CAMP PIONEER

CAMP PIONEER is located in Franklin Township outside the town of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. As a community service, Camp Pioneer is available to other Scouting units, Girl Scouts, churches, clubs, families, etc. when it is not being used by Boy Scout Troop 196.

RESERVATIONS: Scroll down to see existing reservations.  Most groups reserve only weekend stays, but longer visits are available.  For reservations and information contact Rick at rsstlouis@msn.com or call 717-919-6590 or 717-728.3115.

Camp Features

  • Cabin with 14 bunk beds sleeping 28 people; features a kitchen with commercial 6-burner electric stove/oven,refrigerator/freezer,kitchen sink with hot and cold running water; electricity; tables and chairs for all occupants
  • Cabin is heated with a wood stove and supplemented by a propane heater; wood is included with your reservation
  • Adirondack shelter sleeps an additional 10-15 people
  • 25' by 50' pavillion with picnic tables and electricity
  • The 14 acres is mostly wooded, but there is also a large cleared area for tent camping.

Nearby Attractions

  • Gettysburg PA, 22 miles, www.nps.gov/gett/
  • Factory Tours Capital of the World, 15 to 20 miles, www.yorkpa.org
  • Hersheypark in Hershey PA, 27 miles, www.hersheyupark.com
  • Other destinations:
  •    Harrisburg PA, 13 miles
  •    Lancaster PA, 39 miles
  •    State College PA, 64 miles
  •    Penn State, 64 miles
  •    Baltimore MD, 61 miles
  •    Washington DC, 85 miles
  •    Philadelphia PA, 101 miles

Directions:  Take Route 15 South to Dillsburg. Just past the "84 Lumber Company", take a right on South Mountain Road. Proceed on this road for 4.4 miles. You will pass a church on the left and must then bear right onto Coffeetown Road. Travel 1 mile. You will proceed two driveways beyond the Dillsburg Fish and Game Club and turn right onto a gravel lane marked by red posts. The gateway to Camp Pioneer will be just around the bend. If you reach Whiskey Spring Road, you have missed the gravel lane and have gone too far.

Reserved Dates appear below:

This listing may not be completely up-do-date; please contact us for details.
Unavailable dates include : 4th weekend in January, 1st weekend after Labor Day; 2nd weekend in November; 2nd weekend in December.

2013

Jan 4-6, Troop 146

Jan 11-13, Troop 304

Jan 18-20, Troop 46

Jan 25-27, Troop 196

Feb 22-24, Troop 432

Mar 3-8, Tyrone troop

Mar 15-17, Troop 296

Mar 22-24, Pack 395

Apr 5-7, Troop 56

Apr 12-14, tbd

Apr 14-19, Troop 77

May 10-12, Troop 196

May 17-19, tbd

May 31-Jun 2, Troop 196

Jun 14-16, Troop 196

Jun 20-23, church group

Jun 28-30, tbd

Jul 5-7, tbd

Sep 6-8, Troop 196

Sep 19-22, tbd

Sep 27-29, Troop 198

Oct 18-20. tbd

Oct 25-27. tbd

Nov 8-10, Troop 196

Nov 17-17, tbd

Dec 13-15, Troop 196

Dec 27-29, tbd

2014

Jan 3-5, TBD

Jan 10-12, TDB

Jan 17-19, TDB

Jan 24-26, Troop 196

Jan 31-Feb 2, TBD

Feb 7-9, TBD

Feb 14-16, TBD

Feb 21-23, TBD

Feb 28-Mar 2, Troop 196

Mar 14-16, TBD

Apr 4-6, TBD

May 2-4, Troop 196

May 16-18, TBD

May 23-26, TBD

Jul 18-20, Troop 196

Aug 29-31, TBD

Sep 5-7, Troop 196

Nov 7-9, Troop 196

Nov 21-23, TBD

Dec 12-14, Troop 196

2015

Jan 23-25, Troop 196

Sep 11-13, Troop 196

Nov 13-15, Troop 196

Dec 11-13, Troop 196