Atlanta Area Council Camps

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Allatoona Aquatics Base

Weekend Camping

Just north of Atlanta on Lake Allatoona in Woodstock, Allatoona Aquatics Base is 400 acres of lake-front property leased from the Army Corps of Engineers. This nearby camp is used throughout the year for weekend camping, day trips, and other Scout outings. Camp Allatoona is a primitive camp with very limited facilities. It is open to camping for Scouts BSA, Venturers and Cub Scouts. Reservations can be made through the council website.

Aquatic Merit Badge Programs

Allatoona Aquatics Base offer multiple aquatics activities! They offer Merit Badge Courses most Saturdays May through September. Registration for these classes open on January 15 yearly. With appropriate training your unit can also use the swimming area, check out canoes, kayaks, or rowboats.


Bert Adams Scout Camp

Bert Adams Scout Camp is a modern camping experience like nothing you’ve ever seen with best-in-class facilities like an air-conditioned dining hall, swimming pool, Internet connectivity and permanent platform tents, some even with electricity! Bert Adams Scout Camp is the perfect place for Cub Scout families to get their first taste of the true Scouting experience and for Scouts BSA to tackle a unique and exciting outdoor program.

Scouts at Bert Adams Scout Camp can choose from several different programs, all delivered by top-notch staff. Bring your bike, a few buddies and experience one of the best camps for all youth in the South.

Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Scouts BSA Summer Camp is the highlight of the Troop’s program year. Hundreds of Scouts gather for a week to earn Merit Badges, play games, swim, hike, climb, boat and more. Every Scout should attend Summer Camp, as it is the truest embodiment of the promise of Scouting.

Scouts BSA Winter Camp

For 5 days and 4 nights in December, Scouts BSA and Venturers will have the opportunity to camp and play at one of America’s premier camps. Our Winter Camp will introduce unique programs and Merit Badges that are not available at either of our Summer Camps. Scouts can attend as a Troop or Crew, Patrol, or as an individual provisional Scout. We offer over 50 Merit Badges, games, Cracker Barrels, Yukon Quest (an epic Klondike Derby), Unique Adventure Programming and Campfires.

Cub Scout Summer Overnight Weekend Camp

The signature Cub Scout Overnight Camp is a three day and two night weekend camping experience for Cub Scouts and their families. Arrow of Light Scouts have the option to sign up for the Outback Adventure where they will learn skills just for them. Sessions are in July, starting Friday at 1 PM to Sunday at 8 PM.

Cub Scout Summer STEM and Shooting Sports Camp

STEM & Shooting Sports Camp is a three day and two night camp for youth 8 - 10 years old. Youth will be accompanied by a parent, or Den leadership. Sessions are in July, Monday 10 AM - Wednesday 8 PM.


Woodruff Scout Camp

You’ll never forget your summer of fun and adventure at Woodruff! Scouts will spend their mornings knocking out Merit Badge requirements at our world-class waterfront, nature center or shooting ranges. In the afternoon, Scouts and troops have the opportunity to take on adventure challenges like climbing and rappelling, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, shooting sports, ga-ga ball and a variety of aquatic activities. Campfires, movie nights, horseback rides, Vespers and spoof badge sessions fill the twilight hours before taps closes out another great day of camp.

As one of the strongest Summer Camp programs in the BSA, Woodruff hosts campers from across the country every summer during eight weeks of Scouts BSA Resident Camp. Our friendly staff members are trained and motivated to ensure that every Scout and Leader enjoys a quality program and makes lasting memories during their visit.

Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Woodruff offers over 60 Merit Badges and dozens of activities and programs to give your Troop the summer camp experience of a lifetime. Older Scouts can work towards Eagle with our 11 Eagle Required Merit Badge classes or participate in a specially designed program such as Woodruff Xtreme or White Water Challenge. Merit Badges include Swimming, Canoeing, Chess, Small Boat Sailing, Motor Boating, Rifle Shooting, Archery, Welding, Salesmanship, Climbing and more.

Mountaineer (First Year Camper Program)

First-year Scouts BSA campers will learn the fundamentals of Scouting in the Mountaineer program, which covers many of the requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Ranks.

Whitewater Rafting / Horseback Riding

Every Scout that comes to Woodruff gets to experience a Whitewater Rafting trip on either the Ocoee or Nantahala Rivers or a horseback ride included in their camp fee. These fun-filled afternoons on the river are guided by professional river trek guides who will teach Scouts the basics of rafting and ensure the trip is safe and exciting for everyone. Horseback rides are supported by experienced wranglers.


Year-Round Camping Opportunities

Allatoona Aquatics Base, Bert Adams Scout Camp and Woodruff Scout Camp are all open to weekend camping from Mid-August through the end of April. To reserve space for a weekend event please login to your Unit Tentaroo account and select Facilities.

Many units and Districts host camporees, Webelos Woods, family camps, training events and weekend campouts at any one of our three Council camps. We have year-round restroom facilities and numerous shelters to support your activity. Your Unit can choose a day trip to the nearby location, or just kick back and enjoy the fishing at any one of our beautiful lakes.


Day Camp Locations and Dates

District camps offer programs full of shooting sports, crafts, games, woodworking activities and friends. All camps are nationally accredited and staffed by trained volunteers to be a safe and fun activity for your family.

2023 District Cub Scout Day and Twilight Camp! | June-July

Day Camp is a District Run Event for Cub Scouts who will be in 1st-5th grade starting in the Fall of 2023. This event focuses on fun, relevant activities such as shooting BB’s, archery, sports, games, crafts, learning new skills and advancement opportunities as well as making new friends. Scouts can attend any District’s camp which typically are between 4-5 days long and are held during the summer at varying times. For a successful Day Camp, many parent volunteers are needed.


Appalachian Trail Day Camp Twilight Hickory Flat Fellowship, Canton June 6 - 10
Foothills Day Camp Daytime Marietta First UMC, Marietta June 21 - June 24
Hightower Trail Day Camp Daytime Chamblee First UMC, Chamblee June 6 - 10
Northern Ridge Day Camp Twilight Wills Park Equestrian Center, Alpharetta May 31 - June 2
Phoenix Day Camp Daytime Westminster Schools, Atlanta July 19 - 23
Pickett’s Mill Day Camp Daytime Bethany Christian Church, Dallas June 13 - 16
Silver Comet Day Camp Daytime Kennesaw UMC, Kennesaw June 13 - 16
Soapstone Ridge Day Camp Twilight Stronghold Christian Church, Lithonia June 23-25
Southern Crescent Day Camp Daytime Woodward Academy, Atlanta June 7-10
Southwest Atlanta Day Camp Daytime John Hope Community Center, Atlanta June 7-10
Yellow River Day Camp Daytime Elks Aidmore, Conyers July 16