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Camping

Cub Camp

 

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Boy Scout Camp

 

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Short-Term Camping

The Heart of Virginia council has a number of properties which provide opportunities for our scouting units to participate in short-term camping.  The properties support a range of camping styles, from large-scale events to leave-no-trace wilderness experiences.  These properties area available for use by any scouting unit, but reservations must be made in advance to ensure availability.

Camp S. Douglas Fleet

Camp S. Douglas Fleet is the short-term camping facility located on the Heart of Virginia Council Scout Reservation.  The camp has four designated camping area consisting of four campsites each that are available to units to use during the off-season for weekend campouts. The campsite feature firerings, latrines, picnic tables and a large covered shelter is available. The area is able to accomodate large numbers of campers.

For more detailed information, visit the Camp Douglas Fleet page.

Albright Scout Reservation

Albright Scout Reservation is a council owned, short-term camping facility located at 11301 Trents Bridge Road, 23838, in Chesterfield County on Lake Chesdin.

Camp Finley is designed to be used by individual Packs, Troops and Crews as a weekend camp. Vehicle access to all but the Wilderness Camping area is provided.

The Phillips Wilderness Camping Area is a Leave-No-Trace camping area on the east side of the power cut and limited vehicular access on the west side. There are three campsites on the west side that have fire rings but not latrines. There is also a camping area in the upper part of the Phillips area near the old back entrance.

For more detailed information, visit the Albright Scout Reservation page.

Camp Eagle Point

Located on Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake) in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Eagle Point is a short-term camping facility. It is used by individual units and districts for camporees. This beautiful piece of property is about 120 acres over three peninsulas and is leased from the Army Corps of Engineers.  There is a boat ramp just outside the property but no drinking water source so units must provide their own drinking water.  It is primitive in nature with only pit latrines.

For more detailed information, visit the Camp Eagle Point page.

Day Camps

The Heart of Virginia Council offers a number of day camp opportunities in different parts of the Council.  Scouts are encouraged to attend the camp (or camps) having the most convenient dates and location for his family.  Each camp is unique depending on the opportunities afforded by the venue and available staff, but all offer a fun, high quality camp experience at the same reasonable cost of $75.

For more detailed information about day camp opportunities in our council, visit the Day Camps page.

Tour Plans and Accident Insurance

Depending on the type of trip you are planning, it may be necessary to file a Tour Plan with council to record your intended trip and receive approval.  For more information about Tour Plans, such as when the are required and how to file one, visit the Tour Plan page.  Some camping destinations also require proof of accident insurance, which units within the Heart of Virginia Council are covered under a council-wide policy.   Please use this link to download proof of insurance.