Lost Lake Scout Camp
Midnight Sun Council, BSA Cope/Zipline/Climbing

COPE Information

Initiative GamesGames of 10-15 Minutes / team challenges requiring the group to plan and work together to solve a problem and/or accomplish a goal. They can also require the group to actively look out for each other through spotting, which increases group trust. (No age requirement)

Low COPEThe area has (10) elements from a wall, trust fall, beams, etc. to teach team work & communication (Age 8 and above)

Climbing wall/towerA 40’ tower with climbing faces and (2) rappeling walls Age 8 (shoulder height only applicable to climbing only) (Age 10 and above)

ZiplineA 300 foot zipline for the brave (Age 10 and above)

High CopeHigh Ropes (30’ above ground) course. This course will challenge even your best climbers! (Age 10 and above)

Note: BSA age requirements are utilized from the “The Guide to Safe Scouting”. (Age 8 & up) Bouldering or Climbing no higher than the climbers shoulder. (Age 10 & up) Climbing, Rappelling and zip lining.

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Initiative games: $5 per person depending on participant numbers

Low COPE: $10 per participant (3-4hrs)

Climbing/Rappelling wall: $20 per participant (3-4hrs)

Zip line: $10 first zip $5 per zip after first zip line experience

High COPE: $40 per participant (3-4hrs)

StaffingAll activities are managed by a BSA certified course director. Certain help from adults is expected

Equipment/CourseAll ropes and hardware are purchased, logged and retired on schedule. Safety equipment includes helmets, harness and gloves when needed. The course is inspected and certified each year by an outside agency


Activity Consent Form and Parent/Legal Guardian signature required to be on file prior to activity (Pg. 3 of COPE Packet).


For appointment scheduling contact the Midnight Sun Council by phone at (907) 452-1976 or stop by the Earl & Pat Service Center located at 1400 Gillam Way Fairbanks, AK 99701. Questions can also be E-mailed to Stephen Smith at the following email address 

Click on the links below to view and download COPE Packet:

COPE Packet (page 1)

COPE Packet (page 2)

Activity Consent Form and Parents/Legal Guardian signature (page 3)

Beaver Day aka Work Day at Lost Lake Camp


Lost Lake Scout Camp Beaver Day

aka Work Day 


Beaver Day is an important time each year at Lost Lake Scout Camp to help prepare  for the summer and make sure everything is in great shape.  This can’t be done without lots of hands. Older Scouts, Scouters, and Parents are invited to participate in Beaver Day events. Scouters with skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or other trades are especially encouraged to attend.

Come and join us for BEAVER DAY! 

Help us make Lost Lake Camp – The Best Camp in Alaska – even better!

Beaver Day participants will need to bring and turn in a copy of their BSA Health and Medical Record Parts A & B when they check in. Forms will be returned at the end of the event. Forms that are not picked up will be destroyed.

Date for upcoming Beaver Day:
When: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Work will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Please contact the Scout office at 907-452-1976 or click here to download sign up form for Beaver Day!

Please turn in Sign up form to the Council Office by June 1, 2023 if you are planning on attending

The Order of the Arrow is going to supply food for that day:

Breakfast (8:30 am):  Sausage, Bisquits with Gravy, and Scrambled Eggs

Lunch (noon):  Hot Dogs, Veggie Tray, Brownies or Cookies

Supper (5:30 pm):  Maccaroni and Cheese, green Salad, Fruit Cobbler


The Properties Committee will draw up a list of projects that will improve looks and make our camp safer. 

Participants may come camp for the weekend free of charge or just come for Saturday to lend a hand. Individuals and units planning to camp for the weekend will need to inform the Council Office at least one week prior and provide their own camping equipment for the entire weekend. Campsites and cabins are available on a first-come first-serve basis.


We hope that all Units and many individuals are able to come to

Beaver Day!!


 click here to view/download Beaver Day flyer

Camp rentals

If you are looking for a place to have a retreat or just a getaway for your group or family, we have the place for you. Lost Lake Camp sits on beautiful Lost Lake about 58 miles south of Fairbanks across from Birch Lake. We have over 400 acres of trails and camping opportunities with lake frontage and swim docks/boat docks available from mid- May to mid- September. There are several outdoor pavilions and one that overlooks the lake.
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The Honor Lodge is a year round facility available for rent with bathrooms, showers, two classrooms and a meeting room/chapel. The kitchen in the lodge is commercial size with a walk-in cooler and freezer, two convection ovens, a four burner gas range with griddle, two ovens and an industrial size mixer.
There are several cabins available to rent for those groups that want more than one day, heating sources vary depending on the cabin, all cabin complete with mattresses and sleep will sleep from 4-14 people.

Our facility is perfect for:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate retreats
  • Church retreats
  • Family reunions
  • Outdoor programs


click here to view/download Camp Rental Reservation Packet


Click here for Lost Lake Scout Camp Cope/Zipline/Climbing info.


Feel free to contact our office for further information 907-452-1976

Lost Lake Camp Map

Camp Staff

Camp Staff

Summer camp is often one of the highlights of a Scouts BSA troop’s year-round camping program. That means that the summer camp staff plays a big part in developing and strengthening troops and, in turn, their members and leaders. Our main goal is to strengthen the troops so they operate better the other 51 weeks out of the year. It’s a big job, which is why we hire quality staff.


Click here to open and fill out the 2024 Camp Staff Application Form!


