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					    GREATER LEWISVILLE YMCA
    ADVENTURE GUIDE PROGRAM




WINTER CAMPOUT 2007
    January 12-14, 2007 &
     February 2-4, 2007 at
    Camp Grady Spruce on
    Possum Kingdom Lake
GREATER LEWISVILLE YMCA Y ADVENTURE GUIDE PROGRAM                                                                                        WINTER CAMPOUT 2007

                                                                                  CONTENTS
CONTENTS............................................................................................................................................................................. 2
DIRECTIONS TO GRADY SPRUCE (FROM THE LEWISVILLE YMCA) ............................................................................. 3
MAP TO CAMP GRADY SPRUCE......................................................................................................................................... 4
WINTER CAMPOUT SCHEDULE .......................................................................................................................................... 5
    Friday Jan. 12 & Feb. 2.................................................................................................................................................... 5
    Saturday Jan. 13 & Feb. 3 ............................................................................................................................................... 5
    Sunday Jan. 14 & Feb. 4 ................................................................................................................................................. 5
    Waterfront Activities ......................................................................................................................................................... 6
    Fishing.............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
    Horses .............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
    Hay Wagon Rides ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
    Camp Fire ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
    Close Down ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
    Weekend Warriors ........................................................................................................................................................... 6
    Plaster Tracks .................................................................................................................................................................. 6
CIRCLE RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................................................................................................ 5
MAIN CAMP MAP .................................................................................................................................................................. 7
RAY BEAN CAMP MAP ......................................................................................................................................................... 8
WINTER CAMPOUT CHECKLIST ......................................................................................................................................... 9
    EQUIPMENT .................................................................................................................................................................... 9
    COOKING UTENSILS ..................................................................................................................................................... 9
    FOOD ............................................................................................................................................................................... 9
    CLOTHES/TOILETRIES .................................................................................................................................................. 9
    MISC. ............................................................................................................................................................................... 9
DISCOVERY HIKE ............................................................................................................................................................... 10
  GUIDES' GUIDE ................................................................................................................................................................ 10
DISCOVERY HIKE ............................................................................................................................................................... 11
  EXPLORERS' GUIDE ........................................................................................................................................................ 11
TRAIL SIGNS........................................................................................................................................................................ 12
RECOGNIZING ANIMAL TRACKS ..................................................................................................................................... 13
    Lake Cruises – Pontoon Boat ........................................................................................................................................ 14
CAMP GRADY SPRUCE INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................... 15
    Phone 940-779-3411 ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
    Location.......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
    History ............................................................................................................................................................................ 15
    Features/Facilities .......................................................................................................................................................... 15
    Camp Rules and Regulations ........................................................................................................................................ 15
EMERGENCY NUMBERS .................................................................................................................................................... 16




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               DIRECTIONS TO GRADY SPRUCE (FROM THE LEWISVILLE YMCA)
1.   Take Cross Timbers Rd. (FM 1171) West                                        11.6      miles
2.   Take the I-35W S exit on the left towards FT WORTH.                          0.3       miles
3.   Merge onto I-35W S.                                                          16.2      miles
4.   Take the I-820 W exit, (exit number 57B.)                                    0.2       miles
5.   Merge onto I-820 W.                                                          13.1      miles
6.   Take the I-30 W exit (exit number 3A) towards WEATHERFORD.                   0.3       miles
7.   Merge onto I-30 W.                                                           6.0       miles
8.   I-30 W becomes I-20 W.                                                       6.4       miles
9.   Take the US-180 W exit (exit number 414) towards                             0.2       miles
     WEATHERFORD/MINERAL WELLS.
10. Turn SHARP RIGHT onto FORT WORTH HWY.                                         6.3       miles
11. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto PALO PINTO ST.                   1.0       miles
12. PALO PINTO ST becomes MINERAL WELLS HWY.                                      10.5      miles
13. MINERAL WELLS HWY becomes US-180 W.                                           10.4      miles
     Follow Hwy. 180 through Weatherford and Mineral Wells
     (Mineral Wells is the last real stop for food before getting to the Camp.)
14. Three miles west of Mineral Wells, turn north (right) onto Hwy 337            11.4      miles
15. Turn west (Left) at the flashing lights onto Hwy. 254                         7.3       miles
16. Veer Left onto Hwy. 16                                                        2.0       miles
17. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto TX Park Road 36.                                       5         miles
18. At FM2951 and Park Road 36 'Y', Veer Left onto Park Road 36                   1         mile
19. Go through the gate entrance of Camp Grady Spruce (2 large columns)           1         mile
20. Stay on main road veering past the Boy Scout camp entrance (Camp              0.25      mile
     Constantin on your right)
21. The pavement ends and you will pass the resident manager's home and two       1         mile
     large water tanks on the left.
22. Go Straight to the Main Camp Office. Check in at this office before finding   0
     your campsite.
Total Distance                                                                    111.45    miles
Total Estimated Time: 2hrs 30min

