Summer Camp at Camp Shands
Baden Powell Scout Reservation
Welcome to Baden Powell Scout Reservation (BPSR), home of Camp Shands.
See registration buttons at the bottom of this page.
Located in Hawthorne, FL on over 1,000 acres of diverse terrain, BPSR is home to the North Florida Council's summer and winter camping programs in addition to many other programs offered throughout the year.
Camp Shands offers 11 large campsite areas, housing, a beautiful lake, pavilions, a dining hall, and meeting rooms. Camp Shands can cater to multitudes of Scouts and their families.
In addition to great campsites, other features include:
- Our incredible shooting sports areas, geared to help teach Scouts and adults about safe rifle, shotgun, pistol, BB gun and archery activities
- A beautiful waterfront on Lake Osborne, with great opportunities for swimming, fishing, and boating
- Miles of beautiful hiking trails
- C.O.P.E. and a 65' climbing wall
- Xtreme Obstacle Course
- A water park equipped with swimming pool, water slides, wading pool, and pavilions
Ranger: Robert Burns
Office: (352) 475-1212
Fax: (352) 475-1615
Cell: (904) 704-8975
1453 Baden Powell Rd.
Hawthorne, FL 32640
Ames Lodge - Office: (352) 475-5080 / Fax: (352) 475-5714
(ONLY during Summer or Winter Resident Camp)
Financial assistance for summer camp available:
Campership Form (pdf)
Week 1 Army JROTC Week Army JROTC Units Only
Week 2 LDS Camp Open to all Troops and Provisional Campers
Week 3 Traditional Camp Open to all Troops and Provisional Campers
Week 4 Traditional Camp Open to all Troops and Provisional Campers
Week 5 Traditional Camp Open to all Troops and Provisional Campers
Week 6 Traditional Camp Open to all Troops and Provisional Campers
Scouts Resident Camp - Week 4 2019 June 30, 2019 to July 06
Scouts Resident Camp - Week 5 2019 July 07, 2019 to July 13
Scouts Resident Camp - Week 6 2019 July 14, 2019 to July 20
Scouts BSA Female Troop Resident Camp July 21, 2019 to July 27
Venturing Adventure Week July 21, 2019 to July 27