Scout Specialty Week

About Specialty Week

Join us at Camp Snyder for the first-ever Merit Badge week for Scouts BSA!

Camp Snyder has some amazing facilities. Among those are our Woodshop and our STEM facility. This year we have created a Scouts BSA Specialty week designed to showcase the activities these provide to our Scouts. Want to earn your Woodworking or Woodcarving Merit Badge? Want to learn about Drones and spend some time in our STEM lab. Come out and spend a week of your summer with us.

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

There are two attendance programs: 1) You can stay at Camp Snyder all week and camp overnight or 2) be a day-only participant while staying overnight at home.

Individual Scouts BSA (ages 11 – 17)

Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Read more about our COVID-19 protocols for Summer 2021 on our COVID-19 Info page.

Merit Badge Program

Registration for Merit Badge week classes will open on April 16th. 

We are offering a wide range of Outdoor Merit Badges and Specialty Merit Badges. Classes will be small.

Sign-up for Merit Badges will begin on April 16th. The complete Merit Badge list is available 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

Archeology

Architecture

Chess

Energy

Mining in Society

Meet your Directors

Camp Director Kevin Rock (back) & Program Director Mohammad Qadri (front)

Kevin is going on his 10th year on staff at Snyder. He started when the camp opened in 2006 and stayed until 2011 where he held various positions around the property (from Camp Clerk to Camp Photographer, and from Camp Medical Officer to Camp Business Manager). He returned in 2018 as the Summer Camp Director. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1995 and was bestowed the OA Vigil honor in 2008. He has earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Longwood University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Scouting where he continues to teach every year.  Outside the summer months he is an elementary school librarian for PWC public schools.

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 two years, the program director. Mohammad is an Eagle Scout and 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?

2021 Dates & Rates

Registration opens November 2

Session

July 18 – July 24, 2021

Resident Camper PriceDay Camper PriceAdult PriceIf paid by…
Early Bird$400$230$165May 1
On Time$440$255$185May 14
Late$480$280$205After May 14

1 Leader is FREE with your Troop registration of 5 or more Scouts.

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