201707 Summer Camp Info Page

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. Collins (dave.c@snet.net
Key Dates
  • March 22nd Summer Camp Kick Off
  • April 9th Pay by April 9th and receive $25 discount
  • April 30th Initial Summer Camp Roster
  • June 4th Submit Health Forms, Payment, Merit Badge Selection
  • June 7th 5:00pm Unit Swim Test (Brookfield YMCA)
  • June 11th Troop Meeting w/ Parents
  • June 17th Pre Camp Leaders Meeting
  • July 12th - 18th Troop 135 Camp at Nathan Hale Site
Camp Fee $420
Early Bird $395 - Pay Prior to 4/9
Additional Week / Family Member
Camp Fee $380
Early Bird $355 - Pay Prior to 4/7
LOBO additional $50
Eagle Week additional $40
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. 

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
 - 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.

2015 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.

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. Interested Scouts may call Carolyn at 203-876-6868, Ext. 273 for an application or more information.
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. 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. Since this program requires special staffing, there is an additional $40 fee for participating in the Eagle Week program.
Week 5 July 26 - August 1
Week 6 August 2 - 8
Week 7 August 9 - 15
Scouts will need to complete a Provisional Summer Camp Reservation Form.
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. 
Dave Collins,
Feb 28, 2016, 5:45 PM
Dave Collins,
Feb 28, 2016, 5:45 PM
Dave Collins,
Feb 28, 2016, 5:45 PM