Hollis Renewal Center

Bonner Springs, Kansas

Shared by: Joe Davis, Troop 612

Hollis is 153 acres of secluded wooded land located 20 minutes west of downtown Kansas City with facilities for retreats, workshops, meetings and outdoor activities.  Over five miles of hiking trails crisscross the property and East Mission Creek flows from its north to south.​​


Primitive Camping: $3/person
Camping near Picnic Shelter: $3/person + $35 for shelter

POC: Hollis Renewal Center (913) 441-0451



Outlook Tower

Tucker Leadership Lab, Liberty, MO

Shared by: Brian Streich, Troop 394

The 45ft Tower at the Tucker Leadership Lab is one of the highest points in Clay County. You and your team can learn and practice valuable technical ropes skills on this mixture of high ropes obstacle course and rock climbing tower. The tower offers a unique teambuilding experience, as well as a great individual challenge. Each Patrol will lift each other up, support one another, and rise to new heights together. This adventure challenges the individual as well as the team by creating a strong cohesive between members of your troop.  We will teach your troop all the technical skills involved with setting up ropes, tying knots, and belaying participants. Our fully trained leadership development staff will guide you all along the way.

POC: Tucker Leadership Lab, 816-415-5079


Tucker Leadership Lab

Woodridge Primitive Area

Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS

Shared by: Joe Davis, Troop 612

Woodridge Park is a primitive camping area for hammocks and tents only. The park is free of charge and is open year-round; however, during the winter months (November 1 through March 15), the gate to Woodridge Park is closed. Tent camping and hiking are still allowed, but vehicles must be parked outside the gate and visitors must hike in. Drinking water and a vault toilet are still provided year-round.

Visitors can camp in the large mowed area near the entrance to the park or along the 4.5-mile trail. There are numerous small clearings along the trail that make excellent camping spots, but the Corps of Engineers asks that people use only pre-existing campfire rings. The trail is quite scenic as it travels through woods, meadows, and hay fields, and meets up with the lakeshore intermittently.

Cost: free

POC: Clinton Lake Visitor Center (785) 843-7665


Recreation.gov Clinton Lake (USACE)