Register below for Summer Camp 2021!



Camp Friedlander is the premier Scouts BSA Summer Camp program with a wide variety of merit badge options, activities for younger and older Scouts, training opportunities for adult leaders, and some of the best camping facilities in the country. Each summer, thousands of Scouts from across the nation (and the world!) make Camp Friedlander their summer camp home for a fun week of learning, achievement, leadership, and Scouting at its best.

On this page, you will find the registration links for all weeks of camp, as well as information on Unit Registration, Individual Registration, Merit Badge Registration, Camp Financials (Fees, Payment Schedule, Discounts, Refunds), and Camp Forms and Communications.



Campsite Selection, Unit Reminders, and Participant Registration

To view currently available campsites, click on the registration link above for your desired week. Once on the registration page, click on the Campsite tab.

The campsites that are still open will have an indication of how many spots are available in that site. For example, Lakeview (14 spots) indicate that there is room for 14 people in the Lakeview campsite. Please note that the indications of available spots are subject to change without notice.

When making a Unit Registration, please be aware of the following:

  • Estimates: due for Youth and Adults during registration. This estimate can change later when submitting the Youth Estimate Deposit (see Camp Fees section).
  • Campsite Deposit: must be paid to hold a campsite for each unit. It is non-refundable and non-transferable and will be forfeited if your unit cancels.
  • Campsite Capacity: if it has not been reached, Camp Friedlander reserves the right to place multiple units in a campsite.
  • Exceeding Capacity of Campsite: it is the responsibility of the unit to provide extra tents needed. The camp cannot provide extra tents, cots, or mattresses.
  • Adult Requirements: minimum of two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over must attend with the unit; after which, unit must maintain a 1 adult per 10 Youth ratio. For units with female youth, a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be in attendance. All adults who are present during a week of camp for 72 total hours or more must be registered as leaders (need not be consecutive).


Already have a Unit Registration? Click on the blue button to the left.

For a detailed walkthrough of how to navigate the Unit Registration, click here. Begin with Slide 2.

Note: If you do not see the Registrations link on your unit web page, make sure that you are logged in to your Dan Beard account and that you have access to this registration. If you did not create the registration, have your Camp Coordinator contact Rachel Ball, 513-577-7708 or Rachel.Ball@scouting.org


Have a Scout that can’t attend with the troop? No problem! They can register as an Individual Participant when participant registration opens in mid-January. Shortly before camp, the Individuals will be given contact information of the unit who is willing to host them during their week. It will be the responsibility of the Individual to review the Camp Friedlander Leader’s Guide and to bring all necessary forms to camp.


Merit Badge registration will open for all weeks on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 9:00am. A Program Guide and the merit badge schedule will be released in mid-January. It is recommended to register Youth prior to the opening of Merit Badge Registration.

For information on how to select merit badges for Youth already registered in a unit registration, see the registration system walk-through linked in the Unit Participant Registration section above. For Individuals, follow the steps in the walk-through on how to access your Orders page.


Payments can be made with a card, electronic check (online only), Unit Account, or physical check. If your unit plans to mail in or drop off payment, it must be received and entered online before registrations can be processed.

Please note, the Campsite Deposit and Youth Estimate Deposits are not additional fees. They will be made available to units in the Contingent Account and should be used to pay for participant fees. However, both are non-refundable and non-transferable. If the unit can no longer attend or if the reserved space for a youth cannot be filled by a youth, the deposits will be forfeited.


FEE TYPE              EARLY FEE** (Ends May 14th)                LATE FEE (Begins May 15th)

Youth Fee                                 $320                                                                 $335

Adult Fee                                  $110                                                                 $110

*Units who requested to use some or all of their 2020 participant fees for the 2021 summer camp season qualify for the 2020 participant fee rates: Youth- $310/325, Adult- $100.

**Early Fee also applies to new Scouts. Those registered after May 14th can use the discount code: newscoutCF. Incorrect use of the discount will be reassessed the price difference.


PAYMENT TYPE                         AMOUNT                                         PAYMENT DEADLINE

Campsite Deposit                      $100 per Unit                                  Due upon Unit Registration

Youth Estimate Deposit*          $30 per Estimated Youth              Due 1/28/21; after which, 30 days from Unit Registration

Payment 1                                  $30 per Youth, $55 per Adult        Due upon Participant Registration

Payment 2                                  Remaining Balance                        Due Friday, 5/14/21 at midnight

*The Youth Estimate Deposit may be applied to Payment 1 or 2.


DISCOUNT TYPE                                                                  AMOUNT                                    DISCOUNT CODE

A DBC NYLT course & a Camp Friedlander week           $100 off the second week         secondsNYLTweek

Two or more weeks at Camp Friedlander                       $100 off the second+ week       secondsCFweek

*Discounts must be applied before full payment, either by using the discount code or by contacting the Outdoor Program Assistant at 513-577-7708. Do not pay the full participant fee if the youth qualifies for a discount; NO REFUNDS will be given if the discount is not used/requested correctly.


The Dan Beard Council will refund all but $50 per Youth/15% of fees paid per adult for those who contact the Outdoor Program Assistant, 513-577-7708 or Rachel.Ball@scouting.org, no later than 30 days prior to their arrival at camp. You may replace a registration with another, unregistered Scout at no additional fee. NO REFUNDS will be given after the 30-day cancellation deadline except in cases of hardship, such as personal medical reasons, as determined by the Council Camping Director.

Please note that any payments made within a Unit Registration will be refunded back to the Unit in the care of the Contingent Contact, unless otherwise requested. Those who registered as Individuals will have refunds issued back to the payee.


All camp forms and documents can be found on the Camp Forms page, www.danbeard.org/campforms. This includes medical forms, the merit badge list, the Leader’s Guide, the Program Guide, and a list of what to bring to camp.

The main contact and the only one receiving camp emails will be the adult listed on the Unit Registration. Units can change or add to this contact list (see the walk-through linked in the Unit Participant Registration section).

Below is a list of when important emails will go out or when forms will be published online. Please note that any big changes to published information will be emailed out at the time of the change.

Last Week of October:

• First update email to registered units

Last Week of November:

• Updated Unit Leader’s Guide posted online

Last Week of November:

• Second update email to registered units

Second Week of December:

• Youth Estimate Deposit Invoices emailed to units

First Week of January:

• Participant registration opens

Second Week of January:

• Updated Program Guide and Merit Badge List posted online

• Third update email to registered units

First Week of March:

• Fourth update email to registered units

First Week of May:

• Fifth update email to registered units

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Refund Policy Notice Reminder Email:

• Sent 31 days prior to the first day of each week

10 Day Out Meeting Reminder Email:

• Sent one week prior to each meeting


Questions? Please contact Rachel Ball at rachel.ball@scouting.org.