summer camp 2015

Summer Camp

summer camp 2015New for 2015

Camp Bowers: Zombie Survival

All Scouts should be prepared… even for the Zombie Apocalypse.  Learn how to survive for the long term in a world that is more dangerous than we can imagine.  Hands-on scenarios will teach you to build shelters, scavenge for food and water, make traps, stalk, make rafts, perfect pioneering for real life emergencies, orienteering under pressure, conduct water rescues, and much more.

ZipQuest_mediumC.O.P.E. + ZipQuest

For Scouts 13 and older.  Participate in half days of C.O.P.E. Monday-Friday and enjoy a private Canopy Tour at one of USA Today’s top 10 ziplines in the Nation: ZipQuest.  This half day program enables older scouts to earn the merit badges they need for Eagle, while at the same time offering them a personal growth and leadership program unlike any other.  Additional materials cost of $60 is required to attend this program.

Cape Fear Pioneersharmony hall

For Scouts 14 and older.  This will be a week of living experiences like no
other. Spend the week along the banks of the Cape Fear River with the smell of wood smoke hanging in the air, and a challenging adventure around every turn. Scouts and Venturers who spend the week along the Cape Fear River will live like the frontiersmen of the mid 1800’s. With coyote’s howling, fires a roaring, and dutch ovens full of cobbler, everyone will experience the true flavor of backwoods living.  Look forward to knife and tomahawk throwing, metal working, knife making, pioneering, and as a grand finale, making and sailing a raft down the Cape Fear River, just like ol’ Huck Finn.  During the course of the week participants will earn part or all of the following merit badges: Cooking, Camping, Rifle Shooting, Metal Work, Wilderness Survival, Geology, Leatherwork, and Woodwork. Venturers will also complete several requirements over the course of the week.  Additional materials fee of $50 is required to attend this program.

New Merit Badges

Game Design Merit Badge has been added to our Bowers Communications Area

Geocaching Merit Badge has been added to the Scoutcraft Area

Fingerprinting Merit Badge has been added as an evening program in Handicraft Area

Moviemaking Merit Badge has been added to Bowers Communications Area

  Mountain Biking at Brown’s Creekbrowns creek

Take a field trip to the newest mountain biking trail in Bladen County, Browns Creek Nature Park and Bike Trail. This new trail runs an estimated five to six miles over hilly terrain, in an open field and through hardwood forest.  Must be 12 years and older, bikes are provided on a very limited first come, first served basis.  Please bring your own bike helmet.

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:

2016 Troop Reservation Form