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BSA Unit Weekend Camping/Facility Rentals

Welcome to the Minsi Trails Council reservation system!  This is where BSA Chartered Units can sign up for weekend camping at Settlers Camp, Camp Minsi, and Akelaland properties. 

Only Chartered BSA Scouting units may reserve these facilities i.e. Cub Packs - Scout Troops - Venture Crews. Individual families are not permitted.    

If you are a Non-Boy Scouts of America group, Go no further. Contact Greg at gregory.borowski@scouting.org 

Important Information - As of November 18, 2020

  1. Camps are currently operating. 
     
  2. For immediate information, please email Greg Borowski, Camping Director. 
     
  3. Camp Minsi, Settlers Camp and Akelaland Camp will follow the established guidelines and/or mandates set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. These guidelines are reviewed weekly and could potentially alter future plans.
     
  4. On Tuesday November 17, 2020 an announcement was made by Pennsylvania Department of Health, Rachel Lavine regarding out of state travelers. COVID Information for Travelers 
     
    • The PA Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
       
    • If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania. 
       
    • This order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20
       
  5. For current or future reservations:   Please review refund policy.
     

1.  How to Make a Reservation:

  1. Scroll down to "Place a Reservation" and select the camp that you are interested in reserving
    (please note that you will NOT be able to switch between camps while placing the initial reservation).

  2. Selecting a Camp will open the facility reservation system.  When reserving your desired site, you will need to fill out three columns with the following information: 
     

    Left Column


    1. Enter Duration.
    2. Select A Category.
    3. Select the Asset.

    Middle Column


    1. Select Arrival Date.
    2. Select Departure Date.
    3. Click RESERVE

    Right Column


    1. Review the reservation assets.
    2. Click Check-Out
  3. Identify the price group.

  4. Please first search using your last name for an existing account.  If new, click NEW GROUP.

  5. Select the number of attending youth and adults.

  6. Read and review any additional information provided, acknowledge you have read this info and click Continue.

  7. At this time, you can either check-out or continue to shop for more rent-able assets (click - Keep Shopping......)

  8. If you are prepared to finalize your order, click Check-out and review your order.  Verify that the information is correct. 

  9. Clicking the SAVE button finalizes your order.

  10. An email invoice confirmation will be sent to the listed email address.


2.  Details on Reservations:

  • All reservations MUST be made online, NOT over the phone. 

  • The online reservation system opens on August 14, 2020 at 9 AM promptly for the September 11, 2020 through June 13, 2020 weekend camping period.  Due to summer camp operation, the possibility exists that a camp may be unavailable between June through August.

  • Reservations that are made are only temporary and become official once payment is received and applied at Minsi Trails Council .  Review receipt for payment instructions.

  • Certain camps, facilities, and/or rentals may not be available on certain dates due to Order of Arrow, Special Events, District training, or Minsi Trails Council programs.

  • There is NO waiting list for rentals.  Please check back into the system for openings throughout the year.

  • ALL CAMPS WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS OR BREAKS

September 4  - September 7,  2020 (Labor Day Weekend)

November 26 - November 29, 2020  (Thanksgiving)

December 4-13, 2020 (Hunting Season Lock Down)

December 25, 2020  - January 3, 2021 (Holiday Break)

April 2 - 4, 2021 (Easter Holiday)

May 28 - 31, 2021 (Memorial Weekend)

  • Rental invoices need to be paid and received at the MTC office within 10 days of the invoiced date, otherwise the rental will be deleted.  The mailing address will be listed on the invoice. All checks should be made out to Minsi Trials Council.  

  • The possibility exists, where an asset appears to not be available within minutes of the system opening - a registration may have already been secured by another group. 

  • Google Chrome works best. If the registration site is down or not functioning properly, please clear your browser's history and refresh the page.  If this does not solve the problem, call the Council Camp Help Desk at 610-465-8568 or email Bonnie Keller.


3.  Facility Updates

     Please note temporary closed areas and/or facilities:

  • Trexler Scout Reservation - Settlers Camp 

    • Green Phase - Indoor buildings not considered "living quarters" 

  • Trexler Scout Reservation - Akelaland Camp 

    • Green Phase - Indoor buildings not considered "living quarters" 

  • Camp Minsi 

    • Green Phase - Indoor buildings not considered "living quarters" 


4.  Cancelation/Refund Policy:

  • Full details can be found on the resource tab on top of the website: Click here 

  • Please notify us of any changes immediately.  Full refunds will only be granted if the unit notifies the Council office 30 days before the first day of your arrival in writing.  All correspondence should be emailed to Council Camping Department Bonnie Keller.

  • If less than 30 days notice is given, a refund will not be granted.

  • Full refunds will be given if Minsi Trails Council cancels a reservation due to special circumstances (acts of nature, emergency situations, etc.)


5.  Supplemental Resources:

Trexler Scout Reservation

Trexler Trail Map

Settlers Camp Map

Hawkeye Cabin-Tent Site Map

Akelaland Map

Camp Minsi

Camp Minsi Trail Map

Camp Minsi Campsite Layouts

Camp Minsi Winter Tents/Cabins

Camp Minsi Weygadt Tent Sites

Camp Minsi Land Navigation Map

Shooting Sports Related Activities

Info


6.  Rental Policy for District Events

  • Entire Facility requires approval from the Minsi Trails Council Camping Committee.
     
  • Requests may be submitted no greater then 12 months in advance.
     
  • To apply and submit a request for a camp, email to Bonnie Keller

7.  Not sure what is available at your desired date/time?



8.  Place a Reservation

If you are a Non-Boy Scouts of America group, Go no further.  Please contact Greg at gregory.borowski@scouting.org 

Click the desired camp: Download - Quick Look Facility Guide

       

(note: Google chrome is the preferred web browser)

 

MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon.,Wed.,Thur.,Fri.)
10:00am - 5:00pm(Tues)

HOLIDAY HOURS:
November 26- Closed
November 27- Closed
December 24- Closed
December 25- Closed
January 1- Closed

MINSI TRAILS SCOUT SHOP

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770

HOURS OF OPERATION:
10:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Tues., Weds., Thurs., Fri.) closed daily for lunch 2:00pm-2:30pm
10:00am - 2:00pm (Sat.)

Closed Sunday

HOLIDAY HOURS:
November 26- Closed
November 27- Closed
December 24- Closed
December 25- Closed
December 26- Closed
January 1- Closed