2020 Summer Camp Updates and COVID-19

Summer Resident Camp at Camp Mountain Run to Transition to High-tech Programming for the 2020 Season

Dear Scouting family,

First and foremost, we hope that this email finds you and your family well. It goes without saying that we are living through an unprecedented and concerning time.

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is the Boy Scouts of America’s top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating whether to run summer camp this year.  Since the spread of this pandemic, we have been continually monitoring the situation, and consulting with health experts, government officials and other camp professionals.

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that, after a thorough review, the Bucktail Council has decided to suspend our resident camp programs at Camp Mountain Run for the 2020 summer season. We know camp is an important part of every Scout’s summer, and this decision was not made lightly.

If you have already signed up for camp, you will have several options for you:

  1. You can get a full refund of all deposits and fees,
  2. You can roll over any amounts paid toward your 2021 Summer Camp experience,
  3. You can apply some of your fees to this year’s unique Summer programming (Cub Scout Survivor; Area 4 Super Camp) that we will offer. 

Thank you to those that participated in the recent survey about summer programming!  Your input helped us to make this decision and provided the feedback to help us begin to design our alternate summer programs.  Our intent is to combine the outdoors, advancement (Scouts BSA Merit Badges, rank advancement for new Scouts, Cub Scout Adventures, etc.), campfires, online trading post, OA Call-out ceremony, etc.

Therefore, if you are looking for Scouting programming throughout the summer, the Bucktail Council will be providing unique and exciting opportunities.  We are thrilled to offer this programming as an alternative to this year’s summer camp programming. 

Our council and staff are saddened that we are not able to serve you at Camp Mountain Run this summer. This is an extraordinarily challenging time; unlike anything we have experienced. Our hope is we all emerge from this challenging moment stronger than before.

Most importantly, we look forward to providing the full range of Scouting programs, including outdoor adventures, as soon as we can and as the situation allows.

We hope all our Scouting families stay healthy and positive in our current environment and join us in preparing for future great summer camp experiences at Camp Mountain Run.

You can reach us at 814-371-5650 or gregg.bennett@scouting.org.


Gregory S. Kunselman          James B. Davis                   Gregg T. Bennett
Council President                  Council Commissioner      Scout Executive

P.S.  Please note that the Zoom Parent and Leader meeting on Sunday, June 14th has been cancelled.  Information on this summer’s programming can be found by clicking the link below for Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA.

Cub Scout Survivor Program

Scouts BSA Area 4 Super Camp

Join us for Bi-Weekly Parent and Leader Meetings

Next Leader and Parent meeting to be held on Sunday, May 17th at 7pm

Click the button below to connect to the Leader and Parent meeting.  Meetings will be approximately 30 minutes and will allow time for Q&A.  Our goal is to keep you up to  date on this year’s Summer Camp programs.  A Zoom link will be provided at least 1 hour before each meeting.  

Upcoming schedule for Leader and Parent Zoom meetings:  Sunday, May 17th; Sunday, May 31st;  and Sunday, June 14th.

Click for the Zoom meeting link

Why Should Your Scout Attend Camp Mountain Run?

Summer Camp at Camp Mountain Run is something that you won’t want to miss!

We have put together a Summer Camp Task Force to guide us through these uncertain times ensuring that summer camp will be safe.  We will only open if it is legal to do so, if it is safe to do so and when Camp Mountain Run is accredited by the by the National BSA, local and state authorities. 

For more information on the effect of COVID-19 and the Bucktail Council, please click below.

Event updates and COVID-19

Our Summer Camp Task Force Will Guide Us

Camp Mountain Run will be ready for Summer 2020!

To “Be Prepared” for this summer, our Summer Camp Task Force has been meeting weekly to get ready for this year’s Summer Camp at Camp Mountain.  This page will be dedicated to the most up to date information from our Summer Camp Task to help you get ready for this summer.

Click the button below if you are looking for information on Events other than Summer Camps.

Event Updates

Health and Safety is our #1 Priority!

Informational Zoom meeting for Leaders and Families

To keep our Leaders and Families up to date in this ever-changing environment, our Summer Camp Task Force has scheduled bi-weekly Zoom meetings to inform our Leaders and families on how Camp Mountain Run will be safely opened for summer camp.  (A link will be placed here at least one hour before the meeting.)

Click the button below to select and sign up for this year’s Summer programs.

Sign up for Summer Camp!