Welcome to Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
Arrival & Check-In
Youth Protection Reminder
All persons over the age of 18 staying in camp longer than 72 hours must be registered members of the BSA and complete Youth Protection Training.
Pre-Camp Orientation Meetings
We invite Unit Leaders and Senior Patrol Leaders to camp on Wednesday night two weeks before the arrival of their unit for dinner, followed by a pre-camp orientation meeting with the Camp Administration at 6:30pm The meeting will take place in the East Lodge. Refer to the leaders guide for specific dates and more information.
What to Expect While Living at Camp
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation strives to immerse Scouts in the outdoor experience. Campers live in canvas wall tents on wooden platforms. Each camper has a cot and mattress. There are no screens in the tents so mosquito netting is strongly recommended. Scouts should supply their own sheets and blanket, or sleeping bag and pillow. Each tent sleeps two Scouts. Tent assignments are left to the discretion of the individual troop. Footlockers, trunks, suitcases and backpacks are all appropriate for packing.
All meal service for campers at Boy Scout Resident Camp is held at the East Camp Dining Pavilion. Each meal at camp begins with a grace, and is closed with a song and the long-standing Treasure Valley tradition of Gung-Ho, a series of calls and responses, chants, and songs. Meaning “Work Together”, Gung-Ho was a cheer brought back to camp by staff members serving in World War II, to get the camp back into the spirit of the day after a meal. SPLs may be asked to provide a grace, song, or skit leader for a meal. BSA Field Uniforms are worn for dinner.
Our in-house kitchen staff are flexible and can accommodate those who have dietary restrictions. All menus are approved by a dietician, and alternative options such as cereals and PB&J are always available.
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation and the Heart of New England Council, Inc. comply with all Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations pertaining to Recreational Camps and are licensed by the Oakham Board of Health. All camping programs at TVSR employ full time health professionals that are licensed by and meet all requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our health lodge provides temporary care of sick or injured campers, leaders, and staff. A resident health officer is always on duty, and a physician is always on call. There will be a schedule made to instruct all regarding medication and proper protocol. Campers should seek the nearest staff member immediately if in need of first-aid.
To ensure that the camp nurse is aware of the medical needs of every camper, we require that youth and adults submit a completed medical form showing evidence of a physical exam by a licensed health care practitioner within the last 12 months.
The camp health officer will hold and dispense ALL medications, including OTC medications except for inhalers and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors as dictated by the Scout’s physician.
Each adult age 18 and older, staying in camp for the week, must be registered with the BSA and complete the BSA’s Youth Protection and be a registered member.
The camp staff are trained in specific procedures involving emergencies in camp.
See the camp Leader’s Guide for more detail.
Resident Camp is designed to allow Scouts to have an unforgettable week. Balancing fun, adventure, and achievement through Treasure Valley’s innovative outdoorsmanship, patrol-centered programs, and exciting special activities and events.
Merit badges are super important to Scouts! But there’s so much more to camp. A Scout or a Troop could come to Treasure Valley and design their own program for an entire week, using TVSR’s resources, not take a single Merit Badge, and still not do all there is to do at camp!
Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Swimming, Snorkeling, COPE, Climbing, Shooting Sports, Nature Hikes, TVSR Chickens, Brown Sea Island Adventure, and special camp-wide games are just a few of the open-program or special activities offered at camp! And no matter what you’re doing.. don’t forget to stop by The Post, TVSR’s general store!
Evenings are jam packed with exciting special activities being put on by various program areas including the infamous swamp romp, or the dutch-oven deep-fry.
See the camp Leader’s Guide for details on the program offerings this summer.
The Treasure Valley Staff is fully committed to including all Scouts in every aspect of the summer camp program. Often, meeting the needs of all campers requires minor adaptations of our facilities, staffing and instructional plans. Special menus, one-on-one instruction, accessible campsites, individual counseling and other provisions are available for Scouts or leaders because of physical disabilities, learning disabilities, medical conditions, dietary requirements, religious practices or other special needs.
Unit leaders should contact the Camp Director well in advance to outline the specific needs of Scouts and leaders in their troops.