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Woodland Trails Resident Camp

Woodland Trails Scout Reservation is located one hour West of Dayton, on a beautiful 1200-acre spread of the most stunning combinations of hardwood forests, fields, and streams. The Miami Valley Council has operated summer resident camps at this property since 1959. Today, we continue our proud heritage of operating one of the premier Scouting facilities in the Midwest, while still being among the most affordable camps in the nation.

Along with the normal boating options found at Scout camps, Woodland Trails offers to stand up paddleboards, brand new catamaran sailboats, and an Aquaventure Park that is home to a giant 14-foot iceberg and several other inflatable aquatic elements for climbing and group fun.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math can be found in our state-of-the-art STEM Center. Robots, video games, space exploration and more can be found within the doors to our center.

Outdoor adventure is paramount to the Woodland Trails program. From hiking trails to the nature center, handicraft to our BRAND NEW cycling center, and BMX pump track, Woodland Trails provides an environment for scouts to create their own experience.
Woodland Trails provides adventure like none other. Our staff has consistently been rated highly in areas of customer service and merit badge instruction. The experience you get at Woodland Trails is an experience rarely found anywhere else.

Questions about our summer camp opportunities can be sent to and a member of our team will respond to you.


Every Scout deserves a week at summer camp.  Financial assistance is available from the Council by sending in a campership application with a $20 non-refundable deposit. If a partial campership is approved, a notification will be made as soon as possible.  Full payment is due by two weeks prior to the start of the camp week.


Refund Policies and Procedures

Once registration fees have been paid, an individual could become ill, injured, or otherwise unable to attend camp. During the preparation for summer camp, the council will have already incurred expenses related to food and program supplies. Therefore not all fees may be refunded. Deposits are not refundable.

Paid fees are refundable only if a unit or camper cannot be placed in the requested campsite or dates chosen. A 50% refund of fees paid may be issued in the case of accident, illness, or other extreme extenuating circumstances, if requested in writing at least two weeks prior to the event. Conflicts such as sports or band activities are not qualifying circumstances for a refund. However, full fees paid may be transferred to another session of camp. No refunds will be made available for requests made within two weeks of the event and the following.

Refund requests MUST be in writing, include proof and reason for a refund (i.e., a letter from a school official or doctor), and be received at the Miami Valley Council offices by the required date. All camp refund requests must be written directly to the scout executive – no refunds or requests may be made at camp. All refund requests will be reviewed by the scout executive and processed through the accounting department at the close of the camping season. All refunds will be made payable to the unit attending camp, not individual campers.

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