                           All campers must check in!
 For security purposes all children must wear a wristband at all times during the
                                    campout!

                                Watch Speed limit inside gate!


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                         MAP TO CAMP GRADY SPRUCE




                     Map from http://www.brazos.org/possum-kingdom-lake/

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                                            WINTER CAMPOUT SCHEDULE
          A more detailed schedule will be available at the Navigators’ Meeting Friday Night.

            Activity .......................................................................................Time
Friday Jan. 12 & Feb. 2
            Gates open .............................................................5:00PM
            Registration open ....................................................5:00PM
            Dinner ............................................................. 7:00-9:00PM
            Navigators meeting .................................................8:30PM
Saturday Jan. 13 & Feb. 3
            Horse rides* (Both Camps Jan. 13 Only) ............. 8AM-4PM
            Canoes available (Both Camps Jan. 13 Only) ...... 9AM-4PM
            Barge rides (Main Camp Only) ............................. 9AM-4PM
            Archery (Main Camp Only) ................................... 9AM-4PM
            BB Guns (Main Camp Only) ................................. 9AM-4PM
            Nature Trail set up ............................................... 9AM-4PM
            Secret message trail setup ................................... 9AM-4PM
            Self-guided hike of Johnson's Peak ..................... 9AM-4PM
            Animal Tracks turned in ..........................................4:00PM
            BB Guns taken down ..............................................4:00PM
            General assembly for Camp Fire (Main Camp) .......5:30PM
Sunday Jan. 14 & Feb. 4
            Horse rides begin (ten.)............................................8:00AM
            Awards ceremony ...................................................9:00AM
*HORSES ARE FOR THOSE 6 AND OLDER.          PONY RIDES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE 5 AND YOUNGER. RIDES WILL BE AT BOTH
CAMPS. (10 HORSES AT EACH CAMP) PARENTS MAY RIDE IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. SIGN-UPS WILL BE HANDLED BY THE       CAMP
M ANAGER AT THE NAVIGATORS’ MEETING. SUNDAY AM RIDES ARE A POSSIBILITY IF NEEDED.

                                                CIRCLE RESPONSIBILITIES
Circle               Responsibility                               Circle                    Responsibility
                     BB Setup                                                               Plaster Track Judging
                     BB Take Down                                                           Camp Fire Setup – 3PM Sat.
                     Archery Setup                                                          Saturday Night camp fire out
                     Archery Take Down                                                      Sunday AM camp fire clean up
                     Secret Message Trail                                                   Fire Out Patrol




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Waterfront Activities
 Everyone must wear a life jacket.
 No more than 2 dads and 2 kids per canoe.
 Only 2 paddles per canoe.
 Canoes are shallow water vessels – DO NOT LEAVE THE CANOE COVE!
Fishing
 No fishing from the swimming dock or in the swimming area!
 You need a license to fish.
 Fishing is allowed from the boat dock.
Horses
 Riders must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. NO EXCEPTIONS.
 Please be on time.
Hay Wagon Rides
 Meet at Main Dining Hall or Ray Bean Office.
Camp Fire
 Be prepared to create a real torch for the torch competition.
 Make sure your circle has its chant ready for the Circle Chant competition.
 Returning Guides and Explorers should wear circle regalia.
Close Down
 If you’ve moved a bed, move it back.
 There should be 10 beds per tent, 16 per cabin at Main, 10 per cabin plus 2 roll-aways at Ray
   Bean, 20 beds in Main Long Tents and Frontier Lodges.
 Sweep out Tent/Cabin.
 All trash should be brought to road where maintenance will haul away.
 Close windows in cabins, tie down flaps in tents.
 Turn off all lights and fans!
 Make sure all fires are out and cold. Never leave a fire unattended.
Weekend Warriors
 If you need anything ask a CGS Staff Member (also known as Weekend Warriors.) They are
  there to make your weekend a success.
 Weekend Warriors lodging: Bunkhouse at Frontier Camp – Ext. 32.
Plaster Tracks
The expedition will not bring plaster for the creation of plaster casts of animal tracks. We recommend
you bring your own. Plaster casts will be judged in four categories:
 Domestic Animals
 Wild Animals
 Plants
 Other
Tracks should be turned in by 4:00PM Saturday at the Main Camp Dining Hall.




