Camp Miakonda 100th Birthday party

Camp Miakonda 100th Birthday Party! 

You are invited to a special open house event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Camp Miakonda.
Event to be held on May 20th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Camp Miakonda.
Join us for tram-tours, throw-back camp sites, kids’ activities, and more!
Help us celebrate our past and future with the ribbon-cutting for our new Wildlife Center.




It’s a Birthday Party!

Camp Miakonda is 100 years old, and we are inviting YOU to celebrate it with us.

Tour Camp Miakonda with your families, and let us show you the history of our first 100 years on Saturday, May 20th.  This open house style event showcases our historic Boy Scout Camp from 9am to 5pm.

All areas will be open for tours and activities, including the Adirondacks, the COPE course, the Ford Center, our Museums, including the oldest Boy Scout building, the Council Lodge, all cabins, the fishing dock….

First time here?  Let us show you the history of our first 100 years, and the plans for our future.


Did you come as a youth?  Visit your favorite cabins and campsites, and reminisce with other Boy Scout Alumni.



9:00-1:00 -- Program Areas open

10:30 -- Welcoming & Camp Anniversary Ceremony

11:00 -- Wildlife & Nature Center Grand Opening Ceremony

11:00-4:00 -- Food booths open

1:00 -- Campfire Program at Chapel

1:30-4:30 -- Program Areas Open

5:00 -- Final departures

8:45-5:00 -- Buses travel continuous loop from Stranahan Elementary and Southview High School


Click here for a map of Camp Miakonda


Program areas open, with locations noted

Ceremonies Parade Field
Wildlife & Nature Wildlife & Nature Center (Opening after 11:00 ceremony)
Scout Museum Camp Miakonda Museum
Scout Museum Scout Office Museum
Fishing Fishing Dock
Model Campsites Parade Field
Lake Sawyer Hikes Meet at Wildlife & Nature Center 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Archery Archery Range
BB Shooting BB Range
COPE Course 2:00 mini-tour (take trail west from Rotary Cabin)
Hiking All 160 acres open
Confidence Course Confidence Course
Human Foosball Near Reed Wernert Cabin
Community Exhibits Parade Field & Parking Lot
Free Cupcakes Ford Center
Trading Post Trading Post @ Ford Center













What’s There to Do?

  • Catch a fish
  • Climb a rock wall
  • Visit with Boy Scouts from 1917 to present day tech-savvy Scouts
  • Learn about 1700’s life in Northwest Ohio from the Red Bear Trading & Crew
  • See tomahawk throwing demonstrations
  • Celebrate the dedication of the new Wildlife Center
  • Hear Lord Baden Powell tell us about Scouting “back then”
  • Explore WTOL’s Defender
  • View the Skins & Skulls display
  • Enjoy a campfire show with skits and music
  • Learn about Leave No Trace principals
  • Find out what Camp Miakonda and Scouting have to offer the youth of Northwest Ohio and your family!


Come Celebrate 100 Years of Camp Miakonda

Find out what Camp Miakonda and Scouting have to offer!

Birthday cupcakes and a special 100th Anniversary Patch for the first 1000 people

No RSVP necessary – just bring the family out and enjoy!


Parking Information

  • Parking at Camp Miakonda is limited to handicapped, but shuttle buses will bring our guests from either Stranahan Elementary on Holland Sylvania Rd, or Southview High School on Sylvania Avenue. 
  • We will have a trolley and other transportation in camp for those who need it.
  • Want more information?  Please contact the Erie Shores Council Boy Scout office at 419-241-7293.