Laurel Highlands Council

Camp Freedom

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Camp Freedom

IMPORTANT UPDATE (May 21, 2020)

In a special meeting held on May 21, 2020, the Board of the Laurel Highlands Council voted to suspend summer resident camping programs and volunteer led Cub Scout Day Camp programs for the 2020 season. The board also voted to authorize a virtual Cub Scout and Scouts, BSA program to be developed, for family camping at council facilities in June, for STEM Adventure Day Camp at Camp Guyasuta to continue operation, for a Cub Scout Day Camp program at Camp Guyasuta later in the summer, and for other organized programs to be developed once Pennsylvania guidance allows. As a week-long overnight program, NYLT will be cancelled for 2020.

For a video about this decision and the process that was used to reach it please see https://youtu.be/MDTlgLEE5ik

For more information please refer to our FAQ Sheet by clicking the blue button below

Summer Camp FAQ

2021 Summer Camp

Join us for adventure at Camp Freedom, Heritage Reservation’s Scouts BSA 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 - over 50 merit badge offerings, a first year camper program, the Day Trek older Scout adventure program, 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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Units with registrations cancelled when LHC made the hard decision to close camp for 2020 were given the opportunity to reserve the same session and same campsite until June 15, 2020. June 16, 2020 registration opened first come, first served. 

Register for 2021

See Current Campsite Availability

All sessions capped at 400 attendees. Campsite capacity does not reflect session capacity.

2021 Camp Dates

Session 2021 Dates Days
Week 1 June 20-26 Sun-Sat
Week 2 June 27 - July 3 Sun-Sat
Week 3 July 4-10 Sun-Sat
Week 4 July 11-17 Sun-Sat
Week 5 July 18-24 Sun-Sat
Week 6 July 25-31 Sun-Sat

2021 Camp Fees

Scouts BSA Resident Camp

Pay in Full by

4-1-2021

Pay in Full by

6-1-2021

Pay in Full 

6-2-2021 or after

  Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult
Camps Freedom and Liberty $395 $175 $420 $175 $445 $175
Eagle Base/Day Trek $445 $445 $470 $470 $495 $495

Programs with an additional cost:

  • None! All program costs are included in the camp fees.

Discounts and Incentives

  • Updated for 2021 - Sibling Discount - $30 off second and subsequent youth Scout camp fees. (Applies across different LHC resident camps - Scouts BSA, Cub, Webelos sessions. Discount applied to registration of equal or lesser value)
  • Low Rate Lock-In - Webelos cross-overs, Scouts joining after March 1, and campership recipients are locked into the lowest rate for camp.
  • Updated for 2021 - Free Adults - Earn free adult attendees based on the number of Scouts who attend the same camp session:
    • 8-15 Scouts = 1 Free Adult
    • 16-23 Scouts = 2 Free Adults
    • 24-31 Scouts = 3 Free Adults
    • 32-39 Scouts = 4 Free Adults
    • 40-47 Scouts = 5 Free Adults
    • Additional Free adult at 48, 56, 64, 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)
  • Camp Staff Referral - Refer a new camp staff member who gets hired and works all summer to receive $50 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.

2021 Program Highlights

  • Over 50 merit badge opportunities including 9 Eagle-required badges.  Badges for 2021 include (Coming Soon!)
  • New evening older Scout program
  • BSA Complete Angler fishing instruction program taught by BSA and PA Fish Commission certified instructors
  • 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 2020 Heritage Reservation Guidebook check out the Summer Camp Resources page.

Registration Timeline

Now until February 15, 2021 Unit “Save a Space” Deposit - $200/Troop or Crew
  • Reserve space with a flat $200 unit deposit and estimated number of youth and adult campers.
  • Deposits are non-refundable. Deposit will be applied to overall fees due and cannot be “rolled” to future years.
February 16, 2021
  • Full registration opens - units can begin confirming attendees, adding attendee information, and begin making payment. 
  • Previously paid unit deposits will show as an "unallocated credit" that can be applied to attendees.
By April 1, 2021 Pay in full by April 1 to receive lowest (Early Bird) camp prices.
By June 1, 2021 Pay in full by June 1 to receive regular prices.
June 2, 2021 and after Pay in full June 2 or after and receive the highest (Late) camp prices.
Up to two weeks before session start
  • Add registrants and edit registrations.
  • Registration locks two weeks prior to session start to additional changes.
  • If your unit needs to adjsut attendees within two weeks, you must contact the LHC Camping Department.

Learn More About Camp Freedom

Questions? Contact the Camp Director at Camp Freedom.