Ohio's Most Historic Camp
"By the Tuscarawas waters, near the town of Zoar;
Lies the place our hearts hold dearest, our Camp
-From the Tuscazoar Hymn
Camp Tuscazoar was founded almost 100 years ago by Scout leaders who recognized that the beauty and history of the land offered a valuable place for boys to learn, grow and become young men. Today, Camp Tuscazoar continues to serve scouts and other youth organizations under the guidance of the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, an Ohio non-profit corporation. Camp Tuscazoar remains a popular outdoor location, drawing large numbers of weekend campers and hikers each year.
6066 Boy Scout Rd. NE
Dover, Ohio 44622-7541
NOTE: Online maps may show the
camp in an incorrect location, or may show Old Zoarville Road as a through
Click here for an accurate map.
August 2016 newsletter posted; upcoming Pig events & latest camp projects featured
In our August 2016 BREEZE newsletter, read about the latest grants to fund Hoover Lodge improvements, learn more about our upcoming Pig weekend events, get the first details on our Fall Flapjack Flip, read recaps of our recent Dover Dam Weekend, orienteering and NPOTA events, and much more. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
Pig Roast Fundraiser set for Sept 10 and 11
Come and join us at our 2016 Pig Roast Fundraiser as we transition from the end of summer to the beginning of fall. Enjoy a delicious meal of roast pork, chicken, baked potato, corn, rolls, butter, beverages and homemade desserts. As always, you can tour the camp, view the latest projects, purchase items from our Trading Post and meet friends and reminisce.
Pig Gig Campout to feature Radio Merit Badge, Sept 9-11
Good food! Good fun! The 2016 Pig Gig Campout at Tuscazoar will offer plenty of both. Boy Scouts can earn Radio Merit Badge; Webelos and Cub Scouts are also welcome to join us. Learn about radio waves, call signs and types of radio equipment. Several HAM radio operators will be on site. We may even have a radio station broadcasting live from camp. And units wearing "Class A" uniforms to meals & activities can get a free tent site.
Thanks to more grants and donations, work continues on Hoover Lodge
The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation has been awarded grants from The Timken Foundation of Canton and The Haman Family Foundation of Dover for the replacement of windows and doors at Hoover Lodge. This follows grant awards from The Stark Community Foundation, the Hoover Foundation and the Reeves Foundation and individual donations that helped fund a new metal roof. The project is well underway. View the latest photos of our progress!
Camp Tuscazoar launches online reservation program for cabins and campsites
Would you like to be able to see if a cabin, tent site, RV site or adirondack is open for your group’s camping weekend? Would it make it easier to have that information within seconds? If so, then you will want to sign up for the camp’s new online reservation program. Go to our Camping Reservations page for more details.
Guided Heritage Trail tours continue September 17
Join us for a guided tour of Camp Tuscazoar's historic sites and learn more about the area's rich history. These treks are historic in nature and link the camp to places in the local area that date back to before the Revolutionary War. Hikes are held once a month from March to October and are designed for people of all ages. Please plan to join us September 17.
Question: Does the camp provide firewood for lodges or campsites?
The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation does not furnish firewood for buildings or campsites. For years, campers have practiced the courtesy of leaving at least one night's worth of firewood for the next group. Recently, some groups have disregarded this practice, leaving empty wood racks behind. We encourage campers to be courteous and either leave wood, cut wood, bring wood, or split wood while in camp. Wood may also be available for purchase at camp. Please contact the camp to confirm wood availability prior to your arrival.
New roof and doors installed on Stone Memorial Lodge
Thanks to your contributions, the Stone Lodge has a new roof and doors. Click here to see the photos. Looking for a place to host a graduation party, a family reunion or a wedding reception? The Stone Memorial Lodge may be the answer!
R.V. Park at Camp Tuscazoar now open, taking site reservations
Want to spend a quiet weekend away from the TV, cell phone and computer? If you have a camper or recreational vehicle, now you have a place to stay. Camp Tuscazoar has opened an R.V. park, offering another alternative for spending time in the outdoors. Sites are available for daily, weekly or long-term rental.
Signs of the Times DVD offers glimpse of Camp Tuscazoar in the mid-1980s
The Signs of the Times DVD captures the ending of Camp Tuscazoar and the beginning of Seven Ranges Scout Reservation. Featuring footage shot in 1985, 1986 and 1987, this DVD offers a look back at daily life at Camp Tuscazoar in the mid-1980's and captures both the sadness and excitement as the Buckeye Council prepared for its historic move to a new camp. Available for a $10 donation.
Two new Camp Tuscazoar T-Shirts now available
Two new Camp Tuscazoar T-shirts are now available to help you keep the spirit burning! The "Go Take a Hike" T-Shirt features the "Go Take a Hike" theme next to a hiking boot imprint with the word "Tuscazoar" embedded in it. The "I Hiked Icky's Trail T-Shirts features the Icky's Trail logo with "I Hiked Icky's Trail" printed below. Both are available in a variety of sizes and colors.
Sunday Night Vespers on Pioneer Point DVD now available
Sunday Night Vespers at Pioneer Point was begun in the 1930's by Council Executive George Deaver and was continued by Robert Hahn, longtime Scoutmaster of Troop 34. Since those early days, thousands of Scouts have had the privilege of sitting for a brief time on that old Indian lookout, learning about our heritage. This DVD records the traditional talk given by Mr. Hahn for more than two decades at Pioneer Point. Learn more!
Make a contribution to Camp Tuscazoar
The Story of Buckeye Council, 1916- 2005 DVD can be yours if you help support Camp Tuscazoar. We want you to see and share this magnificent collection of images. Many have never seen before by most folks. We want you to feel the paths as Scouts long passed trod them, carving them into the hillsides of Camp Tuscazoar, Camp Buckeye, and Seven Ranges. It's not sold anywhere. Learn more!