Cuyuna Scout Camp

Cuyuna's Calling

Back to Basics

Cuyuna Scout Camp offers a back-to-basics approach to the patrol method of Scouting. Resident Camp (summer camp) is offered each summer during the months of June and July.

At Cuyuna Scout Camp we take pride in our programming.  Units use the Patrol Method of cooking giving youth the experience of cooking in site.  We offer a Patrol Adventure schedule each afternoon.  During this time patrols enjoy activities such as archery, fishing, beach volleyball, etc. with the purpose of enjoying camp doing what they want while building a camaraderie within the Patrol.

For the Scouts who are looking for something “different”, something “more challenging”, we offer Specialty Camp with our Skilled Trades Camp for a week of demolition and remodeling with some camp activities thrown in for fun!

Whatever your liking, Cuyuna Scout Camp has something for you.  But don’t worry, Cuyuna offers a chance for seclusion as well with a 684-acre facility that is not overdeveloped.

Cuyuna Scout Camp is open to all Scouts BSA units nationwide.


Cuyuna Scout Camp
38594 Co Rd 3
Crosslake, MN 56442

Cuyuna Summer Camp 2024

Planning is in full swing for Summer Camp 2024 at the Council level.  How is your troop doing with their plans?

Be part of the Cuyuna Staff 2024

Are you interested in being part of one of the most memorable summers of your life?  That’s Cuyuna Staff 2024!  Below please see the link for the application.  We welcome to you join us!

Cuyuna Staff Application 2024

New for 2024 Afternoon Activities

New for 2024 are afternoon patrol activities.  Each afternoon, from 1:30-4:30pm, patrols will head out for some activity time.  Maybe you’ll want to go swimming, head to the range, or climb at the tower.  Whatever the patrols choose, you’ll need to select the activity during registration process, space is limited on these activities so register early for the best choice.

Does your patrol want to take on the patrol from another troop in Beach Volleyball?  To help with knowing who is at camp when, below please find the most current site reservations.

Cuyuna Sites 2024 updated February 7, 2024

Forms & Guides

As always there are forms!  Camp in no exception.  Here are some we know you’ll need.  Also, the guidebooks are out and ready for your viewing pleasure.

2024 Leaders Guide
2024 Program Guide
Annual Health & Medical Form Parts A,B,C Fillable
Medication Card
Unit Equipment Checklist
Unit Swim Classification Record
Cuyuna Sites 2024 only

Click for more details about 2024 Cuyuna Summer Camp

Cuyuna Scout Camp Features:

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Nature Study
  • Campfires
  • Back Packing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoe/Tube Trips
  • Geocaching
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Lumberjack Logging Camp
  • Astronomy Outpost
  • Climbing Wall
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Build Your Own Adventure Wednesday
  • Specialty Camps

A Trail To New Adventure

Camp Cuyuna Welcomes Your Group

Camp Cuyuna is a secluded retreat nestled in the heart of Minnesota’s north country, offering campers an unforgettable experience in nature.  With its perfect blend of rustic charm and modern convenience, the camp provides a tranquil escape where groups can immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding wilderness.

Whether it’s hiking the nearby trails, bonding around a crackling campfire, or engaging in the team-building activities, Camp Cuyuna offers a versatile and welcoming environment for campers to create cherished memories and forge lasting connections.

For more information, please contact Twin Valley Council at 507-387-3123 or

Cuyuna Non-Scouting Youth Group Trifold Brochure


Nature Center

Nature Center

Plenty of space to learn about the abundant nature around us at camp.

Waterfront Docks at Sunset

Waterfront Docks at Sunset

Sunset at the waterfront can be very beautiful and peaceful.

Admin building

Admin Building

You will check in here! Along with the business office and rangers office upstairs, the First Aid Center is located in the basement.  Staff eat their meals and have meetings here.

Waterfront building

Waterfront Building

You can check into the swim area here and check out canoes, sail boats, paddle boards, kayaks and life jackets for your enjoyment.

Commissary Building

Trading Post & Commissary Building

Food for your meals are picked up here at the double garage doors, and on the other end of the building is the trading post.

Trading Post

Trading Post - Inside

There are plenty of supplies for camping that can be purchased along with ice, slushy’s and ice cream treats.

Camping Opportunities At Cuyuna

Camp Cuyuna water games in canoes

Summer Camp at Cuyuna Scout Camp

Every summer, the busiest place in the Twin Valley Council is Cuyuna Scout Camp. Hundreds of Scouts will have the opportunity to learn, practice, and perfect outdoor skills while participating in a week-long resident camp experience.

