National Camping School

National Camping School

The purpose of National Camping School (NCS) is to provide adults with a learning experience and training related to the operation of council camp. The key staff members will, in turn, train and supervise other staff personnel in your council camping program.

Training is offered for staff members who will serve as Camp Directors, Program Directors, Aquatics Directors, Climbing Directors, Project COPE Directors, Ecology Directors, Outdoor Skills Directors, First-Year Camper Directors, Trek Directors, and Shooting Sports Directors.

(*not all schools will offer all sections. Refer to the Brochure for a list of schools, sections offered and locations)

2021 NCS Brochure

Use this link to download the latest NCS brochure. As additional opportunities are added, the brochure will be updated, so make sure you have the latest here. 2021-NCS-brochure (Updated 1-7-2021).

NOTE: on 12/8/2020 the Aquatics Section of National Camping School at Florida Sea Base Scheduled for Feb 6-12, 2021 has been postponed.

NCS Certification extension request form – Use this form to request a one season extension for an expired NCS certification.

Questions about National Camping School? – email ncs@scouting.org 

Visit the NCS Website for the most up-to-date info (Click the Button Below)

2021 Summit Course Info

Course Dates: April 17-23, 2021

Hosted by: National Council BSA

Location: Glen Jean, WV

Course Director: Greg Leitch

Local Council Liaison: Larry Boggs

Sections Offered: Camp Director, Program Director, COPE, Climbing, Outdoor Skills, Shooting Sports

Welcome letter: 2021 NCS Welcome Packet – SBR April