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.
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.
Tuscazoar XC & Mountainbike-O set for June 26
On June 26, the North Eastern Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC) returns to Camp Tuscazoar to host a full orienteering event. Bring the whole family. Go at your own pace whether that’s a gentle walk, a breezy jog, or an all-out run. But wait…there’s more. Not all orienteering courses are designed for the foot. How about mountain bike orienteering (MTBO)? For the first time in northeast Ohio, mountain bikers will have the chance to test their orienteering skills with courses designed just for them. Working with The Dirt Line, challenging but manageable courses will be made available for biking enthusiasts. For more information, visit http://neooc.com/mountainbike2016.
Dates announced for spring Cycling Merit Badge bike rides
In conjunction with our new partners, The Dirt Line, we offered Cycling Merit Badge at our Pig Gig campout last fall. The merit badge requires several rides over several months. For those attendees who want to complete the merit badge, or if you just want to enjoy a fun bike ride, we will be offering several additional rides this spring. Click here for more information. Note: due to heavy rain in the forecast, we've postponed our May 1 ride. Watch for details on a reschedule date.
Guided Heritage Trail tours continue June 18; May 21 hike cancelled
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. Unfortunately, we must cancel the hike scheduled for May 21. Please plan to join us June 18.
Thanks to grants and donations, work begins on Hoover Lodge
The Stark Community Foundation, the Hoover Foundation and the Reeves Foundation have awarded grants to the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation to help fund a new metal roof for the camp’s Hoover Lodge. And, thanks to individual contributions, we reached our goal of raising $60,000 for this project. Additional donations will be used to update the kitchen and possibly to replace the doors and windows. The project is now underway. View the latest photos of our progress!
March 2016 newsletter posted; upcoming events and online reservations featured
In our March 2016 BREEZE newsletter, read about our new online reservations system, learn more about our upcoming Maple Days and Dover Dam Weekend events, get the first details on our June orienteering event, read a recap of our recent Gold Rush competition and much more. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
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!