Camp Decorah Summer Camps

The Gateway Area Council offers many outdoor long-term camps for Scouts of all ages and ranks, from a beginner kindergarten Cub Scout to a Boy Scout about to earn his Eagle. 

Attend Summer Camp at Camp Decorah in 2021!

2021 Program Booklets
      Cub Scout
      Scouts BSA


Note:  All Campers (youth and adult) must complete a 14-day pre-arrival health screening including a daily temperature check.  Forms must be turned in at check-in. Health Pre-Screen Form found here

Click on any heading to learn more about each Summer Camp Offering:

Cub Scout Resident Camp

An overnight camp for Cub Scouts that will be a Tiger Scout, Wolf, Bear, or Webelo in the fall.   Each group will work on rank advancements specific to their rank while having fun and enjoying everything that Camp Decorah has to offer.  All meals are provided for this very affordable event that will be led by our Camp Decorah staff.


Cub Scout Webelos Camp

Every summer, Webelos can attend a themed summer camp at Camp Decorah. The camp includes 3 full, exciting days of camp activities, shooting sports, nature, and swimming.  Activities feature the core components of Cub Scout programs, and help Scouts to transition from Cub Scouts into Scouts BSA. New adventures and themes are created for the event every year.


Cub Scout Week Long Day Camp

In August, five days of day camp awaits your Scout. Cub Scouts and sibings welcome, for 5 full, exciting days of camp activities, shooting sports, nature, swimming, and special guests. A themed camp full of fun. Options for single days, busing, siblings, and more. Your Scouts will talk you ear off with all they did that day until they fall asleep on the way home.



Scouts BSA: Resident Summer Camp

This week-long camp is held at the majestic Camp Decorah during the summer where members of Scouts BSA can work on advancement or merit badges.  We have great programs for everyone, whether a first year Scout or an older Scout that is looking for something different.  

First year Scouts can participate in our Brown Sea program, while other members of their Troop can work on merit badges in the many areas that Camp Decorah has.  For the Scout that is at least 14 years of age, we have the Peak of Adventure!  

During their 7 day 6 night stay at Camp Decorah, scouts can participate in events at our Shooting Range, Climbing Tower, Zip Line, C.O.P.E. course, pool, waterfront, handicraft, or outdoor skills areas.   All of these activities are led by high-energy, trained Camp Decorah staff.


Scouts BSA: National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training is the pinnacle of Boy Scout training for youth. Every Troop deserves youth leaders that are trained and prepared for the responsibilities they face. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what leaders must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the team goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. A constant refrain of NYLT is “if you can see it, you can be it.”

Some of the skills in the course, in addition to leadership, are problem solving, making ethical decisions, valuing people and contributions, and many more.


Scouts BSA: 3-Day Brownsea Base Camp

Great camp for First Year scouts.  Scouts will utilize all areas of camp related to Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class.  Visit specific program areas to complete requirements for advancement, such has Aquatics, for water rescues and BSA swim test requirements.  Visit Scoutcraft to work on knots and knife safety.


Scouts BSA: Summer Merit Badge Days

Too much to do at summer camp, didn't have time for your favorite Merit Badge?  Come for our single day Merit Badge Day, Spend the day on a camp or Eagle required Merit Badge.  Attend 1 day or come to all 3!  Combine your Merit Badge Day with an Adrenaline Rush Camp. See attached merit badge days class offerings.