Troop 490 Summer Camp 2008 Information Camp Shenandoah Virginia 22-28 June 2008 Directions 1. From Interstate 64W ,take I-81South (toward Roanoke) 2. TakeI-81 Exit 220 onto VA 262W (toward US11/Staunton) for about 4.5 miles 3. Take Parkersburg Turnpike (VA 254) exit (toward Buffalo Gap) 4. Once on VA 254, take an immediate left onto VA693, Cedar Green Road, begin watching for Camp Shenandoah, BSA signs 5. Travel on Cedar Green Road for about 1 mile, take a right onto Hebron Road 6. Follow Hebron Road for about 1 mile, then left onto Eidson Creek Road 7. Follow Eidson Creek Road and then bear to the right onto Glebe School Road 8. Continue on Glebe School Road for about 2.2 miles, then turn Right onto Cattleman Road 9. Take next left onto Trimbles Mill Road (about 0.5 miles) 10.After about 0.5 miles, turn right onto Boy Scout Lane Camp Shenandoah, Stonewall Jackson Area Council 222 Boy Scout Lane Swoope, VA 24479 540-886-7513 Camp Programs THE BEST REFERENCE FOR ALL CAMP INFO IS www.campshenandoah.org Base Camp – Traditional Scout Camp with up to 5 Merit Badge periods per day. Timber Mountain - Geared toward first year campers. The program concentrates on teaching basic scout skills and will help scouts in mastering skills in camping cooking and first aid: such as fire building, cooking, the patrol method, orienteering, and hiking. The program will culminate in an exciting overnight camping trip on Thursday Night. There is a $15 fee for each scout in TMP which is collected at registration. COPE - Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience – Offered to older boys (13 and older by June 1) Elements of this program include initiative games and low and high COPE events. Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel, and think of solutions to a variety of activities. C.O.P.E is a half day program geared to third year scouts and older. High Adventure Outpost – Program varies from week to week due to weather, interest, and the number of Scouts involved. Possible activities include caving, rock climbing and rapelling, river canoeing, mountain biking, and white water rafting. Scouts: Camp Fees •Need $40 deposit per scout asap (turn in by 1 March) •Total for Base Camp - $210 per scout ($5 discount for brothers) •High Adventure - $300 (requires $100 deposit) •Adults - $75 (discounts available depending on number of scouts attending) •Timber Mountain – additional $15 for special supplies. Archery Merit Badges Reptile Study American Heritage - new! Rifle Shooting Art Rowing Astronomy Shotgun Shooting Backpacking Sculpture - new! Basketry Soil and Water Conservation Bird Study - new! IMPORTANT: Space Exploration Canoeing Check Leader Wilderness Survival Climbing Wood Carving guide on camp Cooking Weather Website to Fish and Wildlife Management Eagle Required: Determine if Fishing Camping Any requirements Forestry Citizenship in the Nation Cannot be Geology Citizenship in the World Completed at camp Indian Lore Emergency Preparedness Leatherwork Environmental Science Mammal Study First Aid Model Building and Design Lifesaving Nature Personal Fitness Orienteering Swimming Plant Science - new! Pioneering What to Bring REQUIRED: Optional/ Comfort items: -Signed medical form with health history. -Watch -Camera and film PARENTS SIGN EVERY YEAR -Pillow -Complete Boy Scout uniform -Sunglasses -Comfortable hiking shoes -Individual first aid kit -Pocketknife (TOTIN CHIP required) -Boy Scout Fieldbook - Wallet / Money -Mosquito repellent -Sleeping bag or blankets -Cord for clothesline -Flashlight with extra batteries -Bible or prayer book, according to -Scout handbook faith -Notebook and pencils -Any completed work for merit badges -Shirts/Pants/Socks/Underwear Extra items for Scouts taking overnight -Sweatshirt trips while at camp (Wilderness Survival, -Raincoat or poncho with hood Timber Mountain campers) These items -Sneakers will make outpost camping more enjoyable. -Swim trunks FF Frame pack -Wash cloth/comb FF Matches in waterproof case -Towel (remember swimming, too) FF Plastic ground cloth -Soap in waterproof container FF Tent -Shampoo FF Eating equipment: mess kit, silverwear -Toothbrush with toothpaste FF Water Bottle (This is a must for those in TMP) *Put name and troop number on all items! Prohibited Items The presence of the following items in camp may pose a serious hazard to your fellow Scouts and Scouters and therefore are strictly prohibited: 1. Personal Firearms and/or Ammunition 2. Bicycles 3. Illegal Drugs 4. Fireworks or Any Type of Explosives 5. Sheath Knives 6. Pets 7. Intoxicating Beverages 8. Any projectile launch devices 9. Pornography Use of any tobacco is forbidden for all Scouts. Scouters are asked to use tobacco in the Maintenance yard only. Medical Requirements Every Scout and leader attending Camp Shenandoah must submit the proper health form with all necessary information and signatures upon arriving at camp. