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 in spring 2022.

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

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


Emergency Preparedness

First Aid






The Range


Rifle Shooting


Animal Science

Environmental Science





Plant Science

Soil & Water Conservation

Stem Shack


Nuclear Science



Search & Rescue

Space Exploration



Michael’s Woodshop


Scout Skills




and more…

American Cultures

American Heritage




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?

2022 Dates & Rates

Registration opens October 1


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.