2019 Scouts BSA Specialty Camps

Many Scouts first experience summer camp with their Troop. Joining your Troop for summer camp is a great time and every Scout should try to camp with their Troop. There are, however, additional camping opportunities offered at Baiting Hollow to help a Scout round out their camping experience or help advance in rank.

All Scouts BSA Camp programs listed below are resident/sleep away programs.
 All Specialty Camp programs (except Bridge Camp) check in on Sunday at 1:00 pm and check out on Friday at 5:00 pm. 
Bridge Camp will check in at 9:00 am on Saturday morning and check out on Wednesday at 5:00 pm. 


Trail to Eagle Camp 

Our most popular specialty camp, Trail to Eagle Camp helps motivated Scouts walk down the trail to the Eagle Scout rank. Programs designed to help Scouts achieve required merit badges are in place and District Advancement Chairpersons are often in attendance to provide counseling on time management, Eagle Scout projects, and the paperwork required for the Eagle rank. All of the Eagle required, and only the Eagle required, merit badges will be offered. This camp is not intended for first or second year campers. Campers registering for this program must have attained at least the First Class rank prior to attending.

The fee for Trail to Eagle Camp is:        Before May 1st - $370 per scout        After May 1st - $395 per scout


Bridge Camp 

Bridge camp is a program for Scouts who have just bridged over from Webelos. During the day the Scout will be involved with our Brownsea "first year camper program". At night they will be in a campsite with other Scouts their age. They will have a chance to work on Totin' Chip, Fireman Chit, Baiting Hollow Naturalist and participate in all of the other camp programs. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to work on their first merit badge.

The fee for Bridge Camp is:        Before May 1st - $370 per scout        After May 1st - $395 per scout


Counselor-in-Training (CIT) 

A Scout may enroll in the CIT program if they are at least 14 years old by July 1, 2018. Half the day is spent working next to experienced staff members to gain a hands-on look at camp programs. The second half of the day is spent on individual advancement and achievements including an opportunity to work on merit badges. Individuals who graduate from the CIT program have the opportunity to be considered for placement as a member of our Junior Staff Intern Program. If selected, Scouts can continue their training at no cost and spend the remainder of the summer working with our camp staff. Please call our camp office at 631-727-1614 for more information about our CIT Program. 

The fee for Counselor in Training Camp is:        Before May 1st - $370 per scout        After May 1st - $395 per scout


Aquatics Camp

Splash into adventure at Lake Arrowhead. Spend a week in the water swimming, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, paddling, sailing, snorkeling and life-saving. Aquatics camp will also include motor boating and water skiing on Long Island Sound. 

The fee for Aquatics Camp is:        Before May 1st - $370 per scout        After May 1st - $395 per scout


Science Camp 

Science camp supplements and uses the STEM program. Local science related field trips are taken to see and practice Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Science with hands-on activities like you never experienced within the four walls of a typical classroom. The only thing missing is YOU! Minimum age to attend is 12

2019 Science Camp campers will have two tracks to choose from:

  • Campers selecting Track 1 will work on the XXX and XXX merit badges and the XXXXX STEM/NOVA award which is designed to help you explore how math affects your life each day. More information can be found at: www.scouting.org/stem/Awards/BoyScouts.aspx#designedtocrunch
  • Campers selecting Track 2 will work on the Engineering and Nuclear Science merit badges and the Whoosh! STEM/NOVA award, which is designed to help you explore how engineering affects your life each day. More information can be found at: www.scouting.org/stem/Awards/BoyScouts.aspx#whoosh

The fee for Science Camp is:        Before May 1st - $400 per scout        After May 1st - $425 per scout


Shooting Sports Camp 

Our field sports program includes the opportunity to earn merit badges in rifle,
shotgun and archery shooting. Have fun tomahawk throwing and shooting sling shots. Scouts can earn NRA certifications in rifle shooting and NAA certifications in
archery. Minimum age to attend is 12.

The fee for Shooting Sports Camp is:        Before May 1st - $400 per scout        After May 1st - $425 per scout


Registration for all Specialty Camp programs closes at midnight on the Friday before check-in. 

  • Bridge Camp
    June 29, 2019 to July 03

  • Counselor in Training
    June 30, 2019 to July 13

  • Science Camp (Minimum Age 12)
    July 28, 2019 to August 02

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  • Shooting Sports Camp (Minimum Age 12)
    August 11, 2019 to August 16

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  • Aquatics Camp
    August 11, 2019 to August 16

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  • Trail to Eagle Camp (Must be 1st Class Rank)
    August 18, 2019 to August 23

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