Tahosa Summer Camp

May 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Camping, Events

We are getting down to the final run for Tahosa Summer Camp, here are the details:
I have included the contents of the earlier e-mail because all of that is still current.

So far the full-time adults attendees are Mr. Schultz and myself with Mr. Ramirez possibly part-time (depends on baby). Another adult would be great even if only for part-time ESPECIALLY for Friday!

On Friday I have a conflict and need to be at a Douglas County Emergency Management Event if at all possible. It runs 8-5 so if an adult could come up Thursday and stay through Friday evening or Saturday that would be great.

We will need more drivers for equipment. My vehicle will be limited so will need at least a pickup truck load for my stuff as well. If you can drive please e-mail me ASAP!

I will be brining my personal chuck box which is very large and heavy as well as the shelter, dutch ovens, fire wood, etc. We will meet at PEPC on Sunday the 17th at 10:00 with a departure time of 10:30.

URGENT: I need the phones numbers of the parents for each of the boys and their e-mails, obviously I have some e-mails but never got any phones number. I need those immediately.

Only two Medical Forms have been received so far. We will need all of those no later than 6/12/12.  We have a fun night tonight so some may not be there and I will not be at that as well.  The preferred method to get the Medical Forms would be electronic, scan it and send it to my e-mail address. If you do not want to do that then provide the hard copy, I will scan it and return the original to you. This way you keep the original for future use and I can print them whenever necessary. Special medical or dietary needs need to be communicated ASAP so we can make proper arrangements at Tahosa.

Boys MUST wear Class A Uniform for travel and “flags”. This includes scarf. We only have 8 boys going this time so one patrol and on the 12th they will elect a patrol leader so all boys need to be present on that date.

We should try to set up tent groups as soon as possible, I can bring a tent large enough for four if necessary but even if we all are in two-person tents we should not have more than 6 (4 for boys, 2 for adults). We will control where they set up a bit better this time as we have a few that decided to set up far from the rest of the troop and we won’t do that this time. It rained pretty hard and long the first night last time and the camp ranger said it almost always rains at some point so I would suggest each tent have an additional tarp for over the tent because after several hours of rain they began to soak through.

Obviously the boys need to have ponchos! It can still be cold up at camp so make sure boys are prepared for it.

It would also be suggested that the boys bring cots this time, this will get them well off the ground if it does rain, they will also be more comfortable especially if they will include a pad with it. They will need the pad for the mini-trek as well.

The boys might want to consider brigning all their stuff in a single (one only one) tote box, easier to contain and less chance of getting wet. They will still need a fanny pack for around camp, they boys should always have water with them, and a backpack for the mini-trek

We will not have a lodge again this year but will have a new 10’x20’ (garage) shelter we will use just like last time.

The list of Merit Badges is listed below and only one response has been received as to preferences. Need those ASAP! Each boy should select several in priority order. They will be spending most of their time with COPE and the mini-trek but the evenings and Friday will be open for Merit Badges. Strongly suggest the water options for Friday. We still plan on a game and treat night, probably for Thursday, dutch oven deserts, ball of ice cream, etc. If anyone has particular games they want to recommend or bring please let me know.

It is recommended that boys do not bring electronics, too easy to lose or get damaged.

There is a camp store and the boys always hit that pretty hard so if sending money please don’t send a lot, less heartache when they lose it!

Swim tests, we will probably have to do these at camp so make sure the boys have their swim suits easily accessible because we will do that right after check in.

There will be an emergency drill Sunday night.

There is fishing if any boys wants to bring equipment.

Meals will be in the dining hall except for the mini-trek.

Things TO BRING:
Tent (shared)
Sleeping Bag
Light Blanket
Pillow (?)
Sleeping Pad
10 Essentials
Fanny Pack
Swim Suit
Class A Uniform (scarf!)
Sun Screen
Water Bottle
Extra Shoes
Flip-Flops/Water Shoes
Chair Ground Cloth/Tarp
Ditty Kit (showers)
T-Shirts (watch slogans!)
Hiking Boots
First Aid Kit (Fanny Pack)
Sun Glasses
Insect Repellant
Tote Box

CD Player
Game Boys
Electronic Toys
Too Much Money

I know there are still questions, Please Call Me,
Mr. Freund! 720-351-7096

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