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, 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.
New this year is 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.
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 8 merit badges: Reptile Study, Soil and Water Conservation, Environmental Science, Nature, Astronomy, Forestry, Weather and Mammal Study. MountLemmonoffers 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.
Summer Camp Staff
Apply to be one of us. Camp Lawton Staff offers you the chance to expand your knowledge of summer camp operations, get out of the heat, and help over 500 scouts earn a variety of merit badges. You can be all you can be by applying to be a part of the best camp staff in Southern Arizona. Start your adventure
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 $220 per Scout and $50 per adult if paid in full by May 10, 2013.
Payment for camp is $250 per Scout and $50 per adult if paid after May 10, 2013.
After May 10, 2013, 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
Week 1 (June 9-15) FULL
Week 2 (June 16-22) FULL
Week 3 (June 23-29) FULL
Week 4 (June 30- July 6) only approx. 10 spots available
Week 5 ( July 7-13) approx 70 spaces available
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2013 Leaders Guide
-Map to Camp (PDF)-
Map of Camp (PDF)-
Annual Medical Form
-Scoutmaster Schedule of Scouts
-Dietary Needs Form-
Daily Camp Schedule
Merit Badge Schedule
2013 Merit Badge List Prereq