camp 2014

Summer Camp

New for 2014

camp 2014Online Merit Badge Reports

Each Saturday Scoutmasters will receive an email with a report showing the Merit Badge status of each Scout in their Troop.  These records will reflect the completion status of each Merit Badge and outline any requirements left for Scouts to complete if necessary.  This means no Blue Cards!

 Additional Merit Badge Time

With the merit badge time beginning at 8:30am we were able to add an additional merit badge slot in the morning.  This means that Scouts have the opportunity to schedule up to 7 merit badges while at camp.

Trail to Adventure

This new program is designed for first year Scouts.  It combines requirements from Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements into a 3 hours class.  This program is offered twice a day, so all first year scouts have the opportunity to participate.

Bowers Scholars and SAR program areas

These two new program areas bring many new badges to Camp Bowers.  At Bowers Scholars, Scouts will be able to earn Scouting Heritage, American Heritage, Chess, Public Speaking, Music, and Bugling Merit Badges.  The Search and Rescue (SAR) program area specializes in First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety, and Search and Rescue Merit Badges.tony-silvagni-logo

Bowers to the Beach Program

Sign up for this program offered by Camp Bowers Summer Camp and have the opportunity to come to Carolina Beach for a fun weekend of beach activities then go to Camp Bowers for a week of Summer Camp.

Partnership with The Summit National High Adventure Base

Camp Bowers is proud to announce a new partnership with the Summit Bechtel Reserve. This summer we will be offering a 4 day trip to the Summit each week of camp for Scouts that are 14 or over.  Cost for the program is $450 which includes your Camp Bowers fee and costs for the Summit Program. All meals and transportation are included as well.

Scouts will arrive with their Troops on Sunday and depart Camp Bowers Monday morning for The Summit.  Monday through Thursday Scouts will participate in various activities at The Summit including:

  • Action Point Canopy Tourssummit banner
  • Action Point Challenge Courses
  • Action Point BMX
  • Action Point Skate Plaza
  • Harvey Mountain Bike Trails
  • Boulder Cove
  • Summit Center Zip Lines
  • Stand-up Paddle Boards and Water Reality Obstacle Course
  • Whitewater Rafting (add $70)

In addition there will be nightly activities available at the Scott Summit Center that will allow Summit Adventure Participants to interact with Scouts and Venturers who are part of the National High Adventure programs and Mountaineer Weekend Programs.

The Summit will provide all meals beginning Monday dinner and ending Thursday evening. Evening programs use the Summit Center and are part of the evening program plan of the Summit high adventure programs. Daytime programs Tuesday to Thursday in Summit Center will be exclusive to The Summit Adventure participants.

Friday Scouts will depart The Summit to travel back to Camp Bowers to meet back up with their Troop.

Share the news and keep an eye on for further details. If you have questions about The Summit Partnership, please contact Matthew Bull by email at or by phone at 910-395-1100 ext 23.

Here you can find all of the Camp Bowers Summer Camp Information:

Leaders Guide - Useful information regarding administration, payment, program descriptions, and useful forms related to Camp Bowers.

Camp Bowers Program guide - A detailed guide to all of the programs offered at Camp Bowers 2014

Merit Badge Guide - Complete description of the Merit Badges offered this summer, their prerequisites, and additional costs if any. Trail to Adventure Guide (TTA) – a detailed guide to the first year scout/camper program at Camp Bowers

Summit Adventure Registration Form

Daily Program Schedule

Merit Badge Schedule

Troop Reservation Form

Early Bird Deposit Form

Final Camp Payment Form

Beach to Bowers Registration Form