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Scouts BSA Summer Camp (Youth age 11-18 years old)

YES! Rock Enon will be open for Summer Camp this year. 

Download a copy of the recent updated CRE Leader's Activity Guide for Summer Camp 2021 HERE (released 4/20/21)

Download a copy of the newly released CRE Summer Camp COVID-19 Protocols guide HERE (released 3/29/21)

During a recent press conference by the governor of Virginia he said "overnight summer camps will be allowed to open". 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

(For detailed guidelines download a copy of the CRE Summer Camp COVID-19 Protocols guide)

We regularly consult with the Virginia Department of Health to ensure we are up-to-date on all current guidelines related to summer camp and planning the safest program we possibly can. While there are still some uncertainties about this summer and guidance is being updated regularly, below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions and the best solutions we can give at this time. As guidance is updated and we make changes to our plans for this summer, we will update and add to the information below.

General Procedures

Q. What precautions is the camp taking to ensure camper safety?

A. As always, Camp Rock Enon and the Shenandoah Area Council remain committed to the safety of our summer camp Scouts, leaders, volunteers, and staff. We regularly consult with our local and state health departments and our Executive Board to prepare and implement appropriate protocols to prepare for the summer and keep everyone safe. We will remain in full compliance with CDC, State, and local guidelines at all times.

Q. Are masks required while at camp?

A. Camp Rock Enon and the Shenandoah Area Council will follow the CDC’s current guidance regarding when campers should and should not wear masks. Currently, campers must wear masks indoors and outdoors when social distancing at least six feet is impossible.

Q. How will social distancing work in a summer camp setting?

A. Camp Rock Enon and the Shenandoah Area Council will follow the CDC’s current guidance when it comes to social distancing and how to spread out individuals. Currently Virginia is requiring that we create "Teams" of not more than 25 people that are social distanced from other "Teams" in camp during the same session. 

Q. Is there anything special we should bring to camp?

  • Everyone is encouraged to bring a folding chair.
  • While not required, campers may wish to bring individual tents.
  • Personal water bottle.
  • Personal hand-sanitizer.
  • Face coverings (bring enough to last the whole week, with extras to “Be Prepared!”)

Dining Hall Operations

Q. How many people will be seated at a table?

A.  Individual "Teams" will be seated together in the dining hall distanced apart from other "Teams". 

Q. How will meals be served in the Dining Hall?

A.  We are currently working with trained professionals and our local health department to develop the safest way to serve and eat meals during summer camp. Meal service may vary slightly depending on the session’s size and how many people we are permitted to have in the Dining Hall.

Q. How will meals be prepared?

A. We will be implementing additional steps this summer to prevent cross-contamination and lessen the number of shared objects that are touched.

Q. Will campers eat their meals inside or outside of the Dining Hall?

A. Campers will be able to eat their meals inside or outside the Dining Hall. For those wishing to eat outside, tables and chairs will be available.

Q. Can food be served at the campsite?

A. The camp will not ship meals to campsites. However, units who wish to remain distanced from other units to eat may take their food from the Dining Hall back to their campsite, disposing of all trash at the end of the meal into the dumpsters located next to the dining hall. 


Q. What will the sleeping arrangements look like at camp?

A. Camp Rock Enon will provide our usual two-person canvas tents with cots. Individuals sharing a tent should sleep head-to-toe to maximize distance. Campers can tie back tent flaps to allow for more airflow, and Scouts who traveled together are encouraged to tent together. Units may bring their tents if they wish to spread out more and sleep one person in a tent.

Program Operations

Q. How will the program safely be offered in camp?

A. We will move all of our program areas outdoors to encourage good airflow and social distancing. Scouts will be seated distant from other Scouts and wear a mask in compliance with all appropriate guidelines. 

Health and Safety

Q. Will the camp staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

A. The CDC has elevated summer camp staff to Phase 1B in the distribution list for COVID-19 vaccines. We are strongly encouraging all summer camp members to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves and others against the virus.

Q. Will the COVID-19 vaccine be required to attend summer camp?

A. No. Under current guidelines, campers will not be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who are eligible to receive the vaccine are encouraged to speak with their health care professional.

Q. Is there an extension available for Annual Health and Medical Reviews (“Medical Forms”)?

A. No extensions have been given for Annual Health and Medical Reviews for the summer of 2021. Each Scout and adult attending summer camp must have a current Annual Health and Medical Review (Parts A & B for Cub Scouts and Parts A, B, & C for Webelos and Scouts BSA). Ex. If you completed your medical form on July 15, 2020, it is good until July 31, 2021.

For more information, download a copy of the CRE Summer Camp COVID 19 Protocols Guide. 

Check out what we have planned for the Summer of 2021 at Camp Rock Enon

click HERE to download brochure

Click HERE to watch the 2021 Summer Camp Promotional Video



Ask anyone what they think of when you say "Scouts" and the vast majority will mention camping and the outdoors.  That's why here in the Shenandoah Area Council, we've worked hard to build an incredible camp and create a summer camping program that is fun, adventurous and an incredible learning experience.

Summer Camp at Camp Rock Enon is filled with fun and exciting adventure for Scouts of all ages.  Our 877 acres of majestic forest in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia provide an unlimited supply of opportunities to make your stay at CRE an experience of a lifetime.  Scouts learn and explore as they seek the adventures only a summer camp experience can provide. 

Here is a brief overview of some of the programs available while at CRE for your new and veteran Scouts.

  • Shooting sports
  • Natural rock climbing & rappelling
  • Canoeing
  • Row boating
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Lifesaving and Lifeguard training
  • Outdoor skills
  • Hiking
  • Nature
  • Field Sports
  • Handicraft
  • and so much MORE!

We also offer over 40 merit badges and our Frontier program for first year Scouts.

Your veteran Scouts may want to try one of our Specialty Camps such as:


Scouts BSA Summer Camp Schedule for 2021 

July 4 - 10, 2021 : Week #1   Registration Open                                    

July 11 - 17, 2021: Week #2  Registration Open

July 18 - 24, 2021: Week #3  Registration Open

To Save A Spot and Register Click on a Session above. 



Contact us for any registration questions by calling (540) 662-2551 or email at 

 To view the 2021 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Activity Guide for leaders, Scouts and parents click 2021 Activity Guide   Note: We are working on updating the Activity Guide to reflect changes related to the COVID 19 protocols and will publish soon.               

An overview of meals and food services available during Summer Camp can be found at 

To download a copy of the planned menu for 2021 click HEREMenu is subject to change. 

SPECIAL NEEDS, To notify event staff of any participants with special needs click HERE.




Camp Rock Enon:  292 Rock Enon Springs Road; Gore, Virginia 22637

Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
107 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA, 22602
540-662-2551 (Phone) | 540-662-2725 (Fax)

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