Every one knows what Summer Camp is … well, Winter Camp is a four day version of this week-long adventure! Scouts are out of school for the holidays, bored and looking for something to do. Winter Camp offers merit badge instruction and other Scouting adventures.

While it may be cold up north, December is a great time of the year to enjoy Florida in the outdoors. And there are NO MOSQUITOES! Days are still warm enough to take advantage of most of Sand Hill’s quality programs. Arts and Sciences, Climbing, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Skills are some of the other areas to enjoy during Winter Camp.

We also offer Seminole Trail, a first year camper program, for your newest Scouts. This program helps Scouts advance towards First Class rank, and increases retention for your unit.

When: Dec. 27—30, 2017

Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613

Save your Scouts and parents money, by getting your leaders trained!  The Trained Leader Discount allows everyone in your unit a $20 discount on the youth registration fees shown and a $10 discount on adult registration fees shown, if at least 80% of your current registered leaders are “Trained” according to the BSA National database on the day you register for Winter Camp. If your unit qualifies for the Trained Leader Discount, contact Council Training Chair Earl Richardson for instructions.

Fees: $155 for youth, $60 for all adults. Youth fees include the costs includes meals, program fees, and a patch. Adult fees include meals. After Dec. 1, a late fee of $25 per participant will be added to their total registration fee.

Note: Participants must bring their own tents. No tents will be provided.

Note: If your troop is not coming to Winter Camp, individual Scouts can come as a provisional camper. Leadership and supervision will be provided. Venturing Crews are also welcome to attend Winter Camp and experience climbing, rappelling, shooting sports, kayaking and COPE.

New Lifeskills Merit Badges for Winter Camp!

  • Fire Safety
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Home Repairs
  • Safety
  • Traffic Safety
  • Woodwork

Please see Leaders’ Guide, in the Resources section below, for more details.





Questions? Please contact Matt Anderson, Program Specialist, by email or phone, (813) 872-2691 ext. 117.


Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated September 14, 2018

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Aaron Pickle

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