Gardner Dam Scout Camp offers you the opportunity to ENJOY THE ADVENTURE! A unique patrol cooking camp for Boy Scouts and Venture Scoutslocated on 325 acres of wooded forest in Langlade County near White Lake, Wisconsin. This camp offers the opportunity for camping and program on two sides of the Wolf River which runs through the center of camp! Two suspension bridges link our camp together!
Gardner Dam’s weekly camping sessions are from mid-June through early August with each week beginning on Sunday and ending the following Saturday. The weekly program offers campfires, a First Year Camper Program and Eagle Challenge for new Scouts, a variety of merit badges and High Adventure activities for all Scouts, a Senior Patrol Leader Program, adult leader training and plenty of activities. The emphasis is on the patrol method as each Troop works with their patrols to build a stronger more productive Unit.
Because of the Gardner Dam’s unique terrain and the proximity to the Wolf River, area lakes, DNR trails, National Forrest trails and other recreational areas, the opportunity to experience a variety of high adventures actives is right at our door. Many of our programs are designed to offer a progression of skill as you move through the merit badge list. A Scout could attend Gardner Dam Scout Camp and do a different group of activities for five years without repeating! Registered adults may take advantage of many of the activities along with a variety of training sessions offered daily.
Some of the different areas and programs include: First Year Camper which gives the new Scout supervised instruction, merit badges and FUN! Senior Patrol Leader Program designed to strengthen your Troop and youth leadership. As STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has become more popular we currently offer welding merit badge and other similar type merit badges will be added. Some will qualify for the NOVA awards. Climbing, COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) and our initiative area offer a wide variety of team building experiences. Our High Adventure opportunities include tube trips down the Wolf River, Whitewater Kayaking, trail and mountain biking, and an ATV training and certification class. The FUN is endless!
Sign-up - For Units that attend 1 of our Council's summer camps have first availability to sign-up for the following year while at camp. After summer camp, other Units are able to sign-up.
$50.00 site deposit due at time of sign-up.
March 1st - Camperships, rosters, & initial $100.00 per Scout due.
May 1st - Final payments due.
Unless Scout is a New Scout or New Webelos Crossover Scout after the May 1st deadline, then their final payment is due June 1st.
Online Registration Information
There can only be ONE person from your Unit who will be able to make the participant roster and merit badge selections. If they do not sign-in, it creates a duplicate reservation and can cause some confusion as any previous registered information will not appear. If the Unit Camp Coordinator person has changed, contact information needs to be updated or additional assistance is needed, please contact Laura at the Center for Scouting at Laura.Daigle@Scouting.org or (920) 734-5705 Ext. 142.
Please note: Merit Badge sign-up for Gardner Dam for 2017 summer camp will not be completed online at the time of reservation. They will need to be completed by form, found below in the resources & forms, and sent directly to camp.
Online registration is now available. Select the week in the chart below to sign-up or edit a pre-registered reservation. To see what sites are available, click here or contact Laura Daigle for a more up-dated chart.
At this time we are working on the Resource Guidebooks and merit badge lists. Once they are available, they will be added to each of the Summer Camp pages. Please be patient as we are working to complete this information to provide you with the most up-to-date information. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes for the summer planning with your Unit.
Summer Camp Resources & Forms
All forms with an * in front are required documents needing to be sent to camp 2 weeks prior to attending