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J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation has 11 campsites and 5 cabins available for Scout Troops, Cub Packs, and Venturing Crews to rent for weekend campouts.  Campsites and Cabins are available from September through May.  While at Mack you can explore nearly 1100 acres of the Furnace Hills, hike close to 25 miles of trails including part of the Horse-Shoe Trail, visit nearby Hersheypark, or check out the Lancaster County Amish Community

Pennsylvania Dutch Council Cub Scout Camping Policies

Year Round Camping Guidelines

Camp Mack Map

Camp Mack Trail 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 five 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 12-28 persons. See below for descriptions of the buildings available to rent.

TENT SITES  There are 11 established tent sites throughout camp, as well as several primitive sites located along our trail system on Blue Mountain. Cost $40 for a weekend

OTHER PROGRAM FACILITIES  The BB Gun & Archery Ranges, Dining Hall, Chapel, 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.

Make a Reservation

Only Scout Units can reserve a Cabin or Campsite on Tentaroo. Individuals cannot reserve on Tentaroo.

Scout Groups: To Check Cabin or Campsite availability, use the button below to go to Tentaroo.comReservations 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.

Log In To Tentaroo

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

Camp Mack Lodges

Dellinger Lodge-Capacity 24

$165 for the weekend

 

 

 

 

 

  • 12 Double Bunks w/mattresses
  • 3 Tables w/benches
  • 3-Burner Propane Stove
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Outside water source and latrine

Blair Lodge-Capacity 28

$200 for the weekend

  • 14 Double Bunks w/mattresses
  • 2 Single Bunks
  • Wood burning Fireplace or Insert
  • 3- burner propane Stove
  • Cooks work Table
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Dining Table w/benches
  • Outside Latrine

Esbenshade Lodge-Capacity 24

$165 for the weekend

 

 

 

 

 

  • 12 Double bunks w/mattresses
  • 3 Tables w/ Benches
  • Storage and Work counter
  • 3-Burner Propane Stove
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Outside water source and latrine

Swarr Lodge-Capacity 12

$100 for the weekend

  • 6 Double Bunks w/mattresses
  • Dining Table and two benches
  • 3-Burner propane stove
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Outside water source and latrine

Marjorie B. Mack Training Center (Sleeping Capacity – 24, Meeting Room Capacity- max 65)

$250 for the weekend

Contact the Pennsylvania Dutch Council Service Center, 717 553-4205, to set up reservations for the Camp Mack Training Center.

CONFERENCE ROOM

 

  • 2 Downstairs bunk rooms, sleeping 16 & 8
  • Heated Building & Inside plumbing
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Downstairs bathrooms with showers
  • Upstairs bathroom
  • Screen porch for breakouts
  • Lobby/Sitting area

Forms for Weekend Camping at Camp Mack

Shooting Sports at Mack

If your unit has qualified Range Safety Officers and Instructors, you may be able to rent the shooting ranges at Camp Mack.  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 Mack’s shooting ranges download, complete, and send in the application below:

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 woodstoves only. All units reserving cabins are required to leave a $50 firewood deposit check or cash ONLY per building rented with the Campmaster or Camp Ranger. Deposits will be returned upon check-out after verification that an equal amount of firewood used by the group during the weekend has been replenished. 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.