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About Camp Cedars
Located on the south bank of the Platte River near Fremont, Nebraska, Cedars is home to Mid-America Council's Boy Scout summer camp. It also hosts three sessions of Webelos camp and our Wood Badge training.

Camp Cedars, which comprises the western half of the Covered Wagon Scout Reservation, is located approximately three miles northeast of Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska. It has been Mid-America Council's principal long-term Boy Scout resident camp since 1939. Cedars consists of 360 acres of wooded hills and meadows on the bluffs overlooking the south bank of the Platte River.

Camp Cedars features a heated pool with a shower house, accessible to the physically challenged; air-conditioned HunTel Systems dining hall, seating over 500; the Bates Amphitheater with space for over 1,000 campers; a shooting sports facility featuring the Protzman Arena and a the Scott Family Shotgun Range; and the Dixon Family Nature Center.

Other facilities include the Smith Administration Building, Scott Director's Cabin, Karp Pavilion, Rotary Shelter, Millard Resource Center and Order of the Arrow building.

Twelve campsites provide 264 permanent tent platforms, including the Armstrong McDonald wheelchair-accessible campsite, for Scouts and leaders.

Camp Cedars also boasts the premier Challenging Outdoor Program Experience (COPE) in the mid-west and a lake for canoeing, rowing and fishing. Thanks to Roger Pentzien, our lake was dredged in 2000 and restocked with several species of fish. Camp Cedars also features a rappelling tower, 60-feet high, with climbing walls - the highest tower in the BSA!

Buildings and facilities at Cedars may be rented when summer camp is not in session. Contact Scouter Services at the Durham Scout Center for more information 402.431.9272.

Our summer camp season consists of six weekly sessions of Boy Scout camp and three, three-day sessions of Webelos camp. Cedars is also home to our Council's Wood Badge Course.

Camp Cedars Trading Post & Storm Shelter
We are committed to getting new shelters built at Camp Cedars and are asking our Scouting families that use Cedars to help make this happen. The planned building will be located northeast of the swimmingn pool. The lower level of the trading post will serve as the storm shelter, medical facility and has the capacity to hold up to 400 people during a storm. We hope that you will give serious consideration to this request and help us make sure that Camp Cedars will always be a safe place for our Scouts and Scouters. Download the Camp Cedars Trading Post Flier 

Covered Wagon Scout Ranch
2911 County Road 15
Cedar Bluffs, NE 68015

Thomas M. Lee, Camp Ranger
Tom.Lee@Scouting.org
402.628.6565

Cedars Admin GPS Coordinates:
lat 41.430711 | lon -96.584963

 
 

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