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.


To those attending DHASB this year- 

Last week the Council discovered that the wrong price (less than advertised) for camp had been assigned to many of the individuals as they signed up for camp this year. The majority of these errors occurred in the registration for Camp Carlquist and Denali High Adventure Scout Base. While the correct price for the camps was published both on the website and in the Leaders Guide, the Council will honor the price assigned to individuals using the Black Pug system.

This error will have a significant impact on the operating budget for the Council and changes will have to be made in both staff and program offerings. In addition, the Council cannot honor any requests to adjust camp pricing downward to the incorrect price for any individuals that were charged the correct price.

The Council apologizes for the confusion and frustration that this error has caused. Council volunteers and staff work hard to ensure that information is presented both accurately and in a timely manner. Steps are currently being taken to correct the internal processes that allowed this error to happen.


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.


2015 Camp Dates

July 12-18

July 20-25 (Monday Start)  

 Boy Scouts & Venturers: Registration Here 


Camp Fees


Important Camp Dates:

October 1 – Reserve your week; $250 unit deposit required

December 15 – Registration opens with Early Fees; 10% Deposit Required

February 28 – 1st Half of payment due and Early Fees end. Payment must be made to keep Early Fee Price.

March 1 – Regular Fees begin 

March 15 – FOS Deadline for Camp discount 

April 30 – Balance due and Regular Fees end 

May 1 – Late Fees begin 

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 . 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. 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 15. 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

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.

Refund Schedule

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

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

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

–No refunds beginning June 1

–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 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.


2015 DHASB Leaders Guide

GAC Pistol Program Consent Form

Summer Camp Employment Opportunities

Merit Badge Camp Rotation Schedule