Camp – [DHASB] Denali High Adventure Scout Base
Denali High Adventure Scout Base
DHASB is the newest camp property of the Great Alaska Council. This 2,000 acre camp is located at mile 133 on the Parks Highway offering long term camping (6 nights) to Boy Scouts from Great Alaska Council as well as other visiting Councils. It is one of three traditional resident camps operated by the Council.
Denali High Adventure Scout Base Mission Statement:
Delivering Alaskan wilderness education and adventures while encouraging, physical, mental and moral growth and stewardship.
Denali High Adventure Scout Base Vision Statement:
Develop a world class destination for Scouts and visitors to experience Alaska’s unique, vast and remote wilderness. Educate all campers through fun, safe and re-sponsible programs in outdoor ethics, high adventure skills, bear safety and steward-ship using year around activities. Help them come to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Scouting and its values using the outdoor and life skills experienced in the natural wonder of our Denali High Adventure Scout Base.
Desired outcomes for Scouts attending DHASB include but not limited to:
- Stronger personal values and character
- Continued desire to learn
- Social Adeptness
- Positive sense of self-worth and usefulness
The program at DHASB has been designed to deliver an experience. One of the successful outcomes of that experience are merit badges, activity awards, and other recognition that a Scout may have earned. Stated another way, emphasis is on the program experience, merit badges recognize the successful completion of that experience.
Our Camp operates 2 weeks during the summer and Scouts sleep in unit provided tents and meals are provided Jamboree style. We offer a variety of programs, which include an expanded shooting sports, an advanced aquatics program, merit badges and, of course, a well stocked Trading Post.
The following information will help serve as a guide for your Troop to have a wonderful Summer Camp Experience. Camping is the great outdoor adventure of Scouting. The most crucial element of camping is that each Scout should have the opportunity that the Boy Scout Handbook promises.
In addition to our Summer Camp Program, the camp is the center for training adult leaders in the Boy Scout program.
After a successful 2013 charter year, 2014 is looking to be an even better summer for Scouts attending DHASB because they will have so many opportunities to get outside and have fun. with ongoing construction, the council has completed over $1 million in new construction since 2010!
Troop, Teams and Crews bring all their own camping gear. The camp will provide food that the units will use to prepare their meals at the campsite; however, there is so much going on lunch usually ends up being a packed meal that gets devoured along the trail.
- 3D Archery
- Olympic Style Archery
- Large Bore rifle
- Muzzle Loading Shotguns & Rifle
- STand-up Paddle Boards
- Log Cabin building (“Sage Cabins”)
Some activities have pre requisites, age requirements and additional costs. Details are listed in the leaders guide; subject to change without notice.
Denali Work Crew
Limited number of spaces are available for Scouts to join the Denali Work Crew. those Scouts gave a week of service to the camp and then spend a week at camp as a camper. This occurs during our staff week.
2015 Camp Dates
July 20-25 (Monday Start)
Boy Scouts & Venturers: Registration Here
2014 Camp Fees
Important Camp Dates:
Reserve your week; $250 unit deposit required
Registration opens with Early Fees; 10% Deposit Required
1st Half of payment due and Early Fees end. Payment must be made to keep Early Fee Price.
Regular Fees begin March 1
FOS Deadline for Camp discount March 15
Balance due and Regular Fees end April 30
Late Fees begin May 1
Webelos Crossovers and new Scouts get the Unit’s best price!
How do we apply?
Registration begins on October 1 and is done online at www.scoutingalaska.org . A unit deposit of $250 is due at that time. Then on December 15 the entire registration process begins. The deposit is 10% for each registration is required. The two deposits are non-refundable but will be applied to the overall balance. New Scouts/ Webelos Crossovers get the best price no matter when they sign up. Call the Council Service Center to ensure the correct pricing.
Once camp has reached capacity, units will no longer be able to register. Units that bring large numbers to camp will have priority when assigned a campsite. Smaller units may have to share a campsite with another unit. Please note the fee increases on March 1 and May 1. On June 1 the online registration process will be shut down. To make a registration at this time contact the Scout Office.
Camperships (Great Alaska Council Scouts only):
A limited number of camperships are available to help youth in need of financial assistance. See pages 25-26 of the leaders guide or online for the Campership application. Camperships can be turned in anytime and will be announced periodically (once a month minimum). Camperships are not transferable and have no cash value.
Friends of Scouting Discount (Great Alaska Council Units only):
If a unit reaches its Friends of Scouting goal it will receive a 15% discount on camp. Goals must be met by April 15. Speak with your District Executive for more information.
No refund will be given if someone:
- fails to attend camp
- is sent home for disciplinary action
- is sent home for inattention to safe Scouting standards
- or chooses to leave camp early
Refunds for extenuating* circumstances must be requested in writing to the Great Alaska Council Service Center and received no later than one week following the scheduled week of camp. Cancellation fees will apply after May 15.
- Requested by May 15 will receive 100% of fees paid
- Requested by May 31 will receive 75% of fees paid
- Requested between June 1-13 will receive 50% of fees paid
- Requested after camp starts, will receive 50% of fees paid
NOTE: All refund requests are processed after camp is over.
*Extenuating circumstances include, but not limited to: medical in nature, major disruptions in the family life like death of a family member or divorce. Extenuating circumstances does not include sports related activities including tournaments or sport camps or family vacations.
While the preferred method for a Scout to attend camp is with is troop, there times that is not possible for them to do so. Scouts can attend as an individual or also know as a provisional Scout. Provisional Scouts will either be assigned to a host troop or provisional troop made up of other provisional Scouts with camp staff serving as troop leaders. There is nominal increase in fees for a Scout to attend camp using this method. For additional information please call the Council Service Center at 907-337-9547.