Weekend Camping

Outdoor adventure is the promise made to Scouts when they join Scouting. Youth yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. Cub Scout weekend camping information can be found here. Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp at one of our council camps for a usage fee of $2 per person ($3 person for out-of-council units).

Weekend Camping at El Rancho Cima

El Rancho Cima is located on the Devil’s Backbone in the Texas Hill Country near Wimberley, TX on 2,680 acres of mountainous terrain nestled under an umbrella of cedars and hardwoods. El Rancho Cima is 15 miles west of San Marcos. Cockrell River Camp has 1.5 miles of river access and 14 individual campsites shaded by 75-year old native pecan and black walnut trees and a spectacular view of the Blanco River. Walter Scout Camp at Horseshoe Bend has 12 campsites, a campfire pit area and stoic views!

Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp at El Rancho Cima. Cub Scout camping and non-BSA camping is not available at this camp. 

Weekend Reservation: Cockrell River Camp            Weekend Reservation: Walter Horseshoe Bend

Hold-Harmless Agreement form
 


El Rancho Cima Frequently Asked Questions

What program areas are available during Getaway Weekends at El Rancho Cima?
For a nominal fee, troops and crews can reserve weekend campsites, shooting ranges, climbing and rappelling tower, horse rides, zip lines and canoes. Numerous hiking trails are also available!
How much do the program area costs and requirements?
 
Camping $2 per person
($3 for out-of-council units)
Two deep leadership is required. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting (including the camping section) and Youth Protection Guidelines are required.
Rifle $10 per shooter
($8 if camping)
Two deep leadership is required. A minimum of five shooters per registration is required. Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 25 rounds of ammunition, rifles and safety glasses. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting (including the shooting sports section) and Youth Protection Guidelines are required.
Shot gun $15 per shooter
($13 if camping)
Two deep leadership is required. A minimum of five shooters per registration is required. Personal equipment or ammunition is not allowed. Price includes 50 rounds of ammunition, shotgun, and safety glasses. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting (including the shooting sports section) and Youth Protection Guidelines are required.
Horse rides $25 per rider
($23 if camping)
Two deep leadership is required on rides. A maximum of 25 riders per ride. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting (including the horsemanship section) and Youth Protection Guidelines are required. Every participant must submit a Hold Harmless Agreement.
Climbing and rappelling $15 per person Two deep leadership is required. A minimum of five climbers per registration and two deep leadership is required. Gear and equipment is provided by camp. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting (including the climbing and rappelling section) and Youth Protection Guidelines are required. Every participant must submit a Hold Harmless Agreement.
Canoeing $30 per trailer Two deep leadership is required. PFDs are provided. See requirements for canoeing in The Guide To Safe Scouting. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting (including the aquatics safety section) and Youth Protection Guidelines are required. Canoes can only be used onsite. There are six canoes per trailer.
Zip lines $20 per participant
 ($18 if camping)
Two deep leadership is required. Trained COPE instructors are provided. A minimum of 15 participants and a maximum 25 participants. Scouts must be a minimum of age 13. Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Guidelines are required. Every participant must submit a Hold Harmless Agreement.

 

What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Cub Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner, including the Guide to Safe Scouting and Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report:

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two deep leadership. "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio:

  • Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply."
  • Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online.

6.  For Pack Overnighters at least one adult must have BALOO training

7.  For Webelos Den Camping: Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). BALOO training is also recommended. 

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online. All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants. 

10. Transportation: Seat Belts are required for all occupants. Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab. Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash: Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage to equipment and facilities: Report all lost or broken equipment to camp ranger or campmaster.

13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet

14. Fires: Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguish fire before leaving camp. Do not use liquid accelerants. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles: All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. These are available upon arrival at check-in. Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for guide dogs.

17. Schedule: Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing: Catch and release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles. Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure procedures: Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are not allowed at camp:

A. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs

B. Fireworks

C. Skateboards

D. Skates or rollerblades

E. Personally owned firearms

F. Personally owned archery

G. Personally owned cross bows

H. Personally owned sling shots or projectiles

What are the directions to El Rancho Cima?

Address for El Rancho Cima: 5800 Ranch-To-Market Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623

 

Tami Kinn
El Rancho Cima Reservations
 (713) 756-3309
 Tami.Kinn@scouting.org
 El Rancho Cima:5800 Ranch-To-Market Road 32, Fischer, TX 78623

   
Weekend Camping at Bovay Scout Ranch

Bovay Scout Ranch is a 1,498 acre property located three miles south of Navasota, TX. Campsites are surrounded by native Huisach and Bois-d'arc trees and sunsets that are absolutely breathtaking. Campsites have pavilions, restrooms and showers. Troops, teams, crews, and ships can camp at Bovay Scout Ranch. Packs and Webelos dens should register for weekend camping here

Bovay Scout Ranch weekend camping registration for troops, teams, crews, ships
 

Bovay Scout Ranch Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are SHAC's camp polices?

