Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has instilled Timeless Values of Character, Citizenship and Leadership in each young man who has entered the Scouting program.
Camp Cedars continues in this strong tradition by offering an innovative weeklong program for Scouts of all ages.
Camp Cedars is conveniently located just 40 miles west of Omaha and only 3 miles south of Fremont, in the scenic Platte River Valley. From the Webelos Scout who just joined the troop to the veteran camper who is returning for his fourth or fifth year, Camp Cedars is the place for you.
The goal of Camp Cedars remains the same since it's beginning in 1940, to provide every Scout with the summer of their life! To achieve this goal Camp Cedars hires a staff of over 70 professional and energetic Scouts and Scouters, most of who are Eagle Scouts, from all over the Midwest to give your Scouts the personal attention they need.
Camp Cedars is operated with the highest concern for the safety and welfare of every Scout. This includes an on-site health facility with certified staff available at all times. The camp's commitment to quality and maintenance of high professional standards has earned Camp Cedars the highest accreditation by the Boy Scouts of America for 13 years in a row!
With a 50-foot climbing tower (The tallest of its kind!), the second longest ZIP line, 600 feet, fifteen campsites, with the addition of the new "Three Feathers" campsite, a constantly expanding C.O.P.E. course, outstanding equestrian program, state of the art shooting sports arena featuring archery, rifle shooting, black powder and shotgun ranges, Olympic size pool and lake to keep your Scouts cool on those hot summer days, Camp Cedars own newspaper "The Cedars Journal", and our nature center filled with unique and exciting animals. How can you not join in all the excitement? Our dining hall, trading post and nature center are air conditioned for your comfort.
Leaders can come to Camp Cedars with confidence that their Scouts will experience an adventure filled week that they will never forget.
Troop not coming to Camp?
Special arrangements can be made for Scouts not attending Camp Cedars with their troop. They can enjoy all the fun and excitement of camp with Scouts from other units. If you are one of these Scouts, contact the Durham Scout Center in Omaha for details on how you can still attend Camp Cedars this summer.
Earn exciting and unique Merit Badges.
With over 36 merit badges, every Scout will be able to find something.
Challenge yourself and set your own limits on the climbing tower or C.O.P.E. course.
Pilot a plane over camp as part of the aviation merit badge.
Explore the vast land of the Covered Wagon Scout Reservation. The Covered Wagon Scout Reservation covers over 600 acres of land with breathtaking views over the Platte River.
New Scouts can be introduced to Camp Cedars and Scouting through our unique Kit Fox program. Scouts will learn hands-on skills in first aid, camping, hiking, cooking, citizenship, and more along with having a great time with the dynamic Kit Fox staff!
Fun for everyone! There is so much to do from working on merit badges to earning special awards. Even the leaders can get involved while earning the Scoutmaster Merit Badge or taking needed training.
Make memories that will last a lifetime. Generations of Scouts have hiked the hills and valleys of Camp Cedars. Will you be among them?
Eighteen campsites, most with platforms and 7x9 tents, shower facilities, horses, Climbing Tower, COPE course, a shooting sports area featuring archery, rifle shooting, black powder and shotgun ranges as well as an Olympic size swimming pool await your scouts attending camp. Also our Dining Hall, Trading Post and a state-of -the-art Nature Center are air-conditioned.
Check out the the slide show, "Scenes of Cedars" and the link, "Summer Camp Pictures" as well as other links at the top right to learn more about our summer camp and Camp Cedars.