Saturday, August 27, 2022

Times: Check-in and evening activity registration begin at 5:00 pm on Saturday; dinner begins at 5:30 pm. The program concludes at 9:30 am on August 28th.

Cost: $75 for youth, $55 for adults

Girl Scouts Playing games at the Great Scout Camp OutSORRY! This program has been canceled due to low enrollment. Stay tuned for details about another Camp Out in the spring of 2023 or consider our Night in the Museum Overnight program for youth. 

Calling all Families! Join us for a unique camping experience in the countryside of Old Sturbridge Village! On Saturday, August 27th, families are invited to pitch their tents in the Village and enjoy an evening of tours and activities throughout the museum. The evening will be topped off with stories by a roaring bonfire. Scouts are welcome too!

Participants will enjoy a barbecue dinner and hot breakfast in the morning. Two-day admission to the Village is included.

Date: August 27, 2022

Time: Check-in and evening activity registration begin at 5:00 pm on Saturday; dinner begins at 5:30 pm. The program concludes at 9:30 am on August 28th.

Ages: Ages 5+; One adult required for every five children; one-to-one ratio for children under the age of 6

Cost: $75 for youth, $55 for adults

Registration deadline:
August 15, 2022

The Great Family End of Summer Camp Out will take place rain or shine. In the event of significant rain, the program will be canceled. You can see our cancellation policy here.

Check out the program’s itinerary here. This itinerary is subject to change. A full list of evening programs and activities will be posted in early August. Last year’s evening programming included tin punching, lantern tours, group games, letter boxing, and more.

Questions? Please call (508) 347-0276 or email You can find more information about the Great Scout Camp Out in the program’s FAQs here.

How to Sign Up:

  1. Register and pay for your spot.
  2. Fill out and return a waiver for each participant. This waiver is required for all participants, including adults.
  3. Please fill out and return a roster. All Scout groups and families must complete a roster.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Learn more about this program by reading the answers to frequently asked questions below.

If you have other questions, please call (508) 347-0276 or email

What is the schedule for the evening?


Saturday, August 27th

5:00-6:30 pm – Drop-in registration and check-in at Museum Education*

5:00-7:00 – Bring camping supplies into Village and set up camping spaces at own       pace

5:30-7:00 – Dinner available in the Center Village

7:15-8:15 – First session of evening activities**

7:30-10:30 – Drop-in bonfire

8:30-9:30 – Second session of evening activities**

9:30-10:30  – Snack

11:00 – Bedtime

Sunday, August 28th

6:30 am – Coffee available at Bullard Café

7:00 – Wake up!

7:30-8:30 – Hot buffet breakfast available at Oliver Wight Tavern

7:30-9:00 – Break down (everything must be removed from camping fields by 9:15 am!)

9:30 – Museum opens to public!

What does the program fee include?

The program fee includes dinner, sleeping accommodations, evening and morning activities, hot buffet breakfast, two-day admission to the Village, and a special OSV patch

What is the age range for this program?

Ages 5+; One adult required for every five children; one-to-one ratio for children under the age of 6. This program is designed for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.

Where do we park?

All participants will park at Museum Education for the evening. Click here to see a map of Old Sturbridge Village and here to see how to reach Museum Education. If you wish to visit the museum before or after the camp out, you can park at the main entrance.

How do we bring our camping supplies into the Village?

Campers are expected to carry in their own camping supplies from the Museum Ed parking lot. You will not be able to drive your cars to the camping sites. Please take this into consideration while packing! We strongly recommend a wagon or other cart for supplies as the camping fields are a 5 to 7 minute walk from the Museum Education parking lot. Please remember that the Village is very large and this program will involve lots of walking.

What are the sleeping arrangements like?

All outdoor sleeping arrangements are within museum grounds. This means that everyone must have their possessions removed from the camp sites by the museum’s opening at 9:30 am.  If you have questions or concerns about this, please feel free to call (508) 347-0287.

I am bringing a family/troop/den/pack/unit of Scouts for this event. What do I need to do?

After purchasing your spots, you will need to fill out a roster of all the Scouts/family members attending, along with their emergency contact numbers. (Emergency contact should be someone who is not attending the Great Scout Camp Out)  Each participant (adult and youth) will need to complete a waiver as well. Please see above for details about chaperones.

I have just registered for the program. What do I need to do now?

Make sure to complete the roster and waivers for your family.

How do we sign up for evening activities?

Activity registration will be done upon arrival on August 27th on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be plenty of great activities to ensure that all participants get to do something exciting!

Please note: We will not take advance registration or reservations for these evening activities. Registration and check-in for the evening starts promptly at 5:00 pm and no earlier.

What should I bring?

Participants should bring: Sleeping bags, camping mats or air mattresses with battery-powered air pumps, tents, flashlights/headlamps, toiletries, sleep masks and earplugs, water bottle, camera, non-electronic games, books.

Because of the distance from the Museum Education parking lot to the camping locations, you may want to consider a wagon or wheeled cart to transport your belongings.

Please note: There will not be access to electricity for medical devices or air mattresses in the camping fields.

What should I NOT bring?

Participants should NOT bring: plug-in pumps for air mattresses (no available outlets), hair dryers, alarm clocks, electronic games, alcohol, or music.

Are there bathing facilities?

There are bathrooms located close to the camp sites, as well as bathrooms at Museum Education. There will also be access to drinking water. There are no shower facilities.

What is the cancelation policy for this program?

A full refund will be granted if:

    1. Old Sturbridge Village cancels this event due to severe weather
    2. if the participant cancels 30 days prior to the program

Otherwise, this program is non-refundable.

What about emergencies?

Our overnight staff will discuss emergency procedures with the overnight participants upon arrival. OSV has 24 hour security on the campus in addition to the staff person who will be staying overnight. An emergency contact must be provided upon registration.

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