Scouts BSA Summer Camp @ RSR

Rainbow Scout Reservation offers 3 week-long Scouting experiences in a natural, rustic camp setting that reaches back to scout camps of old

Our summer camp program offers over 45 merit badges (including 9 Eagle merit badges) along with interactive afternoon and evening programs!

2024 Summer Camp Dates:

Week One: Sunday 06-16-2024 to
Saturday 06-22-2024

Week Two: Sunday 06-23-2024  to
Saturday 06-29-2024

Week Three: Sunday 06-30-2024  to
Saturday 07-06-2024

Week Four: Sunday 07-07-2024  to
Saturday 07-13-2024

Adult Leader Meetings:

March 24th

May 7th

 2024 Camp Information

All updated information, registrations, and social media about RSR’s Summer Camp can be found by visiting this linktree.

2024 Camp Leadership

 If you have any questions about the program contact Silas Rea, Camp Director,

Silas Rea | Camp Director

n his ninth year on the RSR Staff and third year as Camp Director, Silas could not be more excited for the 2024 RSR Summer Camp Season. Silas received his Bachelor of Music from Cedarville University and his Master of Social Work from Lewis University. Outside of RSR, Silas is a school social worker and therapist. In his free time, Silas enjoys playing the drums, moonlighting as a professional trumpet player, and educating the general public on the drastic effects of the rise of the dairy industry in America post World War II.
Portrait photo of male-presenting individual with unshaved face and dark hair. They are wearing a tan scouting uniform with several badges and embroidery reading "Boy Scouts of America"
Portrait photo of male-presenting individual with a very pronounced moustache and dark hair. They are wearing a tan scouting uniform with several badges and embroidery reading "Boy Scouts of America"

Andy Hrvatin | Program Director

In his third year at RSR, Andy Hrvatin is thrilled to be behind the 2024 Program. Andy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and is working with the Naughton Law Office in Manhattan, IL. Andy is still saving rock and roll with his band, recording new music, and volunteering with the Manhattan troops. In his free time, Andy enjoys writing original music, playing with his cats, and being the head model for “Mustache Aficionado” Magazine.

Catherine Archer | Camp Commissioner

Returning for her fourth year at RSR is Camp Commissioner, Catherine Archer! Previously, Catherine worked as a STEAM Instructor and STEAM Director. Catherine is an Eagle Scout from Troop 2562 and OA Section G9’s secretary. Catherine loves music and plays the french horn in symphonic band and the trumpet in jazz ensemble. Also, she loves adding songs to her playlist so give her some suggestions this summer! In her free time, Catherine enjoys reading, drawing, and going outside with her rabbit, Lily. She cannot wait to create another amazing summer at RSR!
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Camp Highlights


Rainbow Scout Reservation’ first time camper program!

  • Learn Scout Skills, First Aid, Swimming, Geocaching and more
  • Learn about the patrol method
  • Hike and overnight outpost on Thursday night
  • Join a 5-mile hike across Backside on Friday morning
  • Travel to different program areas as a patrol each afternoon!
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A photo of a youth scaling the High Cope tower at camp Rainbow Scout Reservation.

COPE Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience

  • Experience climbing on Rainbow Scout Reservations’ glorious COPE Tower
  • Learn team building exercises to bring back to your troop
  • Bring comfortable shoes
  • See the COPE page for more information

TREK Adventure Awaits

Backpacking, swimming, Low COPE and more!

Fee for TREK-specific food and equipment. See

  • The Adirondacks
  • Aqua Blue
  • Joan’s Island
  • and more!

Visit the RSR TREK Program Guide for more info….

Available here!

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A photo of two horses being ridden by youth. They appear to be on a course for the horses, as there is an obstacle in the background.

Horsemanship at ROCKING L RANCH

Saddle up and learn how to ride with hands on experience. Transportation must be on a Unit level. A guardian must sign the waiver before attending!

Any questions, contact Andy Hrvatin