KEEP THE SPIRIT BURNING At Ohio's Most Historic Camp


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. Large numbers of weekend campers, hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders visit throughout the year.

NOTICE: On the weekend of May 27-29, 2022, the central camp section of Camp Tuscazoar will be closed from 5 p.m. on Friday until noon on Sunday since it is being rented by a group. Central camp covers the area where most of the building are located: from the stockade to the dining hall, from the shower house to Troop 5 cabin. The hiking and biking trails that go around the central camp area will be open.

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3-Hour Score-O

Join us for a challenging Score Style orienteering course with a 3-hour time limit. The runner’s goal is to amass as many points as possible within the 3-hour time limit. This event will be great practice for the Camp Tuscazoar Adventure Race in July.

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Hoofs & Hounds

Bring your pup for a hike and scavenger hunt, visit with pet business vendors, vets and trainers. Meet rescue pups and pamper your dog with a new bandanna, collar or treats. Visit the ponies and petting zoo! Tour a horse trailer with camping living quarters and more!

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River Sweep/Merit Badge Day

Camp Tuscazoar’s first Mini-River Sweep and Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge Day will be held May 21. This event will be held in partnership with Rural Action, a membership-based non-profit that helps empower communities to value and take ownership of our environment, economy and community. The general public and Scouts are invited to participate.

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Running with my Gnomies

Running with My Gnomies is a 25k and 50k through the hills of Camp Tuscazoar. Not only will you get to run with your Gnomies (Friends) you will also run with Gnomes! As you run along the course look for the gnomes of Tuscazoar. There are many of them hiding among the rocks and trees of the Camp Tuscazoar forest.

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Adventure Race

Rugged adventure awaits in this action-packed race. Run, paddle, trek, mountain bike and orienteer! Navigate your way around Camp Tuscazoar, the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Tuscarawas River. Team up with friends or tackle the challenge solo. Racers will cover more than 16 miles over the rugged and beautiful terrain of northern Tuscarawas County.

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2022 Event Schedule

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 several new events as well. Watch this page as we begin to post information on each individual event.

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Centennial Trail

As part of Camp Tuscazoar’s centennial celebration, a collection of 100 historic sites throughout camp were identified and marked with a unique sign. The trail now features new metal signs and posts, thanks to a generous grant from the Tuscarawas County CVB. Visitors are encouraged to hike to many or all of these sites to learn more about the camp’s rich history.

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Dry bags available

These rugged, nylon bags measure 13′ x 10.5″ and are called a “dry bag” because they are waterproof. The have a full top closure with a clip to attach it to your belt or backpack. Imprinted with the camp’s logo, they are available immediately.

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Federal officials tour mine

In March, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and other federal and state officials visited the Dessecker Mine area to learn more about the project and how a public/private partnership led to the successful reclamation of an abandoned coal mine.

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March Newsletter

In our jam-packed March 2022 BREEZE newsletter, read about our upcoming events: Maple Days, Dover Dam Weekend, River Sweep and Merit Badge, and the Adventure Race. We also highlight several recent activities and projects at camp, announce a new land acquisition, recap our recent Gold Rush competition and much more!

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Tuscazoar Composite Team

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 defending State Champions of the Ohio Mountain Bike League (Division B)! The team includes 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.

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Centennial Coin Sets Available

Now you can commemorate Camp Tuscazoar’s 100th year of service to youth with this display of our centennial coin collection. A limited quantity have been ordered, so they are only available while supplies last.

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Camp patch available

Put one of these new Camp Tuscazoar patches on your uniform, a ball cap or anywhere you want to “keep the spirit burning!” Measures approximately 4″ wide by 2.5″ high.

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Maple Syrup

Try our pure, old-fashioned maple syrup!

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.