CAMPING INFO for Gettysburg's Daniel Lady Farm


PLEASE FORWARD TO ANY BOY SCOUT TROOP, CUB PACK, VENTURE CREW OR GIRL SCOUT TROOP

 

Scout & Reenactor Camping

    on Hallowed Ground in Gettysburg

New rates and benefits for 2018

 

HISTORIC DANIEL LADY FARM

On July 1-3, 1863, the Daniel Lady Farm served as a staging area and a field hospital for Confederate forces during the attack on Culp’s Hill.  Confederate artillery moved from the farm to nearby Benner’s Hill to support the attack before being silenced by Federal artillery.  Union shells remain in the barn as well as initials carved by Confederate wounded. Blood stains are still clearly visible in the house.  The Daniel Lady Farm, located at 1008 Hanover Street, Gettysburg 17325, is owned and operated by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA.org), a 501c3 non-profit organization. The GBPA is also home to BSA Venture Crew 1861 Fife & Drum Corps and Color Guard.

 

SCOUT CAMPING

Campsites on the 150+ acre Daniel Lady Farm are dedicated to support the GBPA’s scouting program.  All campsites are generally open weekends from April through mid-November.  Camping fees are $10 per night per camper.  Campsites have a fire ring and picnic table.  The fee includes water, firewood, porta-john facilities and unit tours of the house and barn.  Scouts may interact with Civil War reenactors. (Reenactors may not be present every weekend.) Inquire about group admission to other events or an extended camping stay at the same rates.   All Boy Scout units must have a certificate of insurance available from BSA Councils. Girl Scouts and other organized youth groups must have comparable insurance.

The ground floor of the barn or the headquarters building are available during hazardous weather.  Restrictions and camp rules are available at GBPA.org or posted onsite. Onsite GBPA staff and volunteers have the youth protection clearances required by BSA and Pennsylvania State Law.

 

SCOUT PATCHES

Each camper will receive a complimentary Daniel Lady Farm Patch.  Scouts assisting with service projects or Eagle Scout projects on the farmeligible for the GBPA Service Award Patch.  

BSA Heritage Trail Patches are available to scouts who complete the Heritage Trail requirements.  Trail guide booklets and patches may be ordered directly from the BSA New Birth of Freedom Council or purchased at the National Park Visitor Center. For details visit http://Newbirthoffreedom.org/gettysburg-heritage-trails-program/   

 

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT UNITS 

Reenactor units may also camp on the farm at Scout rates.  Units that interact with visitors as part of the GBPA Living History Program may have fees waived with prior arrangement.  

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION GO TO

 

https://www.gbpa.org/scout-reenactor-camping-gettysburg

 

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For questions about the camping program, contact Diana Forgett at 240-469-8642, or email info@gbpa.org