Bashore Scout Reservation

by BSAadmin on Saturday, March 3, 2012

For Information about Summer Camp at Bashore Click Here: Bashore Summer Camp

For Information about Year-Round Camping at Bashore Click Here: Year-Round Camping


Bashore Scout Reservation is a 400+ acre Boy Scout camp nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of central Pennsylvania. Surrounded by mountains and wilderness, the camp is in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail, while being only a short drive from major metro areas and attractions such as Lancaster’s Amish Country, Hersheypark, PA Renaissance Faire, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shop, as well as Ski Round Top ski area and Fort Indiantown Gap military reservation.

Founded in 1947, Camp Bashore has earned a reputation for providing one of the Northeast Region’s finest summer camp programs. The camp features miles of hiking trails, a 5.5 acre lake that offers sailing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, and fishing. Bashore boasts an Olympic sized swimming pool, shooting sports ranges with offerings of rifle, shotgun, and archery (3D and traditional targets, unlike any course you’ve ever seen!), as well as a COPE course and indoor climbing gym. A nearby horse stable affords the opportunity to offer horsemanship merit badge. Camp Bashore offers top-notch programs for first year Scouts, experienced older Scouts, and even training for adult leaders — something for everyone!

Bashore also offers year-round camping opportunities. The reservation has three cabins/lodges that can accommodate from 22 to 40 persons. These structures are equipped with double bunks and mattresses, propane stoves, and are heated with wood stoves (firewood is provided, though restocking what you use is welcomed). Water is available from frost-free hydrants. The camp also has two campsites with Adirondack shelters, and many other campsite areas for primitive tent camping. Bashore’s Campmaster Corps offers programs to supplement your unit’s program, with activities such as rifle and archery, first aid, CPR, cooking, orienteering, and other skills. Some units opt to use Bashore as a base camp while exploring off-site program opportunities.


We are currently accepting reservations for 2015 summer camp. To see a list of available weeks, see here. Use this form to reserve your Troop’s spot for 2015. You can also sign up for Eagle Academy using this form. For more forms and information about summer camp at Bashore, see here.


Directions to Bashore:

Camp Address: 160 Moonshine Rd. Jonestown, PA 17038

From Lancaster: Take PA Rt. 72 north through Manheim. Continue north to split with US 322. Follow US 322 west to second traffic light. Turn right on PA Rt. 934, continue north through Annville. Pass under US 22, them pass under I-81. Continue about 3/4 mile to turn left on Asher Miner Road (Funck Family Restaurant on right opposite corner). Continue about 1 1/2 mile to stop sign. Cross intersection and you’ll now be on PA Rt. 443 East. Continue about 4 miles to entrance to camp on right.

From Lebanon: Take PA Rt. 72 north through Lebanon. Continue to intersection with PA Rt. 443 West. Turn left on PA Rt. 443, continue about two miles to entrance to camp on left.

For a map of Bashore Scout Reservation Click Here: Map of Camp Bashore

For more information on Bashore Scout Reservation, please contact the Pennsylvania Dutch Council BSA: Contact Us

bashore at dusk