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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.


Base Adventures

  •  3D Archery
  • Olympic Style Archery
  • Large Bore rifle
  • Muzzle Loading Shotguns & Rifle
  • Pistols
  • STand-up Paddle Boards
  • Kayaking
  • 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.


2016 Camp Dates

July 11 – 16 (Monday Start)

July 17 – 23   

Boy Scouts & Venturers: Registration Here 


Camp Fee information is coming.

Important Camp Dates:

2016 Camp Fee Schedule

December 14, 2015
Registration Opens. $30 per Scout and per Leader deposit required. (This is a change from the 10% previously stated.)
February 29 ,2016
50% Total Payment Due to keep the Early Fee Price.
March 1, 2016
Units who did not pay the 50% of the early Fees have their fees adjusted up to the Regular Fee. (New Youth and Adults are added at the Regular Fee.*)
March 11, 2016
This is the deadline for units to reach their 2016 Friends of Scouting Goal to earn the 2016 Friends of Scouting discount.
April 1, 2016
Units who earned the Friends of Scouting Discount will have their reduced camp fees shown in the system.
April 30, 2016
100% of Camp Fees Due to maintain the Early Fee or the Regular Fee.
For Boy Scout camps merit badge sign up will be available for units that have paid 100% of their fees.
May 1, 2016
Late Fee Begins. Unit that have not paid 100% of their fees will have their total bill adjusted to the Late Fee Schedule. (New Youth and Adults are added at the Late Fee.*)
*Webelos Crossovers and new Scouts get the unit’s best price. Call the service center to ensure correct pricing.
How do we apply?
Registration begins on December 14, 2015 and is done online at (click on the Camps menu on the left side of the page).    The deposit is 10% for each registration. The deposit is 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, 2016 and May 1, 2016. On May 20, 2016 the online registration process will be shut down. To make a registration at this time contact the Scout Office.
Leader Fees:
Each unit is allowed two leaders at $50 each when registering with the exception of LDS 11 year old camp and Denali High Adventure Scout Base. There are additional leaders fee (see table).
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 at  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 March 11, 2016. Speak with your District Executive for more information.

Refund Policy

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 1, 2016.

Refund Schedule

–Requested by May 1, 2016 will receive 100% of fees paid

–Requested by May 15, 2016 will receive 75% of fees paid

–Requested between May 16-31, 2016 will receive 50% of fees paid

–No refunds beginning June 1, 2016

–Refund requests are processed AFTER camp is concluded

*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.

Provisional Scouts 

While the preferred method for a Scout to attend camp is with is pack/troop, there are 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 pack/troop or provisional pack/troop made up of other provisional Scouts with camp staff serving as pack/troop leaders. There is a $60 additional fee for a Scout to attend camp using this method.  For additional information please call the Council Service Center at 907-337-9547.


2015 DHASB Leaders Guide

GAC Pistol Program Consent Form

Summer Camp Employment Opportunities

Merit Badge Camp Rotation Schedule









Mission Statement

The mission of the Great Alaska Council is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
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