Great Rivers Council - Scouts BSA Summer Camp 2023

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Scouts BSA Summer Camp 2023

Event Details

Join us for a fun-filled summer camp experience in 2023! To make a deposit, select the deposit button next to our desired session of camp. Please remember that there are a limited number of spots per session of camp. 

Summer camp is the highlight of the Scouting year. Young men and women join Scouting to get outdoors, and the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation is a wonderful environment for Scouts to interact with the Scouting program, nature, and each other. The LOTOSR Summer Camp Staff is committed to providing the best possible program during your unit’s week of camp. Our goal is to be friendly and responsive to the needs of your unit, and to set an excellent example of what Scouting should be to all those attending camp. The staff is carefully selected and trained to assist in your stay. They are ready to help you at any time. If you have any questions, please contact Camp Director, Dennis Kerns, at (660) 221-0443 and dennis.kerns@scouting.org.

Our Scouts BSA Summer camp offerings are 7-days and 6 nights for registered Scouts BSA Scouts and Adult Leaders. During the week, scouts have the opportunity to work on multiple merit badges and participate in many activities in camp. Units will also have the opportunity to participate in unit activities and competitions throughout the week. We are excited to feature over 80 unique merit badges and activities at summer camp in 2023. See the full list of badges in the 2023 Merit Badge & Block Schedule (click or see attachments).

 

The dates for 2023 Scouts BSA Summer Camp are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 11th-17th, 2023
  • Session 2: June 18th-24th, 2023
  • Session 3: June 25th-July 1st, 2023
  • Session 4: July 2nd-8th, 2023
  • Session 5: July 9th-15th, 2023

 

The costs for 2023 Scouts BSA Summer Camp are as follows:

  • $355 for youth
    • $335 early bird fee (ends on May 1st, 2023)
  • $150 for adults
  • There are no additional merit badge/activity fees with the exceptions of Motorboating & Watersports

 

$100 unit deposit to reserve a campsite (begins October 1st, 2022 – this deposit is due at registration and is non-refundable)

$25 per person class deposits (due starting March 1st, 2023 and is required to begin class selection)

Full balances are due by May 30th, 2023


Summer Camp Registration Timeline:

  • October 1st, 2022: Unit Deposit and Reservation Begins
  • March 1st, 2023: Class Deposit and Selection Begins
  • March 22nd, 2023: Scouts BSA Summer Camp Preview via Zoom
  • May 1st, 2023: Camper Savings Day - Early Bird Fee Ends
  • May 30th, 2023: Registration closes and full balances are due

An important reminder for all units: The Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation is a patrol-method cooking camp. We do not operate a dining hall. Our food service commissary will deliver food for each meal to you, and the unit will prepare their meals in their campsite. There will be 2 camp-wide feeds during your stay that the camp staff will prepare.


Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Before the May 1st Camper Savings Day, all fees that are less than the $25 per class deposit, are refundable and transferable. Please check your Scouts’ prior commitments to family vacations and other summer activities before May 1st. After the May 1sth Camper Savings Day, the following policy applies:

Refund requests MUST be submitted in writing to the Camp Director before departing from camp. A unit leader or Scout may request a refund of the fees under the following conditions ONLY:

  • Illness or serious accident of Scout prevents their attendance at camp.
  • Family illness or emergency prevents the Scout’s attendance at camp.

 

Camper fees are nontransferable between scouts or leaders.

Refund requests for a Scout or leader who changes their mind about attending, or decides to not attend for any reason other than those listed above, WILL NOT BE considered.

If the refund request is granted, the $25 reservation deposit and an additional 25% camp readiness fee will be withheld; however, if your unit wants your refundable fees transferred to your unit Scout Shop account, the non-refundable readiness fee will be reduced to 15% (available for Great Rivers Council units only). Scouts leaving camp early will not be eligible for partial refunds.  Refund requests submitted after leaving camp will not be honored.  Fees for merit badge classes or programs are NON-REFUNDABLE or transferable.

Contact
When & Where
Session 1
Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation
Sunday 06-11-2023 1:00 PM CT to
Saturday 06-17-2023 12:00 PM CT
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Session 2
Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation
Sunday 06-18-2023 1:00 PM CT to
Saturday 06-24-2023 12:00 PM CT
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Session 3
Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation
Sunday 06-25-2023 12:00 AM CT to
Saturday 07-01-2023 11:59 PM CT
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Session 4
Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation
Sunday 07-02-2023 1:00 PM CT to
Saturday 07-08-2023 12:00 PM CT
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Session 5
Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation
Sunday 07-09-2023 1:00 PM CT to
Saturday 07-15-2023 12:00 PM CT
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