Why You Should Camp at Many Point
The property alone is enough to intrigue any participant. Since its opening in 1946, the property has grown to encompass 1,669 acres and nine miles of shoreline on two lakes. Bordered by the 143,000 acre Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and only a handful of cabins, you’ll notice that the greatest amount of traffic on the lake is from Scouts in canoes or sailboats.
Many Point is also located only thirty miles from Itasca State Park, a short distance for those Scouts who would like to wade through the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Scouts who come to Many Point will participate in some of the traditional activities of the 1940’s like swimming, canoeing, rowing, orienteering, lashing, and shooting. However, they will also have an opportunity to participate in some of the more recent innovations. We have a huge fleet of Sunfish sailboats, six climbing towers, ATV training programs, several 25′ aqua trampolines, two Huck Finn rafts, Jet Ski’s, kayaks, and two tree house villages.
In addition to a variety of programs, troops also have the choice to camp in one of forty campsites split among three sub-camps. Although each sub-camp offers the same great program, each differs in its own unique way. Buckskin has a full-service dining hall and is near the Administration Building, allowing leaders easy access to internet. Troops staying in Ten Chiefs and Voyageur cook all of their own meals with food provided by the commissary, but Ten Chiefs is known for its beautiful white sand beaches while Voyageur is known for its large, spaced out campsites that allow units to feel more isolated than the other camps.
Scouters can also bring their families to stay in one of twenty cabins and participate in the fully-staffed program at our Family Camp.
Many Point was the first camp in the nation where Scouts attended camp as troops, not as individuals. Today, we continue to emphasize the growth of the entire troop as our chief objective. Our staff is trained and dedicated to the mission and ideals of Scouting. Come to Many Point this summer and you’ll leave as a stronger troop of confident and capable young leaders.