Summer Camp for 2012 will be June 24 – June 30 at Peacful Valley. This year we have two summer camp options – Camp Cris Dobbins and Camp Cortlandt Dietler. Camp Dietler is an option for scouts who have experienced Cris Dobbins in the past and are looking for a change to the summer camp routine. Camp Dietler offers three merit badge sessions and the opportunity to prepare most of the meals as a patrol – you will come home an expert camp cook. The Camp Cris Dobbins and Camp Dietler Leaders Guides are listed below under ‘Resources’ and contain extensive information about Summer Camp, including possible merit badge selections. Review the Troop 21 Summer Camp Merit Badge Plan to assist your selections.
We depart for Summer Camp (PV driving directions) on Sunday June 24th from Fremont Elementary School (64th & Urban) at 9:00am. Everyone will need a sack lunch. We will return to Arvada Church of Christ on Saturday June 30th by 12:30pm.
Parts A,B&C of the BSA Medical Form must be completed with physician’s signature for all scouts and adult leaders. The medical form must be updated every year for both scouts and adults.
Cards, letters and spending money need to be given to the Scoutmaster no later than June 11th at the Court of Honor. Daily spending money may be included in cards ($2-$3) and scouts may want $15-$20 for a collector item (knife, bolo, and belt). We have a daily mail delivery or they can be mailed to camp directly but no later than June 26th.
Troop 21/Abilene Campsite/6-24 to 6-30
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch
22799 North Elbert Rd – Box 97
Elbert, CO 80106-0097
Please fill out the Dobbins MB options or Dietler MB options for each scout attending summer camp and submit by April 9th. Scouts will need to select 3 or 4 primary merit badge classes and 2 or 3 alternates.
Payment schedule: (total cost is $250)
6/4/12 Merit Badge fees
For new scouts:
6/4/12 $80 plus Merit Badge fees
Denver Area Council strongly believes “no youth shall be denied a program experience because of lack of funds” and provides partial scholarships for those in need of financial assistance. The Scholarship Form must be submitted to the Denver Area Council no later than May 15th.
Here are some great summer camp tips!
1. Follow this Summer Camp Gear Checklist and pack clothes in a 73 quart Sterilite tote (please NO LARGER). The Sterilite tote is cheapest at Big Lots, but available at many locations.
2. Don’t forget a water gun and old shoes for the water fight.
3. Sleeping pads are fine, but a cheap camping cot is better. Both combined, make for a terrific sleeping experience.
4. A reasonable amount of snacks can be provided, no more than two per day. It is best to send snacks in a hard container to keep them from getting crushed.
5. Put their name on everything – use a Sharpie – EVERYTHING – including underwear, hats, towels, swim suits, etc.
6. Daily attire – scouts can wear any pants, shorts and shirts conforming to school standards until dinner time, at which time we wear full Class A unifoms. Hiking boots (previously broken in) are the best footwear – NO SKATER SHOES – poor footwear leads to blisters and can spoil their experience. Scouts walk over 4 miles each day at PV over rough, uneven terrain.
7. Only send enough underwear and socks for daily changes and some spares. They can survive in the same pants and shirt for 2-3 days. Pack your class b shirts. The Kiptag Washing Machines are available for everyone to use and we will be happy to instruct the scouts on their use.