6400 W Red Bird Ln
Camp Wisdom is the home to Billy Sowell Scout Camp and Cub World. The camp is located 11 miles from downtown Dallas. With 371 acres there is plenty of room for a great camping experience close to Dallas. As one of the oldest camps in Texas, this camp is filled with lots of camping history. Many Dallas natives spent a week of their summer at Camp Wisdom. Because of its location, the Camp is ideal to host many district and council events.
Billy Sowell Scout Camp, located on the western half of Camp Wisdom, includes 28 weekend sites for troop camping, a shooting sports area which includes archery, rifle, and a trap range for shotgun. The camp also features a dining hall, the Sowell Center headquarters building, a health lodge and the Jack Harbin Scouting Memorabilia Museum. There are also four program lodges and three camporee fields.
Camp Wisdom's swimming pool is Olympic sized and can provide for a variety of aquatics programs.
The Jim Ince Outdoor Amphitheater can seat over 700 people. This amphitheater provides a magical setting for a variety of camp programs.
2013 Camp Wisdom Facilities availability - if you are interested in reserving a campsite for weekend use, follow the link to determine what sites are available. Then submit a reservation form to reserve your choice. Reservation forms can be found here.
Cub World - 2013 Facilities Reservations
Billy Sowell Scout Ranch - 2013 Facilities Reservations
From Dallas go south on I 35 to US 67 south and exit I-20 west. Take the Cedar Ridge exit and turn right. Turn left on Red Bird Lane and go ½ mile to the camp entrance.
From I 35 south take Loop 12 south to Spur 408. Exit Grady Niblo Road and turn left under the highway, and then right on the service road and follow this road for a couple of miles as it curves to the camp entrance on your right.