Camp Gorsuch Scout Camp

Summer camp help wanted!

Do you want your son to have a meaningful job this summer working with and teaching youth? Summer camp is a great way to grow, build lifelong friends, spend the summer in a safe place, learn a good work ethic and earn a little money. We are looking for a few good youth to work at Gorsuch, Denali High Adventure Scout Base, Eagle River Scout Camp, and Camp Carlquist. Join our team today!

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2016 Gorsuch-A Leaders Guide

Camp Gorsuch located on Mirror Lake and is part of the Rasmuson Scout Reservation offering long term camping (6 nights) to Boy Scouts from Great Alaska Council as well as other visiting Councils.  The program has been designed to offer Scouts a wide variety of fun, challenging opportunities to help them progress along the Trail to Eagle. In addition to a wide variety of merit badges, including the new Welding and Search and Rescue merit badges, Gorsuch features Project C.O.P.E. for Scouts 13 years and older, along with the Nanuk Lodge Climbing Tower.

2016 Camp Sessions

June 13 – 18: OPEN (Monday start)
June 19 – 25: OPEN

Camp Fees

Youth: (Early $335 ) (Regular $410) (Late $455)

Adult: ( Early $180) (Regular $195)(Late $215)

Click Here to Register for Camp Gorsuch 2016!

As part of its Vision Statement, Camp Gorsuch strives to:
  • Provided year round facilities to support the Boy Scout program … development of stronger families, training to become better citizens and leaders, and the instilling of ethical character. 
  • Offer young people challenging, responsible fun, adventure and opportunities to grow physically, mentally, and morally regardless of physical abilities. 
  • Foster an appreciation for the out-of-doors and an understanding of the importance of our environmental stewardship responsibilities. 
 Desired outcomes for Scouts attending Camp Gorsuch 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 Camp Gorsuch has been designed to deliver an experience. One of the successful outcomes of this 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 3 weeks during the summer and Scouts sleep in unit provided tents. Meals are provided through the Gorsuch Dining Hall. We offer a variety of programs, Project COPE, the Nanook Lodge Climbing Tower, merit badges and, of course, a well stocked Trading Post.  The leader’s guide 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.  Nanook Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s honor society, utilizes the camp throughout the year for fellowship and service gatherings. Their service, combined with that of the Council Properties Committee, provides countless man-hours of up keep for the camp. The first week of camp starts with check-in on Monday morning and program goes until after Campfire on Saturday night.  The second and third week of camp Start on Sunday afternoon and go until Saturday morning.  Monday check-in is available if needed.  Meals are provided in the dining hall.  the camp features four new outhouses and there is a new shower house that is under construction.  Troops bring their own tents and camping gear. Families are also encouraged to come to camp on Wednesday afternoon and stay for dinner.  Meals are $10, $6 for kids 4 to 10 years old, kids under 3 eat free. 

Camp Fees


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 $60 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.  


2016 Gorsuch Leaders Guide- coming soon!


Summer Camp Employment Opportunities


Merit Badge Camp Rotation Schedule


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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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