Fill Your Weekends with fun.
Welcome to the Laurel Highlands Council Camp Reservation System. We appreciate your interest in using one of our many camp properties.
Each of our camps have unique views and amenities. To discover more, select a camp to view their details and to make a reservation..
Explore Our Camps.
Camp Anawanna is nestled on 350 acres in the foothills or rural Washington County near the town of amity. this camp has running water, cabins, adirondack shelters, campsites, hiking trails and several fields for open program. Camp Anawanna has plenty of space for the large activities.
Camp Baker has a beautiful park like setting. it has many tent camping sites with picnic tables, running water, adirondack shelters, hiking trails, several fields for open program and a large stone pavilion. With 164 acres to explore, this camp is ideal for troop weekend camping or a pack picnic.
Camp Guyasuta dates back to 1918 when it was donated by Mrs. Darlington, the great granddaughter of General O’Hara. This beautiful property consists of 129-acres located in O’Hara Township, PA, only six miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Camp Guyasuta is a great get-away for your pack, troop, or crew all with being close to home. Looking for day events or activities? Guyasuta has it all! Take aim and hone your skills at the BB, archery, or slingshot ranges or test your wits on our high and low ropes course.
Camp Potomac is nestled on 114 acres of hardwood forest in the hills of Allegany County, Maryland. Just minutes away from historic downtown Cumberland, Maryland, Camp Potomac can serve as your gateway to adventure. Whether your scouts are looking for a biking or hiking trip on the C&O Canal, Canoeing the Potomac River through the Camp Potomac River Base programs, or fishing in our well stocked lake, there is always something adventurous to experience at Camp Potomac. Camp Potomac offers running water, cabins, Adirondack shelters, campsites, rifle, shotgun and archery ranges and a private stocked lake for hours of fishing fun. Camp Potomac now offers a brand new year-round heated bathhouse for use by our guests. We are looking forward to providing many improvements to Camp Potomac in the near future! Come on over to Camp Potomac and check it out!
CAMP POTOMAC RIVER BASE
Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore a peaceful float along the Potomac River.
CPRB will provide several options for trips lasting various times within two different states Maryland and West Virginia. Scout units must do safety afloat training prior to the canoe trip. Units must have vehicles with a 2-inch ball hitch capable of towing a canoe trailer. All canoe trip equipment is provided. You simply stay overnight at Camp Potomac and in the morning, hook up the canoes and be on your way. Meet with Camp Potomac Ranger Andy and take the paddles, lifejackets and trip information.
Another option that we offer is to provide a packed lunch from a nearby store. You can purchase lunch online for $6 when you make your reservation. Scout leaders can pick lunches up the night before or the morning of your trip. Don’t forget to leave a copy of your BSA Tour Permit with Ranger Andy.
CONTACT ANDY MACKERT
CAMP SEPH MACK
Camp Seph Mack is located on Yellow Creek Lake near Penn Run, PA. Camp Seph Mack encompasses approximately 200 acres within the boundaries of Yellow Creek State Park and lies along the north shore with almost 4,000 feet of lake frontage. Fully equipped with pavilion shelters, dining hall, running water, cabins, modern facilities and equipment.
Live Weather at Yellow Creek State Park
First opened in 1980, Heritage Reservation has been the premier destination for Scouts and Scouters of Laurel Highlands Council and beyond. The Reservation is home to Eagle Base and Camps Independence, Liberty, and Freedom, as well as a year-round conference center available for all to use. Main attractions for campers include 270 acre Lake Courage with over six miles of shoreline, excellent shooting facilities, and nearly 2,000 acres of beautiful mountain woodlands.
Varying accommodations are available; stay in a house or bring your own tent; Heritage hosts groups of all shapes and sizes. For those looking to spend time on the Reservation, there’s plenty to do. Go fishing, play Ga Ga, shoot hoops, try your hand at tennis, take on the challenge of geocaching or orienteering, or hone in on developing other Scout skills! Been there, done that? Revel in the past at Fort Necessity, dive into Laurel Caverns, go rafting down the Yough, admire the beauty of Fallingwater, or explore the lovely mountains. Whatever you’re looking for, Heritage has it for you to choose your own adventure.
Central Camp and Conference Center Map
GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING:
Cub Scout Unit-Coordinated Camping Update (March 2023)
As part of an update to the Guide to Safe Scouting at the end of February 2023, the section on Cub Scout Unit-Coordinated Camping received several clarifications and updates.
These specific clarifications and updates can be found here.
Additional updates to the BSA’s Barriers to Abuse that take effect September 1, 2023, regarding adult supervision and adult registration requirements can be found here.
What has changed?
