Sports & Outdoor Activities


Fishing in Lake Straus or in Broad Creek itself can be fun and challenging. Campers are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle. A fishing license is not required as long as you are fishing and camping on Broad Creek property.


Broad Creek offers several very challenging orienteering courses laid out throughout the entire reservation. Orienteering at its best is the discipline of map reading combined with compass skills and physical fitness. The numbered targets are marked on the Broad Creek camp map. Also on the map are suggestions on starting and participating in the Orienteering Challenge. This is a very rapidly growing sport throughout the country.


Each camp hosts a recreation size basketball court. Basketballs can be brought from home or they can be checked out when a group checks in at registration. Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.

Sand Volleyball

Each camp has a sand volleyball court for the use by our campers. Volleyballs can be checked out at registration or they can be brought from home. Camp Saffran and Camp Oest have single courts while Camp Spencer has two courts side by side. Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.

Sports Equipment

Broad Creek campers may check out any of our other sports equipment. We have soccer balls, footballs, basketballs and volleyballs.


1929 Susquehanna Hall Road
Whiteford MD 21160