Tellepsen Scout Camp is located at Bovay Scout Ranch. As a part of the council's commitment to achieve its new camping vision statement: "Exemplary, sustainable outdoor experiences and creative learning for 21st century youth and their leaders," this new camp for Scout troops and Venturing crews has been designed for weekend camping opportunities.
Tellepsen Scout Camp has eight campsites that accommodate 50 individuals per site. Each campsite has a 30'x40' pavilion with electricity. One shower and restroom facility is available for every two campsites. It is the home of the council's largest rifle range and a 41-foot climbing tower. The rifle range consists of four 50-yard high-powered rifle stations, four 100-yard high-powered rifle stations, a five-station shotgun trap range, eight shooting stations for .22 rifles and pistols and an archery range. The climbing tower has four rappelling stations of 11 feet, 22 feet, 32 feet, and 41 feet. Flyer
- Weekend camping is available to Boy Scouts and Venturers of troops, ships, teams and crews. Cub Scouts are not allowed to camp at Tellepsen Scout Camp.
- District reservations for Tellepsen Scout Camp can be reserved through the district professional.
- The camporee site at Bovay Scout Ranch is a 100-acre primitive area nestled between the rolling hills and prairies of Bovay Scout Ranch. Districts can reserve the camporee site for district events through their district professional.
About Tellepsen Scout Camp
Tellepsen Scout Camp cost approximately $5,800,000 to complete and was funded by donors contributing to the council's Leaders of Tomorrow major gifts campaign, which has the purpose of providing funds for endowment, for camp improvements to achieve the new council camping vision statement, and to assist the council in achieving its goal of growing membership and having that membership reflect the diversity of our community.
The Tellepsen family has provided leadership to the Sam Houston Area Council for decades and has had three generations of Tellepsen family members involved in Scouting. Howard T. Tellepsen, Jr. and his son, Trent Tellepsen, both serve on the council's board of directors and are the co-vice chairs of the Tellepsen Scout Camp design and development committee. Karen Tellepsen, sister of Howard T. Tellepsen, Jr., has been an active participant on Winter Camp staff for a number of years and also hosted receptions for many international Scouters. Howard Tellepsen, Jr., a Distinguished Eagle Scout, served as the council chairman of the board in 1999 and his father, Howard Tellepsen, Sr., served as the council chairman of the board in 1952-1953.