Special Needs Camporee

June 24-26, 2022
Camp John H. Ware 3rd

The Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America is proud to host the 33rd annual Special Needs Camporee on Friday evening, June 24th through Sunday, June 26th, at Camp Ware on the Horseshoe Scout Reservation. Each year, the Chester County Council plays host to Special Needs Troops and Community Organizations from South–Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. The Camporee offers the traditional Boy Scout camping program, under the guidance of trained and caring volunteers, and is designed to offer the attendees either a day program or over–night camping experience, available at a nominal fee to all campers.

We pride ourselves on the ability of our Camp Staff to tailor every activity to be compatible with each camper’s ability, and the guidelines of the attending organizations. Our volunteer to camper ratio is generally close to 1:1, allowing us to offer a truly personalized experience for each and every camper. Our goal is to offer our campers a traditional Boy Scout summer camping experience, tailoring each activity to meet their capabilities

Traditional Programs Include




Nature Study

Scout Skills


Bouldering Wall

The Scout Store and offices will close at 5pm on Wednesday, and will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 29.