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Camp Hugh Taylor Birch

4057 Swimming Pool Road • Yellow Springs, OH 45387

In 1932, Camp Hugh Taylor Birch began with 25-acres of land and a vision. Today, Camp Birch has grown to encompass 440 acres of woodland that serves our Scouting and non-Scouting communities on a year-round basis.

Camp Birch – replete with a dining hall that serves 300, an Olympic size swimming pool, a 10-acre lake, and many other facilities – is our outdoor facility that we use to teach character, citizenship, personal fitness, and environmental awareness.

Besides our Cub and Boy Scouts, Camp Birch is used by churches, schools, other youth groups, the National Guard and college organizations. Every weekend, 10 to 15 different groups are camping or using the Adams Training Building, our training and educational center, for meetings.

Several renovations have been completed recently at Camp Birch, including new shower and restroom facilities. Four new modern cabins with similar facilities have also been built.

Adjacent to Clifton Gorge, John Bryan State Park and Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Camp Hugh Taylor Birch is an integral part of 2,000 continuous acres of natural woodlands.

The United States Air Force MuseumExternal Link is located less than an hour from Camp Birch.

Camping Reservations

To make camping reservations for Camp Birch, please contact Karen Vance at the Council Service Center at 937-325-6449 x102.

Campsites, Cabins & Facilities

  • Campsites
  • Rustic Cabins
  • Pinetree Lodge
  • Deluxe Cabins
  • Adams Building
  • Turner Building
  • Dining Hall
  • Pavilions
  • C.O.P.E. Course
  • Council Ring
  • Climbing Tower
  • Pool
  • Lakefront
  • Ranges

Program Areas

For more information on program areas at Camp Birch, or to schedule an event, please contact the program coordinator listed below:

  • C.O.P.E. - Rich Diesslin - or 937-429-0139
  • Climbing - Ed Hess - or 937-427-0266
  • Shooting - Ray Blowers - or 937-429-2191


Bringing a computer to camp? Currently, we offer Internet access at the following locations:

  • Turner Building
  • Dining Hall and Breezeway

Informational Materials

Questions about programs or facilities?

Please contatct Bryan Spink, Camp Ranger, at or 937-286-3372.

Camp Hugh Taylor Birch's Dining Hall

The Main Road to Camp Camp Birch's lake


Adams Training Center Turner Conference Center
Camp Birch's Olympic Size Pool The Council Ring

Camp Birch is located at 4057 Swimming Pool Road, Yellow Springs, OH.
It is approximately halfway between Yellow Springs and Clifton on State Route 343.

Camp Hugh Taylor Birch Information

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