2014 Ordeal Weekends

2015 Ordeal Registration to be posted after 1/1/15

An Ordeal weekend is where candidates who were elected by their Troop or Team become Ordeal members in the Order of the Arrow. Each Chapter hosts a Lodge Ordeal Weekend throughout the calendar year. Elected candidates may attend the weekend hosted by their local Chapter or any other weekend during the year.
IMPORTANT: An elected candidate is eligible to take their Ordeal for a one-year period after being elected. If they do not complete the Ordeal in that time, they must be re-elected.
Upon arrival to Broad Creek Scout Reservation (address and directions below), please report
to the Camp Saffran OA Pavilion or designated area when arriving to camp.  If you have special medical conditions, dietary needs, or religious concerns, please contact the Lodge at least
2-weeks prior to the Ordeal.
Ordeal Candidates:
Plan to arrive to camp by 7:30pm on Friday evening in Field Uniform (Class A).  
If you didn't receive the list of items to bring to the weekend, you can find it HERE
Parents:  Pick up time on Sunday morning is 10am
If you have questions, please email the Lodge at inductions@nentico.org 
 For additional questions, please check out our FAQ page
(Each Ordeal will accept a maximum of 100 Ordeal Candidates - NO Walk-Ins!)

May 2-4 Lodge Ordeal - Camp Saffran


August 20-22 Lodge Ordeal (week-day, Sabbath Observant) Camp Saffran - Dan Beard

August 22-24 Lodge Ordeal - Camp Saffran

September 12-14 Lodge Ordeal - Camp Saffran

September 26-28 Lodge Ordeal - Camp Saffran


From Baltimore City
I-95 N. to Exit 80 (Churchville). Travel towards Churchville on Rte. 543. Go about 2 miles and turn right on Rte. 136. Go about 12 miles north on Rte. 136. You will cross Rte 22 and Rte. 1. Three miles from Rte. 1 you will come to a four way stop in Dublin.
Camp Saffran
Via U.S. Route 1 North. Route 1 to left on Maryland Route 136. Right onto Peach Orchard Road to stop sign. Right at stop onto Susquehanna Hall Road. Right into Broad Creek entrance. Right into parking lot.
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road,
Whiteford, MD 21160

GPS: 39-41-48N 76-16-11W
Camp Spencer
Via U.S. Route 1 North. Route 1 to left on Maryland Route 136. Right onto Peach Orchard Road. Right into Camp Spencer at sign.
3799 Peach Orchard Road,
Whiteford MD 21154

GPS: 39-41-18N 76-16-52W