Camp Tuscazoar was founded more than a century ago by Scout leaders who recognized that the beauty and history of the land offered a valuable place for boys to learn, grow and become young men. Today, Camp Tuscazoar continues to serve scouts and other youth organizations under the guidance of the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, an Ohio non-profit corporation. Camp Tuscazoar remains a popular outdoor location, drawing large numbers of weekend campers and hikers each year.
We are excited to welcome the return of our Pig Gig Campout during our Pig Roast weekend, September 10-12, 2021. This year’s event will feature Indian Lore Merit Badge. Scouts will have the opportunity to learn about Indian culture, games played by Native Americans, songs they used in their ceremonies and many other details of their history.
Come and join us as we celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Enjoy a delicious mail of roast pork, BBQ chicken, parsley potatoes, corn, rolls and butter, applesauce, beverages, and assorted desserts. Now you can order your tickets online. All proceeds support the camp.
Scouts of all levels are invited to earn Signs, Signals & Codes Merit Badge. This merit badge covers several nonverbal ways we communicate: emergency signaling, Morse code, American Sign Language, braille, trail signs, sports officiating hand signals, traffic signs, secret codes and more. Most of the requirements of the badge will be available during the day.
Join us for another year of outdoor fun and adventure! We have activities planned for all ages, including our usual spring and fall fundraisers, and the return of summer Adventure Race. Watch this page as we begin to post information on each individual event.
As part of Camp Tuscazoar’s centennial celebration, a collection of 100 historic sites throughout camp were identified and marked with a unique sign. While the trail remains open, visitors are encouraged to hike to many or all of these sites to learn more about the camp’s rich history.
In our jam-packed August 2021 BREEZE newsletter, read about our upcoming Pig Roast, Pig Gig and Signs, Signals & Codes Merit Badge events. We also highlight several recent activities and projects at camp, recap one hiker’s experience on the Centennial Trail, discuss the John Burroughs Naturalist Award and much more!
Attention High School and Middle School Mountain Bikers: The Tuscazoar Composite (TZC) Team invites local boys and girls in grades 6-12 to join the first youth team based out of Camp Tuscazoar. The team will include student athletes from any school (or home school) in the area. Our central goal is for students to develop a strong body, mind and character through mountain biking.
Camp Tuscazoar is seeking a foreperson to head our maple syrup operation for the 2021-2022 season. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating our syrup. We do have a core group of volunteers to assist but, need a Foreperson to head the operation.
Put one of these decals depicting the camp’s new logo on your trailer, your car bumper or anywhere you want to “keep the Spirit burning!” Measures approximately 4″ wide by 3″ high.
Check out the latest mountain biking video shot on the trails at Camp Tuscazoar. The video was produced by local videographer Tyler King in conjunction with the Dirt Line. Several local riders spent five hours riding the camp’s trails in the process.
We hosted a dedication ceremony for our new stockade entrance on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the camp. We have constructed this stockade in such a manner that it will last for many years. We reused the original gate hardware to maintain the historic look. The crossover bridge will once again allow Scouts to use this structure for crossover ceremonies!
Since 2004, our old-fashioned maple syrup, produced here at Camp Tuscazoar, has been a big hit! Order some and try it out on your pancakes.