Cuyuna Scout Camp offers a back-to-basics approach to the patrol method including having the patrols cook most of their meals.

Resident camp (summer camp) is offered each summer during the months of June, and July

Camp Cuyuna North Woods Webelos

Northwoods Adventure Camp

Cubs Scout who will be in grades 1-5 this fall are invited to be part of an awesome week at Cuyuna, Northwoods Adventure Camp.  And the best part is that you can bring your entire family.  If you have siblings in this same age group, they are also welcome to participate in the weeklong program.  

For more information click here.

Family Camp RV's

Weekend Camping at Cuyuna Scout Camp

Except during summer camp, weekend camping opportunities are available year round at Cuyuna Scout Camp for a nominal charge. Most summer camp programming (COPE, Climbing, Archery, Rifle Range, Canoe trips) are available during weekend camping.

A camp use form must be submitted and approved at least one week prior to the group’s arrival date.  Please contact Camp Ranger for details.

Cabins and family camping is available at Cuyuna Family Camp.  

Cuyuna Family Camp Handout-2021  

Family Camp Cabin

This is the opportunity for families of BSA registered Scouts to experience first hand what summer camp is like at Cuyuna!  Spend time in the great outdoors, experience nature on a hike, grab your gear and take time for fishing.  Build a campfire, roast a hot dog and listen to the loons. Cuyuna Scout Camp will be open for your enjoyment.    


Cuyuna Scout Camp Location

Cuyuna Scout Camp is located in a heavily wooded area approximately 30 miles north of Brainerd, MN and 4 miles north of Crosslake, MN on HWY 3.

The camp is 684 acres and borders on six lakes. Cuyuna Scout Camp offers a chance for seclusion at a scenic facility. The camp has 14 individual campsites and several outpost camp areas.

Need driving directions? Click here for directions from Google Maps.

Distance to Cuyuna

  • Fairmont – 298 mi
  • Redwood Falls – 193 mi
  • Mankato – 217 mi
  • Austin – 257 mi
  • Jackson – 325 mi
  • Windom – 240 mi

Camp Maps

Click on the images below to get larger maps of Camp Cuyuna Scout Camp and Camp Cuyuna Family Camp (bottom image):


camp cuyuna swimming






camp cuyuna sail boats


camp cuyuna shooting range

Shooting Range

camp cuyuna two line cope

COPE Course

Rank Advancement

Closing Ceremony

Climbing Wall

Climbing/Rappelling Tower


Merit Badges

camp cuyuna cooking

Outdoor Cooking


Nature Center

Nature Center

Area Attractions


                                  Amusement Park                                                                   Arboretum                                                 Bike Trails

Amusement Park   Paul Bunyan Land located in Brainerd may be an option for your troop.  Stop by and say hi to Paul and Babe the Blue Ox.  Paul Bunyan Land

Arboretum   Northland Arboretum, located in Baxter is a 583 acre arboretum and nature reserve.  Great place to work on your Plant Science merit badge. Northland Arboretum

Bike Trails   The Cuyuna Recreational Area Bike Trails offer some great riding experiences.  Talk to the Cuyuna Staff about a guided experience.  Bring your own bike from home or rent one from one of the shops in Crosby.  Cuyuna Recreational Area Bike Trails


                                  Go Karts                                                                Horseback Riding                                                                  History

Go Karts   Feel the need for speed?  Northland Kart Kountry is located in Brainerd and state they are the “fastest karts around”!  Northland Go Kart Kountry

Horseback Riding   Outback Trail Rides offers horseback riding experiences through the Pillsbury State Forest.  Located in Pillager, MN about 45 minutes from camp.  Outback Trails Rides

History    For those working on their Indian Lore merit badge, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum may offer some assistance.  Located in Onamia, MN, it’s about an hour from camp.  Mille Lacs Indian Museum


                                        Tubing                                                                                            Wildlife                                                                      Zip Lines

Tubing   River tubing down the Pine River is one of the more popular adventures for troops.  Talk to the Cuyuna staff about reserving inner tubes at no additional charge.

Wildlife     Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd offers more than just a view at wildlife.  Check out their website for more information.  Safari North Wildlife Park

Zip Lines   Brainerd Zip Lines Tours is a great way to see the lakes area.  This venue offers seven lines so they are sure to accomodate your troop size.  Brainerd Zip Line Tours

Note:  These businesses are not affiliated with Twin Valley Council or the Boy Scouts of America.  Being included on our website is not meant to be an endorsement of the business.  This list is put together simply to aid in planning.  All questions or reservations must be made directly with the business and not through Twin Valley Council.