Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017 Views: 122
Camping for Scout groups is available at the USAHEC, and there are no costs associated with camping at the facility. The "campsite" is located on the Army Heritage Trail, next to our French and Indian War Cabin, and water and permanently installed port-a-johns are available a short distance from the campsite. A representative from your troop will need to be at the facility no later than 4:00pm on Friday of the weekend your group is scheduled to camp to receive a brief orientation, and he or she will also sign for keys to the French and Indian War Cabin, which will provide shelter if the group needs it (ie. If there's a storm). Another part of the orientation will involve the representative receiving a Burn Permit. We allow fires at the facility, but it requires a permit and notification of the Carlisle Barracks Fire Department. (A staff member will explain exactly how to go about doing this.)
Depending on when you schedule the overnight, we also may be able to provide a re-enactor to talk to the scouts for a short time about a period of U.S. Army history. This would involve the scouts spending approximately an hour with a reenactor from a period of history of your choosing, and the reenactor would talk about uniforms, equipment, and history during the particular period. Availability is based on budget, so once you determine the weekend, we can determine what the USAHEC would be able to provide.
We only schedule one scout group per weekend, and we do not schedule any groups when we have another major activity occurring at our facility.
Please contact our Operations Division at 717-245-3641.