Re: scout camps
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 14 Apr 1994 09:29:32 CST
Jon, councils often make their camp facilities available for non-Scout groups.
I suggest you contact the local council directly to determine their specific
policies. As a rule, groups will need to agree to abide by council and
relevant BSA policies (like no alcohol, separate sleeping quarters for men
and women, etc.)
I have also found the 'Y' to be a good source of facilities. Their camping
structure generally includes cabins, meeting lodges, and dining halls. One
camp hosted several groups each weekend. Each was assigned to a group of
cabins and specific meeting locations (campfire ring, waterfront, central
lodge, craft shelter, etc.). Meals were served by the camp in a central
dining hall. We were allowed to use boats and canoes if we had someone
certified to manage the program. You had to attend a course the 'Y' offered
several times a year to be able to manage the waterfront. Intentional
swimming was not permitted except during the summer season. (We were there
in fall and/or spring). Costs were generally reasonable.
At another 'Y' camp, we were the only ones in camp (about 40 of us). They
allowed us to use the dining hall and kitchen to prepare and serve our own
meals. Cabins slept 8 people. As we were leaving, a church group was
arriving for a retreat.
Hope you are able to find something suitable. jim sleezer
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City