Kiwanis Scout Camp is located in Marine on the St. Croix, MN - 110 acres nestled on the banks of the St. Croix River, minutes north of Stillwater. In 1989 the Boy Scouts began leasing the property and have since increased attendance form 500 to over 6,000 annually.
- Swimming Pool
- Indoor housing
- An added feature is the "little K Ranch" petting farm & pony rides
The majority of campers at Kiwanis stay in one of the sleeping cabins or dormitories. Based on reservation numbers many campers will be staying in 'soft housing", which consist of open air 'cabinettes," a 22 bed "yurt" or camp supplied nylon tents.. A staff member will call you a week prior to your scheduled date at camp, you can inform them of any special requests at that time.
Capactiy: 150 people
Accomodations are varied ranging from 36 bed dormatory to a 14 bed sleeping cabins. While some buildings have indoor facilities, the entire camp is served by a central shower house.
Set up on wooden platforms with 2-3 cots or mats in each tent, these classic Scout tents are spacious and make camp set up a breeze! You can just load your stuff into the tent and you are ready to go!
Bring Your Own Tent
There are designated locations in each campsite for campers to set up their own tents. Space will not be available on wooden platforms to set up your tents and you cannot take down the nylon tents, so please be prepared with a ground tarp.
Indoor Restrooms and Showers
Showers and toilets are located in the Dormitory and Main Shower House. Separate shower and bathroom facilities aer designated for men, boys and women.
Latrines are located all around camp - you won't be able to go too far without seeing one! They are in all program areas and in each campsite. Latrines are stocked with toilet paper and a hand washing station.
All of your meals will be served "family style" in the Dining Hall. Groups will be assigned by campsite to ensure that you will be able to eat with the rest of your Pack.
The Dining Hall will remain open 24 hours a day - coffee available, food is not..
Here is a snap shot of what you can expect on the first night of camp! Note - there will not be a meal served on the first night so please eat before coming to camp!
- Gates open - you will not be able to check in prior to this time
- You will be directed to a parking lot by our staff. You will then unload your vehicles and carry your equipment to station one of the four step check in process. A staff member will direct you to the next station. Bring your health form and shooting sports waiver to check point one.
- Pool open for Swim Checks (until 7:30 pm)
- Don't worry if you don't make it to the pool on Friday night! There will be time "Early" Saturday morning to get it done!
- Emergency Drill and Camp Tour
- Meet back in your campsite to review emergency procedures as well as go on a camp tour! Tour will be lead by a camp staff member and they will also lead you back to your campsite at the end of the night in case you forget how to get back!
- Opening Campfire Program
- Meet the staff and enjoy a few songs and skits before returning to your campsite for the night!
- Lights Out! Get some rest before your first full day at camp!
Den Assignments (Activity Rotation Groups)
Scouts are going to be divided into groups based on Rank for the program rotations on Saturday and Sunday. We assign dens based on Pack number and rank - because of this we need to wait until everyone has checked in and completed their roster before we can finalize the list. You will find out what your Den assignment is on Saturday morning at the Flag Ceremony.
To help speed up this process - please enter the rank for each Scout on the online registration. You should enter the rank of what they will be in the Fall (example: if they are a Tiger now, they will register as a Wolf for summer camp)
Siblings will be assigned to a Den to match their age group, if you would rather them stay together with their Cub Scout you must notify the staff at check in.
Scouts who will be entering 4th grade in the fall have the opportunity to stay at camp an extra night and participate in Webelos Outpost! This program is designed to show new Webelos Scouts what Scouts BSA Camp will be like in the future. Scouts will hike to the upper level of camp, set up their own tents, cook dinner over the fire and participate in some special activities:
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Scouts will also be able to complete some additional activities which may include adventure requirements for Webelos Walkabout, Cast Iron Chef and Cast Away!
$35 per participant (youth and adult)
Who can go?
Webelos Scouts (entering 4th grade in the fall) and their adult partner.
What time will Outpost be done?
You will return to the main part of camp by 11 am on Monday - lunch will not be provided on Monday afternoon.
How do I register for Outpost?
When you complete the online registration for Cub Scout Summer Camp there will be a drop down option for "Webelos attending Outpost" and "Adult attending Outpost". Select these options to be added to the program, it's as easy as that! Make sure to register for Outpost right away because space is limited. If the Outpost session is full, please still register for the weekend and you will be put on a separate wait-list for outpost.
Directions to Kiwanis Scout Camp
Address: 15987 St. Croix Trail North, Marine on the St. Croix, MN 55047
Mobile GPS devices will recognize this address and lead you directly to the camp gate.
From St. Paul: take Minnesota Hwy 36 to Minnesota Hwy 95. Go north on Minnesota Hwy 95 (Stillwater). Continue north past Minnesota Hwy 96 toward Marine on the St. Croix. Kiwanis entrance is located on the east side of Minnesota Hwy 95, just south of Marine on the St. Croix.
Summer Camp Contact Information
June - August please use the following contact information
Summer Camp Phone Number: 651-433-2801
Camp Director Email: [email protected]
Please note that during the day we might not be able to answer a call or immediately respond to an email. We will do our best to respond back to you within 24 hours.