Conestoga Summer Camp
June 17-23, 2018

At Camp Conestoga there are plenty of opportunities for your Scouts to experience the Scouting program at its very finest. There are programs available for young and old Scouts alike. The new Scouts can become acquainted with Camp Conestoga and the summer camp experience in the Pathfinder Program. Older Scouts can participate in our COPE program. All of this and more provides a great opportunity for your Scouts to continue on their trail to eagle. Outstanding facilities, dedicated and enthusiastic Camp Staff, diverse advancement opportunities, program features for first year campers and older Scouts all add up to adventures that will truly last a lifetime.

Location: Catawba camp site, Camp Conestoga, Eberly Scout Reservation, 639 Buck Run, Somerset, PA
Dates: Sunday, June 17, 2018 to Saturday, June 23, 2018
Arrival & Departure: All participants are responsible to arrange their own transportation to/from Conestoga.

Arrive at camp beginning at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Be at camp to pick up your scouts and depart NO LATER than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Maps: Map and driving directions to Camp Conestoga
Map of Camp Conestoga
Program: For complete details on the Conestoga summer camp program and activities, check out these documents:

2018 Summer Camp edition of Smoke Signals - Describes the camp program, this document offers additional camp and high adventure opportunities.

2018 Merit Badge Schedule
2018 Merit Badge Prerequisites

2018 Camp Leader's Guide

All Webelos scouts joining Troop 480 will take the Pathfinder program during their first year of summer camp.

Medical: All participants (youth and adults) attending summer camp are required to have an annual physical exam by a licensed medical practitioner. Use the current version of the BSA Annual Medical Form. Turn the completed form, along with a copy of your insurance card(s), in to the troop no later than one week prior to camp.
Fees: New Scouts coming from Webelos this year: $345/boy if received by WFC by May 4, 2018 or $365 if received after May 4th. Payment due to the troop by May 2md.

All other Scouts: $50 deposit required to Troop 480 before March 2, 2018 (Payment due to troop by February 28) to receive the total discounted price of $345 if paid by May 3, 2018. If no deposit, or full payment is not received by May 4th, the total fee is $365.

Family Discount: $35 discount for the second (and subsequent) scout attending Camp Conestoga in the same year. Families with scouts attending both Conestoga and Buck Run will receive a 10% discount on the second (and subsequent) scout camp fee.

For those Scout Families who may need some financial assistance please see the attached Campership Application.

Pay all fees to the Troop Treasurer, allowing enough time for the monies to reach the council office. If eligible for the family discounts, please be sure to advise the treasurer, so that you don't get charged the wrong amount(s).

Parent's Night: Parent's and family are invited to come to our camp site for dinner on Wednesday evening, beginning about 5:00 pm. The troop provides chicken and drinks, families are asked to bring salads, side dishes, vegetables, and deserts to round out the meal. Then stay for the evening activities which include a flag ceremony, OA Tapout and campfire.
T-Shirts: There is an opportunity this year to Pre-Order 2018 Camp Conestoga T-Shirts. Please see the attached flyer for details. The T-Shirts will be blood orange and have a picture of a Conestoga Wagon on them. If you want to Pre-Order a T-Shirt, the money is due to the Troop by Wednesday, May 2nd.
Registration: You may use our online registration system to reserve your space. Registration Deadline is May 2, 2018.
Adult Participation: Adults wishing to participate in a leadership role at summer camp (for the full week or a few days) should NOT register via this system, but rather speak with Scoutmaster Michael Rzempoluch about how you would like to assist.

Online Activity Registration
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