Seasonal Staff “Workplace Harassment Prevention Training” Requirement

Boy Scouts of America maintains a respectful and safe workplace for all employees; therefore, it is equally important that all seasonal staff complete “Workplace Harassment Prevention Training” as it is for our full-time staff. This is a required annual training for all camp seasonal employees prior to beginning their employment and must be completed by all staff, regardless of age. There are no exceptions. Please use the link below to log into the BSA Skillsoft Academy to access the training:
It is required that seasonal employees print a certificate of completion at the end of the training and that the certificate is collected as part of the pre-employment paperwork.
If you have any questions you may contact the Summer Camp Administration at 907-452-1976 or


Scouts BSA Resident Camp

2024 Camp Dates

July 14 – July 20 Scouts BSA resident Camp

2024 Camp Registration

PLEASE click the link below to register:

 2024 Scout Resident Summer Camp Reservation Form

2024 Leader’s Guide

Health and Medical Records

Please remember that all parts of the Medical Record (A, B, and C) must be filled out for both Scouts and Adults before Camp!

2024 Camp Fees

Early Bird Rate is available until May 31, 2024


In Council Fees:

 Early Bird Rate w/FOS Discount* $370/per Scout
 Early Bird Rate $390/per Scout
 Regular Rate w/FOS Discount* $430/per Scout
 Regular Rate $450/per Scout

Out of Council Fees:

 Early Bird Rate $410/per Scout
 Regular Rate $470/per Scout
Fee for Adults**:


Refunds *** and Camperships ****


*Friends of Scouting (FOS) discounts are available to troops from Midnight Sun Council in recognition of meeting their FOS goal before the victory celebration.

 **Leaders Fee – Each leader that comes to camp will be $150 per adult. Any adults who attend for only a day or two pay a prorated fee of $40 per day. One Leader Fee will be waived for each eight registered scouts attending camp for each unit. (Two free leaders per unit maximum)

***Refund Policy – All fees are refundable, with the exception of the unit’s initial non-refundable deposit, until June 1, 2024. After June 2, fees are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another unit. No refund will be given if a Scout or leader was sent home for disciplinary action or inattention to Safe Scouting standards. In addition, if a Scout or leader chooses to leave camp early, no refund will be given. Refunds for extenuating circumstances must be requested in writing to the Earl & Pat Cook Service Center and received no later than one week following departure from camp.

****Camperships are available only to Midnight Sun Council Scouts. There are a limited number to help Scouts in need of financial assistance. Applications are available at the Earl & Pat Cook Service Center. They are due before the end of the business day on May 1, 2024.


2024 Scouts BSA Resident Camp forms:

Camp Guide (coming soon)

Health & Medical Record

Campership – Scholarship Assistance Application

The Scouts BSA resident camp experience provides an excellent forum for Troop, Team, and Crew members to hone their existing skills and learn new ones all while having fun in the great Alaskan outdoors. It is a place of learning, meeting new friends, and just having fun.
Scouts BSA resident camp is an important part of every youth’s Scouting experience. It provides memorable experiences. Swimming, boating, shooting sports, mountain boards and Project COPE will provide both traditional Scouting activities and new and unique experiences. Every Scout needs to attend Scouts BSA resident camp because every Scout will be positively impacted by Scouts BSA resident camp experiences while having copious amounts of fun just not possible anywhere else.
Scouts BSA resident camp doesn’t just help the Scout. Scouts BSA resident camp will also strengthen every Troop, Team or Crew that attends. The single week spent at Lost Lake Scout Camp this summer will build the year-round program of each Scouting unit. If our goal is truly to impact more young people, then summer camp must be a part of our year-round program.

 2022 Lost Lake Scout Camp

Happenings and Recap

click here or on picture below to view Slide Show Video from George Stover – Vimeo


 The Midnight Sun Council sends out a big thank you to all the units who attended, to all of the staff and volunteers who made it possible, and to all those who work behind the scenes to make scouting in Alaska the rich and rewarding experience it is. We hope to see you all next year!


VIDEO:    Lost Lake Scout Camp – Summer Camp – July 15

VIDEO:    Lost Lake – Friday Night Camp Fire and Awards  –  from George Stover on Vimeo.

VIDEO:    Lost Lake Scout Camp – What Scouts are saying  –   from George Stover on Vimeo.

VIDEO:    Lost Lake Scout Camp – July 3-17, 2021 slideshow  –  from George Stover on Vimeo.

Lost Lake Scout Camp

Lost Lake Scout Camp is on over 600 acres located 58.5 miles south of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway at the end of Lost Lake Road. The camp lies between the Tanana River and Birch Lake on the beautiful 90 acre Lost Lake.

The Midnight Sun Council has taken an aggressive roll to improve the camp facilities and keep up with changing times. We now have a full-time ranger, year round dining hall facility, ADA accessible campsite, new water system, year-round classroom availability, and cabins with new and improved wood stoves. It is a wonderful setting to have an event or to just enjoy the natural beauty of Alaska.

Along with Scouts BSA Resident Camp, Lost Lake Camp is the home for the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. A nationally accredited High Adventure Base that specializes in Alaskan outdoor adventure such as, whitewater and flat water canoeing and backpacking.

It is also home to many other programs put on by Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW), Interior Alaska Wilderness Search & Rescue, and the Midnight Sun Flycasters to name a few.

During the off-season, Lost Lake can be rented by outside groups for camps, conferences, or other events.

Map to Lost Lake Scout Camp

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