Laurel Highlands Council

Camp Freedom


Camp Freedom

Join us for adventure at Camp Freedom, Heritage Reservation’s Boy Scout resident camp with a dining hall! In a location offering campsites on ridge tops and on waterfronts, Camp Freedom is the perfect place for your troop to camp this summer. A dining hall with a capacity of 400 is responsible for feeding hungry Scouts and Scouters - we'll save you a seat!

Add to that the exciting program we offer - including nearly 60 merit badge offerings, programs like snorkeling, boardsailing, standup paddle boarding, chalk ball, and much more - and it makes perfect sense why thousands of Scouts continue to call Camp Freedom their home away from home each and every summer.

2019 Summer Camp

Registration for 2019 opens May 1 for units attending in 2018 to reserve the same camp session and same campsite for 2019.  June 1, registration opens first come, first serve. A Scout is Trustworthy!

Register for 2019

2019 Camp Dates, Fees, and Incentives

2019 Camp Dates

Session 2019 Dates Days
Week 1 June 23-29 Sun-Sat
Week 2 June 30-July 6 Sun-Sat
Week 3 July 7-13 Sun-Sat
Week 4 July 14-20 Sun-Sat
Week 5 July 21-27 Sun-Sat
Week 6 July 28-August 3 Sun-Sat

2019 Camp Fees

2019 camp fees will be the same as 2018.

Boy Scout Resident Camp

Pay in Full by


Pay in Full by


Pay in Full

6-2-2019 or After

  Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult
Heritage - Camps Freedom and Liberty $370 $200 $395 $210 $420 $220
Eagle Base/Day Trek $420 $420 $445 $445 $470 $470

2018 Summer Camp


2018 Program Highlights

  • Nearly 60 merit badge opportunities including 9 Eagle-required badges.  New badges for 2018 include:
    • Cooking at Camp Freedom
    • Fly Fishing
    • Medicine
    • Veterinary Medicine (includes a trip to a local vet's office)
    • Graphic Arts
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Game Design
    • Exploration
    • Scouting Heritage
    • Public Health
  • BSA Complete Angler fishing instruction program taught by BSA and PA Fish Commission certified instructors
  • New early morning activities - Iron Man 2.0, the Daybreak Dart 3k, outdoor painting, and First Light Fishing
  • Trail to First Class first year camper program
  • Shooting Sports: Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, 3D Archery, Sporting Arrows, Chalk Ball, Tomahawk and knife throwing
  • Aquatics: Canoeing, Kayaking, SUP, Motorboating, Snorkeling, Sailing, Waterskiing, Mile Swim, KeyLog rolling, and more!
  • C.O.P.E. and Climbing program
  • Day Trek – daily high adventure excursions for older Scouts and the ATV Adventure program
  • Adult leader training including Scoutmaster Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
  • Much, much more!

For more program information and the 2018 Heritage Reservation Guidebook check out the Summer Camp Resources page.


Session 2018 Dates Days
Week 1 June 17-23 Sun-Sat
Week 2 June 24-30 Sun-Sat
Week 3 July 1-7 Sun-Sat
Week 4 July 8-14 Sun-Sat
Week 5 July 15-21 Sun-Sat
Week 6 July 22-28 Sun-Sat

2018 Camp Fees

Boy Scout Resident Camp Pay in Full by
Pay in Full by
Pay in Full
6-2-18 or after
  Scout* Adult** Scout Adult Scout Adult
Heritage - Camps Freedom and Liberty $370 $200 $395 $210 $420 $220
Eagle Base/Day Trek $420 $420 $445 $445 $470 $470

Programs with an additional cost:

  • $50 added = Day Trek (including ATV Adventure), and Water Sports Merit Badge
  • $25 added = Shotgun Shooting Merit badge

2018 Registration Incentives:

  • *Webelos crossovers, new Scouts who join in the spring, and campership recipients will be locked into the lowest registration fee.
  • **For every 6 resident Boy Scout registrations, one free leader is applied per unit per registration.
  • $100 off a second full week of camp at our Laurel Highlands Council resident camps including Eagle Base.
    • Discount must be applied to the second week of camp, no refund after completion. 
    • NYLT and National High Adventure Base participation does not qualify.
  • Bring a new unit of at least 10 youth to camp and save $40 per youth in your own unit not to exceed the number of Scouts in the new unit. Recruitment must be verified by the new unit.
  • $100 Trading Post gift certificate for nominating a new camp staff member who is hired.
  • Counselors in Training (CITs) will receive a free week of camp following successful completion of four weeks of CIT service and completion of their CIT portfolio.
    • Fees must be paid up front and will be refunded upon successful completion of requirements.
  • New for 2018: All full session Scouts and adult campers will receive a commemorative Camp Freedom map bandana.

Registration Timeline

Now until January 31, 2018 Unit “Save a Space” Deposit - $200/Troop or Crew
  • Non-refundable unit deposit to hold space.
  • Deposit will be applied to overall fees due and cannot be “rolled” to future years.
January 31 to April 1, 2018 Individual Deposits - $20/Boy Scout Resident Camper, $25 per Eagle Base Resident Camper
  • Unit “Save a Space” Deposits previously paid will be applied toward individual deposits due.
  • Add camper names and required information.*
By April 1, 2018 Pay in full by April 1 to receive lowest (Early Bird) camp price.
April 2 to June 1, 2018 Pay in full by June 1 to receive regular camp price.
After June 1, 2018 Pay in full after June 1 and receive the third (Late) camp price

* Units have until April 15 to apply names to reserved spaces with no penalty.  Following April 15, all unnamed spaces will be cleared and deposits will be forfeited. Only named campers will be able to register for merit badge and activity courses*

Learn More About Camp Freedom

Questions? Contact the Camp Director at Camp Freedom.