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                             MAIN CAMP MAP




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                           RAY BEAN CAMP MAP




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GREATER LEWISVILLE YMCA Y ADVENTURE GUIDE PROGRAM                                WINTER CAMPOUT 2007

                                           WINTER CAMPOUT CHECKLIST
                                                   EQUIPMENT
     Sleeping Bags or          Linens for twin bed    Blankets                   Pillow
     Flashlight                 Batteries              Fishing Pole               Rope
     Canteen                    Shovel                 Hammer                     Saw
     Hatchet                    Pocket Knife           Plastic Bags               Garbage Sacks
     Folding Chairs             First Aid Kit          Rubber bands               Masking tape

                                              COOKING UTENSILS
     Plates, cups, bowls        Knives, forks, spoons  Pots, pans & lids          Kettle
     Cooking Utensils           Aluminum foil          Tongs                      Pancake turner
     Coffee pot                 Waterproof matches     Camp stove                 Can opener
     Hot pads                   Spatula                Cooler                     Charcoal/starter fluid
     Fuel for stove             Paper towels           Dish detergent             SOS pads & sponge
     Towels                     Dish pan               _________________          _________________

                                                      FOOD
     Eggs                       Butter                    Milk                    Bottled Water
     Canned food                Sandwich meats            Bread                   Cheese
     Pancake mix                Cereal                    Dried fruits/nuts       Tea/coffee/cocoa
     Marshmallows               Candy                     Graham crackers         Peanut butter
     Steaks                     Spuds                     _________________       _________________

                                            CLOTHES/TOILETRIES
     Toilet paper               Hiking Shoes/boots  Water shoes                   Swim suits
     Hats                       Leather belt        Rain gear                              1
                                                                                      Jeans /shorts
     T-shirts                   Long sleeve shirts  Coat/Windbreaker              Soap/towels
     Toothbrush                 Toothpaste          _________________             _________________

                                                    MISC.
     Sunglasses                 Camera/film               Bug spray               Games
     Cards                      Sun Screen                Circle Regalia          Firewood
     _________________          _________________         _________________       _________________
     _________________          _________________         _________________       _________________
     _________________          _________________         _________________       _________________

                                 LARGE AMOUNT OF COMMON SENSE

                                              Sense of HUMOR!




1
    Jeans or Pants are required for Horseback rides


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                                       DISCOVERY HIKE

GUIDES’ GUIDE
You and your son or daughter have spent many years together. You have lived in the same house
and eaten at the same table. You have watched him or her laugh and cry. Your child is one of the
most wonderful people you know.
Sometimes when we live with someone, we take them for granted. This Discovery Hike has been
made for you and your child. The purpose of this hike is to have fun by doing things, asking things
and sharing things with your child.
To make sure that everyone has a good time, there are four rules:
   1. Have fun.
   2. Be loving.
   3. Talk only with your child during this time.
   4. Do only those steps you want to do.
Your son or daughter has directions similar to yours. Please follow the directions closely. Make sure
that you and your child are on the same step.
Let’s begin!
   1. Give your son or daughter a kiss or hug.
   2. Your child will take you to a pretty place.
   3. Your child will tell you why it’s pretty.
   4. If you haven’t sat down, do so now.
   5. Ask your child the following questions:
         a) What is your favorite color? Why?
         b) What is your favorite song? Why?
         c) What is your favorite TV show? Why?
         d) What is your favorite story? Why?
         e) What is your favorite game? Why?
         f) What is your favorite time of day? Why?
         g) What is your favorite animal? Why?
         h) What is your favorite flower? Why?
         i) What is your favorite smell? Why?
   6. Ask your child what he/she would like to be doing at age 11.
   7. Ask your child what he/she would like to be doing at age 15.
   8. Ask your child what he/she would like to be doing at age 21.
   9. Ask your child what he/she would like to be doing at age 25.
   10. Lay back and see how many different cloud shapes you see.
   11. Tell your child a story using the cloud shapes.
   12. Get up and go for a walk with your child.
   13. See how many different bugs and grasses you can find.
   14. Try to do or say something you will always remember.

