Re: Scout Camp Fees For 96 Req. For Info.
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 16 Nov 1995 21:32:58 -0500
At Camp Thunder in the Flint River Council of Central Georgia, we feel we
have one of the most reasonable fee structures in the United States. We are
now totally booked for the 1996 summer season and have set up a waiting list.
For next summer we expect 2,400 scouts in our nine week main camp program
plus about 400 more for High Adventure/Soccer/ and other Canoe Base Programs,
50 for JLT & 100 for Webelo Resident Camp and hundreds of cubs on the
We have Camperships available for in council units to help defray Camp Costs.
Units are asked to make a $50.00 site deposit to hold a site. This fee is
applied towards overall camp fees or it can be rolled over to the following
year. At our camp we require all units to have their own Mutual of Omaha
Accident Insurance Policy (or similiar policy).
We went up $5.00 this year, our Camp Fee is $99.00 if at least $50.00 is paid
by April 1st. This fee applies to both in council & out of council units.
We do not want to peanalize out of council troops & benefit from having over
65% of our camping units coming from out of council. If at least $50.00 is
not paid by the 1st of April, then the camp fee is $115.00. We wave the
$16.00 late fee for scouts just crossing over or joining a scout troop.
Several of our specialty programs do have an added fee. This includes
Mountain Biking, the FDR American Heritage Program, Project COPE, Mountain
Man, Kyacking, and Spelunking. Our specialty camps including Chess Camp,
Soccer Camp, Joint GSUSA (Pine Valey Council) and Explorer High Adventure
Camp (I think we may be the only joint GSUSA & BSA high adventure camp in the
country), JLT, and Webelow Residenjt Programs all have their own fee
schedule. All food is prepared & served in the dining hall except for one
evening meal which is prepared in the campsite. A few of the classes at the
main camp have lab fees like Shotgun Shells for Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge.
We have thre types of sites including Wooden platform tents, Adorandacks, &
One other thing you should check on in your survey is that some camps offer a
premium for early payments (vs our $16.00 discount). I have seen some camps
give away T-Shirts, Hat Pins, etc.
I too am looking forward to seeing the fee schedule for other camps.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City