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Rum River Scout Camp

Anoka, MN


Only four miles north of Anoka on the banks of the beautiful Rum River, Rum River Scout Camp is a fantastic wilderness option for camping opportunities within the metro area. Purchased with penny stock donated by Harlan Thurston in November, 1957, Rum River Scout Camp is a 167 acre facility covered with stands of pine and oak groves. Whether you like disc golf, canoeing, or orienteering, Rum River has something for everyone to enjoy.

15659 Saint Francis Boulevard
Anoka, MN 55303

Unique Features

Rum River, Raccoon Vista Nature Trail, challenge course, disc golf course, canoe rental.

Possible Uses

Overnight camping, district events, Order of the Arrow events, trainings, courts of honor, campfires, community events and float trips.

Some Activities You'll Do

Camp Store

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Disc Golf

Can you toss a frisbee? If the answer is yes than you can try out this cool activity.

Can you toss a frisbee? If the answer is yes than you can try out this cool activity.

Visit Points of Interest

Find the perfect spot at camp for that Kodak moment.

Find the perfect spot at camp for that Kodak moment.

High Adventure Prep

Get ready for your High Adventure trip by visiting one of our camps.

Get ready for your High Adventure trip by visiting one of our camps.

Card Games

Indoors or outdoors, camp can be the environment to try something new.

Indoors or outdoors, camp can be the environment to try something new.

Board Games

Spend time together and build learning skills.

Spend time together and build learning skills.

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

Sled Chutes

Our sled chutes are designed for the impossible to predict Minnesota weather

Our sled chutes are designed for the impossible to predict Minnesota weather

Fire Building Techniques

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Fishing

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, relieve some stress, learn how our ancestors used to acquire food, and more!

Cross Country Skiiing

Our camps are the the perfect setting for cross country skiing.

Our camps are the the perfect setting for cross country skiing.

Tent Camping

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Stargazing

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

Archery

Take up a bow and arrow and fire a few toward the bullseye

Take up a bow and arrow and fire a few toward the bullseye

STEM

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

Night Hike

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

The familiar old trail that you've hiked dozens of times is suddenly new.

Hiking

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Geocaching

Geocaching is an orienteering course using hand-held GPS units.

Geocaching is an orienteering course using hand-held GPS units.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is an age-old activity essential to travelling in deep snow.

Snowshoeing is an age-old activity essential to travelling in deep snow.

Campfires

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

Canoe Rental

We can provide you with the canoes, a trailer to haul them, life jackets and paddles.

We can provide you with the canoes, a trailer to haul them, life jackets and paddles.

Nature Trail

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Broomball

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

A unique winter sport that anyone can play.

Animals

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

Volleyball

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

A sport that almost everyone has played at least once, now play it with your new camp friends.

Knots and Lashings

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Boating

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

Boating can enrich an experience at camp whether it's just something you do for an hour or if it is the center of your outing.

Tubing and Sledding

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

Head out to camp for some classic winter fun.

Maps and Compass

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Location Details

Our camps and related activities are seasonally based, content will appear prior to registration opening. Thank you for your interest in our programs, think outside... no box required.

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