Bear Paw Scout Camp

Summer Camp

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Pricing & Dates

2019 Season Pricing

Early Bird* Regular Price**
Deposit Per Youth (Due March 1st) TBD TBD
Youth (17 and Younger) $340 $375
Adult (18 and Older) $195 $230
Youth Attending a Second Week TBD TBD

*Early pricing is for individuals making full payment by May 1, 2019
** Regular pricing is for individuals making full payment May 2, 2019 or later

2019 Season Dates

Session One June 23 – 29, 2019
Session Two June 30 – July 6, 2019
Session Three July 7 – 13, 2019
Session Four July 14 – 20, 2019
Session Five July 21 – 27, 2019
Session Six July 28 – August 3, 2019

Activities @ Bear Paw Scout Camp

Handicraft Merit Badges

Handicraft Merit Badges

Art, Basketry, Communication, Inventing, Leatherworking, and Woodcarving Merit Badges.

Shooting Sports Merit Badges

Shooting Sports Merit Badges

Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery Merit Badges.

Aquatics Merit Badges

Aquatics Merit Badges

Canoeing, Kayaking, Lifesaving, Rowing, and Swimming Merit Badges.

Outdoor Skills Merit Badges

Outdoor Skills Merit Badges

Camping, Climbing, Cooking, Cycling, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Fishing, Geocaching, Indian Lore, Search & Rescue, and Wilderness Survival Merit Badges.

Ecology Merit Badges

Ecology Merit Badges

Archaeology, Environmental Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forestry, Gardening, Mammal Study, Nature, Oceanography, Reptile & Amphibian Study, and Weather Merit Badges.

STEM Merit Badges

STEM Merit Badges

Architecture, Astronomy, Chemistry, Chess, Engineering, Space Exploration, and Sustainability Merit Badges.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Adventure in and around the natural beauty of our camp.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Learn the fundamentals of kayaking on flat water before advancing to the whitewater course on the river.

Paddle Boarding

Paddle Boarding

This is a challenging and fun activity! Learn how to properly use a stand-up paddle board and enjoy the lake in an entirely new way.

Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater Kayaking

Scouts can kayak down the scenic Wolf River being guided by our America Canoeing Association certified staff.

ATV

ATV

Scouts 14 or older having completed the Wisconsin DNR online safety course ($29.50) can sign up to participate in the ATV Program. There is an additional fee of $60 total for this exciting program at camp.

COPE

COPE

Work on team building skills at the low element COPE Course or take an afternoon to participate in the camp’s high level, fun team building experience.

Bike Treks

Bike Treks

Camp has a number of trail networks that you can explore while taking in your surroundings.

Canoe Treks

Canoe Treks

Paddle the scenic waterways around our camp.

Hiking Treks

Hiking Treks

Hike a number of trails surrounding camp and enjoy the scenery!

Climbing Tower

Climbing Tower

Scouts have the opportunity to climb using our climbing tower.

Climbing: Natural Rock

Climbing: Natural Rock

Scouts have the opportunity to climb a live 75-foot rock face.

Tomahawk Throwing

Tomahawk Throwing

Under the supervision of trained camp staff, Scouts learn to throw a tomahawk into a target.

Blob

Blob

The Blob is part trampoline, part catapult, and all fun! All participants must have passed the BSA swimmer’s test.

Geocaching

Geocaching

In your free time, explore the camp on a hunt for hidden treasures.

Sustainability Garden

Sustainability Garden

Come visit the gardens, see how our solar panel works, take part in our irrigation challenge, take a peek into a real, operating beehive and bottle your own honey and more!

Mile Swim

Mile Swim

Over the course of your week, swim a mile in our lake.

Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

Learn how to open our hives and collect, filter, and bottle honey.

Order of the Arrow Callout

Order of the Arrow Callout

Scouts and Scouters that have been selected to the Order of the Arrow will be called-out and recognized.

Tubing

Tubing

Take a relaxing tube trip down the scenic Wolf River.

