Antietam National Battlefield participants in the Boy Scout Ranger and Girl Scout Ranger program. Park rangers are available to work with group leaders to design activities to help the scouts complete these additional scouting activities.
Rohrbach Campground is part of the Antietam National Battlefield. It is a walk-in, primitive camping area available to Scouts and other organized groups. In 2015, the campground will be open from March 1 through the last weekend in November. While visiting, the Scouts can go on a 10-mile hike of the battlefield and earn a patch. For patches and the guidebook, contact our museum store at (301) 432-4329. The campground has 10 sites, each of which is provided with a fire ring and picnic tables and space to accommodate a maximum of 30 people.
To make a reservation at the Rohrbach Campground visit www.recreation.gov and search for 'Rohrbach Group Campground.' All reservations need to be made through this on-line, reservation system and are on a first come, first serve basis.
Please--Do not bring firewood--we will provide it. (You may bring clean kindling) The Emerald Ash Borer is an insect and an exotic beetle that is native to Asia. In July 2002, it was discovered feeding on ash trees in southeastern Michigan. Since its discovery, this devastating pest has destroyed more than 5 million ash trees, and the infestation has spread beyond Michigan into Ohio. Additionally, infected ash nursery trees have been found in Maryland and Virginia. Thank you for helping us keep our woodlands free of this pest.
If you are interested in conducting a camporee, please submit your request in writing to: Superintendent, Antietam National Battlefield, P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. Upon receipt of your letter, a staff member will contact you. Campground availability for camporees is best during July and August. It is recommended that you make your request at least 6 weeks in advance.