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Camp Powhatan is the largest of the three camps on the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation. It offers the greatest variety of activities for Scouts and BSA Leaders. Although it is the largest camp, the campsites are spread out offering a small camp atmosphere at each campsite. Scouts have the option to sleep in canvas tents or adirondacks.  All campsites have modern shower facilities.

Camp Powhatan has a large waterfront offering BSA Lifeguard, Mile Swim, a beginner swimming class, blobbing, and open swimming.

The modern health lodge is staffed 24-hours a day by qualified personnel for treating minor issues.

The shooting ranges offer an open-shoot for Scouts and Leaders most evenings. 

Camp Powhatan's Trading Post offers many items one may have forgotten to bring as well as a variety of Camp Powhatan items. The Trading Post also has a snack bar offering cold drinks, ice cream, and hot food.

A large, well-equipped dining hall serves three meals daily during camp. Coffee is available for Leaders.

Click here for the Promotional Book to find out more.

See the Leaders' Guide for more information, or click on the links below to find out more about the programs based at Camp Powhatan.

Camp Powhatan Map 

From Our Blog

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Hornaday Awards are the premier conservation awards in Scouting. The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest award in Scouting, with only a half a dozen awarded nationally each year compared to 50,000 Eagle ranks. Scouts who wish to earn a Hornaday award earn Merit Badges or Venturing Ranger award requirements and complete several large conservation projects. These projects are meant for the Scout to become an expert in conservation and are held to the standard of a conservation professional. Projects are typically three times longer and much more complicated than Eagle projects and generally take six months to a year to complete. The results are rewarding; Scouts become true conservation professionals and have earned an achievement that is truly distinguished.
Friday, November 01, 2019
We hope you are prepared to experience Claytor Lake Aquatics Base in a completely different way! Camp Nordic Eagle is dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind camping experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, with emphasis on Eagle required merit badges and merit badges that you can’t find anywhere else!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boy Scout age range?
Youth can join a Boy Scout troop who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check.
What supplies does a Boy Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Boy Scout needs is the Boy Scout Handbook.