Summer Resident Camp
Summer Resident Camp
The Laurel Highlands Council operates three outstanding summer resident camps for Boy Scouts as well as a high adventure program. Camp Seph Mack is located near Indiana, Pennsylvania on the grounds of Yellow Creek State Park. Heritage Reservation in Farmington, Pennsylvania is home to both Camp Liberty, a patrol cooking camp, and Camp Freedom, a dining hall camp as well as our high adventure outpost, Eagle Base.
All three camps balance merit badge opportunities with fun outdoor adventures and have programs for older Scouts.
Opened in 1980, Heritage Reservation is the premier Scout camping facility in southwestern Pennsylvania. Heritage Reservation encompasses 200 acres, includes the 270-acre Lake Courage, and is home to three full summer camps - two for Boy Scouts and one for Cub Scouts - as well as a high adventure program. Program highlights at each of Heritage Reservation's Boy Scout camps include nearly 60 merit badge offerings, the Day Trek older Scout program, the ATV Adventure program, waterskiing, C.O.P.E., and much, much more.
Camp Liberty is a full patrol cooking camp. Scouts pick up their food each day from the camp commissary and cook it themselves in their campsite all week. There are only a few full patrol cooking camps left in the United States. The patrol cooking format helps unit leadership bring the patrol method to life and reinforce it like nothing else.
Camp Freedom is Heritage Reservation's dining hall camp. All of the camp gathers together three times per day to enjoy a meal and some fellowship. Eating in the dining hall allows more time for units to focus on advancement and other camp programs.
Eagle Base is Heritage Reservation's high adventure program. Eagle Base offers two adventure opportunities. In Eagle Base's resident camper program, participants camp at Eagle Base and get to participate in both daytime and evening programs. Eagle Base's Day Trek program is for older Scouts whose troops are staying at either Camp Liberty or Freedom. Day Trek participants camp with their unit in Camp Liberty or Freedom then head out during the day for adventure, returning to camp before dinner. Day Trek does not include Eagle Base's evening activities.
Camp Seph Mack
Camp Seph Mack, which opened in 1934, is located within Yellow Creek State Park east of Indiana, PA. With 4,000 ft. of lake frontage on Yellow Creek Lake, Camp Seph Mack specializes in offering many of the same programs as larger camps in a more intimate setting.