Weekend Camping

With over 8000 private acres, over 20 miles of shoreline on local lakes and rivers, plenty of tent sites and over 50 sleeping lodges, you can truly choose your own adventure at one of our eight camps.

Our goal is to provide the resources and let you plan a weekend adventure that is as busy or relaxed as you’d like.

Planning Your Stay

Steps for Success

1. Planning

  • Establish your campout goals
  • Select the campout activities
  • Determine the needed equipment for your campout

2. Review available facilities at each camp property

  • Bunkhouse (Beaver Lodge)

    The Beaver Lodge is nestled into the woods halfway down the hill on the left as you enter camp. With a full kitchen, 4 separate sleeping rooms and a sitting area, this family-style cabin has all that you'll need for any type of overnight outing. Isolated from the rest of the buildings in camp, this cabin is sure to help your group or family feel right at home.

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  • Camper Cabin

    Located on the lower level of camp this multi-room cabin is the newest of the Phillippo Scout Reservations facilities. Built with comfort in mind, this multi-level cabin has three separate bunk rooms, a meeting space and bathrooms complete with showers on both levels. This cabin is a great choice for an event headquarters, co-ed sleeping space or a centrally located facility.

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  • Good Medicine

    This rustic, lower level, multi-room cabin has plenty of historic charm. It was the first cabin built on the Fred C. Andersen property. You will enjoy the sleeping loft and large, cozy fireplace in this one of a kind cabin. If your group is looking for a unique, out-of-the-way camping experience, Good Medicine is the place for you.

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  • Gwin Center

    Within walking distance of the dining hall, the Gwin Center is multi-purpose facility surrounded by four smaller sleeping cabins. This newly renovated facility includes a fully equipped kitchen, a meeting room and indoor restrooms with showers. With tables and chairs for 50 this versatile space can suit any group's needs. Gwin Center can be rented on its own or in a package with all 4 Gwin Cabins.

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  • Petersen 1

    Peterson 1 is the first cabin you come across as you drive into camp on the upper level. This multi room cabin has a wonderful rustic feel with a sleeping loft, a small separate bedroom, and a fireplace. Peterson 1, along with Peterson 2 and Adirondack 7, make up a cabin trio that is perfect for large group outings such as a Pack family camp, District Camporee, or Order of the Arrow event.

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  • Swanson Lodge

    Swanson Lodge is the newest cabin at Fred C. Andersen Camp. It is a spacious two-level lodge built on the upper level of camp. It features an outdoor deck and a large meeting room complete with computer hookups and a TV with a DVD player. Additionally, it has a large kitchen, two separate bunk rooms, and bathrooms complete with showers. Swanson Lodge is the perfect location to hold your large group camp out, electronics weekend, or your units holiday gathering with all of the comforts of home.

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  • Thurston

    Nestled in the trees along a dirt road, Thurston Lodge provides a great camping experience. It's a multi-use facility equipped with a recently remodeled kitchen and an indoor bathroom. The interior features a vaulted ceiling, comfortable furnishings and a woodburning fireplace fireplace to warm you up during the winter months.

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  • Tonkawa Lodge

    Sitting atop a hill with a sweeping back porch, Tonkawa Lodge overlooks a large activity field and the forest beyond. Built in 2016, this large two-level multi-purpose lodge features an unsupplied commercial kitchen, large meeting room and restrooms on the upper level. The lower level houses multiple showers, restrooms and sleeping rooms with provided bunk beds. This is an ideal place to impress the participants of your next large group event.

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Check out all of our locations and facilities

3. Select the weekend and check availability at campreservations.com

Our facilities can be reserved online. When you are ready to book, visit:


For Non-Scout groups from the community, please reach out to our camping department at 612-261-2303. 

4. Establish one adult to serve as a program coordinator for your reservation

It's important to have one person coordinating all the details so your weekend can go off without a hitch!

During Your Stay

What can I expect?

As a camper you can count on:

  • A friendly greeting and orientation upon arrival
  • Clean, supplied facilities
  • Opportunities for self-directed program
  • Safety as a top priority

What time can I arrive?

Our camp gates are open and ready to greet you at 5pm each Friday with check out prior to noon on Sunday.

Who can help me once at camp?

Local volunteers called Campmasters serve as camp hosts each weekend. Campmasters or rangers will help you with questions, orientation and check out of equipment.