Camp Airy

Boy Scouts of America
National Capital Area Council

Sponsored by Crew 758


Serving the Boy Scouts of Frederick County, Maryland since 1958

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements


When?        Camp Airy will be held August 15-20, 2016
                             Staff Dates: August 15-21, 2016

Where?       Camp Airy, Thurmont, MD 

Mark your calendar -  YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS Airy 2016

For Staff

Staff interviews:

March 12, 20161:00 pm - 5:00 pm Grace Community Church, Middletown
March 13, 20161:00 pm - 5:00 pm Elks Lodge #684, Frederick

Youth Staff Application

Adult Staff Application


For Campers

2016 Leader Guide (PDF)

2016 Leader Program Guide (Updated 12 April 2016) (PDF)

2016 Payment Form (PDF)

BSA Annual Medical Form (PDF)

2016 Blanket Permission Form (PDF)

2016 Camp Airy Release Form (PDF)

2015 Camp Medication Form (PDF)

2016 Program Schedule (Updated 12 July 2016) (PDF)

SCUBA Program


History of Camp Airy BSA

Camp Airy BSA originated in or about the Summer of 1958 by Troop 799 of the FSK District.  The Camp was held at Camp Airy, a camp for Jewish boys owned and operated by the Strauss Foundation, and located just outside of Thurmont, Maryland.  For use of the camp for the week, the Troop helped clean and shut-down the camp for the winter.  Eventually more troops were invited to come to Camp Airy until the camp had grown to include all of Frederick County scouts and Scouters.

The original concept of the camp of the camp, beyond cleaning and shutting down the camp, was to provide a close-in camp where new scouts could adjust to leaving home and to provide the older scouts an opportunity to complete merit badges they had begun earlier that summer at other camps. 

In 1993, the camp had grown to the point that NCAC required the ALL Volunteer Staff of Camp Airy BSA to become certified and accredited as a BSA Camp. Starting in 1994, Camp Airy (BSA) has become an accredited camp of the National Capital Area Council and has remained so ever since. The Airy (BSA) staff has also been accredited High Adventure Camp for the Catoctin Trek (1996 - 1999) and now runs an accredited First Year Camper program in conjunction with Camp Airy.

Camp Airy BSA is currently sponsored by Venture Crew 758 for the benefit of the Boy Scouts of Frederick County, Maryland.


Further Questions or comments, contact Diane Henson