From it's early days as the Explorer Base, through the years as Camp Jubilee, Camp Ware has continued to provide the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Chester County Council with a valuable outdoor experience.
In the late 1950's, Council opened the Lewis property for use as an Explorer Base. Under the leadership of Ernie Heegard, this Camp served older Scouts as a base camp for backpacking, canoeing and even sailing above the Conowingo Dam.
In the early 1960's, the Explorer Base was renamed Camp Jubilee. The camp featured a 'Jambo' style of camping for troops that wanted to experience outdoor skills under their own leadership rather than the more structured program across the creek at Camp Horseshoe.
Camp John H. Ware 3rd
1985 saw Camp Jubilee renamed to Camp John H. Ware 3rd in honor of the former Chester County Council president and member of the U. S. House of Representatives. Since that time, the Camp has continued to be the site of Scout Summer Camp and special events in addition to becoming the Council's Cub Scout Camp.