Residence Camps

The Adventures of Camping-George Mason Style!

In the outdoors, youth have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe paths and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a youth as he or she learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances.
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The NCAC provides three main camps for Scouts to use and explore. Cub Scouts can become familiar with the outdoors by attending themed regional Day Camps.  Individual units at all levels (Packs, Troops, Crews) may camp overnight at Camp William B Snyder, which also hosts Cub World, a themed summer camp program for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers may attend Goshen Scout Reservation, which offers both classic summer camp programs and high adventure programs. Check out for all these camps and programs.


snyderCamp William B. Snyder The 350-acre Camp William B. Snyder, located in Haymarket, Virginia is the latest addition to the camping experiences offered by the National Capital Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America.  Camp Snyder serves as a multi-functional camp that can meet the needs of Packs, Troops, Venture Crews, and other outside organizations looking to develop a partnership or enjoy a quality outdoor experience.

Goshen_logoGoshen Scout Reservation 
Goshen is the National Capital Area Council’s long-term resident summer camp located on 4,800 acres in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. There are six separate camps positioned around the property along the shores of 450-acre Lake Merriweather. The Boy Scouts use three of the camps for troop camping, the Webelos Scouts use two of the camps for their activities, and the High Adventure crews, hiking in the back country, depart from the sixth camp, all during our 6-week summer camp season.


LENH0059Lenhok’sin The Lenhok’sin Trail covers over 50 miles of adventure through the more than 4500 acres at Goshen Scout Reservation, as well as 1000’s of acres of wilderness in adjoining National Park lands.  Beyond the thrills and challenges of the scenic, hilly terrain, Lenhok’sin High Adventure provides compelling Scouting experiences through its staffed outpost camps.


Day Camps

  • Chain Bridge District Day CampAt Mclean LDS Stake- 8180 Greensboro Dr in McLean
  • Patriot District Day CampAt Gesher Jewish Day School- 4700 Shirley Gate Road in Fairfax
  • Camp William B. Snyder Adventure DaysAt Camp William B. Snyder, Haymarket, VAIdeal for the new Cub Scout!
All sessions are four day long day camps based on the theme “Super Hero Scouts” and offer a large variety of programs at the various theme areas for Scouts to enjoy themselves.  The program sessions will include projects, archery, nature, sports, BBs, and exploring the various theme areas such as The Ship, Big Dig, and the Fort.For More Information on Camp Snyder’s Adventure Days:Adventure Days

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