NOTICE: The northern road to camp is no longer under
construction. Boy Scout Road, between SR 212 and the camp entrance, has
been re-opened to vehicle traffic.
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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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.
Wrap-up and orienteering results posted for Dover Dam Weekend
We've posted a wrap-up and a listing of the orienteering results from Dover Dam Weekend in May. Check to see how you finished in the overall totals. We've also posted a listing of those who assisted with the weekend. We are grateful to all those who generously donated their time and energy to make this a fun weekend for our visitors.
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.
August newsletter features Pig events, Mutty Paws Dog Hike, the latest projects & more
In our August 2018 BREEZE newsletter, read about the upcoming Pig Roast, Pig Gig and Mutty Paws Dog Hike events, learn more about the latest improvements and other projects at camp, and read a recap of Dover Dam Weekend. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
Restoration efforts underway on Eagle Walk; Eagle Bricks still available
If you visit Camp Tuscazoar in the next few weeks, you may notice that the bricks from our Eagle Walk in front of the museum have been removed. The Eagle Walk is currently under renovation. For more information on this project, or how you can order an Eagle Brick, click here.
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.
Thanks to more grants and donations, work completed on Hoover Lodge
The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation was 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 followed 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 has been completed. View the latest photos of the project!
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.
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!