Heritage Reservation offers over 2,000-acres of unspoiled woodland that is the ultimate laboratory for Scouts to experience the outdoors. Heritage's Lake Courage is 270-acres and a jewel in Scouting's crown. Heritage Reservation hosts four separate summer camp programs - Camp Independence (Cub Scout and Webelos Scout Resident Camping), Camp Freedom (Boy Scout dining hall), Camp Liberty (Boy Scout patrol cooking), and Eagle Base (High Adventure). Heritage Reservation is located very close to Ohiopyle, PA, Ft. Necessity National Battlefield, and Laurel Caverns.
The main address for Heritage Reservation is 300 Heritage Road, Farmington, PA 15437. If your directions don't take you on US-40 E to Dinner Bell Five Forks Rd, don't use them. (Apple Maps, in particular, sends you to the wrong destination if you just type in the address.) The following links get you to the main entrance (at least as of December 2017)
- Directions via Apple Maps
- Directions via Google Maps
- Directions via Waze
- Directions via MapQuest
GPS Address: 2690 Dinner Bell Five Forks Road, Farmington, PA 15437
Directions from Uniontown, PA:
- Take US-40 East toward Hopwood for 14.1 miles
- Turn RIGHT at Dinner Bell/Five Forks Road
- Take Dinner Bell/Five Forks Road for 2.9 miles
- Make a RIGHT turn on Heritage Road.
Farmington, Pennsylvania 15437
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The best rules for camp are the Scout Oath and Scout Law paired with good common sense. To avoid misunderstanding, the following conditions also prevail.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a GREAT CAMPOUT! Please have the courtesy to call the camp if you cancel your plans within two days of your arrival date.
RESERVATIONS: Order and registration numbers will be issued with the completion of an online reservation. Reservations are confirmed only when a confirmation email has been issued from the online reservation system. All reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. In the event of an emergency, the council reserves the right to cancel reservations with 24 hours' notice. Unpaid reservations will be held for ten business days. After 10 days, the reservation will be removed from the online system. Camp cannot be responsible for the loss or damage of group or personal items.
CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: Refunds must be requested in writing at least 14 days before the reservation. Refunds requested within 14 days of the reservation will be issued at the discretion of the LHC Camping Department. Requests after the reservation date or for no-shows will not be considered. If it becomes necessary to close a facility due to inclement weather or another emergency, you will be notified and allowed to reschedule. Do not assume that a camp is closed due to inclement weather. Refunds will be issued via check, less a 10% processing fee. Credit toward future events will not be given.
BUILDING CAPACITIES: Building capacities are set by the local Board of Health and/or Fire Marshall and are not to be exceeded under any circumstances. Groups that exceed the listed building capacity must tent overflow campers outside, or rent additional facilities. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors are installed for your safety. It is both illegal and extremely dangerous to tamper with or disable them. Violators may lose camping privileges- please tell Camp Ranger or Campmaster if you have a malfunctioning alarm.
CAMP RULES and INFRACTIONS: All rental groups are expected to abide by the directions of the Camp Ranger or designee, follow all camp rules, and abide by applicable BSA policies and procedures. The Laurel Highlands Council Executive Board has designated the Camp Ranger or designee as the authority for dealing with any rule infractions. If the immediate safety of others is put in jeopardy, groups may be immediately expelled and no refund will be issued. For serious or repeated infractions, such as not following proper check out procedures, the Laurel Highlands Council may deny the use of the camps to a group. If common laws are broken, local police may be notified.
Cub Scout Camping: Based on February 2023 updates to the Guide to Safe Scouting:
- Camps Anawanna, Baker, Potomac, Seph Mack, and Heritage Reservation: Cub Scout Pack/Den camping is limited to one night at these camps due to their locations and response time of medical support. Packs making reservations agree to limit overnight trips to one night or ensure that no attendee stays more than one night.
- Camp Guyasuta: Cub Scout Pack/Den camping at Camp Guyasuta may still be two nights in length due to its close proximity to a hospital and medical response.
Upon arrival proceed directly to your reserved location. Contact the ranger or campmaster on duty to let them know you have arrived. They will stop by as soon as they are able to check-in, collect final camper numbers, and answer any questions you may have.
Prior to leaving, please make sure your reserved area has been cleaned. Notify the camp ranger or campmaster on duty that you are ready to check-out and they will stop by to walk through the facility and complete check-out.
Refunds must be requested in writing at least 14 days before the event. Refunds requested within 14 days of the event will be issued at the discretion of the LHC Camping Department. Requests after the event or for no-shows will not be considered.
Refunds will be issued via check, less a 10% processing fee. Credit toward future events will not be given.
A Scout leaves a place cleaner than they found it. If staying in a cabin, please clean and remove trash before checking out. If cleaning supplies are needed, please see the Ranger or Campmaster.
Practice Leave No Trace principles in campsites.