Who can attend?
Family Camp is open to ALL.
How much does it cost?
Tent Sites: $50-$80/night
The exact cost is determined based on site size. Additional $50/night charge per person over capacity in a site
Houses up to 5 persons. Located next to Akela Lodge and Shower house. Parking nearby. Includes fully furnished space, picnic table, fire wood, campfire ring. Bring your own bedding.
8 sites. Houses up to 6 people. Includes tent, picnic table, fire wood and campfire ring. Includes access to laundry facilities. All tents are fully bug proof and water proof. There is plenty of space in each campsite for campers to set up their own tents should you wish to not use the provided tent option.
What is included in the fee?
The fee includes firewood, basic program and staffing costs. Some activities will require an additional fee per person.
Is financial aid available?
Yes! Every Scout should have an opportunity to attend Summer Camp and we do not want cost to hold anyone back from this experience. If you are in need, please complete the Campership Form to receive up to 50% of the cost covered.
When is Family Camp?
Family Camp will be offered dates throughout the month of July. Choose what nights you want to stay, and which activities you will do on a day-by-day basis.
What should I bring?
When packing for Family Camp, make sure to bring everything you need to be comfortable for the number of nights you'll be away from home.
- Swim suit and towel
- Rain Jacket - always be prepared!
- Sun screen and bug repellent
- Shower Shoes (flip flops)
- Sweatshirt or jacket - it can get cold when the sun goes down.
- Water bottle - Stay Hydrated!
It may be helpful to pack your gear in a plastic tote instead of a suitcase because it is easy to carry and will keep your items dry in the case of rain.
What Forms do I need to bring?
Each participant (youth and adult) must have parts A and B completed of the Health Form. Additionally each youth participant who would like to participate in shooting sports activities must have a completed Shooting Sports Waiver. Both of these forms can be found under Resources on the right hand side of this screen. Forms are turned into the staff at check in. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive
Meal Service Available
Meals available starting with breakfast on your first morning and ending with lunch on your last day. Meal fees are per person.
All Meals: $20/day/person
Special Dietary Requests
We want to make sure that every camper gets a healthy and safe meal. At camp we are prepared to accommodate for the following restrictions:
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- Peanut/Nut Free
If you have needs above and beyond those listed above, or if you would prefer to bring your own food, cooler space and a microwave will be made available to you.
How do I inform the camp of my dietary needs?
Please note any dietary needs in your online registration information. This will give the camp staff a summary of all of the needs for a given weekend. Please also inform staff of any dietary restrictions at check in to make sure that they have accurate information. If you have questions regarding food service, please contact the camp directly.
What to expect at Check-In
A staff member will greet you at the entrance and give you instructions on where to park and check-in. At check-in you will be given a map and detailed schedule for the weekend. Be prepared to turn in your completed health forms and shooting sports waivers for all participants.
Following check-in, a staff member will lead you to your tent-site or yurt. You will not be able to park directly next to your tent-site or yurt, so please be prepared to carry your gear a short distance.
There will be no meal served on your first night, so please eat dinner before coming to camp.
Each participant, youth and adult, will be asked to complete a swim qualification test. You will not be allowed to participate in any aquatic activities (swimming or boating) until this is complete. There are 3 different levels that participants can check at to fit their comfort and ability level:
- Leaner (Non-Swimmer)
You may have an opportunity to complete the swim check on your first evening, or you will have a chance to do it at your first aquatic activity the next day! Lifeguards will be available to answer any questions that you have regarding the swim check.
This might sound scary, but you have no need to worry! Swimmers of all levels will be able to have a safe and fun experience at our aquatic activities! No one will be asked to do anything that they are not comfortable with.
Swim checks can be completed prior to coming to camp under the supervision of a registered lifeguard, see Swim Qualification Record sheet in the Parent Guide book.
directions to sterns scout camp
Address: 3303 County Road 44, South Haven, MN, 55382 Mobile GPS devices will recognize this address and lead you directly to the camp gate.
From St. Paul: Head West on Interstate 94. Take exit 178 at Clearwater. Turn left on county road 24 and follow signs to camp.