201607 Summer Camp - July 10th to July 16th

Troop 135 Summer Info Page
One stop shopping for Summer Camp Info
Included key dates, costs, program info, and forms
Please return to this page for on-going updates


PDF files and forms for your reference are posted at the bottom of this page, click the down arrow to download.   
If you have any questions please contact Mr. Foster or Mr. Carlson  
Key Dates
  • April 14th Pay by April 14th and receive $25 discount, initial Summer Camp Roster
  • June 2nd Troop Meeting w/ Parents
  • June tbd 5:00pm Swim Test (Brookfield YMCA)
  • June 9th Submit Health Forms, Payment, Merit Badge Selection
  • June 15th Wk03 Pre Camp Leaders Meeting
  • July 10th - 16th Troop 135 Camp at Nathan Hale Site
Cost
Camp Fee $450
Early Bird $425 - Pay Prior to 4/14
 
Additional Week / Family Member
Camp Fee $410
Early Bird $385 - Pay Prior to 4/14

Above fees include Troop Photo
 
LOBO additional $50
Eagle Week additional $40
MERIT BADGE PROGRAM
The camp merit badge program provides Scouts with opportunities to learn new skills, share with others, and develop a hobby or interest. Merit Badge work can be done in the campsites, camp program areas and even at home. Some merit badge requirements must be accomplished before arriving at camp in order to complete the badge at camp. The camp merit badge program requires advance planning by Scouts and leaders prior to arrival at camp. 

SENIOR SCOUT PROGRAMS FOR 2016
Special programs are conducted for the seasoned Scouts who want to work on more demanding merit badges, who need to develop skills in more technical fields of study or who simply want the thrill of engaging in the high risk activities offered by the LOBO program. In addition to individual endeavors, senior Scouts can band together with Scouts from other troops and form a Senior Scout Patrol (SSP) to participate in camp-wide activities and special
programs.  Participation in Senior Scout programs is limited to Scouts age 14 and older.

The following merit badges and activities are reserved for our senior Scouts:
 - Chemistry
 - First Aid
 - Geocaching
 - Motorboating
 - SCUBA Diving Merit Badge (not available week 1)
 - Shotgun Shooting
 - Low and High COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience)
 - SCUBA BSA (not available week 1)
 - Geocaching Challenge
 - Nightcrawling on camp trails (if you have to ask you’re in for a surprise)
 - Snorkeling around Teddy Bear Island
 - Stand Up Paddleboarding / Snorkeling BSA – 2 pack
 - Archery/Powderball Trap Shooting
 Forming and competing as “A Team” in the Fire Hose Competition and Frisbee Tournament. The “A Team” may compete with the LOBO Patrol, staff, adult leaders and other ad hoc “All Star” teams.

2016 LOBO Program
Participation in the LOBO Patrol requires an additional $50 fee. The program will provide time for merit badge work in the morning and high adventure LOBO Activities in the afternoon. There also is an option for an evening activity in case the patrol has stamina for “one more go at it”.  Lobodians (as Scouts enrolled in LOBO Patrol are called) will participate from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in extreme activities scheduled by the staff. Lobodians will have the option of choosing some of their own events on Wednesday.

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING PROGRAM
Fifteen-year-old Scouts are eligible to participate in a two week CIT program. For the
regular price of one week at camp, Scouts receive two weeks of leadership development
training as well as hands on experience working in camp program areas. The CIT program
consists of the 1st week of camp plus one other week working on-the-job in a program area.
Scouts completing the CIT program will be given special consideration for employment on
the camp staff the following year.
Registration for the CIT program is not available online. Interested Scouts may call Carolyn
at 203-876-6868, Ext. 273 for more information or go to
ctyankee.org/camping/residentcamp/boyscout to print out the CIT Application.

EAGLE WEEK
Star and Life Scouts who are thirteen years old or older who want to prepare themselves for
the next step along the trail to Eagle may attend Eagle Candidate Camp. At Eagle camp
they will earn required merit badges; attend discussions and seminars on Eagle Scout
Boards of Review, projects, living as an Eagle, ceremony preparations, etc. These Scouts
will attend as provisional campers and should register as a provisional camper using the
online registration system. Scouts may camp with their unit if coordinated in advance with
the Camp Director. This program is scheduled for the fifth, sixth and seventh week
of camp only. Because this program requires special staffing, there is an additional $40
fee for participating in the Eagle Week program.
Week 5 July 24 - July 30
Week 6 July 30 - Aug 6
Week 7 Aug 7 - Aug 13
Scouts will need to complete a Provisional Summer Camp Reservation Form.
 
CAMPERSHIPS
Every Scout deserves a week at summer camp. Financial assistance is available from the Council by sending in a campership application with a $50 non-refundable deposit and camp registration form. If a full campership is approved, the deposit will be refunded. If a partial campership is approved, notification will be made as soon as possible. Full payment is due by two weeks prior to the start of the camp week.  Applications with deposit due by May 15th 
Subpages (1): 2015-2016 Troop Pictures
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Dave Collins,
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Dave Collins,
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Dave Collins,
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