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.

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2020 Summer Camp

Registration for 2020 opens May 1, 2019 for units attending in 2019 to reserve the same camp session and same campsite for 2020. June 1 registration opens first come, first served. A Scout is Trustworthy!

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2020 Scouts BSA Camp Dates, Fees, and Incentives

2019 Summer Camp

Registration for 2019 opens May 1, 2018 for units attending in 2018 to reserve the same camp session and same campsite for 2019.  June 1, registration opens first come, first served. 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

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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

Programs with an additional cost:

  • $25 added = Shotgun Merit Badge
  • $50 added = Water Sports Merit Badge

Discounts and Incentives

  • NEW - Sibling Discount - 15% off second and subsequent youth Scout camp fees. (Applies across different LHC resident camps - Boy Scout, Cub, Webelos sessions. Discount applied to second/later registration.)
  • Low Rate Lock-In - Webelos cross-overs, Scouts joining after March 1, and campership recipients are locked into the lowest rate for camp.
  • Free Adults - Earn free adult attendees based on the number of Scouts who attend the same camp session:
    • 6-11 Scouts = 1 Free Adult
    • 12-17 Scouts = 2 Free Adults
    • 18-23 Scouts = 3 Free Adults
    • 24-29 Scouts = 4 Free Adults
    • 30-35 Scouts = 5 Free Adults
    • Additional Free adult at 36, 42, 48, 54 Scouts etc.
  • Second Session Discount - 25% discount off camp fees for a second session. Applies to youth or adult camp fees at a Laurel Highlands Council resident camp (Day Camp, NYLT, and National High Adventure Base participation does not qualify)
  • Unit Recruiting Discount - Recruit a unit bringing at least 10 youth that has never been to Heritage Reservation or Camp Seph Mack and receive a $40 discount for each youth attendee in your unit (not to exceed the number of youth attendees in the other unit).
  • Camp Staff Referral - Refer a new camp staff member who gets hired and works all summer to receive $100 in Camp Trading Post Credit.
  • Free Week for CITs - CITs will receive a free week of summer camp for completing the full CIT program (4-week minimum). Fees must be paid in advance and will be refunded upon completion.
  • Camperships - Financial assistance is available for Laurel Highlands Council Scouts with financial need to attend an LHC summer resident camp program. Applications due March 1.
  • Camp Keepsake - All campers will receive a camp specific keepsake.

2019 Program Highlights

  • Nearly 60 merit badge opportunities including 9 Eagle-required badges.  New badges for 2018 include:
  • 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.

Registration Timeline

Now until January 31, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 Pay in full by April 1 to receive lowest (Early Bird) camp price.
April 2 to June 1, 2019 Pay in full by June 1 to receive regular camp price.
After June 1, 2019 Pay in full after June 1 and receive the third (Late) camp price

Learn More About Camp Freedom

Questions? Contact the Camp Director at Camp Freedom.