Troop 54 will attend summer camp at Treasure Valley in 2012. We return for a third year to the Chippewa site, near the Magee Center. We are attending Week 2, which runs Sunday, July 8 through Friday, July 13. Scouts may optionally stay until Saturday morning (no extra fee).
Camp fees and forms:
Troop 54 holds a Summer Camp Prep Meeting before camp. This year's meeting will be held Tuesday, June 26, at 7:00 PM.
The 2012 Camp Guide describes many aspects of camp, including what to pack.
The TVSR Program Schedule lists the camp-provided merit badge classes and other key activity times. The estimated cost to take each badge is listed in the Camp Guide. For additional badges offered during specific weeks, see the Boy Scout Camp page on the Mohegan Council website, under Treasure Valley. Each Scout should look at these in advance of camp to start planning a great week.
See our page on setting up your mosquito net.
Following the camp rules, we have to arrive together (all scouts) at 11:30 AM on Sunday, July 8. We will meet at the church at 10:30 AM and drive to Treasure Valley together. Campers should bring lunches for that one day.
A camp-wide dinner, troop Court of Honor, camp-wide closing ceremony, and camp-wide closing campfire are held on Friday evening at the end of camp. Families are welcome at all of these events. Each visitor (not the Scouts and Leaders attending camp) need to pay the fee for dinner ($8 in 2011). The troop will collect this money on July 10 from family members who know they will attend.
The Mohegan Council offers Boy Scout Summer Camp for six weeks (Troop 54 is attending camp the second of these). If you can't attend with Troop 54 or if one week is not enough for you, you might consider attending camp one or more other weeks as a provisional camper.
You can sign up for Provisional during Weeks 1, 3, 4, or 5, or you can sign up for Eagle Week during Week 5. More information is available on the Mohegan Council web page, under Treasure Valley / Summer Camp / Boy Scout Camp.
Having one of your friends at camp can be important to some boys. If this is the case, you might be able to find someone else in the troop who wants to join you in this separate adventure.
Other councils offer Boy Scout Summer Camp. You can find one (probably several) in any state to attend as a provisional resident camper. A couple of examples in our region:
Page updated 7/3/12.