Welcome to Camp Rockefeller in beautiful central Arkansas. Nowhere else in the BSA Southern Region will you find such an amazing opportunity for learning, adventure, and fun. Thousands of Scouts and adult leaders from across the country visit Camp Rockefeller every year.
At Camp Rockefeller all participants have a chance to challenge themselves like never before. Scouts and adult leaders will have an opportunity to participate in shooting sports, swim or learn how to swim, climb “the mountain” or race down the “zip line,” fish our lakes and streams, hike through our forests, camp in our tents, view our wildlife, bike through the mountains, boat on our lakes, eat in our air-conditioned dining hall, learn from our staff, and relax in our facilities. Camp Rockefeller is truly the perfect place to get away from it all or get in the mix.
Camp Rockefeller is home to the Quapaw Area Council’s resident camp and weekend camping programs. Camp Rockefeller can be found within the 3,200 acre Gus Blass Scout Reservation in Damascus, Arkansas. Camp Rockefeller is located on one of the most beautiful tracts of land in the state. Here you will find lakes, streams, caves, creeks, hills, mountains, forests, and fields scattered throughout the reservation.
Camp Rockefeller is located approximately two miles off of Arkansas Highway 65–25 miles north of Conway, Arkansas, and 45 miles north of Little Rock. Although Camp Rockefeller is situated in the middle of thousands of acres of wilderness, unit leaders do not have to travel far for resources should the need arise. Several nearby stores keep basic supplies handy and a 24-hour Walmart Supercenter is just minutes away.
The amenities at Gus Blass Scout Reservation and Camp Rockefeller are second-to-none. The camp’s facilities include 25 campsites, a lake and ponds, a boating waterfront, an Olympic-size swimming pool, an air-conditioned dining hall, a council fire ring, a chapel, a well-stocked trading post, 60’ climbing tower, COPE team building course, an administration center, numerous program areas, Bowen Lodge, and the 21,000 square foot Donald W. Reynolds Scout Training Center.
Camp Rockefeller has a fantastic safety record and we work hard to keep it that way. Our Health Lodge is centrally located in camp and it is staffed by certified personnel 24 hours a day. Our health and safety officers stay up-to-date on the latest health care policies and safety guidelines.
Also, Camp Rockefeller rangers and staff have an excellent working relationship with local emergency service providers.
Even though Camp Rockefeller is off the beaten path, we have numerous security features which help us maintain our high safety rating. Electronic gates, comprehensive check-in measures, and background checks are all standard procedures here at camp.
Thanks to generous donations from Scouting supporters, most of our facilities are new or have been renovated recently. Improvements include new concrete tent-pads with metal frames in all campsites, new larger 10’ X 12’ tents for adult leaders, a renovated kitchen in the dining hall, new air conditioning in the dining hall and administration building, reconfigured campfire ring, a new 8-hole flying disk golf course, and a revamped trading post complete with air conditioning.
The Donald W. Reynolds Scout Training Center, located on the Gus Blass Scout Reservation, is the training facility in the state of Arkansas. Scouts and leaders alike regularly receive instruction—and accommodations—at this state-of-the-art Scout Training Center. Amenities include wireless internet, 28 air-conditioned bedrooms with luxurious bathroom facilities, 3 large classrooms, a beautiful lobby with fireplace, and a 320 seat dining hall.
Finally, the program at Camp Rockefeller is out of this world. Our camp staff offers completely customized programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders. Here at camp you will find an overwhelming offering of , special programs, awards, and achievements. The activities at Camp Rockefeller are non-stop, challenging, and, most importantly, fun.
Camp Rockefeller is a Nationally Accredited Boy Scout Camp and was awarded a 5-year Authorization to Operate from the Boy Scouts of America.