Re: Scout Summer Camp and Scho
Olan Watkins (o.watkins@GENIE.GEIS.COM)
Sun, 5 Sep 1993 19:46:00 BST
I attended the fall Order of the Arrow Ordeal this past week end. Had great
weather and added around 120 new Arrowmen to the ranks along with
accomplishing some good work projects.
However, one of the major topics of discussion was the impact on summer camp
by the changes in school schedules. The council here has four camps, two of
these camps are for the most part used during the summer for Cub day camps,
Weblos resident camp, lad and dad, lad and mom, and that sort of thing.
The two camps used for Scout summer camp are limited by dinning hall size to
the maximun number of Scouts that can be accommadated during any given week.
One camp can take around 160 kids before becoming over crowded and the other
can take around 220 boys max. At the present time, each camp has a week set
aside for staff week for training and camp setup, and then around 7 weeks of
regular summer camp, then 2 to 3 weeks of speciality camps.
It is looking like the school system will be going to semi year round school
where the summer school break will only be around 6 weeks total.
Have any of you faced this problem and if so how did you manage it?
I can see changes in the way schools schedule their vacation time also
having a big impact on Philmont and the other high adventure bases.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City