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Camp Wisdom / Billy Sowell Scout Camp / Shirley Sowell Cub World

Camp Wisdom / Billy Sowell Scout Camp / Shirley Sowell Cub World

6400 W Red Bird Ln
Dallas,TX 75236-1752
(972) 298-3177


Facility Availability

Want ideas for your Cub World program? We've got them here (In Revision - coming soon).

To request a reservation for weekend camping, please CLICK HERE to download a sign up form. Reservations may be emailed to either customer service desk: Dallas or Fairview.

Please download the Weekend Camping Rules here (must be signed and turned in upon check-in at camp).

Please download the Camping & Activity Roster here (must be filled out completely and turned in upon check-in at camp).

For the Facility Winterization Notice, please click here.

Click here to access the 'Texas Paddling Trails' section of the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

Click here to access the Mikanakawa Lodge “Where To Go Camping” resource for packs, troops, teams and crews!

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 Leadership Center with a meal capacity of 500, 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.

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.




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