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Bashore Scout Reservation has 9 campsites and 3 cabins available for Scout Troops, Cub Packs, and Venturing Crews to rent for weekend camp outs.  Campsites and Cabins are available from September through May.  While at Bashore you can visit the nearby Appalachian Trail, Ft. Indiantown Gap Military Base, Hersheypark, shoot, or climb.

Pennsylvania Dutch Council Cub Scout Camping Policies

Year Round Camping Guidelines

Map of Bashore Scout Reservation

Blue Mountain Trails Map

There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure in the months that follow and lead up to Summer camp. Our facilities can accommodate almost any need you have to support your unit’s program. Here are some of the things we have to offer:

HEATED LODGES  We have three winterized lodges, heated with woodstoves and equipped with bunks & mattresses, and propane cook stoves. Frost-free hydrants are in operation for year-round water. Lodges can accommodate 22-40 persons. See below for descriptions of the buildings available to rent at Bashore.

ADIRONDACK SHELTERS  We have two campsites with 3-sided Adirondack shelters. Great for winter camping, they keep you protected from the elements. Wooden floors help insulate form the cold ground. No cots are provided. Cost $70 for a weekend

TENT SITES  There are 9 established tent sites throughout camp, as well as several primitive sites located along our trail system on Blue Mountain. Cost $40 for a weekend

Check out information about each of our campsites:
☀ Blue Snow ☀ Buckskin ☀ Greenleaf ☀ Karmany ☀ Powderhorn ☀ Rotary ☀ Swatara

OTHER PROGRAM FACILITIES  The COPE, Climbing wall, Waterfront, Rifle & Archery Ranges, Dining Hall, Chapel, Nature Pavilion and other facilities may be available as needed, for an extra charge.

TRADING POST  Stocked with camping gear, souvenirs, snacks, and beverages. Open, by request, on weekends, year-round.

Check out our Amazon Wishlist to support our camp operations

Make a Reservation

To reserve cabins or tent sites you must sign in as a unit. Individuals may not reserve a camp site only units.

Scout Groups: To Check Cabin or Campsite availability, use the button below to go to Tentaroo.com.  Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to your desired visit and up to six months in advance.

Non-Scout Organizations and Others: Please contact the Pennsylvania Dutch Council at 717-553-4205 for availability and pricing. Pricing on shown on this page is for Scouting groups.

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For help using Tentaroo, check out the demo videos available here: Tentaroo Online Registration

Bashore Lodges

Brown Lodge-Capacity 22

$180 for the weekend

  • 11 Double Bunks w/mattresses
  • Separate room with 4 bunks for leaders or females
  • Tables with chairs
  • Commercial 6 burner stove and oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Fireplace Insert
  • Inside water source
  • Outside latrine
  • Seasonal Restroom in cabin

Friends Upper Pavilion-Capacity 36

$250 for the weekend

  • 15 Double Bunks w/Mattresses
  • 2 Single Bunks
  • Separate room with 2 bunks for leaders or females
  • Commercial 6 burner stove and oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Tables with chairs
  • Wood Stove
  • Outside Water and Latrine

Friends Memorial Pavilion-Capacity 28

$230 for the weekend

  • 14 Double Bunks w/Mattresses
  • Separate room with 2 bunks for leaders or females
  • Commercial 6 burner stove and oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Tables with chairs
  • Wood Stove
  • Outside Water and Latrine

Forms for Weekend Camping at Bashore Scout Reservation

Shooting Sports at Bashore

If your unit has qualified Range Safety Officers and Instructors, you may be able to rent the shooting ranges at Bashore.  Ranges are rented in 2 hour blocks and rental fees include the use of firearms/bows, personal safety equipment, and other range equipment.  Targets and ammunition are the responsibility of the renting group.  Currently, Pennsylvania Dutch Council does not provide credentialed range staff.

To request use of one of Bashore’s shooting ranges download, complete, and send in the application below:

C.O.P.E & Climbing Programs at Bashore

While at Bashore, your unit could participate in a climbing experience or a low or high COPE experience.  COPE is an excellent way for your Scouts to develop their teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.  Programs must be requested at least two months prior to attendance using the applications listed below so qualified instructors can be arranged.  All COPE & Climbing participants must bring a signed COPE/Climbing Hold Harmless form or they will not be able to participate.

Campfire/Firewood Policy

CAMPFIRES / FIREWOOD: Campfires may be built in any established fire ring or fireplace. Do not move fire rings or build new ones without permission of Campmaster or Camp Ranger. Do not bring in outside firewood. Firewood is provided at the lodges and is to be used in lodge wood stoves only. The group will be responsible to replenish the firewood inside the building, using wood provided in the outside wood shed before leaving camp. There is an ample supply of firewood in the surrounding woods. Any fallen timber may be cut up and utilized as needed. Any group that cuts down or damages live or standing timber will be held financially responsible. There is also a supply of wood available to refill the firewood boxes through coordination with the Camp Ranger. The use of chainsaws is restricted to operators who are at least 18 years old and have successfully completed the BSA Chainsaw Safety Training Class and are pre-approved by the Camp Ranger. Please observe fire safety rules at all times – never leave fires unattended. Certain weather conditions (high winds or drought) may prohibit or limit fires in camp; you will be notified by the Campmaster or Camp Ranger if such conditions exist.