Winter Camp

Online registration is available for this event.

What are you doing during February school vacation?

During the deep snows of February school vacation, 28 lucky Boy Scouts will be able to stay warm and cozy in the Rotary Training Center at Camp Hinds.

Pine Tree Council will be hosting Winter Camp 2018 February 18th to 23rd.

Winter Camp is a weeklong provisional resident camp program for Scouts 13 years and older and at least First Class Rank. Provisional means you sign-up as an individual Scout. You don't need to come with your troop or patrol - camp provides adult leaders, patrol leaders, and merit badge counselors. Come alone or with a buddy.

Scouts age 12 and at least First Class Rank may register AFTER January 12th if space is still available.

"Thank you very much for the outstanding Winter Camp experience this year. Our son had an all-around great time and enjoyed it very much. We know he learned a lot this week as well and are impressed with all of the merit badge work that was completed! He made new friends and we know all of the staff set a great example as well. On the way home, he talked about maybe wanting to apply for the youth staff next year. Thanks again and keep up the good work!"

Scouts can earn 4 merit badges, participate in outdoor winter skills, meet new friends and have fun! Planned activities include an Orienteering & GPS patrol challenge, patrol winter Olympics, building and sleeping in qunizees (snow shelters), along with the Walmart Biathlon, service project, and other indoor and outdoor activities. More detail will be available in November.

There will be 16 merit badges offered. The exact merit badges will be published in November. Some sessions will meet in the STEAM center in the new dining hall.

Cost for Winter Camp is $330.00 per person (early bird is $300 if paid in full by January 12th.). A $50.00 deposit holds your space. A limited amount of campership money is available. Enrollment is limited to the first 28 Scouts who signup.

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Program and Press Contact
Dean Zaharis
Winter Camp Scoutmaster