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Mason-Dixon CouncilCamp Sinoquipe

Welcome to Sinoquipe.org, the Online Home of the Sinoquipe Scout Reservation       

The Sinoquipe Scout Reservation, better known as Camp Sinoquipe, is a beautiful 500 acre rustic Boy Scout camping facility operated by the Mason-Dixon Council, BSA. Hidden amongst the mountainous terrain of Fulton County, Pennsylvania since 1948, the camp's focal point is a 10-acre lake located in a rural area two miles from the village of Fort Littleton, just minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  We are conveniently located 120 miles from Baltimore, 115 miles from Washington D.C., and 65 miles from Harrisburg. 

The camp features 14 campsites, each with running water, washstand and latrine, which vary in size to accommodate 16 to 60 campers on tent platforms. The new technology center, the waterfront, shooting ranges, ecology lodge, Scout craft area, handicraft area, and high and low COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) course with a climbing and rappelling tower, provide Scouts with everything they need to earn some of the over 50 merit badges offered at Camp Sinoquipe during the summer months. An air-conditioned modern Mike Callas Memorial Dining Hall, new camp showers, and a well-stocked trading post, located in the newly constructed Edward and Pauline Anderson Administration Building, which also holds the health lodge, a leaders' lounge with wi-fi and administrative offices, makes for a comfortable Scouting experience.

For five weeks during the summer months, Camp Sinoquipe hosts Boy Scout Troops from the Mason-Dixon Council, and several surrounding Boy Scout Councils from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. From the first-year camper, Lakusin (to climb higher) program to High Adventure Treks for Scouts 14 and over, there is something for every age group. The total number of Scouts attending camp each week has been limited to 225 so that each Scout can benefit more from the smaller class size.

Camp Sinoquipe is supported by Guneukitschik Lodge #317, Order of the Arrow, and Camp Sinoquipe Stewards. They have work weekends throughout the year, and do much of the preparation necessary to prepare camp for each season.

Summer Camp 2016

2016 Leaders Guide (Revised 4/18/16)

2016 Scoutmast Packet (Added 6/13/16)

2016 Parent Guide

2016 Leaders Guide Appedix A

2016 Horsemanship Release

2016 Mountain Man Registration Form

2016 Provisional Scout Application

2017 Out-of-Council Camp Reservation Form

2017 In-Council Camp Reservation Form

2017 Camp Staff Interest Form

First Year Camper Program (Lakusin)

Lakusin (to climb higher) is a program designed to take the First Year Camper experience to the next level.  The program is designed for new Scouts and those attending a summer camp for the first time.  Participants in the program have the opportunity to work on rank skills focusing on the seven core groups - Scout Spirit, Camping and Hiking, First Aid, Handicraft, Nature, Totin' Chip / Firem'n Chit, and Rope Work - as well as merit badges.  More information about the Lakusin program can be found on page 50 in the 2014 Leader's Guide.

Boy Scout Summer Camp Experience

Sinoquipe offers over 60 merit badges ranging from shooting sports to basic Scouting skills, to handicraft and Eagle-required badges.  Other offerings include COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience), BSA Guard, Aquatics Supervisor, and other trainings.

While not earning merit badges, Scouts can enjoy open shooting, 3D archery, and camp wide competitions like volleyball.  Camp also has a well-stocked Trading Post for all of those "camp essentials." 

Every Friday night,  parents are invited to come to camp and watch the show.  A grand performance by the Potamac Dancers, Venturing Crew 2, Hagerstown, MD is the main part of the show.  They give a great display of Native American dancing in beautiful authentic attire made by the dancers themselves.  Order of the Arrow (OA) call outs are also conducted at this campfire program.

Mountain Man

Hone your survival skills at a camp outpost for an entire week, while learning the trades of American mountain men throughout the eras. 

 

Sinoquipe Mountain Man Flier 2016

Venture Scout Week (Week 6)

Week 6 of summer camp in the Blue Hole Mountain Man Camp will ONLY be open to BSA Venture Crew Scouts

Females in a Venture Crew must be accompanied by at least 1 female Adult.

 
Mountain Man spaces available, per week. 
Reserve your spot today!
 
2016 Sinoquipe Mountain Man Reservations
spaces available 
 
W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6
Closed 7 8 4 12 9

Mountain Man is booked on a
"first come first serve basis".
PROVISIONAL SCOUTING AT IT'S BEST!

 

Specialty Week (Week 7)

The last week of summer camp offers NYLT for those Scouts aspriring to be great leaders in their Troop, and who want to participate in an excellent leadership development course.

 

Cub Scout Camping (Week 7)

Camp Sinoquipe has an engaging Resident Cub Scout Camping program. For more information, click here.

 

Camp Contact:

Camp Sinoquipe
Troop ###
677 Boy Scout Rd
Ft. Littleton, PA  17223

Camp Office: 717*387*9631
Health Office: 717*360*1562

When sending mail to your Scout, it is best to send your letter or package on the Saturday before they leave for Camp.  Mailing after Monday will not garantee delivery before your Scout departs for home.  All late mail will be returned.

 

 

 

 

Off-Season Camping

Camp Sinoquipe Short-Term Camping

Cabin and open campsite rentals are available at Camp Sinoquipe on a weekend basis year-round except during Summer Camp season. Rental period for the weekend is from Friday to Sunday, with departure being before 4:00 p.m. There are four cabins at Sinoquipe with different sleeping capacities:
 
Altenderfer - 20
Wells Valley - 30
Wherrett - 30
Kerstein Lodge - 20
Lake Front - 20
All cabins are equipped with electricity, cots, mattresses, stove, outside latrine and tables and benches. Please note that 2 leaders are required at all times for short-term camping. Additional facilities such as waterfront, canoes, dining hall, etc. are also available; however, additional fees and guidelines may apply. A Short-term Camping Application and appropriate fees need to be received at the Scout Service Center in order to secure a reservation. Please contact the Scout Service Center for additional information.
 
Camp Sinoquipe Off-Season Reservation Form 
Off-Season Canoe Rental Application
 
 
 
Important Camp Forms
 
Camp Map

Directions to Camp Sinoquipe
 
 
 
 
2017 Camp Staff Interest
 
 

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2017 Summer Camp Reservations
 

2017 Out-of-Council Camp Reservation Form

2017 In-Council Camp Reservation Form

 

 

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