Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Mitigwa

Outing is the heart of Scouting…

The promise made to every young man when he decides to give Scouting a try and join a troop in his neighborhood is that of outdoor adventure.  The imagination of an 11 year young man runs rampant when it comes to the adventure of the out of doors.

Mitigwa Scout Reservation

Mitigwa Scout Reservation is one of the finest Scout camps in the Midwest, providing residential Summer Camp programs for Boy Scouts at Camp Mitigwa and for Cub Scouts at Camp Akela, plus year-round camping opportunities for all. The reservation boasts 450 acres of rolling river valley land with a rappelling tower, a swimming pool, campsites, dining hall, and so much more.  Learn more about Mitigwa Scout Reservation here.

Mitigwa Scout Reservation takes safety seriously. Review our Risk Advisory by clicking here.

2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp

2018 Summer Camp Fees

Payment Schedule:
Campsite reservation fee is $100 and this is a credit to the overall camp fees for 2018. As part of the campsite reservation, Troops need to supply their estimated number.

By March 1st, all campers must be named and any spots that were estimated but not named should be removed. There will be a $150 payment for each Youth that is named, they can then sign up for Merit Badges, which will be available March 1st, starting at 10:00 AM. On April 1st, all spots listed but not "named" will be billed the appropriate camp fee. Fees must be paid in full by April 15th to get the Early rate. All accounts not paid after April 15th will receive the regular rate.

Cancellations fee: Mitigwa
From April 2nd to June 1st there will be a $100 fee for any Scout or Adult that is cancelled (transfers are allowed)
After June 1st there are no Refunds allowed except per the regular Council Refund Policy

Scout Fees   Adult Fees
$280* Through April 15, 2018 $130*
$305 After April 15, 2018 $130
*Newly Registered Scouts or Leaders will be guaranteed the early registration fee with a copy of completed application.


Class Schedules and Availability

Click a week to view current availability.


2018 Boy Scout Summer Camp T-Shirts

A limited number of shirts will be at the trading post.

National Youth Leadership Training

Are you ready to take your Youth Scouting experience to the next level? National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all 13 to 20-year-old youth members of the Boy Scouts of America, both male and female, with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT 2018
July 29-August 4


Week 2: June 24-30 is full

  • Camp Mitigwa 2018 - Week 1
    June 17, 2018 to June 23

  • Camp Mitigwa 2018 - Week 2
    June 24, 2018 to June 30

  • Camp Mitigwa 2018 - Week 3
    July 01, 2018 to July 07

    Register Today
  • Camp Mitigwa 2018 - Week 4
    July 08, 2018 to July 14

    Register Today
  • 2019 Week 1 Scouts BSA Camp at Camp Mitigwa
    June 16, 2019 to June 22

File Name Description
2018 Campsite Chart Updated 6/18/18 Download
2018 Leader's Guide Download
Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A, B & C are required for Summer Resident Camp Download
Camp Mitigwa Registration Instructions Instructions on how to register for Boy Scout Summer Camp at Mitigwa - TIP: rosters can be updated prior to names registration going live on March 1, 2018, to make registration faster Download
Camp Photos-Pat Bonz Photography Information on Camp Photos Download
Map: Directions to Camp Mitigwa Directions to Camp Mitigwa's main entrance: 1820 Magnolia Road, Woodward IA 50276 Download
Map: Mitigwa Grounds and Campsites Map of Mitigwa Scout Reservation campsites, facilities, and camp roads. Download
Map: Mitigwa Scout Reservation Trails - Topographical MSR is more than just front country campsites and cabins. A series of challenging trails laces through our 450+ acres of hills above the river. Download
Mitigwa Handout 2018 Download
Mitigwa Scout Reservation Risk Advisory Mid-Iowa Council and Mitigwa Scout Reservation are dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable camp experience for your Scouts and leaders. Please review our Risk Advisory to learn more. Download
Unit Swim Classification Mid-Iowa Council encourages units to test their Scouts' and leaders' swimming abilities annually. Download this form to record your swimmers' classifications and refer to Option C for qualifications to use this record for summer camp. Include a copy of the lifeguard's certification with your classification record at camp check-in. Download