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS! Campers without a proper physical form will be sent home. Campers Not Participating In High Adventure: All Scout campers must have a physical examination by a licensed physician, and must submit a Class 1and Class 2 medical form (#34414A) signed by both the doctor and the boy’s parent. The doctor's examination is required only once every three years, with an annual update of the Scout’s health history by the parents. The parent must re-sign and date the bottom of the Class 1 form after reviewing the information for accuracy every year. Campers Participating In High Adventure: All Scout campers participating in either the High Adventure / Outpost programs must submit a Class 3 medical form (#34412A) signed by both the doctor and the boy’s parent/guardian. The doctor’s examination is required every year and the parent must sign the middle left of the Class 3 form. Medical Requirements ADULTS/LEADERS: All leaders staying in camp longer than 72 hours must have a physical examination by a licensed physician. Adults over the age of 40 must use the Class 3 medical form (#34412A). This requires an annual physical exam. Adults under the age of 40, and not planning on directly assisting with any of the COPE or Older Scout Outpost programs may use the Class 1 and Class 2 medical forms (#34414A). Leaders staying in camp fewer than 72 hours do not need a complete physical, but must complete the Class I health history section of form #34414A when they check in at camp. Medications: All medications—including over the counter and prescription medications that are brought to camp—are to be checked into the health lodge at the time of medical re-checks on Sunday. All Scouts taking medication from home are required to have the Prescription Medication Information Form (from appendix) filled out and turned in with their medical forms. The Scout will then go to the health lodge at arranged times for his medication so that the medic can keep a complete first aid log. The medic will need to receive well-documented information on any medication that requires refrigeration. Camp Countdown -Now – determine Merit Badges/Camp Program -1 March – Camper $40 deposit delivered to camp -1 May – All Campers Paid in full to Camp. -12/19 June – final troop Meetings before Camp. Turn in all Medical forms and Medicines. -21 Jun (SAT) Pack Troop Gear. -22 Jun (SUN) 0800 – depart for Camp from SGG (don’t hit the snooze button!) -25 Jun – (WED) 4-9PM Family/Visitor night -27 Jun (FRI) final Campfire -28 Jun (SAT) ~ 1030 Depart Camp, ~ 3 PM arrive SGG Other Camp Options -Provisional Camper at Camp Pipisco -Provisional Camper at other Scout Camps Family Night Wednesday Night Parents activities -Parents should plan not to arrive before 4:00 p.m. due to program hour activity. All visitors must check in at the camp office upon arrival at camp. Please make a special effort to have your visitors leave their pets at home. -6:15 pm begin with flag retirement - parade field -6:30 pm. Picnic supper at a site chosen by the Troop The cost of the supper is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Meal tickets may be purchased from the trading post during the afternoon prior to the meal. -Many parents like to bring pizza to camp for the evening meal on Wednesday. -7:00 Great Mother Shoot - Rifle Range -8:30 pm Meet with your troop on the parade field for a special campfire of troop skits and songs, this will conclude evening activities. Typical Daily Schedule Monday 6:30 Early Bird Swim Aquatics 7:00 Reveille 7:50 Morning Flag Ceremonies Parade Field 8:00 Breakfast Dining Hall 9:00 Morning Sessions Program Areas 12:30 Lunch Dining Hall 2:00 Afternoon Sessions Program Areas 2:00 Scoutmasters’ Forum Eppard Shelter 4:00 Open Program Hours Program Areas 6:15 Evening Flag Ceremony Parade Field 6:30 Dinner Dining Hall 7:30 Troop Program Hours Program Areas 8:30 Vespers Service Chapel 10:00 Taps Camp Expectations of Scouts TRADING POST Camp Shenandoah operates a fully stocked trading post with snacks, souvenirs, comfort, and program items, such as t-shirts, hats, patches, toothpaste, camping gear, drinks, handicraft kits, merit badge books, are available. History tells us that the average Scout spends $30 to $40 at the trading post during his week at camp. Valuables Unfortunately, even at scout camp, losses occur. Radios, CD players, iPods, game boys, etc. should be left at home. The camp carries no insurance on personal items and a Scout takes full personal responsibility for all items brought to camp. Whenever possible please write the scouts name on clothing, packs, water bottles, etc. Rifles And Ammunition The camp provides safe, accurate firearms and ammunition. Do not bring guns, ammunition, bows, or arrows to camp. Footwear At Camp Proper shoes or boots are to be worn at all times in order to prevent foot injuries. We insist that everyone wear shoes at all times. Sandles that cover the toes and have heel straps are allowed. Flip-flops are not approved. It should also be noted that running can not be allowed in camp except on the parade field. Hazing And Raiding There is no place in Scouting for hazing or raiding of campsites or individuals. Mail Outgoing mail will be picked up daily after lunch from the camp office building. Incoming mail arrives in late afternoon to the mailboxes in the camp office. Mail to campers should be addressed as follows: Scout’s name Troop # Camp Shenandoah, BSA 222 Boy Scout Lane Swoope, Va. 24479 The mail at camp is delivered by rural carrier, which tends to require extra time to make it to Swoope. Mail should be sent early in the week to ensure delivery.