|Camp Frank G. Lumpkin (FGL)|
|Location||2818 Antioch Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240|
Camp FGL: (AKA: Frank G Lumpkin Scout Reservation), operated by Chattahoochee Council ( BSA) is a part of the Chattahoochee Council Scout Reservation. It is located approximately 15 miles northwest of LaGrange, Georgia, on beautiful West Point lake. The camp is 600 acres with over 26 miles of lake shore it sits on Lake West Point with direct access to the Chattahoochee River. It is the location of our annual summer camp program and is available for year-round use by Scouting units. It is also available for use by outside organizations for corporate retreats, youth retreats, or community organizations.
One of the major advantages of Camp FGL is that we are one of the newest camps in the Southern Region. Our facilities are new and well maintained.
Facilities at Camp FGL include:
- 300-seat air-conditioned dining hall
- Air-conditioned Trading Post
- 24-hour Health Lodge
- Rifle Range & Archery Range
- Shotgun Range
- 600-seat Chapel and Amphitheatre
- Junior-Olympic sized salt-water filtrated Swimming Pool. No irritated eyes or bleaching of clothes. Our pool decking consists of “cool decking”, a special surface that does not get hot
- Waterfront for jet skiis, motor boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and more
- 50-foot Climbing and Rappelling Tower
- C.O.P.E. course with over 20 different elements and an exciting zip line
- Scoutmaster’s Lounge for adult leaders complete with air-conditioning, free coffee and free wi-fi
- 100-seat air-conditioned training facility located at Fort Bradshaw
Summer Camp Program
Each weekday at Camp FGL is split into two parts – day activities and evening activities.
- Merit Badge Program: Summer camp is a great way to earn merit badges. Scouts enjoy our small class sizes and knowledgeable instructors. Camp FGL offers over 50 exciting merit badges. Our newest program area, “STEM University”, is where Scouts can choose from several different merit badges, many of which are STEM related including two NOVA Awards, in a classroom environment. We are also offering select activity classes that Scouts can take during the day.
- C.O.P.E. & Climbing: C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) is a series of group initiative games which help build Trust, Teamwork, Leadership, Communications, Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Self-Esteem. Some activities involve a group challenge while others will test an individuals’ skills and agility. C.O.P.E. is ideal for emphasizing group synergy, developing trust, and leadership skills. Climbing is not a sport that requires tremendous muscular strength; it demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice hard to master skills. Those Scouts taking Climbing will get to experience climbing and rappelling on our 50-foot climbing tower. Scouts will be able to choose between taking both C.O.P.E. and experiencing our 50-foot Climbing and Rappelling Tower or taking C.O.P.E. -OR- Climbing and also taking their choice of merit badges.
- First Year Camper (FYC): One of the highlights of a brand new Scout is going through Camp FGL’s First Year Camper program. We have two options for those new to Scouting and/or new to camping – FYC: Tenderfoot & Second Class and FYC: First Class. Our goal is to get Scouts prepared for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. Our First Year Camper program is led by friendly instructors who will see to it that each Scout’s first time at camp is a great one.
- Wild Animal Safari Park
- Pine Mountain Trail
- Callaway Gardens
- Coca-Cola Space Science Center
- The National Civil War Naval Museum
- FDR State Park
- Little White House
- National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning
- and much more.