About Provisional Camp
Come to camp by yourself or with your friends. No adults required!
Scouts who have found that their units are not signed up for camp, cannot attend with their Troop, or want to attend a second week are eligible to attend Camp Marriott as a Provisional camper. The Scouts are grouped together in a Provisional Troop and have the opportunity to experience all the activities that Camp Marriott has to offer. Leadership is provided by the camp and is a combination of trained adults and youth camp staff members whose main purpose is to ensure a safe, exciting, and fun week at camp.
Ask your friendly Camp Director if you have questions.
How it Works
As a provisional camper, you’ll be matched and placed with an attending unit. If there are enough other provisional campers, a provisional unit will be made. Provisional units are comprised of provisional campers with staff members and adult volunteers.
Campers from the same home Troops and Crews will be grouped together.
At Camp Marriott, campers will dine in the Heater Stack method. Campers should bring their own personal mess kits.
We are Family Scouting Friendly. Boys and girls are welcome.
All Scouts and Venturers are welcome. There is no minimum age requirement for Provisional Camp, as long as you are registered with a Troop or Crew!
Whether you’re looking for standard camp program, like Scoutcraft and Shooting Sports, or more unique offerings, like the Eagle-required badges at Eagle’s Eyrie or cool programs at The Guild, you’ll find lots here to do.
We also provide access to programs at Camp Post – Climbing MB, COPE, and the ATV Ridership program – and Goshen’s Older Scout Program, Goshen Vets.
New to Scouts? Check out New Scout Quest, full of advancement, Merit Badges, and fun!
Been in Scouts a while? Try out some cool programs like Water Sports, Search & Rescue, and more.
Meet Your 2023 Marriott Camp Director
Joe first camped at Goshen at Camp Olmsted in 2009 and 2010 before camping at Beautiful Camp Marriott in 2011. He loved Goshen so much he decided to work there, working at Camp PMI for seven years in a variety of roles including Scoutcraft Instructor, Scoutcraft Director, BB Gun Director, Facilities Director, and Program Director. When the opportunity arose to return to Goshen last summer, he jumped at the chance to be the Facilities Director at Beautiful Camp Marriott. Heading into his 9th summer on Goshen staff and first as Camp Director, Joe is looking forward to improving Marriott’s program and making the camp experience as great as possible.
Phone (summer 2022 only): —
To send mail to a camper, please use the following format:
Recipient’s name, Troop/Crew #
Goshen Scout Reservation
340 Millard Burke Memorial Hwy
Goshen, VA 24439
2023 Summer Schedule
|Week 1||6/25 – 7/1|
Open for Provisionals
(Full for Units)
|Week 2||7/2 – 7/8|
|Week 3||7/9 – 7/15|
|Week 4||7/16 – 7/22|
|Week 5||7/23 – 7/29|
Registration for Provisional Camp opens November 1, 2022.
|Price Per Camper||If paid by...|
|Deposit Price||Deposit Youth: $450||October 31
(First youth only to hold unit's spot)
|Early Discount Price||Youth: $455
|Regular Price||Youth: $485
|After April 14|
*Adults are welcome to come with their provisional Scout for free.
Early Bird Special! All who pay in full by the Early Bird Deadline will be eligible for the new Goshen hat!
For more information about registration, including quick facts, add-on program fees, the Goshen refund policy, and camperships, please visit our Registration Page.
How to Sign Up
Registering for Camp as an Individual
The registration process is the same for an individual as it is for a unit.
The only difference, instead of selecting “Scout Youth” when adding your attendee, you’ll select “Provisional Scout”.
Tips for registration can be found on our registration page.
How to Sign Up When the Week is Full
We close weeks to new Units signing up, but there is still space for provisional Scouts. Please email Sarah Moses at Sarah.Moses@Scouting.org for information on how to sign up.
Forms & Downloads
Camp Marriott Specific Downloads
Camp Marriott Map [PDF]
2023 Camp Marriott Program Schedule [PDF] – updated 2/24/2023
2023 Camp Marriott New Scout Quest Schedule [PDF] – updated 2/24/2023
2023 Camp Marriott Leader Guide [PDF]
2023 Camp Marriott Daily Schedule [PDF]
2023 Service Project List [Google Doc]
2023 Equipment Wish List [Google Sheets]
General Goshen Downloads
2023 Goshen Leader Guide [PDF] - Updated 11/10/2022
Goshen Scout Reservation Map [PDF]
BSA Medical Form with NCAC Health Advisory - Fillable [PDF]
2023 Goshen Pre-Camp Swim Check Form [PDF]
2022 Goshen Pre-Event Screening Checklist [PDF]
2022 Goshen Unit Pre-Camp Screening Form [PDF]
2023 Goshen Venturing Opportunities [PDF]
Scouts BSA Camp General Downloads
Scout Equipment List [PDF]
2023 Scouts BSA Program Guide & Prerequisites [PDF]
2023 Goshen Vets Activity Menu [PDF]
How To Guide - Merit Badge Sign Ups [Blog Post]
How To Guide - Get Merit Badge Records [Blog Post]
2023 Patrol Cooking Menu [PDF]
2023 Dining Hall Menu [PDF]
There is a wide variety of wildlife at Goshen Scout Reservation. We've got many different species of reptiles and amphibians. There are also a number of birds, from your regular sparrows to turkeys, hawks, and eagles. We have what we call mini-bears (skunks, foxes, raccoons, etc.) and actual black bears.
Both to ensure our safety and to preserve the wonder of our bit of wilderness, it is important to understand how to interact with the wildlife around us.
No Food in Tents
Store food in a manner approved for your camp. Remember to take trash to the dumpster each night.
What to Do When You See Wildlife
Report to Camp Staff at the Admin building if you see a bear or any injured wildlife, or if there is any wildlife interfering or otherwise negatively impacting your stay. See any cool wildlife? Let the Nature staff know. If you can, take a picture of it and share it with us on Facebook or Instagram when you get home!