2012 Summer Camp - July 8th to July 14th

Just under 3 weeks until Summer Camp!
See attached PDF file "0.0 Troop 135 Summer Camp Scout Info r2.pdf" below for...
- Packing List
- Arrival and Departure Notes
- Medication Instructions
- Information and Cost for joing the July 14th Family Brunch and purchasing a Summer Camp Troop Picture 
PDF files and forms for your reference are posted at the bottom of this page.   
If you have any questions please contact Mr. Myers or Mr. Collins (dave.c@snet.net
Key Dates
  • March 22nd Summer Camp Kick Off
  • April 15th Pay by 4/15 receive $25 discount
  • April 30th Initial Summer Camp Roster
  • May 17th 6:30pm Unit Swim Test (Brookfield YMCA)
  • June 1st Submit Health Forms, Payment, Merit Badge Selection
  • June 7th Troop Meeting w/ Parents
  • June 21st Pre Camp Leaders Meeting
  • July 8th - 14th Troop 135 Camp at Nathan Hale Site
Camp Fee $375
Early Bird $350 - Pay Prior to 4/15
Additional Week / Family Member
Camp Fee $335
Early Bird $310 - Pay Prior to 4/15
LOBO additional $45
Eagle Week additional $30
New News for 2012
2012 LOBO Program
Scouts 14 and older may enroll in a special high adventure program which combines earning merit badges with high adventure activities such as low and high COPE; biking, hiking and rock climbing off-camp; tubing on the Farmington River and other exciting activities. There is an additional $45 fee for this program.  The new 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.

All New Senior Scout Program

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:

  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Chemistry
  • First Aid
  • Geocaching
  • Motorboating
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Low and High COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience)
  • Geocaching Challenge
  • Nightcrawling on camp trails (if you have to ask you’re in for a surprise)
  • Snorkeling around Teddy Bear Island
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 either the 1st or 2nd 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.
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 submit a provisional camper application included in the Appendix of Camp Forms. 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 $30 fee for participating in the Eagle Week program.
Week 5    Jul 22 - Jul 28
Week 6    Jul 29 - Aug 4
Week 7    Aug 5 - Aug 11
Scouts will need to complete a Provisional Summer Camp Reservation Form.
See page 4 of "8.0 summer camp appendix of forms.pdf" file attached below.
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.