2018 Family Camp at Stearns

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With 1200 acres of open fields, rolling hills and thick forest, Camp Stearns is an ideal spot for Cub Scout Family Camp. You have the opportunity to participate in Staff led programs, explore on your own, or just relax.

Camp Highlights

  • Indoor Housing with Internet and air conditioning
  • 30 foot tall Waterslide and 90 feet of slip and slide
  • Sled Chute (year round sledding)

Sleeping Accommodations

Campsite assignments are made by family. You will be contacted a week prior to your scheduled date at camp, you can inform the staff member of any special requests at that time.

Indoor Housing

Capacity: 40 People

Tonkawa Lodge is located in the center of camp and provides a very comfortable sleeping option for families. This building includes showers, restrooms, internet access, and 12 separate bunk areas.

Nylon Tent

Classic Scout tents are available for check out at no additional charge. These tents are fully bug proof and water proof. Each tent can sleep 2-3 people.

Bring Your Own Tent

There is plenty of space in each campsite for campers to set up their own tents


Indoor Restrooms and Showers

Tonkawa Lodge serves as the main shower and restroom facility for the entire camp. A single indoor restroom is also available in the nature building.

Outdoor Latrines

Latrines and porta pots are located throughout camp - you won't be able to go far without seeing one! They are in all program areas that don't have restroom access and in the campsite area. Latrines are stocked with toillet paper and a hand washing station.

Dining Hall

All of your meals will be served cafeteria style in the dining hall.


Here is a snap shot of what you can expect on the first night of camp! There will not be a meal served on the first night so please eat before coming to camp. Note - Stearns does not hold swim checks on Friday night, instead we will do swim checks during your program rotation.

6:00 pm
  • Gates open - you will not be able to check-in prior to this time
  • You will be directed to the main parking area. A staff member will greet you and direct you to check-in.
  • Bring your health form and shooting sports waiver to check - in.
  • After check-in you will be directed to your campsite. A staff member will be available to help you check out a tent and get set-up.
8:00 pm
  • Your campsite commissioner will meet you in your campsite to review emergency procedures and take you on a tour of camp.
8:45 pm
  • Opening Campfire Program
10:00 pm
  • Lights Out! Get some rest before your first full day at camp!

Weekend Activities

There are three family activity times (Saturday Morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday Morning). During each Family Activity Time, you will have a set of activities to choose from. Each activity has an open format, meaning that you can come and go at any time. All activities are designed to be age appropriate for Cub Scout age children (6 - 11 years old).

Directions to Stearns Scout Camp

Address: 3303 County Road 44, South Haven, MN, 55382 Mobile GPS devices will recognize this address and lead you directly to the camp gate.

From St. Paul: Head West on Interstate 94. Take exit 178 at Clearwater. Turn left on county road 24 and follow signs to camp.

Summer Camp Contact Information

June - August please use the following contact information

Summer Camp Phone Number: 651-254-9135
Summer Camp Email:
Camp Director Email:

Please note that during the day we might not be able to answer a call or immediately respond to an email. We will do our best to respond back to you within 24 hours.

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