Summer Camp 2021
As we continue to share camper reviews from this past summer, efforts are well underway to exceed those experiences in 2021. Our vision “Adventure Beyond the Expected”, is not just a slogan; it is a mission. So we continue to study what went right, what was not so right, and what can be done to improve 2021 resident camp. This time:
**Read about Camp Hiawatha.**
From awesome staff and check-in procedures, to good words about the patrol style scheduling, many of the leader and scout comments recognized the intrusion of COVID-19 protocols. One leader appreciated the uniform schedule for his troop as he was able to be out of the campsite with the Scouts more than in years past. His Scouts has a lot of fun together and the week was great for team building. One Senior Patrol Leader wrote that his unit appreciated the service projects so scouts could earn their rank advancement hours.
Among the items we are working on is the commissary and trading post areas. Many commentators asked for more variety of sale items in the trading post, though one leader appreciated the sweat shirts that they could purchase; another recommended a walk-up window for soda and ice cream. Food variety and portion size were common themes for those commenting on the commissary. (Hiawatha is a patrol-style cooking camp, so Scouts have to retrieve their meals at certain times.) A third set of comments wished for better pre-camp communication, with several leaders recognizing that the ever-changing circumstances, even during the camp session, made that more challenging.
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Plan your 2021 Summer Camp Now: What! School just started an we should already plan for next summer? Indeed! To aid your unit’s planning for 2021, the Leader’s Guide for each camp is already online. Camp costs for 2021 have gone down! See pages 8-9 of the Administration Guide. Make your reservation now, put down your deposit and reserve your session/favorite campsite.