Minsi Trails Council, Inc., BSASummer CampsShort Term July/August Camping

Short Term Camping for July & August 2020

Information below is as of June 5, 2020. System is open for reservations as of Friday June 12. 

As of 6/5/2020 MTC Unit FAQ Camping  

As of 6/23/2020 BSA Re-Starting Unit Checklist

All reservations are subject to existing or new mandates from the PA Department of Health.  Please refer to Minsitrails.org/update page for new updates. 

Camp will physically open when Monroe County is in the Green Phase.  All reservations begin as temporary (see sections 2)

1.  How to Make a Reservation:

  1. Scroll down to "Place a Reservation" and select the camp that you are interested in reserving
    (please note that you will NOT be able to switch between camps while placing the initial reservation). 

  2. Selecting a Camp will open the facility reservation system.  When reserving your desired site, you will need to fill out three columns with the following information: 

  3. Left Column

    1. Enter Duration.
    2. Select A Category.
    3. Select the Asset.

    Middle Column

    1. Select Arrival Date.
    2. Select Departure Date.
    3. Click RESERVE

    Right Column

    1. Review the reservation assets.
    2. Click Check-Out
  4. Identify the price group.

  5. Please first search using your last name for an existing account.  If new, click NEW GROUP. 

  6. Select the number of attending youth and adults.

  7. Read and review any additional information provided, acknowledge you have read this info and click Continue. 

  8. At this time, you can either check-out or continue to shop for more rentable assets (click - Keep Shopping......) 

  9. If you are prepared to finalize your order, click Check-out and review your order.  Verify that the information is correct. 

  10. Clicking the SAVE button finalizes your order. 

  11. An email invoice confirmation will be sent to the listed email address. 

2.  Details on Reservations:

  • Unit Reservation eligibility: Minsi Trails Council Scouts BSA Units or Venturing Crews ONLY. 

  • Rental dates are Friday thru Sunday in July and August. 

  • No Family Camping. 

  • Arrival time Friday 5:00 PM - Departure Time by Noon Sunday.

  • All reservations MUST be made online, NOT over the phone. 

  • Short-term camping is defined as Friday arrival and Sunday departure. 

  • All sites have been pre-selected by the MTC Property Committee.  Not all are available. Each camp site available has a latrine, as well as running water.  Some have metal canopy. No electricity available in sites.  

  • Reservations that are made are only temporary and will be effective once the MTC Camping Department confirms payment received and camps are in the Green Phase. 

  • Certain sections of camp, facilities, and/or rentals may not be available due to COVID-19 protocols. 

  • There is NO waiting list for rentals.  Please check back into the system for openings throughout the summer. 

  • The mailing address will be listed on the invoice. All checks should be made out to Minsi Trials Council.  

  • Google Chrome works best. If the registration site is down or not functioning properly, please clear your browser's history and refresh the page.  If this does not solve the problem, call the Council Camp Help Desk at 610-465-8568 or email Bonnie Keller.

3.  Facility Updates

     Please note temporary closed areas and/or facilities:

  • Trexler Scout Reservation - Akelaland 

    • No rentals will be available, however the grounds are open for hiking.  

  • Trexler Scout Reservation - Settlers Camp

    • Hawkeye Area rentals will not be available, however the grounds are open for hiking.

    • All indoor buildings are closed; Cabins, shower houses and kitchen/dining halls. 

  • Camp Minsi 

    • All indoor buildings are closed; Cabins, shower houses and kitchen/dining halls. 

4.  Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • Full details can be found on the resource tab on top of the website: Click here 

  • Please notify us of any changes immediately.  Full refunds will only be granted if the unit notifies the Council office 30 days before the first day of your arrival in writing.  All correspondence should be emailed to Council Camping Department Bonnie Keller.

  • If less than 30 days notice is given, a refund will not be granted.

  • Full refunds will be given if Minsi Trails Council cancels a reservation due to special circumstances (acts of nature, emergency situations, etc.) or if the reservation arrival date has passed because camps remain closed due to Monroe County remaining in the Yellow Phase. 

5.  Supplemental Resources:

Trexler Scout Reservation

Trexler Trail Map

Settlers Camp Map

Hawkeye Cabin-Tent Site Map

Akelaland Map

Camp Minsi

Camp Minsi Trail Map

Camp Minsi Campsite Layouts

Camp Minsi Winter Tents/Cabins

Camp Minsi Weygadt Tent Sites

Camp Minsi Land Navigation Map


8.  Place a Reservation

(note: Google chrome is the preferred web browser)


MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                           MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                                      
Professional Office                                                    Scout Shop
(610) 264-8551                                                          (610) 266-7770

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                                                                                Closed daily for lunch 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm    
Closed Sat - Sun                                                        10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sat)
                                                                                Closed Sunday

Physical Address:                  Mailing Address
991 Postal Road                       P.O. Box 20624
Allentown, PA 18109                Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624