You are now finished with the Discovery Hike. We hope you had fun.




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                                       DISCOVERY HIKE

EXPLORERS’ GUIDE
You and your parents have spent many years together. You have lived in the same house and eaten
at the same table. You have watched your parents laugh and cry. Your parents are among the most
wonderful people you know.
Sometimes when we live with someone we take them for granted. This Discovery Hike has been
made for you and your Dad or Mom. The purpose of this hike is to have fun by doing things, asking
things and sharing things together.
To make sure that everyone has a good time, there are four rules:
    1. Have fun.
    2. Be loving.
    3. Talk only with your Dad or Mom during this time.
    4. Do only those steps you want to do.
Your parent has directions similar to yours. Please follow the directions closely. Make sure that you
and your Dad or Mom are on the same step.
Let’s begin!
    15. Give your Dad/Mom a kiss or hug.
    16. Take your Dad/Mom to a pretty place.
    17. Tell your Dad/Mom why you think it’s pretty.
    18. If you haven’t sat down, do so now.
    19. Your Dad/Mom will ask you some questions now.
    20. Ask your Dad/Mom the following questions:
         j) What is your favorite color? Why?
         k) What is your favorite song? Why?
         l) What is your favorite TV show? Why?
         m) What is your favorite story? Why?
         n) What is your favorite game? Why?
         o) What is your favorite time of day? Why?
         p) What is your favorite animal? Why?
         q) What is your favorite flower? Why?
         r) What is your favorite smell? Why?
    21. Ask your Dad/Mom what he/she did when he/she was age 7.
    22. Ask your Dad/Mom what he/she did when he/she was age 15.
    23. Ask your Dad/Mom what he/she did when he/she was age 21.
    24. Ask your Dad/Mom what he/she did when he/she was age 25.
    25. Lay back and see how many different cloud shapes you see.
    26. Tell your Dad/Mom a story using the cloud shapes.
    27. Get up and go for a walk with your Dad/Mom.
    28. See how many different bugs and grasses you can find.
    29. Your Dad/Mom will need your help to do one last thing.

You are now finished with the Discovery Hike. We hope you had fun.




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GREATER LEWISVILLE YMCA Y ADVENTURE GUIDE PROGRAM      WINTER CAMPOUT 2007

                               TRAIL SIGNS



                                     Go in direction of arrow.




                                     Three rocks, one on top of another,
                                     with two more rocks on one side. Go in
                                     direction indicated.




                                     Forked stick with another stick resting
                                     in fork.   Go in direction indicated.
                                     Forked stick will be standing upright.




                                     Three Sticks or Rocks
                                     DANGER! Or HELP!




                                     SECRET MESSAGE TRAIL
                                     Starting point given at navigator's
                                     meeting.   At end of trail is secret
                                     message for entering camp fire.


             *** PLEASE DO NOT MOVE TRAIL SIGNS! ***


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               RECOGNIZING ANIMAL TRACKS




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                        Can you identify these tracks? CAMPOUT 2007
GREATER LEWISVILLE YMCA Y ADVENTURE GUIDE PROGRAM WINTER
                                              You may know Texas wildlife, but do
    1                                         you know their tracks? Some like
                                                                                           7
                                              the rabbit and opossum are easily
Lake Cruises – Pontoon Boat                   recognized.    Others such as the
Daily at:                                     coyote, collared peccary, and bobcat
                                              may be confused with their domestic
11am - $5.00 per person                         30 min.
                                              look-alikes the dog, pig, and house
6 pm - $7.00 per person 1 hr.                 cat. Tracks are easily followed in
                                              snow or loose sand. Prints made in
Sunset – $10.00 per person                      1 hr. 15
                                              soft mud are best for study.
min.                              (Answers are at the bottom of the page.)                8
            Minimum 10 paying persons

