Camp Minsi Program Areas

Being involved in an athletic endeavor is not only a way to have fun, but it also is one of the best ways for each Scout to live up to their promise "to keep myself physically strong." This area offers merit badges in addition to daily sporting and athletic activities for Scouts and Scouters.

Citizenship & Communications (Cit-Com)
This program area helps Scouts develop their communication skills with the Communications and Public Speaking merit badges, plus build on a Scout’s “duty to country” with citizenship merit badges and programs.

Dining Hall
Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted as saying 'An army marches on its stomach'. The same is true of Scouts at camp. Camp Minsi welcomed a new cook this summer, as the Scouts enjoyed 3 delicious meals a day.

Ecology-Conservation (E-Con)
At Ecology-Conservation area, better known as “E-Con,” Scouts get investigate the natural world. The area offers a variety of merit badges along with nature hikes, conservation projects, astronomy demos, and fishing opportunities.

Handicraft focuses on a wide-variety of arts and crafts. A popular area for Scouts of all ages, Handicraft allows Scouts to build skills in such areas as basketry, leatherworking, wood carving, and more.

Health Lodge
The Health Lodge is Camp Minsi’s first aid center. In addition to providing medical support to those in need, the area also provides meaningful instruction with several first aid and safety programs. The programs offered by this area help Scouts to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.

Minsi Indian Village
Scouts and leaders can come experience Camp Minsi’s unique Native American village. Learn about Native American culture first hand with a variety of fun hands-on programs and open activities.

This is the place to develop and showcase your outdoor skills – including camping, cooking, pioneering, orienteering, wilderness survival and overall outdoor living. Additional programs include Leave No Trace awareness training, tomahawk throwing, cooking demos, vast pioneering projects, outposts, hikes, and an exciting ScoutCraft challenge course.

Shooting Sports
Shooting sports is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. These programs provide instruction and opportunities in archery, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, and Camp Minsi’s NEW Paintball Action Course. In addition to merit badge instruction, the area offers daily open shoots open to all Scouts and leaders.

Quartermaster Crew
This area focuses on building a variety of trade and technical skills. Build a sense of personal pride and achievement as they learn how to safely and successfully build, repair, fix, and engineer.

Trading Post
The trading post is an excellent opportunity for Scouts to practice real-world financial and personal management while at camp. Scouts will find a wide variety of items including camping supplies, T-shirts and apparel, craft kits, merit badge pamphlets, books, snacks, ice cream, slushies, drinks, and much more.

Trail to Adventure
Trail to Adventure (TTA) is Camp Minsi’s first-year camper program. Throughout the course of the week, Scouts will build skills necessary to succeed in Scouting while completing requirements for the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Stillwater Lake is one of the greatest attractions at Camp Minsi. The 314-acre lake provides a variety of aquatic activities – including swimming, canoeing, rowing, sailing, and kayaking. The area is also home to our newly expanded Waterfront Interactive Zone.

Adult Leader Programs
Training helps adult leaders deliver quality Scouting experiences to their youth. While at camp this summer, leaders can utilize their time to get trained (and have fun) with a variety of adult leader training opportunities. This is a great opportunity for leaders to get these essential trainings completed. Camp Minsi also offers the Scout Leader Merit Badge, a program encourages leaders to participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities throughout camp.