Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Nestled between the rolling hills of Harford County and the rolling waves of the Susquehanna River, Broad Creek is at the heart of Scouting adventure. From conquering the climbing tower to kayaking through a forest stream into deeper waters, Scout Camp at Broad Creek is guaranteed to have a new experience in store for each visit. Welcome to Baltimore’s flagship camping experience!

1,665 acres of adventure

makes Broad Creek one of Maryland’s biggest camping experiences

Unmatched Camp Staff

known for #BroadCreekSpirit, more than 70% of our camp staff returns year to year

featuring over 55 merit badges, new trek and adventure programs, and an engaging first-year itinerary


June 23rd to June 29th
Plenty of availability

Week One

June 30th to July 6th
Plenty of availability

Week Two

July 7th to July 13th
Plenty of availability

Week Three

July 14th to July 20th
Plenty of availability

Week Four

Early-Bird Rate

$ 430 if registered before April 7th, 2024. Same flat cost for:
  • Merit Badge program
  • Trek experience
  • Provisional camping
Early Bird

Youth Pricing

StandardPatrol CookingAdditional WeekSpecial Needs
New Scout$430$350$375$195

Standard: Flat fee for registering for a week at camp. This and other rates are all-inclusive, meaning there are no up-charges for any merit badges or programs you sign up for.

Patrol Cooking: This option is available for units who would prefer to cook their own food at camp, rather than eat in the dining hall.

Additional Week: Have a good week and want to stick around to earn more merit badges, participate in a trek program, or see your favorite staff member again? This option allows Scouts to attend camp again at a discounted rate, and works great when paired with our weekly provisional program.

Special Needs: Broad Creek has a long history of including youth with physical and intellectual disabilities and is dedicated to ensuring they have the experience of a lifetime.


  • Promotions:

  • –First year Scouts register for $25 off
  • –Early Bird discount takes $25 off if registered prior to April 7th ($455 after April 7th)

Adult Pricing

StandardPatrol Cooking

Standard: Flat fee for registering for as and adult for a week at camp or with the trek program. All units must have appropriate two-deep leadership present to meet youth protection requirements. Upon request, registered adult leaders may trade out with a different leader mid-week.

Patrol Cooking: This option is available for units who would prefer to cook their own food at camp, rather than eat in the dining hall.


–One adult leader registration is included free for every ten youth registered

$200 site deposit fee due at the time of registration (non-refundable fee to secure campsite and will be applied to final invoice)

Up until April 1st, there is no penalty for canceling or adjusting your unit's registration.

Between April 2nd and June 7th, any reductions in attendance or cancellations will result in 15% of the regular registration fee taken out of the refund applied to the balance due.

After June 7th, cancellations or reductions in attendance will result in no refunds. Exceptions may be made for youth with an emergency, positive COVID tests, or doctor's notes. This documentation is due no later than August 15th to receive a refund.

$200 site deposit fee at time of registration

April 1st - Early Bird deadline

June 2nd - Late fee of $50 per participant

Total balance due on or before arrival at camp

Financial assistance is available for Scouts who qualify and apply by February 15th

CampsiteType of siteNo. of canvas tents provided
Dan BeardCabin22
Flint RidgeCabin14
Friar TuckAdirondack10
PioneerCabin & Adirondack16
Sherwood ForestAdirondack6
Long RangeCarport22
Hansen LodgeSpecial needs only40 bunks


The table to the left shows our campsites available for reservation, including the number of 2-person canvas tents that will be set up in each site. If your unit needs additional space, you can reserve a second nearby site for no additional cost (contact the camping department to discuss your options). All of the sites can accommodate many personal tents for additional capacity. For a map of our campsites, check out our document library.

Campsite cabin

Campsite adirondack

Program Roadmap

The latest complete program schedules, pre-requisites, and other documents can be found in our document library by clicking below:


  • Merit Badges
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Lifesaving
  • Rowing
  • Swimming
  • Training
  • BSA Aquatics Supervision
  • BSA Lifeguard
  • Open Programs
  • Open Swim
  • Open Boating
  • Open Stand-Up Paddleboard
  • Awards
  • Snorkeling BSA
  • Mile Swim
  • Polar Bear Swim


  • Merit Badges
  • Climbing Merit Badge
  • Training
  • Climbing Instructor Level I
  • Climbing Instructor In Training
  • Open Programs
  • Open Climb

Conservation & Ecology

  • Merit Badges
  • Bird Study
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish & Wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Insect Study
  • Mammal Study
  • Mining In Society
  • Nature
  • Reptile & Amphibian
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Weather

Eagle Summit

  • Merit Badges
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communications
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Personal Fitness
  • Personal Management

Project Thunder Herons

Project Thunder Herons is our all-inclusive first-year program that is the perfect mix between fun camp activities and advancement opportunities! Specific details will be available in the 2023 Leader’s Guide; until then, check out last year’s schedule in our document library.


  • Merit Badges
  • Camping
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Search and Rescue
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Awards
  • Paul Bunyan Woodsman

Shooting Sports

  • Merit Badges
  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Open Programs
  • Open Archery Shooting
  • Open Rifle Shooting
  • Open Shotgun Shooting


  • Merit Badges
  • Animation
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Chess
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Game Design
  • Moviemaking
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Signs, Signals, and Codes
  • Space Exploration

Trade Skills & Handicraft

  • Merit Badges
  • Art
  • Auto Maintenance
  • Basketry
  • Leatherwork
  • Metalwork
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Sculpture
  • Welding
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodworking

Trading Post

  • Merit Badges
  • Salesmanship

Project W.A.K.E.

and other adventure program opportunities

Ready for the next level? Broad Creek offers a variety of adventure programs for older youth who crave mobility and want to get into more advanced outdoor experiences. Read up on your next adventure by clicking below:

Pre-Arrival Leader's Meeting

June 8th, 2023

"A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the classroom"
Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of the World Scouting Movement

Still not registered?

Or reach out to the Camping Department by emailing or by calling 443-573-2523