2016 OA Summer Camp

Sign up and join other brothers from the Shawnee Lodge for a week full of fun and learning. Everything the Ranch has to offer will be at your fingertips while you meet new friends and learn about the Order of the Arrow. You could have the opportunity to help carve a totem pole, tube around the lake, stay in a tepee for a night, rededicate yourself to the order, and give back to the camp you love. Registration is now open and the training cell schedule will be published in February.

Schedule and Location

July 24th-30th 2016

Located at John S. Swift Base, S-F Scout Ranch


Central Region Chief, Logan Greene will speak


Visit Camp Lewallen, Hike up Mount Logan and Witness Anpetu-We Call Out Ceremony


Game and Movie Night


Re-Dedication to the Order of the Arrow and the Lodge by participating in the Ordeal Ceremony followed by an evening party

OA Summer Camp Leadership Team

Justin Crain, Program Director

Noah Decker, Youth Program Director

Connie Krull, Lead Advisor

Jonathan Rolfi, Lodge Chief

Ticket Information

Anyone wishing to register for OA summer camp must be a Ordeal/Brotherhood/Vigil member before the summer of 2016 in order to attend. You will NOT be eligible to attend if you were called out in the summer of 2016.


Registration Prices

Cost: $270/per scout ($100 discount for those who attended another week of summer camp)

Space in Limited to 125 campers

Note: All those in Attendance will receive a pair of legging and a breech cloth fit to them.



Horse Rides

Ropes Courses

Tipi Training

Ceremony Competition

Dance Teams

Arrowhead Flintknapping


Interested in Staffing/Volunteering?

If you are interesting in staff OA Summer Camp email Justin Crain, Noah Decker, or Connie Krull.

Adult Volunteers also needed. Email oasummercamp@shawneelodge.org if you are interested.

Training Cells and Classes

Arrowmen 101
Chapter Leadership
Breastplate making
choker making
How to be a productive chairmen
Regalia 101
Regalia advanced
Moccasin making
how to be a better Ceremonialist
Ceremonialist 101
Flint knapping
how to run effective meetings
elangomat chairmen training
service chairmen training
camp promotion training
lodge leadership
teepee training
Neckerchief slide painting
behind the scenes ceremony prep
The organization of the OA
OA history
Seed Beading
symbolization of the Pre Ordeal ceremony
symbolization of the Ordeal ceremony
symbolization of the brotherhood ceremony

(explanation of each class can be found on the registration page)

Earn your Brotherhood!

If you were inducted in the Fall of 2015 and have completed all other requirements, you can earn your brotherhood while at camp.

Shawnee Lodge Totem Pole

Throughout the week there will be times to work on carving the Lodge Totem Pole to be placed at the Ranch.

Directions to S-F Scout Ranch