SHAC Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner, including the Guide to Safe Scouting and Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report:

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two deep leadership. "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio:

Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply." Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online.

6.  For Pack Overnighters at least one adult must have BALOO training

7.  For Webelos Den Camping: Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). BALOO training is also recommended. 

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online. All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants. 

10. Transportation: Seat Belts are required for all occupants. Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab. Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash: Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage to equipment and facilities: Report all lost or broken equipment to camp ranger or campmaster.

13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet

14. Fires: Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguish fire before leaving camp. Do not use liquid accelerants. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles: All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. These are available upon arrival at check-in. Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for guide dogs.

17. Schedule: Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing: Catch and release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles. Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure procedures: Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are not allowed at camp:

A. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs

B. Fireworks

C. Skateboards

D. Skates or rollerblades

E. Personally owned firearms

F. Personally owned archery

G. Personally owned cross bows

H. Personally owned sling shots or projectiles

What are the directions to Bovay Scout Ranch?.

Directions through Hempstead:  Take Hwy 290 North through Hempstead, TX.  From Hempstead take Hwy 6N for 16 miles.  Turn right onto County Road 317.  Travel to end of road through camp gate.

Directions through Conroe:  From Conroe, take Hwy 105 West for 45 miles.  Turn left onto Highway 6 for three miles.  Turn left onto County Road 317 (just past Grassy Creek).  Travel to end of the road through camp gate.

Address: 3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868 

 

Geno Aguilar
Bovay Scout Ranch Reservations
(713) 756-3304
 Geno.Aguilar@scouting.org
 Bovay Scout Ranch: 3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868 

    

Weekend Camping at Camp Brosig

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property located four miles north of Sealy, TX in Austin County. Brosig has 20 campsites, pavilions, restrooms and a few showers available for weekend camping. Ranger or campmaster support may not be available at this camp. Troops, teams, crews, ships, packs, and Webelos dens can camp at Camp Brosig.  

There is a burn ban in Austin County until November 24, 2014.

Camp Brosig Leader's Guide           Camp Brosig Reservation Form


Camp Brosig Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner.  The Guide to Safe Scouting is available at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx.  Follow the Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report: www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/ahmr.aspx

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two (2) deep leadership.  "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio: 

  • Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply."
  • Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online at www.myscouting.org

6.  For Pack Overnighters at least one adult must have BALOO training.  Find a training course near you at www.samhoustonbsa.org/training-schedule

7.  For Webelos Den Camping:  Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL).  BALOO training is also recommended.  Find a course near you at www.samhoustonbsa.org/training-schedule

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online at www.myscouting.org.  All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants.  The roster is available at www.samhoustonbsa.org/forms

10. Transportation:  Seat Belts are required for all occupants.  Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab.  Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash:  Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage To Equipment and Facilities:  Report all lost or broken equipment to Camp Ranger or Campmaster.

13. Bikes:  All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet

14. Fires:  Fires must be attended at All times.  Extinguished fire before leaving camp.  Do not use liquid accelerants.  The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles:  All vehicles must have a Vehicle Pass.  These are available upon arrival at check-in.  Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for Guide Dogs.

17. Schedule:  Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and Check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing:  Catch and Release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles.  Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure Procedures:  Scouts should conduct a “police line” where scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are Not Allowed at Camp Strake:

A. Alcoholic Beverages or Illegal Drugs

B. Fireworks

C. Skateboards

D. Skates, Rollerblades

E. Personally Owned Firearms

F. Personally Owned Archery

G. Personally Owned Cross Bows

H. Personally Owned Sling Shots or Projectiles

What are the directions to Camp Brosig?

From Houston: Take I-10 to Sealy Texas, exit at State Highway 36 this is a hairpin loop exit. You pass over highway 36 on I-10 before you exit so you come into Hwy 36 from the west. From the first red light after exiting at Highway 36 turn left (north) onto Highway 36. Go thru town approximately 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection of Farm Road 331. Christian City Church is on the left, soon after is Trenckmann Road on the left. Go 1.6 miles on Trenckmann Road to Camp Brosig. The camp gate is on the left (south) side of road. Main asphalt road will take you to the check-in building, the first building on your left. Approximate time from Houston 1 hour.

From Hempstead/Bellville: Take FM 159 from Hempstead to Bellville. After crossing the railroad tracks in Bellville take an immediate left at the first light on to State Highway 36 continue for approximately 6 miles to Farm Road 949. Turn right onto Farm Road 949 and follow this road to the first road to the left. This will be Trenckmann Road and the camp gate entrance will be approximately ½ mile on your right. The camp gate is on the right (south) side of road. Main asphalt road will take you to the check-in building, the first building on your left.   Approximate time from Hempstead 30 minutes.

