Pre-order your own copy of the Camp Friedlander History HERE.
Camp Friedlander has served as home for thousands of Scouts throughout the region since 1919. As we approach the Camp Friedlander Centennial celebration, this site will be updated with the most current plans and activities.
2019 CAMP SEASON
Where It All Began
A key part of the centennial celebration will be life at summer camp. Plans are being developed to venture back in time to experience camp life during the early days of camp. Vintage games, advancement work, and storytelling will be combined with added features in the camp for future generations. Plans to prepare the original camp grounds for camping and program are being explored.
2019 TENTPOLE EVENTS
Several events are being planned as Tentpole Events to mark special aspects of the camps history.
CAMP STAFF REUNION: JAN 19
A barbecue fellowship for current and alumni staff members of Friedlander, Myron Kahn and other DBC camps. http://www.danbeard.org/staffreunion
HOMECOMING AND REDEDICATION: AUG 23-25
Camp Edgar Friedlander was officially dedicated with a special ceremony on August 23, 1919. Open to all Scouters and their families for the weekend,this “homecoming” will feature family style camping at Camp Friedlander with most every program area open for enjoyment. Capping the weekend will be a special re-dedication ceremony.
PETERLOON: ON THIS GROUND: OCT 4-6
Peterloon, Dan Beard Council’s signature camporee held at Camp Friedlander, will be the pinnacle of our Celebration of “On This Ground.” Scouts will explore the grounds of Dan Beard Scout Reservation, living the life of Scouts past, present and future. Don’t miss the closing show on Saturday, October 5!
- Historical-themed program areas for 2019 camp sessions
- Centennial-themed Order of the Arrow Conclave
- Commemorative badges and participation patches for Scouts and Scouters
- Commemorative centennial map of Camp Friedlander
CAMP FRIEDLANDER HISTORY BOOK
Have you ever wondered what it was like to camp at Camp Friedlander in its early days? Or were you one of the Scouts who actually got to experience it?
The Dan Beard Council Camp Staff Alumni Association is collecting stories from current and past campers at Camp Friedlander, and is publishing a history that will honor the 100 years of camping and Scouting heritage at Camp Friedlander.
If you have a personal experience at Camp Friedlander, we would love to hear from you.