Boy Scout Summer Camp

Boy Scout Summer Camp is one of the premier programs operated by the South Texas Council at Camp Karankawa. Located in Mathis, Camp Karankawa is  a nationally accredited facility that offers more than forty-five merit badges and several outstanding special programs. These programs include COPE Challenge Course activities, waterfront and swim instruction, the Coastal Kayak High Adventure program, black powder shooting, living history, and much more. Combined with an outstanding staff and excellent guest services, Camp Karankawa is a hidden jewel when it comes to summer programs. For more information, click on the links below, or contact us.

2017 Session Dates

Week 1: June 1 – June 16

Week 2: June 18 – June 24

Week 3: June 25 – July 1

Provisional Campers


Is your Scout interested in an adventure at Texas’ premier Boy Scout Summer Camp – Camp Karankawa? If your troop is heading elsewhere this summer, have no fear.

Scouts can join our Provisional Camper program during Weeks 1 and 2, where they’ll join another troop and spend the week earning merit badges, learning new skills, and making new friends.

During Week 3, Scouts may join Super Troop 1944, a Camp Karankawa program where Scouts will camp with experienced Scout leaders and see how an effective troop operates. Plus, camping equipment is provided and Scouts will receive cool memorabilia items. Download the Provisional Camper application below to get started.



Adult In Camp State Compliance Form (1971)

Boy Scouts of America Annual Health and Medical Record

2018 Summer Camp Staff Application (635)