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									             Wyoming FFA Leadership Camp

FROM: Toby Lynde, Wyoming FFA Leadership Camp Director
      (307) 660-7477, director@ffacamp.org


Ready or not…SUMMER and FFA CAMP are rapidly approaching!!

At the time of this letter, it looks like we will have the state officer team for part of each

WHEN:       1st Session JUNE 15-19, 2011 and 2nd Session JUNE 21-25, 2011

WHERE: Fremont County Youth Camp (near Lander, WY)
For those that have not been to the Youth Camp, please be aware that the road is very narrow and
winding but paved, so chapters should be okay bringing buses into the camp. Please visit our web
site (www.ffacamp.org) for road condition updates before leaving.

**Sinks Canyon Route**

To get to the camp, simply go into Lander, from Main Street, take Hwy 131 South past Sinks
Canyon and up the mountain toward Worthen Meadows Reservoir. Watch for the Fremont County
Youth Camp signs. It should now take only 15 minutes from Lander.

**Farson Route**

Coming from Lander:

Head east/southeast out of Lander on Hwy 287 (Main Street) towards the Rawlins junction (you will
drive past the Post Office, Best Western The Inn at Lander, and Fremont Motors) and continue on
Hwy 287 for approximately 8.5 miles until you reach the Rawlins junction. At the junction, continue
on Hwy 28 towards South Pass/Farson. Stay on Hwy 28 for approximately 22 miles until you come
to the Louis Lake Road turnoff. When you see the turnoff to Atlantic City (it will be on your left), you
are getting close. The Louis Lake Road turnoff is approx 3.4 miles past Atlantic City Road. The
turnoff for Louis Lake Road will be on the right side of the highway. Turn right onto the Louis Lake
road (very rough gravel road) and stay on this road for approximately 17 miles (you will drive past
Louis Lake). Eventually, you will reach an intersection of dirt roads and a sign indicating you
should take a left to get to the Fremont County Youth Camp. You will see the entrance to the camp
shortly after taking the left hand turn.

Coming from Farson:

Head northeast out of Farson on State Highway 28 (towards Lander) and travel approximately 45
miles until you reach the Louis Lake Road turnoff (it will be on the left side of the road). Turn left
onto Louis Lake road (very rough gravel road) and stay on this road for approximately 17 miles (you

will drive past Louis Lake). Eventually, you will reach an intersection of dirt roads and a sign
indicating you should take a left to get to the Fremont County Youth Camp. You will see the
entrance to the camp shortly after taking the left hand turn.
For those who have not seen the location, it is located in the beautiful mountains
southwest of Lander at the Fremont County Youth Camp. We always order decent weather,
but it is in the mountains and evenings get very cool. We’ve even had snow in past years,
so bring appropriate clothing.

All incoming (2011-2012 school year) 9-12 grades are invited to attend camp. Outgoing
seniors are encouraged to come back as a first year counselor if they have been to camp in
the past, if interested please fill out the Counselor Application and email it to Toby Lynde.

All registration information, medical forms, scholarship applications should be mailed to:
                                 Wyoming FFA Leadership Camp
                                          P.O. Box 20444
                                       Cheyenne, WY 82003

                Registration and scholarship questions should be directed to:
                                         Tyler Reed

To register for camp, members need to complete the camp registration form and medical
form and submit a pre-registration fee of $50.00 per member. This fee is non-refundable,
but may be transferred to another member if the original registrant is unable to attend
camp. Chapters wishing to pay by voucher should submit a voucher with the completed
chapter registration form, the voucher should be completed for the full amount. All
campers must bring a completed medical form and liability waiver to camp. Medical
forms/liability waivers must be signed by a parent/guardian. If possible, the completed
medical forms should be submitted with the registration form and pre-registration fees.
We hope registration will be up this year and space is somewhat limited, so be sure to get
your registrations in early to insure that you get into the session you want.

Through the use of e-mail, we’ll try to keep you updated this year as the registrations come
in so we can try to keep registration fairly even for both sessions. If you have some
flexibility in your scheduling, contact Tyler Reed by phone 307-752-4086, or email,
registration@ffacamp.org and we’ll let you know how the numbers are stacking up. It’s a
great deal easier to plan and execute camp if we can balance the sessions.