- Cub Scout Pack unit-coordinated camping is now limited to one night only.
- Clarification that Cub Scouts must attend unit-coordinated camping events with their parent(s)/legal guardians(s).
- Adult supervision guidance for instances when a parent/legal guardian cannot attend a unit-coordinated overnight activity with their Scout.
- Clarification that Webelos/Arrow of Light den coordinated campouts must meet all Cub Scout camping requirements including having a BALOO-trained adult leader in attendance.
- Clarification that Webelos/Arrow of Light dens may participate and camp at a Scouts BSA troop campout and that all Cub Scout camping requirements still apply, including having a BALOO-trained, registered adult leader in attendance.
- Clarification that Webelos/Arrow of Light dens may only participate at a Scouts BSA “camporee” as day visitors.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When do these Cub Scout Pack unit-coordinated camping policy changes take effect?
Immediately. The additional updates to the BSA’s Barriers to Abuse regarding adult supervision and adult registration requirements take effect September 1, 2023.
What is a Cub Scout Pack Unit-Coordinated Camping event?
Cub Scout unit-coordinated camping events are those overnight events scheduled, planned, and coordinated by individual pack leadership at the unit level. This includes Webelos and Arrow of Light den-coordinated camping. Cub Scout unit-coordinated camping events do not include district/council level-planned and coordinated overnight events where the district/council is coordinating event leadership and program. Examples of district/council-coordinated overnight events include “Webelos-rees,” council-coordinated family camps, Winter Weekends, and summer resident camps.
Why is Cub Scout Pack unit-coordinated camping limited to only one night?
This change is to help emphasize the BSA’s age-appropriate and progressive programming, promote safety, and emphasize that Cub Scout camping is intended to be easily accessible for families.
Will Cub Scouts continue to be able to camp more than one night at all?
Yes. Cub Scouts can still camp multiple nights as part of district and council-coordinated overnight events.
Will the districts/council be offering more coordinated Cub Scout camping events?
Our current plan is to begin offering more district/council-coordinated Cub Scout overnight camping events. This plan is in development and there is no current timeline for when these events will start.
If a Webelos/AOL den is camping with a troop, can they camp for more than one night?
No. This is still considered a unit-level overnight event. Webelos/AOL dens camping with troops must still follow all Cub Scout camping requirements including the limit of only one night and having a BALOO-trained, registered adult leader in attendance.
Will the system LHC uses for units to reserve facilities at council camps limit Cub Scout Packs to only one night?
Because this is new, our facility reservation system provider is working with multiple councils to determine and implement a solution. In the interim, Cub Scout packs making facility reservations may only reserve one night and must agree that attendees will be staying no more than one night as part of confirming their reservation.
What about reservations at Camp Guyasuta which currently requires two-night reservations on weekends?
Cub Scout packs will still be able to camp for two nights at Camp Guyasuta. This is because Camp Guyasuta is annually inspected and accredited as meeting all BSA National Camping Standards and is located within a guaranteed ten minutes of emergency medical services and a hospital. Camp Guyasuta currently requires two-night reservations on weekends due to the high demand for facilities and the challenges of managing usage conflicts when different groups reserve back-to-back nights.
What about two-night camping at other LHC camp facilities?
While all LHC camp facilities are annually inspected and accredited as meeting BSA National Camping Standards, only Camp Guyasuta is located within a guaranteed ten minutes of emergency medical services and a hospital. At this time, camping at Camps Anawanna, Baker, Potomac, Seph Mack, and Heritage Reservation, due to their longer distance to emergency medical services and a hospital, will remain limited to one night.
What if our pack already has a facility reservation for more than one night at an LHC camp?
Existing multi-night Pack reservations will be honored. New pack overnight camping reservations will be limited to only one night or to splitting their group with no individual staying more than one night.
Will the council be updating its approved Cub Scout Camping Sites list?
Yes. The council-approved Cub Scout camping site list is being reviewed and updated now. It will be posted to this Weekend Camping page as soon as it is ready.
What if we want to go camping at a location not listed on the approved Cub Scout Camping Sites list?
A form will soon be added to this Weekend Camping page for you to provide basic information about the location. Once submitted, the LHC Camping Department will coordinate an appraisal of the site as soon as we are able.
What happens if our pack chooses to go somewhere and camp for two nights anyway?
As part of registering with the Boy Scouts of America, adult volunteers must agree to the Scouter Code of Conduct which includes an agreement to “…respect and abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America, BSA policies, and BSA-provided training…” By choosing to ignore this new policy, registered adults potentially open themselves to personal liability should something happen, and violations may result in BSA membership revocation.
2023 Summer Camp Staff
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