Camp Oyo Boy Scout Summer Camp

Camp Oyo, Est. 1926, is located in the middle of Shawnee State Forest just outside of Portsmouth, Ohio. Summer camp at Oyo is a unique camping experience offering great facilities, quality program, and a traditional scouting experience sure to be remembered. Camp Oyo features historic log cabin or tent site camping with a full shower house, along with program features including a full-sized pool, a large lake for boating & fishing, diverse merit badge options, and unique summer camp traditions. Join us for a week of Scouting unlike any other!

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2018 Summer Camping Guide Registration Leaders Guide Program Guide COMING SOON

All registrations must be updated with accurate counts by June 2nd.  Any registrations with blank attendee names will be removed from the registrations for more accurate camp counts.  Thank you!

Week 1 June 24-30
Week 2 July 1-7


Early Bird if paid in full by April 1, 2018 Youth- $290
Provisional Youth – $320
Adult – $150
Full Fee if paid in full June 1, 2018 Youth – $310
Provisional Youth – $320
Adult – $150
Late Fee-registered after June 1, 2018 Youth- $330
Provisional Youth – $340
Adult -$170

Program Overview:

  • Camp Oyo offers an established quality program in a smaller camp setting for scouts of all ages! This allows for more one-on-one interaction with the instructors and staff and encourages more interaction between Troops in camp!

New in 2018:

  • Due to popular demand we’ve added an extra week of summer camp!
  • New merit badges and programs for experienced Scouts!

Eagle Quest

  • A fun first-year camper experience focused on rank advancement with core Scouting and Camping skills. Aimed at providing quality training in a fun environment with unique experiences.
  • Schedule includes program sessions for rank advancement, an overnight outpost, compass courses, pioneering, first aid, and free time for merit badge work.

Flexible Merit Badge Program Areas

  • Oyo program areas offer a large merit badge selection for scouts to choose from. From scoutcraft & nature to shooting sports, handicraft, and aquatics with an on-camp Lakefront. A flexible program schedule allows scouts to choose their own goals and schedule for the week. Some merit badges will also meet as scheduled classes.

Camp Oyo Motawk Program

  • The Motawk Tribe is a 30+ year tradition at Camp Oyo. A native American based multi-year program that challenges Scouts to demonstrate their skills and teamwork. Those that accept the challenge will participate in group activities a complete a set of requirements throughout the week then attend special ceremonies and an overnight Pow-Wow outpost.

Loaded with Extras!

  • Camp wide activities and competitions, movie night, pool party, chapel services, and more. basketball & volleyball courts and a gaga pit are also available for your Scouts enjoyment.