Mini Camp Weekends

Summer Camp When You Want It!

Do you want a fun weekend getaway for your Troop?  Come to Naish and pitch your tents on Friday night in North Meadow or Clarks Fork (for free) and attend one of our Adventure Weekend Activities on Saturday. Get in shape for your upcoming Philmont Trek hiking the RimRock Trail...Rent the facilities needed to make your event a great one! Pick your weekend below and see what's available.

Adventure Weekend Schedule

Adventure Weekend at Naish
To sign up for an Adventure Weekend (which includes Wilderness First Aid) click the date below.  Registration closes on the Wedensday prior to each scheduled Camp date.
Weekend Overnight Camping
If you are planning on camping overnight, click below on the link for the Weekend you are planning on attending.
March 11, 2017 Overnight camping for the weekend of March 11
March 25, 2017 Overnight camping for the weekend of March 24
April 8, 2017 Overnight camping for the weekend of April 8
April 29, 2017 Overnight camping for the weekend of April 28
September 30, 2017 Overnight camping for the weekend of September 30
October 14, 2017 Overnight camping for the weekend of October 14
October 28, 2017 Overnight camping for the weekend of October 28

Some Adventure Weekends also offer an Archery Merit Badge course or Advanced Rifle/Shotgun courses. Availability for each program is listed on the registration page.

Check-in is held at the Naish Central Camp Office on the scheduled Saturdays listed below between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. (check-in between 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for Wilderness First Aid) for all courses except Aquatics Supervision.  Aquatics Supervision check-in is held at the Naish Central Camp Office from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. on the Friday evening of the course.

  • Wilderness First Aid runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday ONLY.  Participants must be age 14 or or older.  A CPR course is available immediately after the Wilderness First Aid course for a $20 fee to be paid at Camp Naish on the day of the training course.
  • Rifle & Shotgun and Climbing run from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. Participants must be a registered boy scout.
  • COPE runs from 8:30 to noon for the low course - after lunch will be the high course. Participants must be age 14 or or older.
  • Archery Merit Badge programs run from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. Participants must be a registered boy scout.
  • The ATV Rider course has two classes each Saturday, check in for the AM course is 7:30 and 12:45 for the PM course.  Participants must be age 14 or or older.
  • The Advanced Shooting (Rifle & Shotgun) Programs run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday; there is no afternoon programming for the Advanced Shooting Sports programs.  Participants must have previously earned the NRA First Steps card or the shooting sports merit badge.
  • Aquatics Supervision runs from 7:00 p.m. on Friday night to approximately 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday are provided with your registration.  A bunk in one of the Central Camp Staff Cabins for Friday evening is also included in your registration for Aquatics Supervision (sleeping gear not provided by camp).  Participants must be age 15 or or older.

Registrations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Full payment is required at the time of registration.  No refunds will be given for non-attendance of the Adventure Weekend programs.  Fees paid are not transferable to another date.  A Saturday lunch is provided as part of the registration fee for the Wilderness First Aid and Merit Badge programs only. Adults bringing youth to participate in a Merit Badge course OR Scouts/Adults participating in a Group course may also purchase a lunch on Saturday for an additional $6.00.  

ATV Safety Course

The Heart of American Council is now offering an ATV Adventure Ride Course.  Scouts must be 14 years of age or older to participate.  You can find more information and available course dates/times by downloading the ATV Flyer.  Register for this ATV Adventure Course by clicking on the date you wish to attend above.

Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid can be completed through the Mini-Camp program.  However, if you are not able to attend any of the courses offered through the Heart of America Council, you can complete Wilderness First Aid through any of the following organizations:

American Red Cross (Instructor Training, Only)
National Outdoor Leadership School (Wilderness Medicine Institute)
National Ski Patrol - Outdoor Emergency Care