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 330-859-2288
NOTE: Online maps may show the camp in an incorrect location, or may show Old Zoarville Road as a through street.
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Anniversary patches now available - proceeds will support restoring the stockade
For a limited time, were offering patches from our 75th anniversary and 90th anniversary events. All proceeds from the sale of these patches will support our stockade restoration project. Available for only $5 each, while supplies last!
Camp continues fundraising campaign to restore the stockade entrance
The time has come once again to restore this symbol of Camp Tuscazoar. The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation is hoping to construct another stockade, complete with a crossover bridge, in time for the camp’s 100th anniversary in 2020. This will be a grassroots campaign. For more information, click here or visit our GoFundMe page.
2019 Dover Dam Weekend to offer Animal Science Merit Badge
The 2019 Dover Dam Weekend will once again provide the backdrop for scouts to explore Animal Science. Participants will take a deep dive into another scientific topic. Animals are an integral part of our daily lives, whether it’s supplying us with food and clothing, providing us with recreational activities and companionship, or working with and for us in countless ways. Watch as additional details are posted.
Newspaper articles discuss the Dessecker Mine, tree planting in March
More than 200 volunteers came to Camp Tuscazoar on Saturday, March 30 to plant 5,000 trees at the site of the reclaimed Dessecker Mine. An article in the Canton Repository recaps the tree-planting effort. An article in the Times Reporter, along with an accompanying video, recaps the history of the mine and how it was reclaimed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) .
More events added to 2019 Camp Tuscazoar calendar of events posted
We've added more items to our 2019 Camp Tuscazoar events calendar. We will host the Twain Reign of Pain Mountain Bike Event on April 27, the Tuscazoar 100 Race on August 31 and the OMBC Cross Country MTB "Race to the Roost" on September 14. And there are more events coming, so stay tuned!
March newsletter discusses Maple Days, DDW, tree planting, property updates and more
In our jam-packed March 2018 BREEZE newsletter, read about the upcoming Maple Days, tree planting and Dover Dam Weekend events, learn more about the latest property updates at camp, discover how you can help support the reconstruction of the stockade and get a recap of our Gold Rush event. Also, be sure to sign up to get the Breeze e-mailed to you.
Scouts can earn American Heritage Merit Badge in Zoar this fall, Sept. 21-22
Camp Tuscazoar is teaming up with the Zoar Community Association and Buckeye Council, BSA to present a unique opportunity. Scouts of all levels are invited to descend upon Zoar during the Civil War Reenactment Sept. 21-22 to earn American Heritage Merit Badge. All requirements of the badge will be offered during the weekend. Read more.
Video highlights Camp Tuscazoar's mountain biking trails
Meet the Kotlar sisters and check out how they take advantage of Camp Tuscazoar's Mountain Bike Trails. For more information on the mountain biking trails at Camp Tuscazoar, visit the Dirt Line Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheDirtline/.
Details posted for Adventure Race and Junior Adventure Race on July 20
Rugged adventure awaits in our 2019 Adventure Race! Run, paddle, trek, mountain bike and orienteer! Navigate your way around Camp Tuscazoar, the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Tuscarawas River! Team up with friends or tackle the challenge solo. And we're offering our Junior Adventure Race again this year as well. Registration is now open.
Camp Tuscazoar offers 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.
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.
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!