Re: Selecting Summer Camp
Kathy Coates (Tuwanda@AOL.COM)
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 12:17:29 EDT
Funny thing you should ask that. We were discussing that just last night.
We are not in a wealthy area here in So. Cal. So our first consideration as a
troop committee is, of course, cost. Several of our boys want to go to
Catalina this year but the cost is up to $305 per kid and $150 per paying
adult so we shall see . . . .
Next is accessibility, although our SM has decided that we are long overdue
for an adventure, and we are looking at going to Idaho next summer; so we have
been looking at the feasibility of that, i.e., Amtrack, rentabus, etc.
Next we consider the camp. Most all BSA camps I have been to are pretty nice.
I mean basically: trees, dirt, no TV, no job worries=paradise. We try to
"camp around" and not go to a camp so many times the older boys get bored.
However, all of this aside, the ones who will make the final decision as to
where we go next year are the boys. Our annual planning session is this
Saturday. Wish us luck.
Katherine Coates, ASM Troop 28
Santa Ana, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City