Scouts BSA Summer Camp



"Your Adventure Starts at Tamarack"

For over 60 years, Camp Tamarack has provided a Nationally Accredited Summer Camp Program based on national standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Throughout that time, the Camp Tamarack staff has continually improved and grown our Summer Camp program to now include 11 program areas, over 80 merit badges, and dozens of fun activities.  We hope you chose to bring your unit to Camp Tamarack, we know your Scouts will have the time of their lives.



2019 Camp Fees


Camp fees if paid by May 15, 2019 (Early Bird)


Camp fees if paid after May 15, 2019



Per Full-time leader per session

(A leader fee can be shared by more than one leader attending for less than the full week)


Campsite Fee

Reservation fee covers one leader fee



Campership Applications Due by APRIL 5, 2019


Pre-Camp Checklist

2019 Leader Guide and Merit Badge Schedule

Be sure to download the 2019 Boy Scout Summer Camp Scout Leader Guide and Merit Badge Schedule for all of your Summer Camp information, located in SBSC forms below. Check back often on page 3 of the Leader Guide for any new updates.

Leader Guide Updated: November 25, 2018

Merit Badge Schedule Updated: November 25, 2018


BSA Health Form

Make sure your entire unit has up to date health forms. Also check out the medication procedures for Camp Tamarack located below in the SBSC forms.


Youth Protection Training

The BSA has announced new youth protection training policies to ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements. Ensure all adults accompanying a Scouting unit that are present at camp for 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection training. This applies even if the 72 hours are non-consecutive. (Effective June 1, 2018)


Background Check Required for all adults

The State of Michigan requires a Background Check Form from each unit leader for the state in which you reside. 

If you have completed this form in the years 2010 to 2018, you do not need to do so again. 

Use the links below and send the completed form to Sarah Carpenter at the LaSalle Council office. Call Sarah at 574-289-0337 ext. 309 or email at if you have questions about these required forms.

Indiana Background Check Form

Michigan Background Check Form

Illinois Background Check Form


Apply to Become a 2019 Tamarack Staff Member!

Announcing 2019 Summer Camp Staff Hiring Days! For the first time ever, we will be holding open interviews to fill the 40+ positions remaining on our staff. Please see the hiring flyer below for more information!


  • 2020 Week 1
    June 14, 2020 to June 20

  • 2020 Week 2
    June 21, 2020 to June 27

  • 2020 Week 3
    June 28, 2020 to July 04

  • 2020 Week 4
    July 05, 2020 to July 11

  • 2020 Week 5
    July 12, 2020 to July 18

File Name Description
2019 Campership Application Submit to Sarah Carpenter at Download
2019 Merit Badge Schedule Download
2019 SBSC Flyer Download
2019 SBSC Leader Guide 2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Leaders Guide - Camp Tamarack, revised 11/25/18 Download
2019 Summer Camp Hiring Flyer Download
Camp Tamarack Map Download
How to Register for Summer Camp Step by step guide to using the LaSalle Council online registration system. How to create a campsite reservation and how to schedule your Scouts for camp merit badge classes Download
LaSalle Council Refund Policy LaSalle Council event refund policy Download
Medication Dispensation Protocol Procedure for the handling of campers medications during Boy Scout resident camp Download
Medication Dispensation Sheet Scout leaders need to download this form if any of their Scouts have any medications at camp. Unit leaders will be dispensing medications to their Scouts, not the Health Officer. Download
YPT Updates for Camp ***NEW*** Download
Position Name Telephone
Camp Director Jason Emmons (574) 289-0337 x320 Email
Program / Field Administrative Assistant Sarah Carpenter (574) 289-0337 x309 Email
Program Director Tyler Ellenwood (574) 289-0337 x321 Email