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.
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Video highlights Camp Tuscazoar's mountain biking trails
Meet the Kotlar sisters and check out how they take advantage of Camp Tuscazoar's Mountain Bike Trails. For more information on the mountain biking trails at Camp Tuscazoar, visit the Dirt Line Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheDirtline/.
Details posted for Adventure Race and Junior Adventure Race on July 20
Rugged adventure awaits in our 2019 Adventure 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. And we're offering our Junior Adventure Race again this year as well. Registration is now open.
December newsletter discusses Gold Rush, DDW, project updates and more
In our December 2018 BREEZE newsletter, read about the upcoming Gold Rush and Dover Dam Weekend events, learn more about the latest projects at camp, and get a recap of our Pig Weekend and Mutty Paws events. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
2019 Dover Dam Weekend to offer Animal Science Merit Badge
The 2019 Dover Dam Weekend will once again provide the backdrop for scouts to explore Animal Science. Participants will take a deep dive into another scientific topic. Animals are an integral part of our daily lives, whether it’s supplying us with food and clothing, providing us with recreational activities and companionship, or working with and for us in countless ways. Watch as additional details are posted.
Camp begins fundraising campaign to restore the stockade entrance
The time has come once again to restore this symbol of Camp Tuscazoar. The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation is hoping to construct another stockade, complete with a crossover bridge, in time for the camp’s 100th anniversary in 2020. This will be a grassroots campaign. For more information, click here.
Restoration of Eagle Walk nearly complete; Eagle Bricks still available
If you've visited Camp Tuscazoar in the past few months, you may have noticed that the bricks from our Eagle Walk in front of the museum had been removed. The Eagle Walk renovation will be finalized soon. For more info and photos on this project, or options to order an Eagle Brick, click here.
Information posted for 2019 Gold Rush Competition
Snow and cold are on the way, which means we're approaching another Gold Rush! The 2019 Gold Rush Competition will once again require the use of: SKILL + ENDURANCE + STRATEGY & LUCK to determine an overall winner for the competition. What will this year's theme be? Join us and find out! We've been at capacity the last few years, so plan to sign up early.
2019 Camp Tuscazoar calendar of events posted; Adventure Race planned for July
The dates for our 2019 events at Camp Tuscazoar are now posted. The camp will host its annual Tuscazoar Adventure Race in July, and an American Heritage Merit Badge weekend is planned for October. Watch for further details on this and all of our 2019 events as they are finalized.
Roof project complete on Kimble Dining Hall
A new steel roof has been added to the Kimble Dining Hall. The cost of a metal roof is almost the same as shingles and a metal roof will last much longer. This new roof should last the Foundation for more than 50 years. We are extremely grateful to those organizations that helped fund this project with their generous donations.
Camp Tuscazoar offers 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.
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.
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!