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.
December 2015 newsletter posted; features incentive for new Foundation members
In our December 2015 BREEZE newsletter, read about the grants and donations we've received for Hoover Lodge, our upcoming Gold Rush and Dover Dam Weekend events, a special incentive offered by Ernie's Bike Shop for new Foundation members, the story surrounding a local gravesite, changes at our W.C. Moorhead Museum, recaps of our recent fall events and much more. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
Gold Rush to feature "Ice Sledder’s Trail of Fury", January 22-24
On January 22-24, the third and final installment of the Apocalypse Trilogy will take place at Camp Tuscazoar's 2016 Gold Rush! We will travel to the post apocalypse time frame where the quest for gold still remains. But, what will it get you, and what'll it take to stay on top? It's not enough to just pull a sled around a camp anymore. To win, you have to think outside the box. This event will bring some new, never before seen challenges that will test the best. Sign up now and join the adventure!
Dover Dam Weekend to offer Archaeology Merit Badge, April 29-May1
Join us at Camp Tuscazoar's 29th annual Dover Dam Weekend, April 29 - May 1, for Archaeology Merit Badge. Plenty of fun, interesting activities are planned. Your group will have the opportunity to see how these history detectives figure out the when’s, how’s and why’s of the past. With guidance and instruction provided by professional and amateur archaeologists, you will learn about the techniques and tools used to transport yourself back in time to see what you would have seen had you been there in person.
Grants, donations will fund roof for Hoover Lodge; additional donations to fund kitchen
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've reached our goal of raising $60,000 for this project. Any additional donations will be used to update the kitchen and possibly to replace the doors and windows. Learn more!
2016 Event Schedule is posted
We have another year of fun and adventure planned for 2016. Check out our 2016 schedule of events and mark your calendars now.
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!