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.
Tusco Parks trail clean-up day scheduled for May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon
The Tuscarawas County Parks Department has scheduled a trail clean-up day from 9 a.m to noon on May 5. Participants should meet at the Canal Lands Trailhead near Zoar at 9 a.m. Projects will include picking up litter, cleaning signs and board-walks, cutting back weeds, staining bridges and spreading limestone as necessary. Pizza and refreshments will be served at noon. RSVP is preferred but not necessary. View their flyer for more information.
Details posted for 2018 Adventure Race; Orienteering and Junior Race add to adventure
Rugged adventure awaits in our action-packed 2018 Adventure Race on August 4! Run, paddle, trek, mountain bike and orienteer 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. For those who want to compete at the Ultimate level, the final leg will be an orienteering adventure. We will also offer a Junior Adventure Race for young competitors ages 5-14. Check out the details!
April 14 Heritage Trail hike to offer a look at the area's rich history
Plan to join us in the upcoming months 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 hike is scheduled for April 14.
March newsletter features DDW, Adventure Race, bike events, mine reclamation & more
In our March 2018 BREEZE newsletter, read the upcoming Dover Dam Weekend and Adventure Race events, read a recap of the Gold Rush, learn more about a mine that is being reclaimed at camp, and the appointment of a new camp Ranger. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
2018 Dover Dam Weekend to feature Plant Science MB, tours of Dover dam on May 4-6
Scouts know plants! But beyond identifying plants, how well do scouts know plants? Here’s a chance to take that relationship with plants to a whole new level! The 2018 Dover Dam weekend May 4-6 will broaden scouts’ appreciation and understanding of nature, and how scouts can help add to the health of plants and our environment. Pre-registration is required so sign up right away!
Photos posted from January Gold Rush Competition
Did your unit attend the 2018 Gold Rush Competition at Camp Tuscazoar? If so, you might spot your unit in the photos provided courtesy of Troop 44. Thanks to Brian Quinn and our many volunteers for organizing and presenting another outstanding event.
2018 Camp Tuscazoar calendar of events posted; Adventure Race returns
The dates for our 2018 events at Camp Tuscazoar are now posted. The camp will once again host a Tuscazoar Adventure Race in August. This event features canoeing, biking and running. Watch for further details on this and all of our 2018 events as they are finalized.
Seventy former Tuscazoar and Buckeye staffers returned for a reunion in September
On the weekend of the Tuscazoar Pig Roast (Sept 8-10), 70 alumni of Camp Tuscazoar and Camp Buckeye met at Tuscazoar to share in food, fellowship, song and memories. What began as a lark blossomed into a wonderful 3 day event. The event was such a success the group is already planning reunions for the near future.
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.
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!