KEEP THE SPIRIT BURNING At Ohio's Most Historic Camp

ABOUT THE 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. Camp Tuscazoar remains a popular outdoor location, drawing large numbers of weekend campers and hikers each year.

WE'RE OPEN!

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.

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EVENTS

Maple Days

All are welcome to join us for a delicious pancake breakfast featuring old-fashioned maple syrup on March 20 & 21. Meals will be provided “take out” style this year, with socially distant picnic tables available for seating. Face masks are strongly recommended for the health and safety of all involved.

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2021 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 the return of summer Adventure Race. Watch this page as we begin to post information on each individual event.

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Dover Dam Day

Camp Tuscazoar will celebrate Law Day with Law Merit Badge at Dover Dam Day on May 1. Stations, either self-serve or taught by lawyers, judges, and law enforcement, will focus on law, and honor the rule of law and its underlying principles. Watch for more information.

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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 to see if you have what it takes to earn the title. Team up with friends or tackle the challenge solo. Racers will cover up to 16+ miles over the rugged and beautiful terrain of northern Tuscarawas County.

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Centennial Trail ongoing

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.

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NEWS

March Newsletter

In our jam-packed March 2021 BREEZE newsletter, read about our upcoming Maple Days Breakfast and Dover Dam Day events. We also recap several recent activities and projects at camp, take a look back a recent wedding and ultra marathon at camp and much more!

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Camp decal available

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.

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Mountain Biking Video

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.

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Stockade Restored

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!

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Online Memberships & Donations

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.

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Centennial Items Available

We celebrated Camp Tuscazoar’s 100th anniversary in 2020! 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 are still available while supplies last.

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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.