Summer Camp


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2014 will be here before you know it.  Come and join the Llama family at Camp Lawton. Every Scout dreams of fun and adventure at summer camp. Since 1921 Camp Lawton has been bringing these dreams to life.

The mighty views of Tucson provide the dramatic backdrop for this full service camp. The camp includes usage of Rose Canyon Lake for canoeing and fishing, a trading post, a .22 rifle range (where we use air rifles per Forest Service Regulations), an archery range, photography, scoutcraft, handicraft and an ecology study center. For experienced campers, Lawton offers and a climbing program and a new mountain man area.

Far more important to a Scout than these wonderful facilities are the outstanding young men and women of the Lawton staff. The staff is the kind of older Scout that each camper will look up to and want to be like. They are trained at National Camp School to make every Scout feel special and give him a great camping experience.

Camp Lawton Aquatic Programs
First year campers can earn the Swimming merit badge. Second year Campers can earn the Life Saving Merit Badge. Scouts that have already earned these merit badges are encouraged to earn the BSA lifeguard Certificate or earn the Mile Swim award.
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We also have Canoeing on Rose Canyon Lake. The Catalina Council, BSA has been granted access to teach the Canoeing merit badge. Come learn how to use the “J” stroke and much, much more.
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Camp Lawton Shooting Sports
Join our National Camp School Trained Shooting Sports staff at Camp Lawton.  Come pull the trigger and learn how to shoot while earning the Rifle Shooting merit badge.  If you are not a sharp shooter, try your steady hand at the Archery merit badge.  Find out how to make an arrow and hit a bulls eye.

Camp Lawton Ecology Programs
If nature is calling you, stop by the Ecology center. We offer 10 merit badges: Reptile Study, Soil and Water Conservation, Environmental Science, Nature, Astronomy, Forestry, Weather, Fish and Wildlife, Geology, and Mammal Study. Mount Lemmon offers the best views of the sky above art show of shooting stars nightly. Do not get a neck cramp by only looking up; check below your feet for tracks of turkeys, skunks, and deer.  Come take the nature walk to complete your Second Class requirement or just for fun.  Do not miss out being 8,000 feet in the air with us.

Outdoor Skills
This area offers the Pioneering, Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, Camping, Geocaching,  and First Aid merit badges as well as instruction for Tenderfoot to First Class rank requirements. Our multiple camp orienteering “night-eye” courses are also based out of this area. This also includes our premier “Trail to First Class” program for newer scouts.

STEM/Eagle Quest
STEM focuses on merit badges such as Computers, Photography and Space Exploration. All the technology will be provided at little to no cost to the participants.

Once Scouts reach the rank of First Class, their climb to Eagle begins in earnest. Our Eagle Quest area is there to help them on their way by providing them guidance toward their Eagle rank as well as earning Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Citizenship in the Community, and the Communications Merit Badges.

For artistic and relaxation pursuits, Scouts may spend their time in the Handicraft area to learn skills such as Art, Basketry, Wood Carving, Leatherwork, Music, and Indian Lore.

Summer Camp Refund Policy

All fees are refundable/transferable with-in the current reservation until May 10th payment deadline of the year your unit attends camp.

Payment for camp is $250 per Scout and $75 per adult if paid in full by May 9, 2014.

Payment for camp is $275 per Scout and $75 per adult if paid after May 9, 2014.

After May 9, 2014, the full fee is charged as ‘a no show fee’ if your number is lowered. Fees paid above the first and second payment amounts is refundable only upon written request by unit leadership under the following conditions: (use Catalina Council refund form)

-Illness of the Scout prevents his attendance at camp

-Illness or death in the family

-If the family relocation makes camp attendance impossible

-If a Scout becomes ill, while attending camp and is sent home by the camp medical

personnel, the Scout shall be entitled to the pro-rated refund based on the fee minus the first and second payments