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Scouts BSA Camping

Scouts BSA camping

Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surrounding to contribute to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth. 

Crossroads of America Council offers a variety of year-round camping opportunities for Scouts from day camps and week-long resident camp to leadership-based training camp and camp staff. For more information on the council camping operations, please contact the Program Department by email or phone at (317) 813-7125.

Scouts BSA Camping

Camp programs use natural surroundings to provide youth with numerous opportunities to experience physical, mental, and spiritual growth.

The Crossroads of America Council maintains seven camps to support unit camping programs throughout the year, as well as with our top-of-the-line summer camp programs.

Summer Camp

Summer camp is what many Scouts enjoy most about Scouting. Plan to attend a Scouts BSA Summer Camp now! Our camps provide unique adventures such as sailing, horseback riding, paddle boarding, STEM activities, shooting sports, fishing, climbing and much more! Scouts will earn merit badges along their advancement trail while having fun.

Ransburg Summer Camp
Ransburg Scout Reservation, 7599 E Waldrip Creek Road, Bloomington, IN 47401

Register your troop for 2021! As you begin your preparations, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! 

Ransburg Scout Reservation provides unique adventures unlike any other camp. The climbing tower, C.O.P.E. course and robust aquatics program leave Scouts excited to return before they’ve even completed their week at camp.   With one of the most diverse program offerings in the country, Ransburg has something for every Scout in your Troop. If you are considering making Ransburg your home for this upcoming summer, please visit us at www.ransburgbsa.org to learn more about our staff, programs, and more! Also visit us on social media to learn Why We Camp
Ransburg Scout Reservation is accredited by the National Camp Accreditation Program.

  • All new campsite names and increased capacity along Ridge 1.
  • All youth shower facilities in camp are individual use.  The Jackson Camper Facility is a brand new shower house with 22 individual showers and toilets. In addition, the Ridge 5 shower house AND the Inlow Aquatics Center shower facility have been reconstructed as individual shower and toilet facilities. 
  • Visit our Facebook page or our website for more information
Belzer Day Camp – Camp Belzer, 6102 Boy Scout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226

Belzer Day Camp Track:

6th through 8th grades: This track is fun, educational and open to all youth entering the sixth through eighth grades. Activities and programs vary from week to week based on rotating themes*.  Each week will focus on getting out of the classroom and learning by doing activities and programs that have been specially designed to be fun and interesting to this age group. Campers that are members of Scouts BSA will be able to earn merit badges. 

*Wilderness Week – June 7-11
*STEM Week – June 14-18
*Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Week – June 21-25
*Shooting Sports Week – June 28 – July 2nd
*Aquatics Week – July 5-9
*Arts & Crafts Week – July 12-16

For daily schedule, check in/out times and more details please read the Parent Guide

Extended Care: Precare and Aftercare are available for an additional charge.
      – 7:30 a.m. Early drop off
      – 4:00 p.m. Aftercare
      – 6:00 p.m. Last pickup

2021 Camp Theme – Weird Science 

National Youth Leadership Training
Multiple Locations

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. This six-day course is patterned after a month in the life of a unit. Content is delivered in a group and team outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. NYLT will be offered at three different times during the year. A spring and fall course will each be held over two weekends at Camp Kikthawenund and a week long summer course is held at Camp Krietenstein.

Promotions

If you would like assistance promoting summer camp to your families, we are here to help! The council offers tools that can assist you in preparing your Scouts and parents for summer camp.

Click here to request a camp promotion presentation at a pack or troop meeting.

Forms & Resources

Camperships

2021 Campership request has been closed, 2022 campership form will be posted soon

Finances should never be a reason for a Scout not to attend camp. Crossroads of America Council offers a Campership program where recipients can be awarded up to 50% of the early summer camp fee in exchange for performing an age-appropriate service project.

2020 Ransburg Summer Camp Payment & Fee Schedule

Payment Type Payment Date
$150 Unit Reservation Deposit At time of reservation
$50 non-refundable deposit per Scout February 15, 2020
Balance due for early fee April 15, 2020
Balance due for regular fee May 15, 2020
Balance due for late fee Beginning May 16, 2020
Fee Type In-Council Out-of-Council
Youth - early $295 $325
Youth - regular $315 $345
Youth - late $340 $370
Adult $140 $140
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