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Bears Den offers an ideal setting for scout groups in the fall, winter, spring or summer! Our lodge can sleep up to 26 guests, our cottage can fit 10 people and our campground can fit up to 50 campers.

Lots of activities are at Bears Den:
  • Hike the famous Appalachian Trail
  • Camp Out for the Night and Tell Stories By the Fire
  • Meet and talk to Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers
  • Volunteer for Service Work
  • Watch the Sunset
  • Use a Map and Compass
  • Study Wildflowers and More…


Boy Scouts find Bears Den practical for many applications. Some camp overnight while on a challenging "Roller Coaster" section hike in training for Philmont. Others stay a weekend to work on rank requirements.

Troop service work projects are available.

We also have had many Boy Scouts complete Eagle Scout Projects. In 2006, one Boy Scout built an information kiosk at our day use parking lot and campground. In 2012, another Boy Scout built 12 benches to put around our property and campground. E-mail or call us if you are interested in doing an Eagle Scout Project for Bears Den.


Boy Scouts playing game
Girl Scouts outside lodge
"Our troop had a wonderful time. In fact, many said it was their favorite GS trip so far!"
- Carole Clark, Troop 4312
Eagle Scout Project in 2006
"Thanks as always for the hospitality of Bears Den. The boys had a great time playing on the rocks and hiking the AT."
- Troop 1346
18393 Blueridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, VA 20135, 540.554.8708 Copyright© 2014, Bears Den. All rights reserved.