Camp Garland

 

Camp Garland is the central location of the Mabee Scout Reservation. The camp received a major facelift and new facilities were constructed in 2011-2012 following a successful Capital Campaign, “Honoring our Past, Building the Future.”

Directions to Camp Garland

Amenities

  • Babbitt Chapel
  • Brown Family Arena
  • Campsites – 9 sites available, rustic restrooms
  • Hardesty Center – Dining hall and multipurpose facility, commercial kitchen, indoor climbing wall, restrooms, seating capacity 500
  • Judy Smith Flag Plaza
  • Podpechan Park – pavilions and picnic tables available
  • Siegfried Hall – Conference center and multipurpose facility, restrooms, seating capacity 200

History

Camp Garland was the site of Boy Scout summer camp for the Indian Nations Council for many years. Thanks to the generosity of Robert F. Garland, Camp Bob Garland was dedicated on May 28, 1927. The first sessions of summer camp began on June 13, 1927. That summer, there were five summer camp sessions, nine days each. The cost was only $10 per camper! Camp Garland hosted summer camp until 1997.