Provisional Camping is the opportunity for a Scout to attend a week of summer camp without their home troop. Participants will be housed in tented sites with other Scouts from across the council. Leadership for these units are provided by older staff members. Scouts will have the same opportunities to earn merit badges and participate in programs as if they were with their troops. Scouts are welcome to attend as provisional campers during any week of the summer.
What is Provisional Camping?
Provisional Camping is an opportunity for an individual Scout to experience a full week of summer camp without having to come with their Troop or parent/guardian. At Ten Mile River Scout Camps Scouts can join a provisional troop at Camp Keowa, attend a specialty program week, or can join in with a troop for a week.
How does Provisional Camping Work?
TMR operates several specialty camp opportunities that summer camp.
Is this the Same Camp Experience?
Scouts will work on merit badges, rank advancement, first year camper programs, Older-Scout programs, or any other activities offered during summer camp operation.
What if a Scout Already Attended a Camp?
Provisional camping is also a chance for a Scout to experience a second week of camping… whether to finish merit badges, or just enjoy the fun and adventure of the outdoor program.
❂ Individual Camping Options: Specialty Camps
Eagle Camp: “The Trail to Eagle is steep, but understanding it makes the climb more direct.” This is the ultimate camp for advancement and Scouting knowledge. A trained program staff will provide goal setting and leadership development in an intensive program with emphasis on advancement. Additional badges required for Eagle Scout will be offered at this camp, plus in-depth information about service projects, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), and other important details needed for earning the highest award in Scouting.
Who: First Class Scouts, at least 13 years old or have completed the 7th grade, with a leadership position in their troop
When: Weeks 1-5 at Camp Keowa, Week 4 at Camp Ranachqua and Week 6 at Camp Aquehonga
How Much: $550 (If paid in full by April )
This camp is for Scouts who thirst for adventure. Participants will go on a whitewater river trip, mountain boarding, zip-line, Indian Cliffs natural face rappelling, mountain biking, ATV overnighter, explore a “ghost camp”, go waterskiing and tubing, day hikes to cool out- posts, and more!
Who: Participants must be at least 13 years old or have completed the 7th grade, with a leadership position in their troop
When: Week 4 at Camp Keowa
How Much: $550 (If paid in full by April 1st) plus $32 for a day on the Delaware River
SCUBA Adventure Camp:
If you’ve always wanted to view the world from below the sur- face of the water this camp is for you! The course will include PADI Open Water Diver Certification, off-site transportation, and four open water dives; all program supplies and materials will be supplied. An optional package is available for $175 for personal fins, snorkels, booties, and mask. Limited to the first 16 participants to register; must have at least 8.
Who: Youth who are at least 134 years old or Adults and anxious for adventure. Must already have Swimming merit badge and be able to pass the BSA Swimmer test (Additional swimming with mask and snorkel will apply).
When: Weeks 2 and 5 at Camp Keowa
How Much: $650 flat fee (discounts do not apply). Pre-registration is required. Note: An additional medical form will be required to participate.
BSA Lifeguard Camp:
Participants will have the opportunity to become a certified BSA lifeguard and will earn Lifesaving merit badge and may also work on Rowing merit badge or Snorkeling BSA. Participants will also receive training in Red Cross CPR and AED and first aid.
Who: For Scouts BSA and Venturers who are 15 years old and up. Participants must be able to pass the BSA Swimmer test to enter the program.
When: Week 4 at Camp Ranachqua
How Much: $550 (If paid in full by April 1st).
Shooting Sports Camp:
This camp is for Scouts who want to learn more about the safety and use of firearms. Participants will have the ability to do Cowboy Action Shooting, Action Archery, .22 Rifle, .20 Shotgun,.50 Muzzle Loading Rifle, BB Guns, Tomahawk throwing, hand guns… and more!
Who: Participants must be at least 13 years old When: Week 3 at Camp Keowa
How Much: $550 (If paid in full by April 1st)
The Camp Ranachqua DIY 9-5 program aims to develop hands-on skills and greater understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.
Scouts will be introduced to practical applications with a balanced focus on both Do It Yourself fixes and career skills. Opportunities for merit badges will include: Welding, Plumbing, Automotive Maintenance, Robotics, Composite Materials, Digital Technology and Electronics.
Who: All Scouts BSA and Venturers 14 and up or completed the 8th grade When: Week 4 at Camp Ranachqua
How Much: $550 (If paid in full by April 1May 1st) – includes materials
Camp Lakeside at Family Camp: Scout families are invited to spend a week at Ten Mile River at beautiful Camp Lakeside at Family Camp on Lake Nianque. Swimming, boating, kayaking, mountain biking, crafts, archery, hikes and plain old family fun are just a few of the fun-filled activities. Quality time with your family is the greatest benefit. Join in Camp Lakeside at Family Camp pot-luck dinners, campfires, movies, and so much more.
Who: Scouting Families When: Weeks 0 – 6
How Much: $500 per week per cabin if paid in full by April 1May 1st; $700 after May