Henson Scout Reservation

Henson Scout Reservation is located on1889 acres of pristine Delmarva pinelands bordered by both the Nanticoke River and Marshyhope Creek. Henson has a rich history of offering year-round camping and program opportunities for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Henson boasts modern facilities including flush toilets, many air-conditioned program areas, high-speed internet, and even electricity in many campsites. It is an ideal place for Scouting.

Make Henson Scout Reservation your home base for a weekend getaway while exploring the many treasures that the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula has to offer! Click here for a list of Destinations Near Henson Scout Reservation.

Exciting Summer Camp programs are structured for everyone from the first time camper through the most experienced Eagle bound Boy Scouts. Henson Alumni are invited to stay connected too! 


To our Week #1 Unit Leaders,

 Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate our opening for our summer season.

We wanted to communicate with you today as your arrival date is now 30 days away. This situation is very fluid and continues to evolve. Since there are details that need to be worked out, we won’t have any additional information that we can share with you about your week in camp until Thursday, May 28th-end of day. Please see the bullet points below to explain why:

  • Currently, the state of Maryland is in its first step of reopening. We are hearing good news of fewer hospital cases in Maryland and if this trend continues, we could maybe be in the second stage of Maryland’s opening. Our operation opening is considered to be part of the second stage.
  • The CDC just released guidance two days ago. Maryland will have to decide what guidance they will follow and then inform us. The State of Maryland has not given us a timetable as to when this will take place.
  • The Del-Mar-Va Council Executive Board plan to meet on Wednesday, May 21st to further discuss our plans and make a decision on opening for your week.

 In the meantime, we continue to hire staff, clean and sanitize our property and get ready to serve you with our awesome program and staff.

 Thanks again for your understanding and patience!

The Del-Mar-Va Council Program Team



We have heard some news that other camps around the country have decided to not operate this summer. We want to take a few minutes to share updates about Summer Camps in Del-Mar-Va Council.

As always, your health and safety and the health and safety of all involved in camp operations are our primary concern.

We continue to wait for guidance from the CDC and Governor Hogan related to our summer operations. We expect to receive more information in the coming weeks.

It remains our plan to open as scheduled. If our season is delayed due to Covid-19, we will make the decision on a week-to-week basis 30 days prior to your arrival at camp. If we notify you that your week of camp has been canceled, we will provide many options some of which are changing your week to one later in the season, applying your registration fees to 2021, and a full refund. Your unit is welcome to reschedule for a later week in the summer at any time by contacting us. We are still looking at an option for virtual summer camp if no other camping option is available.

We have attached the latest version of our Covid-19 FAQ for your review.

We continue to hire staff, sanitize our properties, and gear up for an on-time opening this season. We are excited for an awesome summer and look forward to seeing you soon! 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to try to keep our promise to provide an exceptional outdoor experience.

Thank you,


The DMVC Program Team




Important Information Regarding Summer Camp


Register for 2020 Virtual Summer Experience 


Register for STEM-botics Camp
7/26-7/31, 2020


Register for 2020 Summer Camp



Brownsea program for all 1st-year campers

Henson Advanced Summer programs (ATV, Blacksmithing, and Shooting Sports)

Eagle Base Camp program for any Scouts 13 and older


Please check out our new Promotional Video! 


Online Summer Camp Registration Step by Step Instruction - Click here for details

2020 Scout fees same as last year AND our camp fees are ALL INCLUSIVE! - Click here for details 

Click Here for Important Payment Information! 

Come back next year to either of our Del-Mar-Va Summer Camps and enjoy the rewards of our Loyalty Program! Click here for details. 


Pre-Camp Leader's Info Below:

2020 Leader's Orientation

Camp Custom T-Shirt Order Link

2020 Leaders Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Merit Badge Sign-up Tutorial

Summer Camp Staff Application

Dietary Needs Form

Medical Forms 

Financial Assistance application - Due Apr 15th. Please note that notification will be by email. 

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Henson Scout Reservation
5700 Nanticoke RD
Seaford DE 19973 (mailing address)

5700 Nanticoke RD
Rhodesdale, MD 21659 (physical address - if using GPS to get to camp
phone 410-202-0053
email hsr@dmvc.org

Henson Scout Shop - September through May
Hours of Operation 
Wednesdays 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am to 3:00pm
phone 410-202-0053 Ext 509

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