Eagle Base Program
If you are ready to experience true high adventure, then our week long treks are for you! Offered from mid-June through mid-August, sessions start Sunday afternoon and end Saturday morning. These unique treks are available for Scouts (age 13 and older) and Venturers. Your entire patrol, Troop or Crew can participate together or sign up on your own to participate with others.
Perfect for the novice and experienced high adventure camper, our program is a base camp experience with a choice of highlight activities run by professional partner vendors and our staff during the day and an assortment of evening programs. Campers are introduced to many high adventure activities, trail cooking, wilderness camping and trail equipment.
All treks will be led by experienced Trek Guides meeting Boy Scouts of America and Pennsylvania trek leader guidelines. All program gear needed for the treks is provided. Bring your personal belongings, a great attitude and be ready for the experience of a lifetime.
Units attending Eagle Base will need to provide one 21 or older male leader for male participants and one 21 or older female leader for female participants. Each unit will need to provide a minimum of two adults unless you will be sharing leadership with another unit (this must be pre-arranged through the Camping Department).
12:30 p.m. - Check in at Keystone Lodge
1:00 p.m. - Pathfinder Lodge for medical re-checks and swim tests
2:00 p.m. - Equipment checkout, visit Heinz Commissary, set up camp at Valley Forge
5:50 p.m. - Flag lowering ceremony
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.. - Evening activity
10:30 p.m. - Taps
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - Reveille and Food pick-up
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:50 a.m. - Flag Ceremony and pick-up trail lunch
9:00 - 4 p.m.. - Day activity
12:30 p.m. - Trail lunch
4:30 p.m. - Return to Heritage
6:00 p.m. - Dinner (Friday at Pathfinder Lodge)
7:30-8:45 p.m. - Evening activity
10:30 p.m. - Taps
7:00 a.m. - Food pick up
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Check-in all program equipment and pack for home
10:30 a.m. - Depart for home
Free Adults & Free Den Chiefs
For each six Scouts that you bring to Camp Liberty, Camp Freedom or Eagle Base, you will earn one free adult. For each six Scouts at Camp Independence you will earn one free adult and one free den chief. Free adults and den chiefs are calculated per unit per session.
$50 Promotional Campership
Schedule a presentation with an approved presenter for your unit and receive a $50 campership to be awarded at the presentation.
Earn Your Unit a $40 Per Youth Discount
If you recruit a new unit to attend Heritage Reservation that brings at least ten youth, you will earn a $40 discount for each youth in your own unit for that same summer.
Second Session at Laurel Highlands Council Camp
Attend a second session at Heritage as a provisional camper, with your unit or another and you can get your second session at a discount. Contact the camping department when registering for the second session.
Eagle Base - $100 Discount
Attend any week long camp through the Laurel Highlands Council, another Boy Scout or Girl Scout concil and get $100 off your week at Eagle Base. Contact the camping department when registering for Eagle Base
Funds are available to assist Greater Pittsburgh Council youth with financial need to experience Heritage Reservation. Requests for camperships must be made using the campership application available online at the resource page for each person by April 1. Camperships are non-transferable.