Scouts BSA Summer Camp


Message from the Director:

Greetings all, the Staff has been busy making your program and camp experience for 2023 the best it can be. 

Introducing Michael Korn, Program Director:

My name Is Michael Korn, I am 21 years old, and I’ve been a part of scouting for 11 years. I first joined as a Webelo scout in 2012 in pack 522, later joining Troop 525 where I completed my Eagle rank in 2020. I’ve been a staff member at Camp Tamarack for 8 years now, starting off as a CIT in the blacksmithing area, later working my way up as a staff member, assistant area director, area director, and now program director. My goal as program director is to create a fun and memorable summer camp environment, while helping scouts learn and progress in the program. Some of my best memories come from Camp Tamarack, and I want to be sure that scouts attending have the same opportunity to make those memories.

Introducing Anthony Conrad, Camp Commissioner:

I started as a Tiger Cub in Cub Scouts in 2002 in Pack 708. I crossed over from Cub Scouts, after earning my Arrow of Light, into Scout Troop 7. During this time I served as Troop Scribe and Senior Patrol Leader. I earned my Eagle in 2013 after completing my Eagle Project called Cases 4 Kids where I gathered suitcases, backpacks, etc. for foster children who were being assigned to a new family. Where a lot of kids in the foster system only have a garbage bag to put their personal belongings in. After I had turned 18 I served as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster until I was 21. During my time as JASM I was awarded 2 Eagle Mentor awards. Once I earned my First Class Rank in Scouting and was eligible to be a part of the OA I was nominated to go through my Ordeal by my troop. I completed my Ordeal on 9/26/09. On 6/24/2010 I was bestowed the Brotherhood honor. During my time as an Arrowmen I served as Chapter Chief for Papakitchie Chapter where I focused on getting members active again. I spent 2 years as Chapter Chief for Papakitchie Chapter. In 2019 I was tapped out for my Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow and after going through my Vigil ceremony on 9/25/16 I was given the Lenni Lenape name Wuhhala Lehellechewagan Mennupek meaning Protector of Life and Sea in reference to my time working on the Ambulance and serving as the Aquatics Area Director. I now serve as the Papakitchie Chapter Advisor. I started working at Camp Tamarack as an Aquatics staff member under the Directorship of Bill Stauffacher who I hold in regards as being one of my Eagle Mentors. My second and third year I served as the Aquatics Asst. Area Director. The next 5 years I served as the Aquatics Area Director. During my time as the Aquatics Area Director I started the first LaSalle Council Aquatics Committee that oversaw any Aquatics related council events and helped bring funds to the Camp Tamarack Aquatics Area. As of today I serve as the Pioneer Trails District Social Media Communications Chair and as the Papakitchie Chapter Advisor and now working as Camp Commissioner of Camp Tamarack in my 9th year on staff.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or text me at

219-344-2225 or email at  

Yours in Scouting,

Matthew V McClure


Are you interested in working at Scouts BSA Summer Camp?   

We are hiring for 40 positions this summer!


 Click here for more information and to apply online.


Make sure your entire unit has up-to-date health forms.

To view the forms, please download the PDF below.  


All Leaders and Adults must email a completed background check from one of the following to Camp Director Matt McClure at

For State of Michigan Residents

Request for Central Registry Clearance-BCHS-Camps 001

For Nonpermanent Residents

Please use the form below "HOW TO OBTAIN CLEARANCES FOR OTHER STATES EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS" to find your state and click the links provided for your state of residence.


File Name Description
2023 Summer Camp Leader Guide Everything that Leader's should know about camp. Download
2023 Summer Camp Schedule The schedule of events, merit badges and activities for the week as well as day. Download
BSA Health Form Download
Camp Tamarack map Download
Campership Application submit to Dawn Eddins at Download
Council Refund Policy Download
HOW TO OBTAIN CLEARANCES FOR OTHER STATES EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS Camp organizations are required to complete background (MCL 722.115d) and central registry child abuse/neglect (MCL 722.119) clearances for prospective staff members whose permanent address is not listed as Michigan. A valid driver’s license or state identification document will be used to verify permanent address. Employees and volunteers, without regard to compensation, are held to the same background and central registry clearance standard. Download
How to register for events Download