Camp Wilderness

Camp Wilderness is the premier Boy Scout camping facility of the Northern Lights Council.  The 2,400 acre "Outdoor Classroom" is situated between beautiful Bad Axe and Mantrap Lake near Park Rapids, MN in Hubbard County and hosts numerous year-round programs for Boy Scouts. 

Camp Wilderness is host to miles of trails, multiple shooting ranges, a climbing tower, COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) elements, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoes, and so much more!

Summer Resident Camp

Each summer Camp Wilderness hosts 1,000 Scouts plus their adult leaders over the course of 6 sessions of week long summer camp.

Scouts will be able to work on advancements, challenge their skills and abilities, and make new friends in an outdoor environment. 

2019 Week Long Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1 June 16-22, 2019
Session 2 June 23-29, 2019
Session 3 June 30 - July 6, 2019
Session 4 July 7-13, 2019
Session 5 July 14-20, 2019
Session 6 July 21-27, 2019


Winter Camp

Boy Scouts can attend Camp Wilderness all winter long!  Heated cabins, cross country skis, snowshoes, and sleds are all waiting for Boy Scouts this winter!

A variety of heated cabins with electricity are available to rent each weekend at camp.  All cabins have mattresses to sleep in and shower and bathroom facilities are centrally located for your convenience.  This is a fun opportunity for families or troops!


January 25-27
February 1-3, 8-10 (ROMP), 9 (ROMP Day), 15-17, 22-24
March 1-3 (Polar Cub), 2 (Polar Cub Day)

Merit Badge Weekend

Camp Wilderness is host to two Merit Badge Weekends each year.  Scouts will be able to select one class to complete over the course of the weekend.  Classes consist of various merit badges or classes, like MN DNR Hunter Safety. 

Additionally, Scouts 14+ and adults can attend a Wilderness First Aid course.  All participants will be assigned a cabin space for the weekend, but tent camping is available by request.


April 2019 5-7
September 2019 13-15


Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Grafton April 26-27. Click to register

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