ALERT: The northern road to camp has been closed indefinitely due to land slippage. Boy Scout Road, between SR 212 and the camp entrance, has been
closed to vehicle traffic. The southern route to camp via SR 416 remains open. Click here to view a map.
Ohio's Most Historic Camp
"By the Tuscarawas waters, near the town of Zoar;
Lies the place our hearts hold dearest, our Camp
-From the Tuscazoar Hymn
Camp Tuscazoar was founded almost 100 years 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.
6066 Boy Scout Rd. NE
Dover, Ohio 44622-7541 330-859-2288
NOTE: Online maps may show the camp in an incorrect location, or may show Old Zoarville Road as a through street.
Click here for an accurate map.
Annual Spooktoberfest to feature games, movie and pumpkin splatting, Oct. 13-15
Camp Tuscazoar’s annual Spooktoberfest will be held October 13-15, and will include two breakfasts, an event patch, trailside games, campsite trick-or-treating and a contest to see who can build the best pumpkin splatting device! This event is open to all troops and groups.
August news posted: credit cards now accepted for reservations; a former staffer returns
In our August 2017 BREEZE newsletter, read about plans for the fall Pig Gig, how credit cards can be used for camping reservations, and the return of a Tuscazoar staffer alum last fall. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
Scouts can earn the Historic Trails Award at the Pig Gig campout, Sept. 8-10
Camp Tuscazoar lies in close proximity to the historic sites of nearby Zoar Village and Fort Laurens, and the Ohio and Erie Canalway trail. Give your scouts the chance to earn the BSA Historic Trails Award, while they learn more about their history, do some hiking, and contribute to the one or more of these sites. Watch our 2017 Pig Gig page for more details.
Good food! Good fun! Make plans now to attend our 2017 Pig Roast, Sept. 9 & 10
Camp Tuscazoar’s annual Pig Roast fundraiser will be held September 9 and 10, and will feature a delicious roast pork and chicken dinner along with homemade desserts. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets at the door will remain at $15 for adults/$5 for children. We hope to see you there!
Next Heritage Trail hikes scheduled for Aug. 26, Sept. 23
Join us for a guided tour of Camp Tuscazoar's historic sites and learn more about the area's rich history. These free public tours are historic in nature and link the camp to places in the local area that date back to before the Revolutionary War. Please check our website to confirm the hike date before you come to camp. Unforeseen changes are possible. Our next hikes are scheduled for August 26 and September 23
Register for our upcoming Tuscazoar Adventure Race on August 19
In 2017, Camp Tuscazoar will host its first Adventure Race. A rugged adventure awaits in this 17-mile, action-packed race. The course will include a running, paddling and mountain biking. We've posted some information along with a request for volunteer assistance. For the latest information and registration, visit: https://registration.verticalrunnerrm.com/events/tuscazoar-adventure-race-01132017129
2017 Camp Tuscazoar calendar of events now posted; Adventure Race joins 2017 lineup
The dates for our 2017 events at Camp Tuscazoar are now posted. This year, the camp will host its first Tuscazoar Adventure Race in August. This event will feature canoeing, biking and running. Watch for further details on this and all of our 2017 events as they are finalized.
Thanks to more grants and donations, work continues on Hoover Lodge
The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation has been awarded grants from The Timken Foundation of Canton and The Haman Family Foundation of Dover for the replacement of windows and doors at Hoover Lodge. This follows grant awards from The Stark Community Foundation, the Hoover Foundation and the Reeves Foundation and individual donations that helped fund a new metal roof. The project is well underway. View the latest photos of our progress!
Camp Tuscazoar launches online reservation program for cabins and campsites
Would you like to be able to see if a cabin, tent site, RV site or adirondack is open for your group’s camping weekend? Would it make it easier to have that information within seconds? If so, then you will want to sign up for the camp’s new online reservation program. Go to our Camping Reservations page for more details.
Question: Does the camp provide firewood for lodges or campsites?
The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation does not furnish firewood for buildings or campsites. For years, campers have practiced the courtesy of leaving at least one night's worth of firewood for the next group. Recently, some groups have disregarded this practice, leaving empty wood racks behind. We encourage campers to be courteous and either leave wood, cut wood, bring wood, or split wood while in camp. Wood may also be available for purchase at camp. Please contact the camp to confirm wood availability prior to your arrival.
New roof and doors installed on Stone Memorial Lodge
Thanks to your contributions, the Stone Lodge has a new roof and doors. Click here to see the photos. Looking for a place to host a graduation party, a family reunion or a wedding reception? The Stone Memorial Lodge may be the answer!
Signs of the Times DVD offers glimpse of Camp Tuscazoar in the mid-1980s
The Signs of the Times DVD captures the ending of Camp Tuscazoar and the beginning of Seven Ranges Scout Reservation. Featuring footage shot in 1985, 1986 and 1987, this DVD offers a look back at daily life at Camp Tuscazoar in the mid-1980's and captures both the sadness and excitement as the Buckeye Council prepared for its historic move to a new camp. Available for a $10 donation.
Two new Camp Tuscazoar T-Shirts now available
Two new Camp Tuscazoar T-shirts are now available to help you keep the spirit burning! The "Go Take a Hike" T-Shirt features the "Go Take a Hike" theme next to a hiking boot imprint with the word "Tuscazoar" embedded in it. The "I Hiked Icky's Trail T-Shirts features the Icky's Trail logo with "I Hiked Icky's Trail" printed below. Both are available in a variety of sizes and colors.
Sunday Night Vespers on Pioneer Point DVD now available
Sunday Night Vespers at Pioneer Point was begun in the 1930's by Council Executive George Deaver and was continued by Robert Hahn, longtime Scoutmaster of Troop 34. Since those early days, thousands of Scouts have had the privilege of sitting for a brief time on that old Indian lookout, learning about our heritage. This DVD records the traditional talk given by Mr. Hahn for more than two decades at Pioneer Point. Learn more!
Make a contribution to Camp Tuscazoar
The Story of Buckeye Council, 1916- 2005 DVD can be yours if you help support Camp Tuscazoar. We want you to see and share this magnificent collection of images. Many have never seen before by most folks. We want you to feel the paths as Scouts long passed trod them, carving them into the hillsides of Camp Tuscazoar, Camp Buckeye, and Seven Ranges. It's not sold anywhere. Learn more!