Pfeffer Scout Reservation

Camp Roy C. Manchester is located on the 400 acre Pfeffer Scout Reservation on the shores of Kentucky Lake in far Southwestern Kentucky. Located near Benton, Kentucky, Camp Manchester is easily accessible from anywhere in the middle part of the United States. It is only moments from Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and only a day’s drive to the large metropolitan areas of St. Louis, Memphis, Louisville, and Nashville.

It is truly in "America’s Heartland." The property includes beautiful lakeside views at every turn. Shooting Sports are paramount at Manchester where your youth can enjoy use of shotguns, .22 rifles, and archery.

Pfeffer Scout Reservation is also home to Aquabase, mid-America’s premier sailing program on beautiful Kentucky Lake. Covering 160,300 acres, this exciting program provides twenty-five foot Catalina sailboats and spend an adventure together for a week! In addition to Aquabase, motorboating, small boat sailing, swimming, and rowing can also be undertaken at the Waterfront.

It is never to late to register to attend Camp Roy C. Manchester! Please contact Susie Rausch at for more information on how to get your Troop signed up!

2018 Summer Camp Dates:
Week 1: June 10-16
Week 2: June 17-23
Week 3: June 24-30
Week 4: July 1-7
Week 5: July 8-14 (Aqua Base Only)
Week 6: July 15-21 (Aqua Base Only)

2018 Reservations
Reservations for Camp Roy C. Manchester are filling up fast! Contact Susie Rausch at 502-361-2625 to reserve your spot today. Reservations are $100 and are not refundable. Click here for the reservation form.

Early Registration Deadline
This year, the early registration payment for each youth is $50.00, due by March 1st.  To keep the early registration price, all payments must be submitted to the office by May 4th. Any fees not paid after May 4th will lose the early registration discount.

Adults: First 2 leaders free, each additional leader $100 (see Leaders Guide for free-adult guidelines) (2018 Leader's Guide will be released by December)

The $100.00 site deposit guarantees your reservation at camp. Some weeks of camp fill up early, this deposit guarantees your reservation for the week your Troop has chosen. If you are unsure, please contact Susie Rausch at 502-361-2625. The deposit is not refundable, but will be put towards your total costs at camp.

Please remember to put the following information on all correspondence submitted: Council, District, Unit Type, Unit Number, Week, and Site. (Example: LHC Seneca Troop 13 Week 10 Site 15) This allows us to maintain our records correctly, and track your Unit's details.  All correspondence should be mailed to: 12001 Sycamore Station Place, Louisville, Kentucky 40299.

Aqua Base Cost:

2018's Early Bird payment for each youth is $75.00, and is due by March 1, 2018.  Any fees not paid after May 4th will lose the Early Bird discount.

Aqua Base Early Bird: $335    Non- Early Bird: $360
Adults: $335 per Sailing Adult


2018 Leader's Guide - coming soon
Parent's Guide to Summer Camp - coming soon
Provisional Scout Application
Unit Swim Classification Form
Medical Form - please bring a copy of this to camp when checking in, for each individual attending.
Hold Harmless Agreement for Personal Watercrafts (Required)
Camp Fee Assistance Form
Camper Early Release Form - must be turned into the camp office
Summer Camp Refund Form  2018 Coming soon

Physical/Mailing Address:
1531 Cross Road
Benton, Kentucky 42025
Click here for directions


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