Address:  1893 Trenckmann Road, Sealy, TX 77474 map

 

 

Geno Aguilar
Camp Brosig Reservations
 (713) 756-3304
 Geno.Aguilar@scouting.org
 Camp Brosig: 1893 Trenckmann Road, Sealy, TX 77474

  
Weekend Camping at Camp Strake

Camp Strake has 21 campsites that are divided into three separate wings offer enough room and seclusion to accommodate several units and activities at one time. Grand Lake is the Boy Scout camping and activity area of Camp Strake. Be sure you enjoy the beautiful piney woods as you walk down our many hiking trails. In 2015, Camp Strake is moving to a rural site in the Sam Houston National Forest between New Waverly and Coldspring near the community of Evergreen in order to create a 21st century Scouting experience for Scouts and their leaders. Troops, teams, crews and ships can camp at Camp Strake. Packs and Webelos dens should register for weekend camping here.

Reservations are full after October 2014. The current location of Camp Strake will close on 12/31/14.

Camp Strake weekend camping reservations for troops, teams, crews, and ships


Camp Strake Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What program areas are available at Camp Strake?
Troops can reserve the shooting range, canoes and COPE course. Appropriate adult training is required.

The shooting sports range can accommodate rifle and shotgun shooting as well as archery.

Deer Lake is a great place to practice canoeing in one of the most scenic areas of the camp. You may prefer to just relax under the Joplin Pavilion next to the lake and take in the beauty of it all. 

We also have a COPE course! Get ready to work on some of those team building skills ... a great confidence builder along with team work training.
What are SHAC's camp policies?

SHAC's Cub Camp Guidelines and Policies:

1. All BSA's Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all Scouting activities be conducted in a safe and prudent manner, including the Guide to Safe Scouting and Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities.

2.  Every participant must have a BSA Health and Medical Report:

3.  Each group must provide a minimum of two deep leadership. "Two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a parent of a participating scout or other adult, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required for all trips or outings."

4. Adult Ratio:

Family camping: "Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and Youth Protection policies apply." Webelos Den Camping:  "A Webelos Scout may participate in overnight den camping when supervised by an adult. In most cases, the Webelos Scout will be under the supervision of his parent or guardian. It is essential that each Webelos Scout be under the supervision of a parent-approved adult. Joint Webelos den/troop campouts including the parents of the Webelos Scouts are encouraged to strengthen ties between the pack and troop. Den leaders, pack leaders, and parents are expected to accompany the boys on approved trips."

 

H. Personally owned sling shots or projectiles

5.  At least one adult must have current Hazardous Weather Training. The course can be taken online.

6.  For Pack Overnighters at least one adult must have BALOO training

7.  For Webelos Den Camping: Webelos leaders are highly encourage to take Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL). BALOO training is also recommended. 

8.  All registered BSA adults must take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online. All parents attending a campout are highly encouraged to take YPT.

9.  Every group must submit a camp roster listing all participants. 

10. Transportation: Seat Belts are required for all occupants. Passengers may not ride on the rear deck of a station wagon. Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab. Trailers must never be used for carrying passengers

11. Trash: Trash should not be buried. All garbage should be placed in the dumpster.

12. Damage to equipment and facilities: Report all lost or broken equipment to camp ranger or campmaster.

13. Bikes: All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet

14. Fires: Fires must be attended at all times. Extinguish fire before leaving camp. Do not use liquid accelerants. The use of liquid fuels for starting any type of fire is prohibited.

15. Vehicles: All vehicles must have a vehicle pass. These are available upon arrival at check-in. Speed Limits are 25 mph on main roads and 10 mph in campsites areas.

16. Pets are not allowed in camp except for guide dogs.

17. Schedule: Check-in begins after 3:00 pm on Fridays and check-out is no later than 11:00 am on Sundays.

18. Fishing: Catch and release fishing is allowed. Bring your own poles. Fishing licenses are not required.

19. Departure procedures: Scouts should conduct a “police line” where Scouts stand within arm’s length of each other and walk the entire campsite picking up all trash.  Make sure the campsite, restrooms, showers, and pavilions are undamaged and clean, and that all gear and trash is removed.

20. The following items are not allowed at camp:

A. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs

B. Fireworks

C. Skateboards

D. Skates or rollerblades

E. Personally owned firearms

F. Personally owned archery

G. Personally owned cross bows

What are the directions to Camp Strake?
Camp Strake is located at 11322 IH 45 South, Conroe, TX 77304, approximately 45 miles north of Houston, Texas and approximately two miles south of Conroe, Texas. From I-45 North or South take the Camp Strake / Crighton Road exit 83.  From the north, exit 83, continue south on frontage road after the red light; go through the intersection. The gate is on right approximately ¼ mile from intersection.

From the south exit # 83, at stop sign continue on frontage road (north) to red light. At red light turn left (west) under freeway at next red light turn left (south) on frontage road. The gate is on right approximately ¼ mile from intersection.

 

Cesiah Molina
Camp Strake Reservations
 (713) 756-3398
 Cherye.Altice@scouting.org
 Camp Strake: 11322 IH 45 South, Conroe, TX 77304