The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council has five camp properties that are available to our Scouting units.  You can reserve all of our properties through our online reservation system.

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Camp Alafia – Primitive Camping

Camp Alafia is a primitive camp near Lithia and east of Tampa in Hillsborough County. The property, located at 5453 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Lithia 33547, is bounded to the west by the Alafia River and contains several campsites beneath an oak canopy.

In 2012, the Council secured a grant that allowed the opening of the roads and nature trails. In addition, five more camp sites were opened up as well. The 500-acre camp is a primitive campground, ideally suited for Boy Scouts seeking a high adventure experience 30 minutes from south Tampa. Here, they can learn survival skills such as how to build lean-to shelters, eat off the land, and work together with others. With no potable water nor sanitary facilities, planning ahead is a must!

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Camp Brorein – Hillsborough County

Camp Brorein is the Council’s oldest camping facility. Situated on more than 80 acres of land, surrounded by two lakes and blessed by the shade of many Live Oak trees, Camp Brorein provides the ideal camping experience for all. The camp features bouldering, climbing and rappelling walls, a new waterfront area for lake swimming and boating plus a shooting sports range for BBs, slingshots and archery.

Other amenities include a full stocked trading post, new bathhouse facility, stage area with flag pole, a fire ring and an open air chapel. Camp Brorein Introduction Booklet

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Camp Soule – Pinellas County

Camp Soule is comprised of 53 acres of pristine wilderness, located in the heart of Clearwater.  It offers protected trees, wildlife and beauty.  The camp has primitive campsites, Adirondacks, and a new Hammock site!  Camp Soule boasts a dining hall, chapel, trading post, field sports, bb and archery range, a zero depth walk-in swimming pool and a campfire ring.  Camp Soule is used for short-term camping, family camping, training, day camps and various other activities.

Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation – Polk County

The 677-acre camp is known for pristine wilderness and three clear spring-fed, natural lakes, so if it is swimming, boating or fishing – Flaming Arrow has a lake for that! Amenities include lake swimming, boating, climbing and rappelling and COPE courses.  It has a shooting sports facility that supports Archery, BBs, rifle, shotgun and pistol. There are several types of campsites to choose from including primitive sites to Adirondacks.  Most sites boast a bathhouse, running water, electricity and a screened pavilion.   There are several lodges, a trading post and a full dining hall on camp.

Flaming Arrow is the location for the Council’s resident  Summer Camp and Winter Camp programs.

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Sand Hill Scout Reservation – Hernando County

Sand Hill is the largest council camp with 1,300 acres.  The camp has 11 sites with pavilions, bathrooms, water and electric as well as 2 primitive sites.  It has an impressive shooting sports facility to include archery, rifle, shotgun and pistol.  The camp as swimming pool as well as a full dining hall.  Most sites have ample shade.  There is a boating area for canoeing. If you are looking for a camp with room to stretch your legs, Sand Hill is the camp for you.

Big Foot Wilderness Camp – Pasco County

Through an agreement with the State of Florida–Southwest Florida Water Management District, Big Foot Camp is available for Scouting units.  It is situated in a 30,000 acre wilderness preserve and has a 1,200 square foot cabin, with lights and indoor plumbing, two wood stoves for heating, an outdoor shower for Scout use, a troop campfire area, and patrol campsites.  There’s a 5-mile loop trail starting and ending at the cabin, which is perfect for completion of a second class 5-mile hike requirement.  This loop intersects with a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail extending approximately 25 miles in a northerly direction and 10 miles in a southerly direction.  Big Foot Camp offers a great camping and hiking experience in a rustic wilderness setting.

Note – Big Foot Wilderness Camp is only available to one unit at a time and is subject to blackout dates due to hunting season.  Reservations for Big Foot can only be taken after the hunting season blackout dates are set, so any reservation made more that 3 months out is not confirmed and is subject to being canceled or moved. 

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated June 4, 2020

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Jason Borton

Director of Camping and Scoutreach

Email | 813-624-9764