Sunny Skies and Sandy Shores
Located on two separate lakes, the Aquatics area is always a popular choice for scouts and leaders of all ages! The Swimming Area on Big Hills Lake teaches Swimming, Lifesaving, Motorboating Merit Badges and holds an open swim in the afternoon and the swim test on your first day. The Boating Area on Lake Napowan is a great opportunity to try out all kinds of different boats and explore all of Lake Napowan! Boating teaches Canoeing, Rowing, Kayaking and Small Boat Sailing Merit Badges and holds open boating in the afternoons.
Other special programs offered at Aquatics include (but are not limited to): learn to swim classes, Mile Swim, BSA Lifeguard, volleyball competitions, Stand-Up Paddle Board Award!
Merit Badges: Swimming, Lifesaving, Motor Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing, and Small Boat Sailing.
Flintlock Pioneer Village
A Bridge to the Past
The Flintlock Pioneer Village is what sets the Napowan Adventure Base apart from all other Boy Scout summer camps. Visiting Flintlock is like taking a step back in time. The blacksmith shop, which has a fully functional forge, and the old time printing press are enough to make the area special. However, the authentic log cabins and Native American Teepees also add to the special magic that make most Scouts return to describe it to their friends.
Scouts don’t need the excuse of working on merit badges to just come out and make a leather or metal project to take home as a souvenir. Other activities include: tomahawk throwing, candle making and LEMON SHAKE UPS! As you can see the Flintlock area provides an opportunity unlike any other traditional Boy Scout Summer Camp program. Come down and see what’s new at Flintlock. It’s for this reason Scouts keep coming back year after year. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Merit Badges: Woodcarving, Metalwork, Leatherwork, Graphic Arts, Pottery, Basketry, Pulp and Paper
Lock on Target
The Shooting Sports area is located on the East side of camp. It is made up of three ranges; Rifle, Archery and Shotgun. Last summer over 40,000 rounds of 22 caliber and over 10,000 shotgun shells were used. Some other activities avaliable at shooting sports include: black powder shooting at Flintlock, and NRA qualification awards and shooting competitions for Scouts and Leaders
Merit Badges: Archery, Rifle, and Shotgun.
How neat is that!
The Nature Lodge is located between the Hills Lake and Lake Napowan on top of a hill overlooking Lake Napowan. In addition to offering merit badges, the Nature Staff will offer special programs throughout the week such as: a plant identification hike, soil conservation demonstrations, and much more. Come check out the Nature Lodge! From the center of the Earth to the edges of space!
Merit Badges: Environmental Science, Fishing, Nature, Forestry, Mammal Study, Astronomy, Geology, Weather, Space Exploration
The Essentials of Scouting
This program area is what Scouting is all about. Scout skills activities are intended to help Scouts develop basic camping, cooking, survival and other outdoor skills. It’s a great place for a Troop to sharpen its skills in campsite enhancement projects and health and safety practices while camping. Additional opportunities in this program area include: Fireman Chit, Totin Chip, and Paul Bunyan Woodsman, as well as some awesome evening activities!
Merit Badges: Camping, Cooking, Orienteering, Pioneering, First Aid, and Wilderness Survival.
Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience
At the C.O.P.E. Area, scouts 13+ have many first-time opportunities including trust falls, using teamwork concepts to conquer various challenges, climbing and repelling our spectacular Climbing Tower and even flying through the pine canopy on the ZIPLINE! As part of the C.O.P.E., day-long experience, scouts and leaders participate in a interesting training course.We encourage all eligible participants to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Older Scout Program (OSP)
The OSP is now merit badge driven! Scouts will be able to get merit badge requirements while taking part in the program. The badges that will be offered are Fire Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Search and Rescue, and Auto Maintenance.
Skynet S.T.E.M. Lab
Bringing Tech to the Great Outdoors
Located in the brand new computer lab overlooking scenic Lake Napowan is the home to the new Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics center, otherwise known as the S.T.E.M. Lab.
Merit Badges: Architecture, Fingerprinting, Chemistry, Animation, Chess, Engineering, Robotics, Model Design and Building
Performance and Design
Overlooking the infamous “Boot Hill”, this up and coming area challenges the creative part of your mind. Verona will teach scouts to speak in front of a group, communicate effectively and create something out of nothing. We aim to sharpen a scout’s artistic abilities while pushing them to design bigger and better things. Verona just offers a handful of ways that scouts can find their calling at Camp Napowan
Merit Badges: Art, Music, Public Speaking, Communications, and Painting
Special Programs at Camp Napowan include a variety of challenges and experiences for all Scouts and Leaders. C.A.P. (Camper Activity Program) is an activity for first year Scouts and Leaders that involves the whole camp! Scouts pick up the C.A.P. form from the Camp Office (or print from home) on the first day and are then sent out to the camp to complete the requirements at every area on camp. A traditional ceremony for all that completed the challenge is held at the end of each week.
Have your scouts who are interested in rank advancements pick up their Eagle Oasis Passport (or print from home) at the beginning of the week! This is a great opportunity for new scouts to earn requirements to get them moving on the expedition to their Eagle rank! Visit the FORMS page for all forms distributed by Camp Napowan!