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Camp Shenandoah - Summer Camp


Summer Camp 2017

Camp Shenandoah

June 18th, 2017 - June 24th 2017  

 General Information

In 1927, the Stonewall Jackson Area Council held its first summer camp near Natural Bridge, using the Roanoke Council's Camp Powhatan. The next year Mr. J.W. Fix laid out the second summer camp called Camp Stonewall at Blue Hole near Deerfield. The following year Mr. Fix laid out another campalong Buffalo Creek, near Lexington. In 1930 the camp was moved to Island Ford on the Shenandoah River near McGaheysville. The Island Ford camp was renamed Camp Shenandoah and used for 20 years under the leadership of Mr. Fix.

Land was purchased in 1949 for a permanent Council Scout Camp near Swoope. S. Dexter Forbes headed the fundraising drive for the purchase of the new camp. The new camp was also called Camp Shenandoah and has been used for Scout camping since the summer of 1950. Camp Shenandoah is owned and operated by the Stonewall Jackson Area Council, BSA and is open for camping on a year-round basis.
In 1999, approximately 150 acres was purchased adjacent to the main camp. This land comprises the Wallenborn Ecological Reserve and is being improved for wildlife habitat and ecological studies.
Camp Shenandoah's acreage now totals 454 acres.

As the "Classic Scout Camp of the Blue Ridge Mountains" the programs offer an enriching experience for individual scouts and units as a whole.
The fun and exciting Twilight Recreation programs will be a refreshing end of day activity.

 Cost of Summer Camp

  $280 (Must be paid by May 1st, 2017, otherwise the cost increases to $305)
  $100 (Adult Leaders, $20 per day of part of the week)

 Payment Schedule

There is NO official Payment Schedule.

However, we are asking for an initial deposit of $100 to be paid by April 10th. 
The balance MUST be paid by May 1st (to get the early bird special)

In order to start to sign up for Merit Badges either the entire Troop needs to pay 90% of the cost OR an individual Scout needs to pay 100% of the cost.

Refunds will be only issued under severe circumstances.
(I changed my mind does not count)

 Summer Camp Program Guide

 Program Guide 


 Contacting your Son while at Camp

 Emergency phone number: (540) 886-7513

    Scout’s Name and Troop #
    Camp Shenandoah, BSA
    222 Boy Scout Lane
    Swoope, VA 24479

 Wi-Fi: Very slow and unreliable

 Cell-Phones: Troop 314 does NOT allow the Scouts attending Summer Camp to take their phone with them.

 Nearest Hospital to Camp

Although First Aid treatment is available in the Camp 24 hours a day at the Camp Health Lodge, the nearest hospital is Augusta Health which is located in Fishersville.
It treats emergency patients from camp and emergency transportation is available at all time.

 Camp Shenandoah promotional video

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 Troop 11 Experience at Camp Shenandoah

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