Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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What is Owasippe?

Owasippe Scout Reservation is America’s premier Boy Scout camp, founded in 1911.  Located 7 miles east of Whitehall, Michigan, Owasippe features 4,800 acres of pristine forest perfect for camping, hiking, fishing, and general recreation.  During the summer, Owasippe is home to two Boy Scout section camps, a Webelos Resident camp, a family camp, and a High Adventure base.  The rest of the year, Owasippe offers tent and cabin camping to facilitate hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and many other recreation activities.  Owasippe is owned and operated by the Chicago Area Council, but Scouts from everywhere are welcome.

 Summer Camp at Owasippe



 Online Program Registration

   Robert Crown High Adventure Base

              Camp Staff

              CIT Program

 Year-Round Activities at Owasippe


              Owasippe Shooting Sports Open    


              Owasippe Scout Reservation Map

              Camp Blackhawk Map

              Camp Carlen Map

              Camp Reneker Map

              Camp Wolverine Map

              Lake Cabins Map

              Directions to Owasippe

              Owasippe Trail Map


  1218 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
  Telephone: (312) 421-8800 Fax: (312) 421-4725
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