Things to do at Camp Minsi
Camp Minsi offers a variety of camping options - wilderness, rustic, improved and cabin camping. Stay in the wild, or in grassy sites, or on platforms, or in cabins!
Hiking and Orienteering:
Camp Minsi offers over 20 miles of hiking trails, a beautiful natural landscape and a variety of interesting sites and landmarks to be seen. Detailed trail maps are available online or from the Campmaster. Great sites to see and explore include: Hunter's Cabin site, Duck Puddle and Dotter's Spring, and the historic Ice House ruins. The camp also is home to a 25-point land-navigation course for orienteering and geocaching (see the camp Ranger or Campmaster for information).
Swimming and Boating:
Camp Minsi has two canoe packs (a total of 18 canoes) available for rental. Canoes can be taken off-site and used for a unit float trip; or can be used on-site at Stillwater Lake. Our docks are in the water year-round for swiming. Please note that you must provide your own Safe-Swim qualified leadership for any aquatic activities.
Stillwater Lake offers ample fishing opportunities. The common fish in the 314-acre lake are bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish and sunfish. The tailwaters of Stillwater Lake flow to compose Tunkhannock Stream and offer Brook and Rainbow trout fishing as well. Bring your own fishing gear and tackle. A current Pennsylvania fishing license is required for any person age 16 and over. You can go to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website (www.fish.state.pa.us/license.htm) and purchase a 7-day tourist fishing license.
Winter in the Poconos provides a variety of great opportunities for Scouts! In the winter, Stillwater Lake freezes to a depth of about 10 to 16 inches thick - providing great opportunities for ice fishing, ice skating, ice hockey, and hiking on the frozen lake. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and igloo making are other popular activities. Nearby outfitters just minutes from Camp Minsi also offer downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing.
Lot’s of camp improvement activities are available for troops that want to do a good turn and give back to our camp and Scouting. Check with the camp Ranger or Campmaster upon checking in to sign up for a camp improvement project.
- Camp Minsi Fall Open House - October 21-23, 2016
It's not too early to start thinking about summer camp 2017! Come to our Fall Open House on Saturday, October 22, 2016 to check out what Camp Minsi has to offer your troop or crew.
- Ice Fishing Extraviganza - February 18, 2017
Come experience winter at Camp Minsi with a day of fun on the frozen water of Stillwater Lake. Participate in hands-on ice fishing demos and see a special cold water rescue demonstration by the US Navy Cold Water Dive Team.
- Venturing Voyager Weekend - April 21-23, 2017
Calling all Venturing Crews and older Scout patrols! Come out to Camp Minsi for a weekend full of service, fellowship, and outdoor adventure!
- Camp Minsi Beaver Day - May 19-21, 2017
Help us get ready for summer! Beaver Weekend is a unique opportunity for service, fellowship, and fun at Camp Minsi! Bring your unit to Camp Minsi, give back to Scouting and enjoy a FREE weekend of camping.
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