Facility Use

Anytime is a great time for your troop, crew or group to pitch a tent and sit by the campfire at Camp Shenandoah!


Facility Use Policy: Non-BSA renters must complete a Letter of Agreement, Hold Harmless Agreement and submit a Certificate of Insurance within 30 days of making the reservations (and no less than one week before reservation). If these documents are not received by the Virginia Headwaters Council, your reservation will be canceled.

Please complete our Facility Use Reservation Request form, email to us and we'll cheerfully follow-up with you.





Land was purchased in 1949 for a permanent Council Scout Camp in Swoope, just west of Staunton. S. Dexter Forbes headed the fundraising drive for the purchase of this new camp, our current-day Camp Shenandoah, which has been in service since 1950. Camp Shenandoah is owned and operated by the Virginia Headwaters (former Stonewall Jackson Area) Council, BSA, and is open for year-round camping. In 1999, approximately 150 acres were purchased adjacent to the main camp and now makes up the Wallenborn Conservation Reserve, which to this day is utilized and improved for wildlife habitat and ecological studies. Camp Shenandoah's acreage now totals 456 acres.