        Dinner, Private, Cocktail
                             5
         Pontoon & House Boat
            2 hrs. est. Time
    2
  Houseboat Cruise
          $250.00 Cost
          $10.00 per additional person over
25 people
          60 people maximum
                                               6
  Pontoon Boat Cruise
           $175.00 Cost
           $7.00 per additional person over                                               9
 3
20 people
           25 people maximum
Dinner Cruise
Have your food catered with Lake Murray
Resort or a caterer of your choice.
Call Larry for additional information.
$25.00 cleanup charge
                                     Texas Parks & Wildlife
 4                                   Department
                                     PWD-LF-C2000-01 12/93
                                                           ANIMAL TRACK PLASTER CASTS
                                        To create plaster casts of animal tracks, use the following recipe
                                        1. Take two cups and a stick to stir with.. Fill one cup ½ full with plaster and
                                           the other full of water. (Or, put plaster in a zip-lock bag. You can then add
                                           water to the bag, close it, and squeeze the bag to mix the plaster and
                                           water.)
                                        2. Do not mix until you find a good track
                                        3. When you find a track that you like, pour the plaster into the water and mix it
                                           to a pancake batter consistency.
                                        4. Pour the plaster into the track and wait until it gets hard. Then remove it.
                                        5. Take it home to show the rest of the family.


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        1-White-tailed deer, 2-Opossum, 3-Collared Peccary, 4-Raccoon, 5-Ringtail, 6-Fox Squirrel, 7-Bobcat, 8-Coyote, 9-Skunk    14
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                                     CAMP GRADY SPRUCE INFORMATION
Phone 940-779-3411
Location
On Lake Possum Kingdom west of Mineral Wells.

History
Possum Kingdom Lake was the first project completed by the Brazos River Authority, in 1941. The Morris Sheppard Dam
is located on the Brazos River northwest of Fort Worth, some 688 river miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The dam has two
12-megawatt hydropower generators.

Features/Facilities
The Authority leases more than 1,500 cottage sites and commercial sites around the lake. Possum Kingdom receives an
estimated three million recreational visitors annually. Fishing, water skiing and scuba diving are major activities on the
lake.

Camp Rules and Regulations
1. Upon arrival at Camp, the leader of your group must register with the Program Director on Duty in the Camp Office.
2. The Waterfront shall be under supervision of the YMCA Camp Staff. No swimming or boating is allowed without strict
    adherence to the Camper Waterfront rules.
3. No swimming without a YMCA Camp Lifeguard on duty.
4. Life Jackets must be worn by everyone engaged in water activities outside of the swimming area. This includes the
    use of life jackets while boating.
5. All fires are limited to barbecue pits, and campfire rings.
6. FIREPLACES CANNOT BE USED!
7. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas after unloading. We ask that they remain parked for the duration of
    your stay.
8. Do not pull posts.
9. Do not remove furnishings from any of the buildings.
10. Use of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.
11. Use of tobacco products by anyone under the age of 18 is strictly prohibited.
12. Smoking is not allowed in any of the buildings in Camp.
13. No cursing or foul talk and no rock or stick throwing allowed.
14. Buildings and facilities not contracted are "off limits".
15. All long distance phone calls must be made "collect" or by use of a calling card. Pay phones are available at each
    camp.
16. Groups using the camp assume full financial responsibility for damage to camp property.
17. Camp and cabins are to be left clean. A $500 fine will be levied if facilities are left abused or vandalized.
18. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED!
19. YMCA Camp Grady Spruce is not responsible for items lost at camp or left behind.




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                               EMERGENCY NUMBERS
                Leave a copy of this information for the folks back home!
             Camp Grady Spruce                                940-779-3411
             Lewisville YMCA                                  972-539-9622
             Fire/Ambulance                                   940-779-2191
             Brazos River Authority                           940-779-2321
                Lake Office/Patrol                            940-779-2321
             Palo Pinto County Sheriff                        940-659-2085
               Lake Office                                    940-779-3011




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