Log Rolling

Log Rolling

Try to see how long you can stay up on our rolling logs.

Cowboy Action Shooting

Cowboy Action Shooting

Scouts will shoot a rifle, pistol, and shotgun under the supervision of our NRA certified staff. They will be shooting from a western store front.

First Year Camper Program

First Year Camper Program

Our first year camper program helps Scouts with skills required for Scout Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. This program will also help orientate them to camp and the programs it has to offer.

Adult Training

Adult Training

While at camp, adults can complete leader specific and supplemental training.

Fishing

Fishing

Try your luck to see what kind of fish you can catch in our gorgeous lakes.

Your Support Team

The Bear Paw Experience

Grow Your Scouting Adventure.

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Bear Paw Lake 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Mountain, Wisconsin in the Nicolet National Forest, Bear Paw Scout Camp has a week-long resident summer camp for Boy Scouts. In addition to rustic campsites, Bear Paw has several permanent buildings supporting its program areas, a well-stocked trading post for snacks and memorabilia, a spacious chapel on a wooded point overlooking the water, a large and modern dining hall providing the camaraderie of communal meals, a lakeside fire circle for evening council fires and ceremonies, and a nine-hole disc golf course. Hiking trails range from short, in-camp jaunts to destinations such as Explorer Point to longer treks to Oconto County features such as Lost Mountain, Staff Mountain, and Waupee Falls. Marked cycling trails up to 50 miles (80 km) long cris-cross the peaceful forest roads in the vicinity of camp.

Contact Us

Reservations & Support Number: 920-734-5705

Reservations & Support Email: reservations@baylakescamps.org

Camp Phone Number: 715-276-6167

Camp Address:
14000 Bear Paw Lane

Mountain, WI 54149

Your Questions. Our Answers.

Can we complete our swim checks before we come to camp?

Bay-Lakes Council Camps only permit swim checks to take place in the lake at the camp in which your unit is attending. Units do have an option to arrange a swim check prior to their arrival at the camp’s lake. Arrangements must be made with the Camp Director in a timely fashion. Swim checks completed anywhere else besides the lake at the camp in which your unit is attending will not be valid.

What are the youth protection training requirements to attend Bear Paw Scout Camp's Resident Camp?

ALL ADULTS must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America and must have taken youth protection training prior to their arrival to camp. Camp management will collect youth protection training certificates during check-in. Unregistered adults and/or adults without a valid youth protection training certificate will not be permitted to enter the summer camp.

Does your camp accept any non-BSA medical/physical forms that are unexpired?

No. All participants, youth and adults, must turn in an official BSA medical with parts A, B, and C completed. Please note that a tetanus shot is also required to have been administered within the past 10 years. There is a religious exemption available for the tetanus shot. Please call our support team at 920-734-5705 to obtain a religious exception form.

Can siblings attend camp?

Unregistered siblings are not permitted to attend camp.

A Quality Experience

Bay-Lakes Council Camps meet and exceed standards set forth by the Boy Scouts of America, the American Canoe Association, and the National Rifle Association. Bear Paw Scout Camp receives annual accreditation as a Boy Scout Resident Camp.

Our Team

Each Bay-Lakes Council Camp has a trained and dedicated team running the camp. Key members of our camp staff are sent and receive certification from a National Camp School hosted by the Boy Scouts of America. All camp staff undergo at least a week and a half of training on customer service, program delivery, safety, and a wide range of other specialty topics. More than half of each camp’s staff is also certified in First Aid, CPR, & AED.

Join Our Team

As part of a team at a Bay-Lakes Council Camp, you’ll impact the lives of youth and adults as we deliver an exceptional program surrounded by the beauty of the woods of Wisconsin and Michigan. Individuals 14 and up can work at a Bay-Lakes Council Camp.

  • Competitive Seasonal Salaries
  • Free Room & Board
  • Internship Friendly
  • Paid Training for Key Positions
  • An Experience of a Lifetime