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 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
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.
Early reservations are going well. Thank you to those Troops who have already booked with us.
We still have plenty of space for your Troop, so don’t delay and register today!
Note: Week 2 has currently been suspended for new reservations as we are close to capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for week 2, please reach out directly to Stephanie Marron.
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
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.
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
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|
|Youth - early||$295||$325|
|Youth - regular||$315||$345|
|Youth - late||$340||$370|