Hawk Mountain Camp

Oreland Troop 1 is fortunate to conduct its annual summer camp, and many events throughout the year, at Hawk Mountain Camp.

The camp is located a few miles southeast of the town of New Ringgold in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Hawk Mountain Camp is situated on a 17.52 acres (70,900 m) property purchased by the troop in 1961. The camp is only a short distance from the Appalachian Trail and the Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary.

It is a beautiful and rustic site, complete with a babbling brook, broad fields, fishing pond, nature trail and swimming pond.  Sturdy Adirondacks (lean-tos) provide sleeping accommodations and the well-equipped and sizable dining hall keeps Scouts satisfied and well-fed for all of their activities. 

The camp lies between two landmarks. To the north is Indian Run Road (Township Road 755), a light-duty paved road. To the south is an old Lehigh Valley Railroad branch line embankment.  This branch line was built in the 1890s and ran from Lizard Creek Junction (near Lehighton) to Blackwood (near Tremont). There are two stone arch bridges at either end of the camp that span the Indian Run as it enters and exits the camp.

The camp exists to develop the leadership of the Scouts in a rustic environment. The camp has no electricity or running water and continues to be largely undeveloped. The camp allows Scouts to explore the natural environment, develop self-reliance, and to discover and learn new skills. Trips to Hawk Mountain Camp generate feelings of pride and confidence in one’s environment that grow over the years as well as the bonding effects of tradition.

Photos of Hawk Mountain Camp

Directions to Hawk Mountain Camp

See here for driving directions to Hawk Mountain Camp.

The address of the camp is 78 Indian Run Rd, New Ringgold, PA 17960

Rent the Camp

Hawk Mountain Camp can be rented for a week or weekend by other Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, and other qualified civic organizations.  

Please contact Mike Weiss for scheduling, fees & rental instructions.

Make a Donation

Please consider making a donation to the Hawk Mountain Camp Trust. Funds will be used for improvements and projects like those detailed below.

Hawk Mountain Stewardship Projects

  • Constructed a new target wall for the rifle range
  • Weeded the fishing pond
  • Built a tent platform at the Cobra patrol site
  • Built a handicapped ramp into Hank’s Hall
  • Re-roofed and painted latrine
  • Built a memorial to veterans of Oreland Troop 1
  • Rebuilt the well house foundation and platform and installed new pump (2016)
  • Re-shingled Fox patrol Adirondack and updated bedding supports (2015)
  • Re-shingled Beaver patrol Adirondacks and replaced serving kitchen with stainless steel table (2016)
  • Dredged the swimming pond and water feed system (2016)
  • Rebuilt the zip-line tower and improved parking lot drainage (2018)
  • Received four NRA Youth Shooting Sports grants (2016- 2020)
  • Received Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Outdoor grant (2020)
  • Installed structural beams and fixed chimneys in Hank’s Hall (2020)
  • Tree Planting – 8 Great Giants Arborvitae + Patch 3 & 5 (2021)

Volunteers from Oreland Troop 1 and the community regularly give their time and talents to Hawk Mountain Camp through on-going maintenance projects including:

  • Maintaining trails throughout the camp
  • Weeding the fishing pond
  • Removing invasive plants
  • Improving drainage