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
                 robert.burns@scouting.org

Address:
1453 Baden Powell Rd.
Hawthorne, FL 32640

Ames Lodge - Office: (352) 475-5080 / Fax: (352) 475-5714
(ONLY during Summer or Winter Resident Camp)


Other Information:

Driving Directions to Camp Shands (pdf)

Map of Camp Shands (pdf)

 

Financial assistance for summer camp available:
Campership Form (pdf)

 

2017 Reservation 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 2 2019 LDS
    June 16, 2019 to June 22

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  • Scouts Resident Camp - Week 3 2019
    June 23, 2019 to June 29

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  • Scouts Resident Camp - Week 4 2019
    June 30, 2019 to July 06

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  • Scouts Resident Camp - Week 5 2019
    July 07, 2019 to July 13

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  • Scouts Resident Camp - Week 6 2019
    July 14, 2019 to July 20

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  • Scouts, BSA Female Troop Resident Camp
    July 21, 2019 to July 27

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