Early Registration Discounts: We will be providing discounts based on early registration.
Receiving camp registrations in early May (rather than early June) is very helpful to our
preparations for camp. We encourage chapters to get their registrations submitted as early
as possible.    All registrations postmarked by May 15 will qualify for the early
registration discount. We will use the postmark date as the official “registration date”.

Registration Fees & Deadlines:
     Early Registration: $100.00/member, must be postmarked by May 15
     Regular Registration: $125.00/member if not postmarked by May 15
     (We are trying to encourage early registration)

A variety of FFA Camp sponsors, including the Wyoming Business Council/Rural
Rehabilitation Fund, are again providing scholarships to qualified FFA members. There is
no limit of scholarships per chapter, nor is it specifically a full ride scholarship. All FFA
members in need of some financial assistance to attend camp are encouraged to apply. We
strongly encourage applicants to make sure their applications are complete.

Incomplete scholarship applications will be rejected!!!!

Scholarship applications must be postmarked by May 15, we would prefer you email
them to registration@ffacamp.org

CAMP COUNSELORS (FIRST YEAR):                    Members who have previously attended
two years of camp and have graduated from high school may submit an application to be a
first year camp counselor. Interested members should complete and submit a counselor
application and email it to Toby Lynde for consideration. A medical form also must be
submitted. The deadline for Counselor applications is May 15 (postmark date).


Check-In/Registration on the first day of camp runs from 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
We will register chapters starting at noon as they arrive, so the earlier the chapter gets
there, the sooner they will be registered, but we will not register chapters before noon.
Please note: No lunch is provided to campers on registration day. Have members
bring a sack lunch or plan on eating before coming to registration.

Release at the end of each session: On the last day of each session, camp will be released
at 9:00 in the morning. No one will be released until the cabins are cleaned and inspected.
Whenever possible we encourage participants to wait until the day camp starts to arrive as
opposed to traveling up with a state officer or counselor. If you will be in a hurry to get out
when camp is released, please instruct students to complete cleanup early. Because of the
additional day between camps, it will NOT be possible for chapters to drop members off for
second session when they are picking up members from the first session.

What to Bring: When you are packing for camp, use our checklist of items to bring as a
guide. We have experienced warm, sunny days at camp and cold, rainy days – with some
snowy days mixed in. Please bring clothing for all weather conditions (long pants/jeans, a
jacket, boots/warm footwear, hat and gloves)!

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: There is no phone at the Fremont County Youth Camp.
We will have one cell phone that will be at camp (307) 660-7477. This cell phone number
belongs to Toby Lynde, so if your call goes to voice mail and the recording is for Toby…you
really do have the correct number. We will notify each chapter if the cell phone number we
are using during camp changes. Please note, cellular service is not very reliable at the
camp. If you need to get an emergency message to a member and you can’t get through on
the cell phones, try calling Ron Cunningham at (307) 332-5401 after hours.

Camp is open to all FFA members will be Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
who are interested in developing leadership skills. The camp will include such programs
and events as public speaking, remembering names, parliamentary procedure, a banquet,
learning about FFA opportunities, campfire sessions and much, much more. Each member
is encouraged to bring some talent to share. PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND

The atmosphere will be relaxed, and dress will be informal during the day. Official FFA
dress may be required during some of the evening sessions, and will be required for the
banquet held the last evening. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend the banquet
and tickets may be purchased in advance during registration for $50.00 each.

With regard to the caliber of individuals involved in this camp, we decided that a long list of
rules and regulations would not be necessary. We hope you will observe a few common
sense rules of conduct as outlined in the FFA Code of Ethics. The camp is open to all FFA
members and advisors. We encourage each chapter to send as many as possible. If you
have any questions, please feel free to call or write.

We will be looking forward to seeing many of you there.


Toby Lynde, Court Schilt, & Burt Andreen
Directors, Wyoming FFA Leadership Camp

If you have questions about camp, please feel free to contact:

Toby Lynde, Camp Director
(307) 660-7477, director@ffacamp.org

Tyler Reed, (registration/scholarship inquiries)
(307) 752-4086, registration@ffacamp.org


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