Many of us, at least north of Wisconsin Highway 23, have experienced the end of the growing season and perhaps more than one bout of snow. But our minds stay focused on the summer camp experience and how to improve it. Here is a look back on some comments received from campers at Camp Rokilio:
“Check-in was smooth. We enjoyed the campfires. I loved the skits and songs. The boys loved the staff, fun and loud, high energy levels full of excitement. Kept the Scouts focused. All the advancement. Liked BB guns, archery and swimming the most. Extra staffer time with individual Scouts when needed. Office staff quickly handle issues. We felt very safe all the time. Very pleased with precautions, including the handwashing stations. Food was amazing. Nice job with the gluten allergies. Confidence course was great. Loved playing nine-square and rotating skits and songs from staff. Hunting for frogs. Enjoyed spending time with my son. Daughter felt welcome. I liked the two-night option. Good first experience.”
“It would be helpful if there were alternates at meals, like jelly sandwiches for Scouts who do not like the main meal. More cookies and catsup. Missed the dining hall but understand why. Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch. We missed getting t-shirts and going to other buildings and interacting with other Scouts. More swim time on hot days. Perhaps expand the non-swimmer area. Less time inside the building, but more activities during down time to keep Scouts occupied. There were lots of mosquitoes this year. Wish the weather would have been better. No rain on the bog walk. Slide to the bog and ski lift back up. Bring back the parent BB gun and archery shoots. Maybe buy some new fans. Better building circulation. Perhaps a Harry Potter theme. Consider an 8:30 a.m. check-in to get a full day.”
Registration for 2021 is Open!
Be a part of the year-long celebration of 100 years of Scouting in Bay-Lakes Council at summer camp. Prices are reduced for next summer. The 2021 Leader’s Guides are posted and you can find them here.
Make your reservation now and get your preferred campsite or building. To register visit Bay-Lakes Council’s camp website and click on Make a Reservation (Top of page in the grey toolbar). Questions about registration can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laura Martin at (920) 734-5705.
The effort continues to reach out to our units to encourage them to register for next year’s summer camp. If you have not yet been contacted, those calls are still being made.
Apply for Summer Camp Staff
For as much fun our Scouts and leaders have at summer camp, there is a special camaraderie and satisfaction of being on staff. Applications are being taken for a wide array of positions at all four camps. The process is simple and takes less than three minutes — follow this link to apply. Begin the extra special journey of a lifetime of Scouting. See you there!