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.
Unfortunately, Leatherworking Merit Badge will not be available at the Pig Gig weekend due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we would like to offer your group a different opportunity to obtain the 100th anniversary commemorative coin that was to be issued. If you join us for the Pig Roast dinner, your group can receive the dinner and the Pig Roast Centennial Coin for $15 per person. Reservations and payment must be received no later than September 7.
Due to COVID-19 directives from the State of Ohio, we were forced to postpone our Dover Dam Weekend event. Our plan is to offer the event the weekend of August 14-15, 2020. Camp Tuscazoar is open for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Watch for future announcements.
Come and join us as we celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. All proceeds support the camp, including upcoming maintenance and improvement projects. We are working to make this event as safe as possible for our visitors, so there will likely be some changes to our usual procedures. We now have an option to pay for tickets online. Watch for further announcements.
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.
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.
Update (10/8/2019): We’ve posted a Radio Merit Badge Weekend for Oct. 16-18, 2020.
Throughout 2020, Camp Tuscazoar will celebrate 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 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 continues on our new stockade entrance! On March 20, the old stockade was removed and, on May 2, trenches were dug. The foundation was completed by May 23. In July, workers began adding a stone exterior to the foundation. The logs will be added next. Watch for future updates. Donations are still needed.
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.