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About Camp Oest (now at Camp Spencer)

The Oest Cub Scout Resident Camp originated was one of the nation's first Cub Scout Resident Camps. Even though we've moved to Camp Spencer, we're still the same highly-acclaimed program and staff that we have been for 30 years - but now with improved program and facilities to enhance the Oest experience you know and love. Learn more here!

Why Camp Oest?

Oest is one of a small number of Cub Scout Camps across the country where Cub Scouts can stay overnight. Learn more here!

Camp Oest Program

Camp Oest offers 6 Program Areas: Aquatics, Shooting Sports, COPE for Cubs, STEM Discovery, Nature, and Scoutcraft. We also lots of other activities available to choose from during our ample open program time, not to mention other camp-wide activities and classic Oest traditions. Learn more here!

Which Session is right for me?

Do you want to maximize your time at Oest, or would you like something shorter and faster-paced?  Do you want a session that you can bring your Webelos and your Bear to, or are you wondering what the best option is for a brand new Tiger? Does your Webelos want a full week summer camp experience just like the Boy Scouts, or does your whole Pack want to come up together? Find out what types of sessions we offer and which one is right for you!

Camper's Guide

The Camper's Guide has everything you need to know about how to prepare for Oest and what to expect when you get here. See our Campers' Guide!


Are you so excited for Camp Oest that you want the rest of your Pack to know about it too? Our loud, enthusiastic staff members are pros when it comes to getting kids excited and parents informed about Oest and all that we offer. We will have a brief slideshow with lots of details and pictures of camp, followed by one of our favorite camp songs to get the kids energized. Please fill out our promotions form to schedule your visit, or email the Camp Director with questions







2017 Calendar:

Oct 28-29 - Fall Family Weekend

Oct 31 - 2018 BS Summer Camp - Register by 10/31 & receive a complimentary 70th Anniversary ball cap

Oct 31 - 2018 CS Summer Camp - Register by 10/31 & receive a complimentary 70th Anniversary ball cap

Nov 1 - Campership Application Opens

Nov 4 - Orienteering Day

Nov 24-26 - Camp Closed - Thanksgiving

Dec 22-24 - Camp Closed - Christmas

Dec 30 - Camp Closed - Jingle Bell Beaver Day - Register Now

2018 Calendar:

Mar 15 - Campership Applications Closed

Mar 30-1 - Camp Closed - Easter

Apr 15 - BS Early Bird Discount Closed

May 15 - Cub Scout Early Bird Discount Closed

May 25-27 - Camp Closed - Memorial Day

Jun 1 - Camp Closed for Summer Camp

Aug 20 - Camp Opens for Weekend Camp

Aug 31-2 - Camp Closed - Labor Day

Nov 23-25 - Camp Closed - Thanksgiving

Dec 21-23 - Camp Closed - Christmas

Dec 29 - Camp Closed - Jingle Bell Beaver Day