Re: Camp Closures
hilding holroyd (blustone!chagall!hilding@UUNET.UU.NET)
Wed, 11 May 1994 11:47:31 EDT
> Hello Fellow Scouters and Scouts,
> I just wanted to inform all of those in this forum that the
> Otetiana Council has announced this week that it will close one of it's
> camps in the Adirondak Scout Reservation at the close of this years
> camping season. The camp that will be closed is Camp Forester.
> One of the reasons given was declining enrollment. Also stated
> in a letter sent to the Council SM's was due to a survey conducted
> with the campers it was decided that the campers DID NOT WANT to cook
> and clean up for themselves. The campers wanted Dinning Halls!
> As a scouter that is dedicated to the program that this camp offered,
> I feel a great personal loss due to the closure of this camp.
> The Otetiana Council is located in Rochester, New York.
> The Adirondak Scout Reservation is in the Adirondak Mountains in
> Northern New York State near Tupper Lake.
> Chris Schmidt
> ASM Troop 90, Chili, N.Y.
> Eagle Class of 1969
> Ty-Ohni Lodge 95
Having worked at this camp for a few years, I can say that this is a
shame. I worked at Forester for 2 summers and 2 other sub-camps at
Massawepie Scout Camps for 2 other summers. I think that Forester,
being a patrol cooking camp, brought out the skills that we CANNOT
afford to lose. And those meals that the patrols cooked were quite
good, too. They even showed me a few tricks. And I wasn't such
an old dog, then. At least now I'm a smart Fox.
Hilding W. Holroyd Jersey Shore Council, NJ
Adv. Chairman, Tr 250, Lakewood, NJ "I used to be a FOX!", NE-IV-54
Eagle Class '68 (Otetiana Council) Japeechin Lodge (Brotherhood)
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