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Registration Walk-Through

Struggling with registration? Check out our newly updated Registration Walk-Through for the 2021 season. It will take you step-by-step through the process to get your unit signed up for an awesome time at summer camp.

Last edited Fall 2020

You’ve decided on your camp. You’ve decided on your week. You’re ready to register! To do so, first, click the Register button for the camp you want, found in the Register Now section of the Goshen Registration page.

The button for your camp will take you to a page on our registration website, (You may hear some folks around call it Black Pug, since that’s the company that manages it.)

Click on the register button next to your chosen week.

This will bring you to the next page. A modal will pop up asking you if you want to continue as a guest or log into your account. Having an account is a good idea if you have multiple registrations for different events or different camps. You can more easily keep track of your different registrations and manage a roster of scouts and adults to pull from when signing up your unit for events.

However, even as a guest, you’ll still be able to re-access your registration.

Once you have made your selection on the modal, you’ll see the rest of the page. Here, it will ask for the number of youth and adults. To reserve your spot, you only need to select 1 youth (and 1 adult – first of 2 free adults – for Webelos Camps). Before March 1, 2021, all Goshen camps will be in Deposit Phase – units can only register their deposit youth. Starting March 1, you may add more campers if you choose. Only add the number of campers you are ready to pay for in full at this time. There will be a chance to enter the estimated number of youth and adults you plan to bring in a different step.

If you are registering your Scout as a Provisional Scout (attending without their unit), please make sure you select “Provisional Scout”. This program is only available at Camp Marriott. Registration for Provisional Scouts opens March 1, 2021.

Once you’ve made your selection, click register.

This will start your registration. A modal will ask you for basic registration contact information. This will include the estimated number of youth and adults you plan to bring. The camp will reserve spaces for your unit based on the estimates you provide. Please estimate the number of adults based on the most adults you expect to have at any given time. Adults splitting the week may only count as one adult.

Once you have filled out all the required areas, please select Continue at the bottom.

This will take you to your registration. Any items that appear in red require action. To proceed, update the information for your campers by clicking any red Update Information buttons. You may use placeholder information, just remember to change it to an actual attendee when you know who the attendees are going to be.

Once you have entered the information, the Update Information button should no longer be red. The Participants tab (1) should also no longer be red and the red stop sign on the right should have changed to a green Proceed to Checkout button (2). You can proceed to checkout either by clicking on the button or by clicking on the Check Out tab at the top.

If you’re registering an adult (Camps PMI and Ross), you’ll notice that your adult price has been automatically discounted. Your spot is not reserved until you have booked at least one youth. To do so, click on Checkout.

Make sure your billing information (1) is correct and that you have read and agreed to the council policies (2). To read the policies, click the link (3).

There are two payment options. Credit card payments have a 3% convenience fee.

E-checks (electronic fund transfers) do not have any additional convenience fee.

Once you have clicked Finalize Payment, you have now reserved your spot for camp!

You will receive a confirmation email. This will also contain a link to get back into your registration at any time. Learn about other ways to re-access your registration in our post on the topic.

2021 Week Saver for 2020 Units

Units that were scheduled to attend in Summer 2020 have the opportunity to reserve their spot for Goshen Summer 2021 before registration opens to the general public.

Here are the details:

  1. 2020 units have until September 1, 2020 to fill out the form here: 
    Please fill out the form for your desired camp, week, and estimated number of youth/adults. Priority for week selection will go to units that were in that week in 2020 and units whose week does not exist in 2021. Unit requests to switch to another week will be granted as space is available.
  2. We will then set up your registration and send you an email on or around September 1 with information on how to pay and lock in your deposit. The deposit will be $385, will cover your first youth, and will reserve your spot as a unit. The fee for any additional youth is still being determined and is thus subject to change.
  3. Beginning on 9am on September 8th, registration spots will be up for grabs for the general public.

Thank you for bearing with us during what was quite the year and we look forward to seeing you at summer camp in 2021. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, and Scout on!

Goshen Scout Reservation Update #10

Hello Goshen Leaders!

Phil Barbash here! I hope everyone is  doing well and staying safe. I just wanted to check in to follow up with two things:

  1. We’ve updated the pages for the NCAC Homecamping. Just in case you weren’t aware, we’ve got an exciting alternative program planned with both an option for online advancement AND an option to camp with your family at one of our camp properties. You can learn more at Each of your respective programs will have the program schedule and an FAQ document listed at the bottom. Please let me know if you have additional questions.
  2. We are continuing to work through refunds. If you have not yet requested, you can still request here: As of June 30th, any refunds not requested will be presumed rollovers to 2021.

Thanks and please reach out with any questions you may have!


Goshen Leader Update #9-Goshen Homecamping!

Hello Goshen leaders!

