Gerber Scout Reservation

Contact Information


Name: Ryan Kriesch - Reservation Director/Program Director for President Ford Field Service Council
Phone: 231-894-4928


Gerber offers many different year-round programs and are currently developing even more. We rent a large variety of our building out for your scouting events. More information are detailed below in the Year Round Programs and Services. If their is a program you would like to see offered reach out to the Reservation Director; we are always welcome to new ideas.

In recent years, Gerber Scout Reservation attendance has swelled from 900 in 1997 to over 2,500 in 2012. Much of this increase can be attributed to the 1998 initiation of the Betty Ford Cub Scout and Webelos Adventureland, a section of the camp dedicated to Cub Scouts. Gerber currently has the capacity to accommodate 425 Boy Scouts, 200 Cub Scouts each week or session.

Activities offered at the camp include the Waterfront, Climbing Tower/COPE, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, Environmental Resource Center, Archery, and Shooting Sports, and much more. The new facility on camp is our dining hall, named the Frank K. Merrill Centennial Dining Hall. Centennial Dining Lodge boasts state of the art facilities, a capacity of over 700, and a safe place to take shelter.

"Cub Scout Resident Camp 2019 Dates For 2nd and 3rd graders in the fall of 2019 To register for Cub Scout Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at https://scoutingevent. com/272-gcrc19 Session #1 July 4 - 6, 2019; Session #2 July 25 - 27, 2019; Session #3 July 28 - 30, 2019; Session #4 July 31 - August 2, 2019; Session #5 August 4 -6, 2019; Session #6 August 7 - 9, 2019

Webelos Resident Camp 2019 Dates For 4th and 5th graders in the fall of 2019 To register for Webelos Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at gwrc19 Session #1 June 23 - 26, 2019; Session #2 June 26 - 29, 2019; Session #3 June 30 - July 3, 2019; Session #4 July 7 - 10, 2019; Session #5 July 10 - 13, 2019; Session #6 July 14 - 17, 2019; Session #7 July 17 - 20, 2019; Session #8 July 21 - 24, 2019

Gerber Scout Camp Set near Twin Lake, Michigan inside the Manistee Forest, Gerber Scout Reservation boasts an amazing amount of opportunities for Scouts. When you arrive at Gerber Scout Reservation, you can expect a fantastic week of Scout's learning not only Scout skills but, life-long skills in communication, sportsmanship, high self-esteem and leadership.

Programs are offered for both the first-year camper and the more experienced Scouts. From our highly visited Handicraft area to our Power Cut program where Scouts will mountain board and cycle, Gerber has something for every Scout.

Have first-year and even second-year Scouts that are looking to earn their first advancements towards Eagle Scout? Our Eagle Quest program is the headquarters specifically designed just for these Scouts. Maybe you are looking for something a bit more hands on? Gerber's welding, and metalworking Merit Badges are some of the many examples of the advancement being taught in the Skilled Trades Center.

And we haven't even mentioned the aquatics area yet. Gerber's Big Britton Lake hosts a huge variety of Merit Badges that may be difficult to earn anywhere else. From canoeing, rowing, small boat sailing, kayaking, and swimming our waterfront staff is excited to help your Scouts succeed. It doesn't matter if you're a first-year Scout or a Scout leader, all are welcome to come and test their skills at the waterfront.

Make Gerber Scout Reservation part of a Scout's summer fun!

Boy Scout Resident Camp 2019
Dates To register for Boy Scout Resident Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation, please visit us at
Session #1 June 16 - 22, 2019; Session #2 June 23 - 29, 2019; Session #3 June 30 - July 6, 2019; Session #4 July 7 - 13, 2019; Session #5 July 14 - 20, 2019; Session #6 July 21 - 27, 2019; Session #7 July 29 - August 3, 2019


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