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Camp Bowman

About Camp Bowman

Camp Bowman offers camping for 400 and includes a chapel, handicraft area, extensive archery, rifle and shotgun areas, parade field, aquatics, shower house, and direct access to hiking trails. Camp Bowman is our Patrol Cooking Camp and can help your Scouts apply their skills whether they are brand new or in their late teens. There are lots of lessons (teamwork, cooking, cleaning, etc.) to be learned through Patrol Cooking that cannot be learned in a dining hall. Ask your friendly Camp Director if you have questions.

Also, Camp Bowman is the site of our brand new Venturing Advancement Camp! It is the schoolhouse of camp skills that prepares Venturers to tackle High Adventure, whether at Lenhok’sin, or a National High Adventure Program like Philmont, The Summit or Northern Tier.  Camp Bowman provides extensive resources for Venturing Advancement and most Venturers can achieve RANGER rank in four weeks with minimal work outside of Camp.  When Venturers get halfway to RANGER, Crews may want to recognize them by registering them as having completed the Goshen Venturing Outdoor Bronze Award.  The Bowman program abounds with teamwork and leadership development like COPE and ILS(C) and program support including the Mile Swim, Lifeguard Training, Shooting Sports, Scoutcraft/Pioneering, an amazing waterfront and Aquatics program, Conservation/Ecology and access to Lenhok’sin activities when availability allows.  It is a great package that fully supports current Venturing advancement to Summit and RANGER!

2017 Schedule & Availability

Availability (below) indicates if new units are able to register for a specific week of camp. If your unit has already reserved a week at camp then your Goshen coordinator will be able to add campers as space allows.

Camp Bowman – Boy Scout Resident Camp
Week 1 6/17-6/24 Open
Week 2 6/24-7/1 Full
Week 3 7/1-7/8 Almost full
Week 4 7/8-7/15 Open
Week 5 7/15-7/22 Open
Week 6 7/22-7/29 Open

Contact Us


Anna Gangsaas, Camp Director:


Summer Office Number: (540)784-6084


Sending Mail

To send mail to a camper, please use the following format:

Recipient’s name, Troop/Crew #
Camp Bowman
Goshen Scout Reservation
340 Millard Burke Memorial Hwy
Goshen, VA 24439

Camp Bowman Specific Forms & Downloads

2017 Forms & Downloads
Camp Bowman Map [PDF]
2017 Bowman Leaders Guide [PDF]
2017 Bowman Leaders Guide (Venturers Only) [PDF]
2017 Bowman Program Schedule [PDF]
2017 Bowman Program Schedule (Venturers Only) [PDF]
2017 Bowman Prerequisites (coming soon)
2017 Bowman FYC Program Schedule (coming soon)
2017 Bowman Vets Program (coming soon)