The Rockefeller Experience begins where you lay your head at night. Each campsite is equipped with tents that are built on top of concrete platforms so scouts never have to be concerned about critters making a home beneath their tent. Driven deep into the concrete is a steel frame that supports a spacious tent. And as an extra measure of protection against the summer shower, a large tarp is stretched across the top. Open up both ends to feel the summer breeze or close it up for maximum privacy. Though the tents are big enough for three, we give you lots of room to spread out by placing two cots in every tent.
Camp Rockefeller is a great place for those who need help with mobility issues. Our barrier-free campsite, Northpoint A, provides wheelchair-accessible tent platforms, paved walkways and electrical service for all tents. If you have a scout who is in need of these facilities, please contact the Council Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this barrier-free campsite is reserved for those in need of this special assistance.
What is better on a hot summer day than a cool dip in the swimming pool? Not surprisingly, our Olympic-sized swimming pool is always among the most popular destinations. Large enough to handle almost anything, the pool is the place to be for our swimming and lifesaving activities, mile swim and lots more. Heck, it’s so big we even teach scuba there!
Lake ButlerSo the pool is big, but it gets a bit crowded when we put the canoes in there. Good thing we’ve got Lake Butler because our canoes, sail boats, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks feel right at home there! You will too.
For many scouts, the highlight of summer camp is the chance to spend time at the shooting range. At Camp Rockefeller, they’ll get to do that in a state-of-the-art facility. The Steuri Family Shooting Sports Complex provides a top notch rifle range, a full trap and skeet shotgun range, and our brand new Cowboy Action course!
Strategically located away from the noise of the guns, our archery range provides the ideal environment for the aspiring young archer. All ranges are operated under the direct supervision of BSA certified shooting sports directors, NRA instructors and range safety officers. Safety is the primary concern for our staff.
Summer Camp is all about pushing yourself to conquer new heights and there’s no better place to do that at Camp Rockefeller than at the climbing tower we lovingly refer to as “The Mountain.” At over 50 feet, it offers a spectacular challenge to scouts of all ages in both climbing and rappelling.
The Rockefeller Experience isn’t just about tents and swimming and shooting and climbing, it’s about Robotics and Computers and 3D Printers and Moviemaking. Inside our air-conditioned STEM Complex, scouts have the opportunity to get hands on with the latest technology in a way that helps to inspire their imaginations.
C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) consists of a series of elements and challenges designed to foster problem solving skills, leadership, teamwork, and group interaction.
The Randy Wilborn COPE Course provides both a low ropes course and high ropes course that are sure to challenge the limits of older scouts. But it will all be worth the effort when they conquer the course and finish with that big zipline!
When those warm summer days have you all heated up, there’s no better place to visit than the air-conditioned Camp Rockefeller Shop at the Rock Trading Post! There you can get yourself a cool drink or ice cream bar (can you say “Choco Taco?”) as well as many other refreshing treats.
The Shop at the Rock is also stocked with lots of great scouting gear and Camp Rockefeller swag that you don’t want to miss! You’ll also want to be sure to stop by and check out our display from the Quapaw Area Council scouting museum. You never know what you’ll see there.
Other AmmenitiesWi-Fi - Camp Rockefeller has a free network available from most places around main camp. This is available to leaders to use if they need to connect to the outside world while at camp. Mail - All scouts and leaders enjoy receiving mail at camp. Please...
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