Camp Tuscazoar was founded 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.
The local health department has given us permission to offer our cabins, campsites and RV sites for rental to individual family households and to groups of 10 or less. Maximum cabin occupancy is 10 campers per cabin. Each family or group will be responsible for social distancing while in camp, including at water hydrants and RV dump stations, and groups must disinfect all indoor flat surfaces prior to checkout. The camp will provide cleaning supplies. Cabins, campsites and RV sites can be reserved using our Tentaroo site. The camp is also open for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
We are planning to host our annual Maple Days breakfast on Oct. 17 & 18, 2020. Unfortunately, with the ban on large public gatherings announced in March, we had to postpone our Maple Days breakfast. If you have tickets from the March date, we will honor them at this event. Please watch our website for up-to-date information as everything this year is very fluid, but we remain hopeful that this will happen.
Scouts of all levels are invited to earn Radio Merit Badge. Almost all of requirements of the badge will be available during the day. All inclusive package is $15 per scout. Three amateur radio clubs from the area will be cooperating to teach Radio merit badge to Scouts. During the single-day event, Scouts will learn how something that’s been around over a hundred years has changed everyone’s lives. We will teach you the basics. Once that’s out of the way, it will be time for some fun!
Due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, this year’s Mutty Paws Hike has been canceled. Instead, the Mutty Paws lead organizers encourage Mutty Paws dog hikers to participate in Camp Tuscazoar’s Centennial Trail.
Throughout 2020, Camp Tuscazoar is celebrating its 100th anniversary. A wide variety of events, activities, commemorative items and other fun surprises will honor the fond memories, proud traditions and bright future of Camp Tuscazoar. Join us for a year of adventure and remembrance!
In our jam-packed August 2020 BREEZE newsletter, read about our upcoming Pig Roast and Maple Days events. We also recap several recent activities and projects at camp, take a look at our increasing numbers of visitors, provide an update on our stockade restoration project and much more!
We’ve posted an online form for memberships and donations. Now you can quickly and easily join the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation or send a donation to support our efforts.
We’re celebrating Camp Tuscazoar’s 100th anniversary in 2020! We’re now offering Centennial cups, Christmas ornaments, T-shirts, a “100 Years of Memories” oversized patch, Centennial caps, a Centennial hiking medallion, a Centennial patch and a hiking stick as well. Check them out!
Construction is nearly finished on our new stockade entrance! On March 20, the old stockade was removed. The foundation was completed by May 23. In July, workers began adding a stone exterior to the foundation. Now, the logs have been added, the doors have been hung and the crossover bridge has been installed.
As part of Camp Tuscazoar’s centennial celebration, a collection of 100 historic sites throughout camp have been identified and marked with a unique sign. During 2020, camp visitors are encouraged to hike to many or all of these sites to learn more about the camp’s rich history.
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.