I hope all are well and staying safe and healthy. I have a couple of quick updates:

  1. We are working on refunds/rollovers as quickly as we can and thank you all for your patience! To all who have already submitted their requests, thank you! If you have not yet requested, please remember the deadline to request your refund/rollover credit is June 30th and must be submitted via this form.
  2.  NEWS: Our Goshen Camp Directors are excited about the alternative program this summer – Goshen Homecamping! I wanted you all to be the first to know the details: Both Webelos and Scouts BSA youth will have the opportunity to earn merit badges or adventure pins respectively online with dedicated instructors, AND come down to one of our camp properties with their family to go camping beginning on July 6th. Registration for the program will go live on Friday. Please let all of your units know about this fantastic opportunity as we continue to release scheduling and programmatic details in the next coming days/weeks!

Stay tuned for more details and happy Homecamping!


Goshen Leader Update #8 – ALTERNATIVE CAMP SURVEY

Hello Goshen Leaders!

Thank you again for all of your kind words, support, and understanding during challenging times. We have begun the refund process and those who have requested will begin to see those credits take effect shortly. I’m writing to you all today for feedback. As we put our alternative programs in place for this summer, I want them to be shaped by those who hold the highest stake in our programs: all of you.

Please take some time and fill out a very brief survey found here: 2020 Summer Camp Alternative Program Survey

Also, feel free to forward along to any families who may have vested interest in these programs. I want to ensure that whatever program we create is one that is designed to fit your needs.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you all again and stay safe!


NCAC Summer Camp 2020 Update

As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is the Boy Scouts of America’s top priority. As such, we have taken a careful and informed approach in evaluating whether to run summer camp this year. Since the spread of this pandemic, we have been continually monitoring the situation, and consulting with health experts, government officials and other camp professionals.

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that, after a thorough review, the National Capital Area Council has decided to suspend our resident camp programs at Goshen Scout Reservation, Camp William B. Snyder, Camp Airy, and the Day Camp program for the 2020 summer season. We know camp is an important part of every Scout’s summer, and this decision was not made lightly. This is not the end of our summer programming, however; NCAC has assembled a team of volunteers who are designing a fun, exciting alternative program that provides advancement opportunities for our Scouts. More information on these programs will be coming soon.

As promised, we will be issuing refunds for any payments already made towards camp. Your unit will have the following options for your refund:

  1. Roll over some or all of your payments to Summer 2021.
    We look forward to getting our summer camp community back together as soon as possible; rolling your payment forward as a deposit for next year ensures you will be a part of that fun!
  2. Request a refund for your 2020 fees.
    We appreciate your patience as we determine how to make refunds available.

If you have already registered for summer camp, please discuss with your unit and inform us which option you would prefer by following this link. If we have not heard from you by June 30, 2020, we will roll your deposit to next year.

Our entire team is saddened that we will not be able to see you at camp this summer. This is an extraordinarily challenging time unlike anything we have experienced. Our hope is we all emerge from this challenging moment stronger than before.

Most importantly, we look forward to providing the full range of Scouting programs, including outdoor adventures, as soon as the situation allows. For Scouting At Home information and resources, please visit

We hope all our Scouting families stay healthy and positive in our current environment and join us in preparing for future great summer camp experiences at Camp!

Goshen Scout Reservation Update #7

Hello Goshen Leaders!

Phil Barbash here with some more important updates for this summer:

  1. Our early bird payment deadline is this Friday. At 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 30th, the price will switch over. Please make every effort to get your youth/adults registered to avoid the price hike.
  2. We had a very generous donor come forward and replenish the supply of money for camperships. Thus, if you have the youth who are going to be in need, please have them continue to apply. We will approve the camperships as we have funds for and inform the applicants directly on how to register.
  3. Some units have been asking questions on how making a payment online works. Please see here:

COVID-19 Updates:

  1. A couple of changes in how we operate summer camp this summer:
    1. We will no longer be having large group gatherings at camp. This includes but is not limited to flag ceremonies, campfires, and camp-wide events.
    2. We are moving in the direction of 1 person tents. At this time we are asking that all units begin the process of identifying how many tents could be brought to camp with them, in an effort to supplement the camp tents for up to half of the units adult/youth. We will have more information on this as far as how we are tracking it moving forward. Needs will be communicated on a camp by camp, week by week basis.
    3. We are looking at our options as far as daily screening procedures, food service operations, and transportation to/from camp. Rest assured, there will be more changes communicated moving forward.
  2. Please continue to communicate with your doctors in order to get physicals signed. I understand that this is a challenging task and I am awaiting a response from BSA national on what, if any, decision is going to be made regarding part C of the med form.
  3. If you are already interested in preemptively changing your unit’s week at camp to a later week, we have created an online form to do so here:

Finally, our refund request form is live and can be found here: Please remember that if we end up cancelling camp altogether, or the week your unit/youth are attending camp, we will issues a full 100% refund.

That’s all for now. As always, thank you for everything you do and keep the feedback coming on what you would like to see on our end. We will all get through this together!