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Green Dickson

Camp Green Dickson

Camp Details

  • 335 acres
  • 17 campsites
  • 10 campsites have 12’ x 21’ pavilions with tables
  • 3 remote wilderness campsites
  • Medical Lodge for council events
  • 6 latrines and two central shower facilities with power
  • Drinking water is available at campsites
  • 2 private ponds: a 6-acre pond and a smaller pond
  • Home of our summer, spring break, and winter National Youth Leadership Training courses
  • 7 hiking trails; 3 combine to form a 4-mile loop (trail map)
  • Texas History Trail is in nearby Gonzales

3 large program pavilions:

  • Lakeside (Elgin) Pavilion $50/weekend
  • Learning Center Pavilion $50/weekend
  • Hank Deschner Pavilion $100/weekend


Near Historic Gonzales, Texas (between Gonzales and Shiner)
Directions: Google
Map of camp:
CLICK HERE (syncs with Google Maps app on your phone)

Map of Camp Green Dickson campsites and facilities
Map of Camp Green Dickson hiking trails
Map of Camp Green Dickson hiking trails elevations

NOTE: effective September 1, 2023, every adult present on overnight activities must be registered as an adult member of Scouting. This means submitting an adult application and registration fee, undergoing a criminal background check and volunteer screening database check, and completing Youth Protection training just like all adult leaders.


Program Areas


  • Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish
  • 2 ponds


  • Trail system combines for a 4-mile loop (trail map)

Weekend Camping Information

General Information

  • Campsites are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Large program pavilions can only be used if reservation fees have been paid in advance
  • No fee for small campsite 12’ x 21’ pavilions
  • All units must satisfy BSA two deep leadership standards
  • All program area fees must be paid in advance to the Capitol Area Council office

Capitol Area Council units are required to pay $3 per youth/adult to use our council camping properties for regular weekend camping or day events. Out of council units have to pay $6 per camper (youth or adult). These fees are used to offset camp cleaning supplies/services and operating expenses.