers per week, Tres Ritos provides a friendly and personal unit-oriented experience that many large camps can't offer. This primitive camp offers Scouts the opportunity to hone their Scout skills while cooking all their own meals over an open fire. Pecos Packers offer an extra challenge for Troops looking for a guided back country adventure. These Troops and Crews traverse the remote Pecos wilderness for their week at camp.

C.W. Post Memorial Scout Ranch

Texas Ranch Road 669
Post, TX 79356

C.W. Post Memorial Scout Ranch is 600 pristine acres of West Texas just off the Caprock. Located just miles from the historic town of Post and 45 miles southeast of Lubbock. Camp Post is a year-round facility that hosts a variety of Cub Scout and Boys Scout activities, a high ropes course and horseback riding in the summer. Scouts at Post can focus on merit badges in this old West themed camp complete with a full service kitchen.


Three Rivers Council

Camp Urland Check out our awesome mountain bike trails and outdoor camps at the Three Rivers Council.

Camp Urland Scout Reservation

110 Camp Urland Rd.
Woodville, TX 75979

Camp Urland Scout Reservation is approximately 715 acres of land located in the East Texas Piney Woods of Woodville Texas, about 50 miles north of Beaumont.  We've got ten campsites with shelter pavilions, an eight-acre lake, a mountain bike trail, shotgun & rifle ranges, an archery field, a chapel, a dinning hall which holds up to approximately 250 Scouts, a boating facility, training center, a handicraft pavilion, and a lodge. We are open year-round for weekend camping and offer several Council programs throughout the year.