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 more than 90 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 2015 newsletter now available
In our August 2015 BREEZE newsletter, read about the grant we received for Hoover Lodge, our upcoming Pig Gig and Pig Roast events, how Thrivent Choice Dollars will benefit the camp, the story of doing a good turn daily, a recap of our recent spring Dover Dam Weekend and much more. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
Grant from SCF will help replace Hoover Lodge roof; additional funds needed
The Stark Community Foundation has awarded a charitable grant to the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation to help fund a new roof for the camp’s Hoover Lodge. The Foundation intends to replace the lodge’s barrel-style roof with a steel roof. The total project cost is estimated at $54,900. The Stark Community Foundation will forward the grant if the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation raises the remaining $27,450 by November 2, 2015. Here's how you can help!
Pig Roast Fundraiser scheduled for Sept. 12 & 13
Plan your trip now to the annual Camp Tuscazoar Pig Roast on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. The menu will include roast pork, barbecued chicken, green beans, applesauce, corn, baked potatoes, rolls and butter, beverage and homemade desserts. Open to the public. Everyone Welcome! Transportation will be provided to and from the parking lot. For tickets or info, call 330-493-1386 or 330-859-2288.
Pig Gig to feature Cycling Merit Badge Sept. 11-13
In conjunction with our new partners, The Dirt Line, we will be offering several parts of the Cycling Merit Badge at our 2015 Pig Gig. Hopefully, many Scouts will take this opportunity to bring their bikes to camp to explore our new trails. For Scouts not interested in this merit badge, we will be offer an “Amazing Race” event that can be completed by visiting many areas of the camp and finding clues to finish the course.
2015 Heritage Trail hikes to offer a Revolutionary War theme
Volunteer Mike Bernhardt will lead a hike along Camp Tuscazoar's Heritage Trail each month, from March through October. The hike is designed for people of all ages at the beginner level. It is historic in nature and links the camp to places in the local area that date back to before the Revolutionary War. Check out this recent article in the Bargain Hunter. We hope to meet you on the trail!
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!
"Dirt Line" map illustrates biking trails at Camp Tuscazoar
The Dirt Line, a grassroots trail advocacy campaign made up of volunteers, helps identify, repair, re-route and build sustainable natural surface trails in Tuscarawas, Stark and surrounding counties. They have created and maintain a network of mountain bike trails throughout the camp. Click here to view the Dirt Line map.
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!