The Adventures of Camping-NCAC Style!
In the outdoors, youth have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe paths and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a youth as he or she learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature's unexpected circumstances.
NCAC provides three main camps for Scouts to use and explore. Cub Scouts can become familiar with the outdoors by attending themed regional Day Camps. Individual units at all levels (Packs, Troops, Crews) may camp overnight at Camp William B Snyder, which also hosts Cub World, a themed summer camp program for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers may attend Goshen Scout Reservation, which offers both classic summer camp programs and high adventure programs. Check out for all these camps and programs.
Cub Scout Day Camps
The National Capital Area Council's Regional Cub Scout Day Camps are themed, week-long camps for boys in grades 1 through 5 (Tiger Cubs through Webelos Scouts). The camps generally run Monday to Friday for one full week, beginning each morning at about 9:00 AM and ending in the afternoon, usually at 4 PM. Our Regional Day Camps run from the end of school in June through mid-August, and best of all...camps are held in your local communities! Activities vary from camp to camp, but usually range from traditional Scouting Games and Achievement opportunities to Archery and BB instruction, Handicrafts, Nature, Sports, Fishing, Swimming, and Outdoor Camp Skills.
All of our Cub Scout Day Camps are lead by trained Camp Directors and Program Directors who are certified by BSA's National Camping School. Each Day Camp location is inspected and certified by a Day Camp Visitation team approved by BSA. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and exciting program to all our campers each week.
The 350-acre Camp William B. Snyder, located in Haymarket, Virginia is the latest addition to the camping experiences offered by the National Capital Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America. Camp Snyder serves as a multi-functional camp that can meet the needs of Packs, Troops, Venture Crews, and other outside organizations looking to develop a partnership or enjoy a quality outdoor experience.
Choose from a wide variety of camping styles, including open field camping, Troop campsites using our platformed wall tents, and Modern Cabins with full kitchen and air Conditioning! Camp Snyder also features state-of-the-art facilities including an olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool with water slides, water basketball and volleyball areas, an air conditioned 500 person dining hall, and a COPE Course.
Goshen Scout Reservation
Goshen is the National Capital Area Council's long-term resident summer camp located on 4,800 acres in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. There are six separate camps positioned around the property along the shores of 450-acre Lake Merriweather. The Boy Scouts use three of the camps for troop camping, the Webelos Scouts use two of the camps for their activities, and the High Adventure crews, hiking in the back country, depart from the sixth camp, all during our 6-week summer camp season.
Each Scout and Venturer, depending on his or her age, size and interest, may participate in any of the following areas: Aquatics, Shooting Sports, Conservation, Scoutcrafts, Handicrafts, and High Adventure opportunities. In addition, Goshen Scout Reservation features the finest COPE Course and Climbing Tower anywhere, bouldering walls for Webelos Scouts, the best High Adventure Trek program this side of Philmont, a variety of unique options for program and food service at our Scout Base Camps, and special program features at each Scout camp!