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, paddle boards, sailboats, fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoes, and so much more!

2020 Scouts BSA Summer Camp 

Session One June 14-20, 2020
Session Two  June 21-27, 2020
Session Three  June 28-July 4, 2020
Session Four July 5-11, 2020
Session Five July 12-18, 2020
Session Six July 19-25, 2020
Session Seven July 26-August 1, 2020



High Adventure at Camp Wilderness


During Sessions 5, and 6 Scouts who are 14 years old or have completed 8th grade can earn their PADI certification. Scouts spend the last three hours of the day learning all about scuba diving, the equipment, safety, and going out into the lake to practice. Scuba is open to Scouts and Adults with Scouts getting the preference. 


This is a program created for Scouts, by Scouts! Spend the week trekking through the backwoods of Camp Wilderness. During the OWLS program, Scouts will work on orienteering to locate campsites, wilderness survival skills, and aquatic skills. This is a program completely separate from Camp, and the Scouts in it will only complete this program during the week at camp. 

Northern Tier

Camp Wilderness has partnered with Northern Tier to provide an extraordinary Boundary Water Adventure! Scouts will arrive at camp on Sunday, check in, and then make their way up to the Northern Tier base. From there the week will consist of canoeing, camping, fishing, portaging, and having the adventure of a lifetime. There must be a certain number of Scouts within the group in order for them to go out. Scouts must be 14 years old to go on this trek.