a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

Overnight Visits

We know that nothing excites a scout like camping out!

What you need to know:

  • Cost: $30 per scout. Minimum charge $300
  • Maximum Group Size: 16 scouts
  • Time: From 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday or Saturday until 7:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday or Sunday. You can extend your evening program until 10PM by adding on a fire pit rental when you schedule your overnight.
  • Your group can sleep on the carpeted floor, or set up tents in the DTE Energy Nature House!
  • We require a deposit of the minimum payment within one month from the date you schedule your program
  • Overnight programs can accomplish one or two different badges, depending on the desired badges

How to plan an overnight visit:

Girl Scouts: You may pick one or two of the advertised badge programs. To request a program, call 734-997-1553 or fill out this form.

Cub Scouts: You may pick one or two of the advertised badge programs. To request a program, call 734-997-1553 or fill out this form.

Please note: You are not registered for a program until you receive confirmation from us. Leaving a phone message with your request will not guarantee a spot.

Please have the following information ready before you call:

  • Desired programs
  • Desired date
  • Number of scouts & their ages; number of adults attending (three adults required)
  • Name of contact person; contact person's address & phone number
  • Special needs we should be aware of

Before Your Trip:

  • Dress for the weather. We will go outside even if it is raining, so please be prepared. We will be inside if the weather is unsafe.
  • Please be on time. The program will end as scheduled even if you arrive late.

Typical Scout Overnight Trip:

  • 6:00PM: Arrival at LSNC.
  • 6:00-6:15PM: Arrival activity. This is typically one of the Badge Requirement projects, and can be completed as the scouts are being dropped off.
  • 6:15PM: Welcome to LSNC! We'll hear the Leslie Story, introduce ourselves, and make a plan for the rest of the evening.
  • 6:30-8:00PM: Badge requirement activities.
  • 8:00-9:00PM: Night Hike and Campfire! Black Pond Woods is amazing at night! We'll take a hike together and discover amazing nocturnal adaptations. We'll then sit around a warm campfire and roast marshmallows. Around 9PM your educator will say goodnight, and ensure your scouts get a good night's rest. If you would like to extend your campfire until 10PM, you can set this up when you schedule your program by adding on a fire pit rental.
  • 7:00AM: Good Morning! Your educator will arrive and start the breakfast process. We provide tea and coffee for the adults and cocoa on chilly mornings for the scouts.
  • 7:30AM: Breakfast. Once the scouts have woken up, put away their things, and dressed, a bagel breakfast is served!
  • 8:00-10:00AM: Badge requirement activities.
  • 10:00AM: Cleanup and farewell - see you next time!