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Summer Camp 2004

Summer Camp
Believe it our not, it is time to for us to register for Summer Camp 2004!!! Based on the great experience the boys have had the last few years, Troop 860 will be returning to the beautiful Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in western Virginia for 2004. This year we will be attending camp July 18th-July 24th.

The Troop currently has the following spots reserved:

  • Camp Ottari- 30 Scouts and 3 Adults
  • Claytor Lake 6 Scouts and 1 Adult
  • New River Adventure- 8 Scouts and 1 Adult

Costs for the camp are estimated at $220, plus a transportation fee ($15 last year). In order to reserve your spot, we need a $50 deposit and a reservation form from you by Wednesday, January 21st. We will be collecting reservations at the normal troop meetings beginning January 7th. Payment can be in the form of a check (made out to the troop) or Scout Account Funds may be utilized if a written request is received along with your registration. Below is the registration form.

The Troop must send a deposit in before the end of January, so we will be forced to give up any reserved spots that are not spoken for. Also, interest in the Claytor Lake, and New River Programs has been high among the older boys, so please register early to assure a spot. Reservations will be taken on a first-come/first-serve basis. Spots at these camps are difficult to get, so additions may not be possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Holder at
MrHolder@troop860.org
Forms, etc.
All scouts must complete Class 1& 2 health forms. Scouts involved in the New River or Claytor Lake Programs must also complete a Class 3 Physical Form. A copy of your Insurance card indicating coverage will be collected with final payment.

The new federal HIPPA regulations require a new form this year. This form is pretty simple and is in addition to the health forms.


Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medication:

The National Policy of the Boy Scouts of America requires that all medications brought to summer camp be secured in a centralized location under the supervision of council approved medical staff.

Normally, medications are provided at mealtime, although special arrangements can be made if needed, (“as needed” medications are always available in the camp health office).

Prescription Medications:

Step #1- Fill out the Prescription Medication Information Form for each drug brought to camp. Attach the form to the Medical Form.

Step #2- Fill out a Prescription Medication Card and place one filled-out card in a small zip-loc bag with the medicine for one dose/meal. Make sure to circle the day and meal- it helps us make sure we give the right dose at the right time.

Step #3- Put all the small baggies in a larger zip-loc, and write the scout’s name and “Troop 860” on the baggie.

Step #4- give the package to Mr. Holder, or to the designated person assigned on the morning we leave for camp.

THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REQUIREMENT ARE EMERGENCY MEDICATION SUCH AS INHALERS OR EPI PENS. PLEASE LET MR. HOLDER KNOW IF YOU NEED SUCH MEDICATION.

As-needed Medication:

The camp health lodge stocks a wide variety of over the counter medication, such as Tylenol, etc. – please do not bring these medications to camp. If you or your scout require special medication, such as Claritin, etc. on an as needed basis, fill out the As Needed Medication Card, place in a zip-loc bag, and turn these medications into Mr. Holder as well. They will be available at the Health Lodge when required.

Medical Alerts/Special Needs:

Please help us make the camp aware of any special medical conditions, including the following:

  • Diastolic blood pressure greater than 100 mm Hg,
  • Diabetes mellitus under treatment,
  • Sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia, leukemia or sever blood dycrasia,
  • Epileptic seizures within the previous 12 months prior to camp,
  • Acute bronchial asthma under treatment anytime within the past 24 hours,
  • Psychiatric illness under current treatment,
  • Physical Disability,
  • Cardiac History,
  • HIV Infection, or
  • Marked Obesity.

There is a Special Needs Request Form that needs to be completed. Please see Mr. Holder for a copy if these or other issues are a concern. Please note that all sensitive information is confidential between the participant and medical director

Camp Descriptions
Camp Ottari
Base Camp, primarily focused on Merit Badge Attainment. Ottari also offers an introductory program for new scouts called Brown Sea Island, which is focused on skills needed for advancement to Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. Ottari is a mountainous camp with a beautiful lake, and is less centralized than typical camps. Fans of the camp love its rugged beauty and less crowded atmosphere. All ages and ranks are welcome.

Claytor Lake Aquatics Base
Located on a nearby 4,500 acre lake, the Claytor Lake program offers a week of intensive water-centered training: motorboating, water-skiing, sailing, snorkeling, mile-swim, board sailing and slide seat rowing. Participants must be 13 years old and must qualify as swimmer in the BSA swimming test.

New River Adventure Program
The ultimate high adventure challenge! A unique adventure program designed for older scouts. New River Adventure combines in one action-packed week the teamwork, leadership and confidence building experiences of the COPE Course program with the thrills, skills and challenges of a whitewater rafting trip on the New River Gorge in West Virginia, a whitewater canoeing trip on the New River, and a caving trip to one of the fascinating caves of the New River Valley. Participants must be 13 by January 1, 2004 and must qualify as swimmers in the BSA swimming test.

Summer Camp
Believe it our not, it is time to for us to register for Summer Camp 2004!!! Based on the great experience the boys have had the last few years, Troop 860 will be returning to the beautiful Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in western Virginia for 2004. This year we will be attending camp July 18th-July 24th.

The Troop currently has the following spots reserved:

  • Camp Ottari- 30 Scouts and 3 Adults
  • Claytor Lake 6 Scouts and 1 Adult
  • New River Adventure- 8 Scouts and 1 Adult

Costs for the camp are estimated at $220, plus a transportation fee ($15 last year). In order to reserve your spot, we need a $50 deposit and a reservation form from you by Wednesday, January 21st. We will be collecting reservations at the normal troop meetings beginning January 7th. Payment can be in the form of a check (made out to the troop) or Scout Account Funds may be utilized if a written request is received along with your registration. Here is the registration form.

The Troop must send a deposit in before the end of January, so we will be forced to give up any reserved spots that are not spoken for. Also, interest in the Claytor Lake, and New River Programs has been high among the older boys, so please register early to assure a spot. Reservations will be taken on a first-come/first-serve basis. Spots at these camps are difficult to get, so additions may not be possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Holder at
MrHolder@troop860.org
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