BSA Unit Weekend Camping/Facility Rentals

Welcome to the Minsi Trails Council reservation system!  This is where BSA Chartered Units can sign up for weekend camping at Settlers Camp, Camp Minsi, and Akelaland properties. 

Only Chartered BSA Scouting units may reserve these facilities i.e. Cub Packs - Scout Troops - Venture Crews. Individual families are not permitted.    

If you are a Non-Boy Scouts of America group, Go no further. Contact Greg at gregory.borowski@scouting.org 

Important Information - As of September 25, 2020

  1. Download FAQ's for 2020-2021 Camping Season
  2. Camp Minsi, Settlers Camp and Akelaland are currently in the Pennsylvania Green Phase.
  3. All Properties will follow the established guidelines and/or mandates set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Lehigh and Monroe Counties.
  4. Access to the Monroe County properties will be determined by the following Pennsylvania color Phases:
    1. RED - All properties are closed.
    2. YELLOW - All properties are closed.
    3. GREEN - All properties are open - Buildings consider "Living quarters" are open for rent.
    4. NO COLOR/NO RESTRICTIONS - All Properties are open - All indoor buildings are open.
  5. Due to certain color phases, all future reservations made from August 1, 2020 and beyond are subject to cancellation by Minsi Trails Council, due to the PA mandates.  Please review refund policy.
    1. Reservation Status - The Minsi Trails Camping Department will notify the reservation holder 30 days prior or within reason of the status of the rental. 

1.  How to Make a Reservation:

  1. Scroll down to "Place a Reservation" and select the camp that you are interested in reserving
    (please note that you will NOT be able to switch between camps while placing the initial reservation).

  2. Selecting a Camp will open the facility reservation system.  When reserving your desired site, you will need to fill out three columns with the following information: 

    Left Column

    1. Enter Duration.
    2. Select A Category.
    3. Select the Asset.

    Middle Column

    1. Select Arrival Date.
    2. Select Departure Date.
    3. Click RESERVE

    Right Column

    1. Review the reservation assets.
    2. Click Check-Out
  3. Identify the price group.

  4. Please first search using your last name for an existing account.  If new, click NEW GROUP.

  5. Select the number of attending youth and adults.

  6. Read and review any additional information provided, acknowledge you have read this info and click Continue.

  7. At this time, you can either check-out or continue to shop for more rent-able assets (click - Keep Shopping......)

  8. If you are prepared to finalize your order, click Check-out and review your order.  Verify that the information is correct. 

  9. Clicking the SAVE button finalizes your order.

  10. An email invoice confirmation will be sent to the listed email address.

2.  Details on Reservations:

  • All reservations MUST be made online, NOT over the phone. 

  • The online reservation system opens on August 14, 2020 at 9 AM promptly for the September 11, 2020 through June 13, 2020 weekend camping period.  Due to summer camp operation, the possibility exists that a camp may be unavailable between June through August.

  • Reservations that are made are only temporary and become official once payment is received and applied at Minsi Trails Council .  Review receipt for payment instructions.

  • Certain camps, facilities, and/or rentals may not be available on certain dates due to Order of Arrow, Special Events, District training, or Minsi Trails Council programs.

  • There is NO waiting list for rentals.  Please check back into the system for openings throughout the year.


September 4  - September 7,  2020 (Labor Day Weekend)

November 26 - November 29, 2020  (Thanksgiving)

December 4-13, 2020 (Hunting Season Lock Down)

December 25, 2020  - January 3, 2021 (Holiday Break)

April 2 - 4, 2021 (Easter Holiday)

May 28 - 31, 2021 (Memorial Weekend)

  • Rental invoices need to be paid and received at the MTC office within 10 days of the invoiced date, otherwise the rental will be deleted.  The mailing address will be listed on the invoice. All checks should be made out to Minsi Trials Council.  

  • The possibility exists, where an asset appears to not be available within minutes of the system opening - a registration may have already been secured by another group. 

  • Google Chrome works best. If the registration site is down or not functioning properly, please clear your browser's history and refresh the page.  If this does not solve the problem, call the Council Camp Help Desk at 610-465-8568 or email Bonnie Keller.

3.  Facility Updates

     Please note temporary closed areas and/or facilities:

  • Trexler Scout Reservation - Settlers Camp 

    • Green Phase - Indoor buildings not considered "living quarters" 

  • Trexler Scout Reservation - Akelaland Camp 

    • Green Phase - Indoor buildings not considered "living quarters" 

  • Camp Minsi 

    • Green Phase - Indoor buildings not considered "living quarters" 

4.  Cancelation/Refund Policy:

  • Full details can be found on the resource tab on top of the website: Click here 

  • Please notify us of any changes immediately.  Full refunds will only be granted if the unit notifies the Council office 30 days before the first day of your arrival in writing.  All correspondence should be emailed to Council Camping Department Bonnie Keller.

  • If less than 30 days notice is given, a refund will not be granted.

  • Full refunds will be given if Minsi Trails Council cancels a reservation due to special circumstances (acts of nature, emergency situations, etc.)

5.  Supplemental Resources:

Trexler Scout Reservation

Trexler Trail Map

Settlers Camp Map

Hawkeye Cabin-Tent Site Map

Akelaland Map

Camp Minsi

Camp Minsi Trail Map

Camp Minsi Campsite Layouts

Camp Minsi Winter Tents/Cabins

Camp Minsi Weygadt Tent Sites

Camp Minsi Land Navigation Map

Shooting Sports Related Activities


6.  Rental Policy for District Events

  • Entire Facility requires approval from the Minsi Trails Council Camping Committee.
  • Requests may be submitted no greater then 12 months in advance.
  • To apply and submit a request for a camp, email to Bonnie Keller

7.  Not sure what is available at your desired date/time?

8.  Place a Reservation

If you are a Non-Boy Scouts of America group, Go no further.  Please contact Greg at gregory.borowski@scouting.org 

Click the desired camp: Download - Quick Look Facility Guide


(note: Google chrome is the preferred web browser)



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Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

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Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770

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