2017 Summer Camps

Hello Scouting Families!

It is officially time to sign up for our summer BSA camps!!  Our summer camps are a HUGE highlight for our scouts and are often listed as some of their favorite scouting experiences!  We’d like to encourage everyone to try one or more out this summer, as there is something out there for everyone!

The options and information can be overwhelming, so please call me or your den leaders and we will be happy to answer questions!

**Please take special note that Day Camp is now an ONLINE registration system starting April 12th at 7:00am. Sign up at www.sammtrailsdaycamp.org. This camp fills up QUICKLY!

Summer Family Camp (Family Tent Camping)

When: Friday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 25th 2017
Where: Deception Pass State Park, Bowman Bay Campgrounds (map)
Link to Campgrounds: http://www.deceptionpassfoundation.org/visiting-the-park-2/camping/

Come join us for two nights of tent camping in the beautiful San Juan Islands! We have 14 camp sites reserved at Bowman Bay; a quieter and more secluded section of Deception Pass State Park.  The views of the Pacific Ocean are stunning, with campsites 100 yards from the beach. We will enjoy some hiking, beach combing and campfire cooking!  Come join the fun and get to know other scouting families!  This is where the memories are made!

We will enjoy hiking together, learning scouting skills, roasting s’mores, songs around the campfire, and yes… even a little relaxation!  Bring the whole family!

We have reserved 14 campsites which are available to the first 14 families that sign up. However, a site can have multiple tents and up to 8 people. If necessary, we can double up and fit more people!

  • Fee is $75.00 per family, which covers the cost of the campsite rental
  • Fees are due to our Treasurer, Mark Nelson, by our May Pack Meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2016
  • Families are responsible for their own food and equipment (however some of our families have extra equipment, so please ask if you need something!)
  • We will have evening campfires, s’mores, skits, hiking and other fun activities planned along with unstructured time for all the families to hang out with one another

Sign up HERE to reserve your spot at this year’s Pack 428 Family Camp!

Make checks payable to Cub Scout Pack 428.  Please note on the check what camp your payment is for, turn it in at the next Pack or Den meeting.

Cub Scout Day Camp

When: Monday, July 10th through Thursday, July 13th 2017
Time: 2:45pm to 8:30pm (each day)
Where: Lake Sammamish State Park, Hans Jensen Youth Campgrounds (map)
Link to Campgrounds: http://www.sammtrailsdaycamp.org/

Note: days only (no overnights) for 4 consecutive days – Pack 428 will be attending the Twilight camp.  Sign up is ONLINE this year and begins April 12th!  – Registration for this camp  usually fills up in the first 2 weeks.  We will need to move quickly! 

TWILIGHT SESSION – JULY 10 – 13, 2017 (STARTS AT 2:45P)

HANS JENSEN YOUTH CAMPGROUND, LAKE SAMMAMISH STATE PARK, ISSAQUAH, WA

COME SAIL AWAY!

Get your sea legs ready and join us for an exciting fun-filled week of Adventures at Sea!  In addition to the activities Cub Scouts expect such as shooting sports, archery, songs and skits, Scouts will enjoy learning the Ways of a Seaman. Getting involved is the best way to be part of the FUN, so let’s get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

COST: $80, IF REGISTERED BY MAY 15TH. $90 BEGINNING MAY 31ST.

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE.

Cub Scout day camp involves the efforts of pack and district volunteers to create an educational, inspirational and fun experience for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos. Similar to residence camp, we must sign up for day camp as a pack. This camp is run entirely by volunteers and depends upon the participation of scout leaders and parents.

Each adult must volunteer at least 1 day (if not 2) per scout. The volunteer work is not difficult, it just involves keeping track of our group of boys and moving them from one station to the next or assisting at an assigned station as the boys move through. It is a really fun event to participate in and you will be glad you did!  We traditionally attend the Twilight session and leave for camp around 1:30pm.  It’s worth taking a half a day off work to experience this camp!  Only $80 for 4 days of fun!

This camp is a blast and always very well organized.  For those scouts who love a full schedule of camp activities, without having to sleep away from home, this is the ticket!

 Register here starting April 12thhttp://www.sammtrailsdaycamp.org/

 RSVP Here and I will remind you when it is time to register!

Please fill out registration and health history forms for both youth and adult participants.  Download forms from this link: http://www.sammtrailsdaycamp.org/

Cub Scout Residence Camp at Camp Edwards

When: Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 30th 2017
Time: Leave Thursday at 6:30pm, return Sunday at 12:00pm
Where: Camp Edwards, 25600 Monroe Camp Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290 (map)

Link to Campgrounds: http://www.seattlebsa.org/camp-edward

Medical Form – Parts A, B are required for both scouts AND adults, part C is highly recommended and includes a physical exam by an approved medical provider

Please know that BSA will not allow you to stay at camp without the completed form. Medical form must be turned in two weeks prior to attending camp.

