Scouts BSA Merit Badge Week

About Specialty Week

Join us at Camp Snyder for our second annual Scouts BSA Specialty week! In 2021 Scouts earned over 500 Merit Badges during Specialty Week.

New for 2022 will be rank advancement skills training and knowledge instruction for obtaining Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. Perfect for new Scouts!

Camp Snyder has some amazing facilities. Among those are our Woodshop and our STEM facility, swimming pool, archery and air rifle ranges, and Scouterhorn climbing tower. We have created a Scouts BSA Specialty week with the activities Scouts expect from a summer camp. Want to earn your Woodworking or Woodcarving Merit Badge? Want to learn about Drones and spend some time in our STEM lab. Or, learn the basic Scouting skills needed to advance in rank, like how to start a fire, prepare an outdoor meal or safely use a knife and axe. Come out and spend a week of your summer with us.

Combine your interest in merit badges with camping, dining, swimming, boating, and many other summer camp favorites.

There are two attendance options: 1) You can stay at Camp Snyder all week and camp overnight or 2) You can choose to be a day-only participant and just stay for the merit badges and rank advancement sessions.

Individual Scouts BSA (ages 11 – 17)

Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

COVID-19 protocols will be provided as information becomes available from the State and the CDC.

Merit Badge Program

Registration for Merit Badge classes will open March 31, 2022.

We plan to offer a wide range of Outdoor Merit Badges and Specialty Merit Badges. Classes sizes will be small.

View the Course Catalog HERE

A sampling of our offerings are listed below. Eagle-required badges are in bold.

Eagle Required

Cit. in the Community

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenship in the World

Communication

Emergency Preparedness

First Aid

Aquatics

Canoeing

Lifesaving

Rowing

Swimming

The Range

Archery

Rifle Shooting

Nature

Animal Science

Environmental Science

Fishing

Forestry

Geology

Nature

Plant Science

Soil & Water Conservation

Stem Shack

Aviation

Nuclear Science

Photography

Robotics

Search & Rescue

Space Exploration

Weather

Welding

Michael’s Woodshop

Woodworking

Scout Skills

Geocaching

Pioneering

Orienteering

and more…

American Cultures

American Heritage

Architecture

Chess

Climbing

Energy

Meet your 2022 Directors

Ryan Alford, Camp Director

Ryan is going on his 4th year on staff at Snyder. He currently serves as the year-around Camp Ranger for Snyder and will also be serving as our 2022 Camp Director. He has over 20 years of experience working at Scout/YMCA camps, he is also a Vigil member of the OA. He has earned is degree in Outdoor Recreation and is looking forward to the summer camping season where he will provide leadership to the staff to ensure a safe and fun learning experience for the youth that attend Snyder.

Mohammad Qadri, Program Director

Mohammad has been coming to Snyder since he joined Scouting and has been working at the camp since 2016. He’s worked all over the camp from the Kitchen staff, to Shooting Sports, and for the past three years, the Program Director. He also works at the Camp Store throughout the year. Mohammad is an Eagle Scout who has also completed his Venturing Summit Award. He loves working with scouts of all ages and looks forward to staying safe and making a great program this summer. 

Want to be part of our awesome summer staff?

2022 Dates & Rates

Registration opens October 1

We are accepting applications for Camperships

Session

July 17 – July 23, 2022

Resident Camper PriceDay Camper PriceAdult PriceIf paid by…
Early Bird$420$210$165April 16
On Time$440$230$185May 14
Late$460$250$205After May 14

1 Leader is FREE with your Troop registration of 5 or more Scouts. Units who plan to send 5 or more scouts must provide a minimum of 1 adult leader per 5 scouts.

Get more information about registration on the main Summer Camp page.