2014 Ordeal Weekends

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.
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(Each Ordeal will accept a maximum of 100 Ordeal Candidates - NO Walk-Ins!)

May 2-4 (hosted by the Chesapeake/Arrowhead Chapter) Camp Saffran

May 30-June 1 (hosted by the National Pike/Four Rivers Chapter) Camp Spencer

August 8-10 (hosted by the Lodge) Camp Spencer

August 20-22 (hosted by the Lodge as Sabbath Observant) Camp Saffran - Dan Beard

August 22-24 (hosted by the Dulaney/Thurgood Marshall Chapter) Camp Saffran

September 12-14 (hosted by the Harford/Hopkins Chapter) Camp Saffran

September 26-28 (hosted by the Carroll/The Capitol Chapter) 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