Here is the link for the Medical Form: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/ahmr.aspx  make sure to download the one for RESIDENT CAMP

 Shiver me timbers! It’s Camp Pirate’s Cove at the recently remodeled Camp Edward! Eight large new campsites have tents (or you can bring your own), cabins and share two restroom facilities with private showers. Highlights include climbing tower, a mine to explore, and Cub World featuring a fort and nature activity center! Sign up now for 4 days and 3 nights of fun!

Traditionally, we sign up for this camp as a Pack, so the scouts can attend with their buddies and work on advancements together. If the date we have chosen does not work for you, you are welcome to register individually and attend at a time that is more convenient for you.  If you register individually, a parent must attend with their scout.

This year, Pack 428 is attending Session 4, which is Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 30th.  Parents are encouraged to attend camp with their scouts. Older scouts (Webelos 1 and 2 are eligible to attend camp without a parent – contingent on leadership approval).  For more details about Camp Edwards, see the “Camp Edwards Resident Camp Brochure.” Camp Edwards is located at 25600 Monroe Camp Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290

http://seattlebsa.org/images/council/camping/2017_Cub_Resident_Camp_Flyer1.pdf

To register to attend with Pack 428:

  • The fee for scouts is $250, due to our Treasurer, Mark Nelson, by May 17.
  • The fee for adults is $165, due to our Treasurer, Mark Nelson, by May 17.
    • There is no price break for part time participants.  However, parents can arrange to join their scout on Thursday evening and thus avoid missing two days of work.
    • The Pack is pleased to offer partial camperships for those families who need them. Full scholarships are offered for extenuating circumstances. Please apply for a campership with our Treasurer, Mark Nelson. His contact information is listed below.

Please RSVP HERE!

Make checks payable to Cub Scout Pack 428.  Please note on the check what camp your payment is for, turn it in at the next Pack or Den meeting.

Cub Day at Camp Edward or Camp Pigott

Give your Cub Scouts, and their families and friends a taste of what camp has to offer at Cub Day at Camp! Spend the day participating in games and crafts, and try out the archery and BB gun ranges. We encourage Cubs to bring their friends to increase the fun! It’ll also get Lions, Tigers, Cubs and Webelos excited about Cub Resident Camp. We are also offering the same activities to girls ages 7-10 during all sessions! Cost includes lunch. Space is limited so register early!

Your Cub Scouts are in for an action-packed day! Upon arrival, camp exploration groups will be formed. They will investigate all the camp areas, take part in craft projects, explore the nature trail, and try out the archery and BB gun range. Lunch will be served by the camp staff and the day will end with an inspirational closing ceremony. You may attend as packs, dens, or families. Younger siblings are welcome but will be unable to participate in the programs.

Dates and Location:

  • April 1 at Camp Pigott
  • April 2 at Camp Pigott
  • 23 at Camp Edward
  • 24 at Camp Edward
  • 28 at Camp Edward

TIME: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Costs:  $27 per Scout/non cub participants, $6/Adult or Sibling under 6 buying lunch only

Register individually or with a friend: http://www.seattlebsa.org/images/council/camping/2017_Cub_Day_at_Camp_Flyer.pdf
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Parent Pal Weekends at Camp Pigott

Get ready to share some fun parent and son time at the exciting Parent/Pal camp! Located at Camp Pigott, north of Monroe at the foot of the Cascade Mts., this weekend camp offers archery, BB gun shooting, crafts, games, nature activities and more for Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scouts to experience with their mom or dad. There’s lots to see and do! Parents and Scouts stay campsites with 2-person tents and 8-person cabins. Includes meals.

This is a 24-hr camp, with arrival at 9:00 am Saturday and departure by 10:00 am Sunday. When you arrive, you will check in at the camp office, then be guided to your campsite to meet your fellow camp mates. Camp Pigott’s campsites feature tents on platforms that sleep two, and cabins that sleep eight. The new shower building, featuring individual shower rooms and flush toilets, is located nearby. Throughout the day, there is archery, BB gun shooting, crafts, games, Scoutcraft, skit training, nature activity and outdoor learning. Between rotations, meals are served in the dining hall.

DATES:

  • May 6-7
  • June 3-4
  • June 10-11

COST: $57 per person

More than one Scout may attend with their mom, dad or other adult relative. Dens and packs are encouraged to sign up together but a separate registration is required for each family. Packs are grouped in the same campsite.

Register individually or with a friend: http://www.seattlebsa.org/images/council/camping/2017_Parent_Pal_Flyer1.pdf

If you have any questions regarding this long email and the many camp options, please feel free to give Gina a call! Last year my family attended the family camp, Hans Jensen Twilight camp, and the Residence camp at Camp Edwards. We had a great time at all three!