Many Point Scout Camp strives to be the best summer camp in the world. Through innovative programs, and an emphasis on growth of units and individuals, we’re proud to be the highlight of many Scouts summers!
For over seventy years Many Point’s signature red lantern has been burning brightly on the shores of Many Point Lake. Each summer Many Point is home to over 300 troops and crews from numerous councils across the United States and Canada.
The property alone is enough to intrigue any participant. Since its opening in 1946, the property has grown to encompass 1,669 acres and nine miles of shoreline on two lakes. Bordered by the 143,000 acre Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and only a handful of cabins, you’ll notice that the greatest amount of traffic on the lake is from Scouts in canoes or sailboats.
Many Point is also located only thirty miles from Itasca State Park, a short distance for those Scouts who would like to wade through the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Scouts who come to Many Point will still participate in some of the traditional activities of the 1940’s like swimming, canoeing, rowing, orienteering, lashing, and shooting. Yet they will also have a chance to participate in some of the more recent innovations. We now have a huge fleet of Sunfish sailboats, six climbing towers, ATV training programs, several 25′ aqua trampolines, two Huck Finn rafts, Jet Ski’s, kayaks and two tree house villages.
In addition to a variety of programs, troops also have the choice to camp in one of fifty campsites split among four sub-camps. Although each sub-camp offers the same great program, each differs by the style of meals provided. Buckskin has a full-service dining hall, Ten Chiefs offers a combination of patrol cooking and heater stacks, Voyageur troops cook food provided by the commissary and Pioneer troops can choose a commissary option or provide their own food.
Scouters can also bring their families to stay in one of twenty cabins and participate in the fully-staffed program at our Family Camp.
Many Point was the first camp in the nation where Scouts attended camp as troops and not as individuals. Today we still continue to emphasize the growth of the entire troop as our chief objective. Our staff is trained and dedicated to the mission and ideals of Scouting. Come to Many Point this summer and you’ll leave as a stronger troop of confident and capable young leaders.
Come to Many Point to experience the best that Minnesota has to offer.
- A Beautiful wilderness setting in northwestern Minnesota
- 2400 acres of wooded property in the White Earth State Forest
- Adjacent to 143,000 acres of the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
- A short distance to Itasca State Park and headwaters of the great Mississippi River.
- A camp around a lake. Many Point has 9 miles of shoreline on two uncrowded lakes.
- Perfect for your crew or troop’s next summer adventure.
41408 Many Point Camp Rd
Ponsford, MN 56575
Many Point Scout Camp is actually six separate camps on the same property. Your options include three program camps, an adventure base, an independent camp and our family camp.
We offer three full-service program camps for troops and crews. Each program camp operates independently with its own facilities, sites and staff. While the same activities and advancement are universal throughout all three program camps, the food program is unique for each program camp.
BuckskinScout Program Camp
Units that choose to camp in Buckskin will get to enjoy three prepared meals a day in our Dining Hall. Many Point utilizes the patrol method by having Scouts take turns being servers.
Ten ChiefsScout Program Camp
This camp is known for white sand beaches and for having the best sunsets in the midwest. Here you will cook breakfast and dinner with your patrol, and have lunch delivered to you pre-cooked for your delight.
VoyageurScout Program Camp
Down south in between Many Point Lake and Round Lake, you get the full patrol cooking experience. Voyageur also features large campsites, amazing tree coverage, and breezes off of both lakes.
Many Point has some of the best forest in northern Minnesota. Use Pioneer as a base for your adventure, planning your own program and exploring on your own terms. Equipment and program is available upon request.
FlintlockOlder Scout Adventure Base
Flintlock is where older Scouts must go to make the most out of their summer. On and off camp adventures specifically designed for ages 8th, 9th and older Scouts are provided here!
Family CampFamily Program Camp
Families of our participants are encouraged to come stay in a Cabin, bring an RV, or pitch a tent in this hidden gem of Many Point. Our Family Camp staff offers a full program including crafts, a supervised beach, and outdoor activities.
Standards of Excellence
Many Point is one of a handful of camps (less then 10 nation wide) to be accredited by both the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association. When you're at camp, you'll notice our commitment to safety while having fun.
Health LodgeSafety Standards
Many Point not only has an EMT available 24/7, we have a Doctor on site for sick call hours and in case of serious emergency. You won't find better health care anywhere else. The health lodge is also here to help leaders with questions about Scout medications.
Many Point is the only camp with a dedicated 10 day training period for all staff to ensure your Scouts and your unit have an excellent Scouting experience. They learn from MN's best teachers how to mix together action learning, Scouting philosophies, and fun!