Experience the difference

As the largest council-owned scout reservation in the US, the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation encompasses 17,500 acres of pristine woodlands and rivers, with over a hundred miles of hiking trails deep in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Choose your week

Five traditional camp weeks starting week 1 on June 16, 2024, week 2 on June 23, week 3 on June 30, week 4 on July 7, and week 5 on July 14.


Select your programs

Between Base Camp Powhatan, Claytor Lake Aquatics Base, Blue Ridge Mountaineer, and high-adventure camps High Knoll, Canoe the New, and New River Adventure, our programs are tailor-made for scouts of all ages!


Start planning your adventure

Whether it is preparing for the cool mountain mornings or even honing your putting skills for the Powhatan Downs Golf Tournament, being prepared will turn your week from good to great!

Why choose us?

Gorgeous Weather!

Fall asleep to the whipporwill serenade in the cool, fresh mountain air. With summer highs in the 80's and lows in the 50's, days are perfect for swimming and nights make for the best sleep you'll ever have!


There's always room for seconds! At BRSR's summer camping programs, we offer Appalachian hospitality at its finest with catered family-style dining. Home-style cookin' and heapin' helpings at every meal!


As the largest Council-owned camp in the US, with over 16,000 acres to explore among three base camps and four high-adventure camps, there is a program for every scout of every age and experience level


With over 80 miles of trail on our reservation and only 20 miles from the nearest Appalachian Trail trailhead, the BRSR is perfect for Philmont shakedowns, earning the 50-Miler Award, or a family weekend getaway

Rank Up!

Merit Badges! Merit Badges! Merit Badges! Robust catalog of Merit Badge offerings, including the Eagle's Nest -specifically for Eagle-required badges and Brown Sea Island for first-year campers


Full days of scheduled programming and evenings tailored to showcase program areas: Nature Show, Open Shoot, Waterfront's Beach Party, Handicraft Art Show- there is ALWAYS more fun to be had!

Something For Everyone

BRSR Summer Camping Programs

Shelby’s Dream

Shelby’s Dream

Little Laurel

Fayette Station


Claytor Lake

Year Round Camping Opportunities

The Blue Ridge Scout Reservation provides camping opportunities all year long for our scouting units, as well as for families and groups. Come hike our trails, work on unit advancement, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery! BRSR has the perfect accommodations for you!

Facility Rentals

Come one, come all! Whether you are looking for a Corporate Retreat space, or for the perfect backdrop for a wedding or family or class reunion, the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation invites you to come enjoy all that our property has to offer.

Brownsea Island

Created in the spirit of the original Brownsea Island Camp established by Lord Baden-Powell, BSI is the nation’s premier first-year camper program.

Working together in the patrol method, BSI participants will learn essential scouting skills to give them a positive and lasting start in the scouting program.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell

Scouter / 1st Chief Scout / Lieutenant-General

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Be The Difference Maker

Imagine a summer job where making an impact on the lives of youth from across the country is a regular occurrence.  The Blue Ridge Scout Reservation is one of the nation’s premier youth-serving camps, instilling character, and teaching leadership skills for generations. 

If you have a passion for working with youth and want a fun and engaging summer job, apply today!

Ways to Volunteer!

Wilderness Camp Crew

Help us in making the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation a better place to camp and enjoy the Scouting Experience!

Membership in the Wilderness Camp Crew is open to all!  


The Campmaster program focuses on providing in and off-season programs and oversight to camp staff and to units camping on the Reservation. 

Between Weekend Warriors, Specialty Weekends, and New Troop Weekends, Campmasters help keep the reservation and it’s visitors safe and supervised.

National Youth Leadership Training

Join us for this exciting and powerful program designed to provide members of Scouts BSA with the necessary leadership skills and experience they can use to leaf themselves and others throughout their lives.

This week-long outdoor experience (July 23-28, 2023) for Scouts who are 13 or older and are at least First Class represents a month in the life of a typical Scout unit.