• Camping for 2016 - 2017

    Revision:04-11-17

    Our Camping and Outdoor Schedule!

    Scroll down to find the event your are interested in, or click on the link below to jump straight to it. Descriptions, maps, forms and associated materials are listed with each event.

    You can look at (or download) the entire troop calendar from here.

    HIGH ADVENTURE TRIPS FOR 2016-2017!

    2017 BSA National Jamboree signups are over and several of our awesome 777 scouts will be attending the 2017 BSA National Jamboree! We look forward to hearing about their experiences as they prepare and then embark on a trip of a lifetime!

    A trip Sea Base is our second trip - check back here later for pictures!



    Aug 26-28, 2016: Niagara Falls Camping!

    Confirmed weekend: This weekend will be the first camp out of the 2015 - 2016 scout year and it will be a great weekend! Niagara Falls - we will travel Northeast and camp next to Lake Ontario within a short hop to Niagara Falls. We will stay on the American side and explore the falls and maybe take the tour behind the falls or on the Maid of the Mist. We will then leave the falls and head to the gorge to hike and explore along the river (a most awesome place to hike with water traveling by at 20+ MPH). We will also plan to visit and tour Fort Niagara, which is a very historic fort built where the Delaware River empties into Lake Ontario before heading home on Sunday.

    The cost of this campout is $20 per person. We will leave the church at 6:30 PM sharp so please plan to arrive at 6:15 PM Friday night. Scouts should have eaten dinner prior to arrival. Scouts should bring maybe an additional $20 for spending and road snacks.

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    Sept 23-25, 2016: MOE and Chippewa Joint Camporee!

    Confirmed weekend: This will be a joint weekend with our district (MOE) and GTC Chippewa District and the Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC). Guessing by the groups involved, orienteering will be the weekend theme with super fun activities and events... We will be camping at Camp Butler. We will leave the church at 7 PM sharp so please plan to arrive at 6:40 PM Friday night. Don't miss this fun filled weekend!

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    Oct 14-16, 2016: Gettysburg!

    Confirmed weekend: Gettysburg Historic Trails 3-day Weekend Campout - We need to know who is going on this trip early in order to organize leaders and gear! Mr. Tremmel will be leading this trip - we will leave the church very early Friday (school is closed today so it is a 3-day weekend for the scouts). Not everybody can leave town for 3 long days we know, but for those that do, the rewards will be great. We will walk the trails of soldiers past as see the great battlefields of Gettysburg. Scouts who attend this camp out will be eligible to get the very cool Historic Trails Medal pictured below. Scouts entering the 6th grade will get a leg-up on the 6th grade project which deals with this time period in our nation's history. Scouts should bring maybe an additional $20 for spending and road snacks.

    Directions, links, info and maps

     

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    Nov 11-13, 2015: Father-Son Camp Out!

    Confirmed weekend: Don't miss this weekend!! This weekend will have activities for all ages and lots of fun! We will also have tshirts made for all participants comenerating the weekend! We have both sides of the Forester lodge which gives us great sleeping, great football, and great aces to the camp. If the weather is good, we will try to get the climbing wall. If the weather is snow, we will sled at Kendal Hills, if it is in-between, we can geocache and other activities! We will work on advancement and a huge campfire on Saturday night while sharing on the day's adventures.

    We are PUMPKIN CHUNKIN' this weekend - bring those pumpkins from home that you have left over from Halloween for some serious tossin' !!!!!

     

     

    Lots of fun so don't miss it!! We will leave the church Friday at 7 PM.

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    Dec 09-11, 2016: Winter Fest Weekend at Camp Manatoc!

    Confirmed weekend: Winter fest! Camp Manatoc is the Great Trail Council home camp and has some cool Adirondack cabins that will house part of the troop. We will camp in the three-sided cabins and do the activities that Camp Manatoc has to offer. We usually do age-seperated Geocaching, cold weather camping, and lay back a bit and enjoy! The older scouts will be sent on a geocache they will never forget! The younger scouts will also go geocaching, and work on advancement requirements while enjoying a campsite without the older scouts.

    Everybody will enjoy a wood cooked dinner and campfire Saturday night while sharing with each other on their day's adventures. Lots of fun and this is one of the weekends for the polar bear patch so don't miss it!! We will leave the church at 7 PM.

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    Jan 27-29, 2017: Klondike at Camp Butler

    Confirmed weekend: Back to the frozen tundra... Last year, 777 hosted the Klondike - however, the troop will compete in the Klondike this weekend! We will be providing details at the meeting and here on the web site as soon as we get them!

    This is one of the weekends for the polar bear patch! Like always (or most of the time anyway), we will leave from the church at 7:00 PM.

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    Feb 17-19, 2017: Tubing at Holiday Valley and Camping Camp Merz

    This is the last weekend that qualifies for the polar bear patch! The troop will return to Camp Merz outside of Lake Chataqua located in the mountains of NY! Snow tubing Weekend!  Please be at the church at 6:45 to leave the church at 7.00 PM and head to NY to stay at BSA Camp Merz. We will stay in Adirondack cabins atop a mountain overlooking a snow-covered valley - very cool!!! We will spend the majority of Saturday snow-tubing at Holiday Valley Resort tubing! Scouts with the rest of the time spent outside at camp - bring lots of dry, warm clothes! The cost of this camp out will be $40. Scouts should bring maybe an additional $20 for spending and road snacks. We will bring the scouts home early on Sunday with the intent of being back before noon.

    Here are the driving directions for this weekend
    Camp Merz map can be found here.
    Click here for winter camp gear list
    Click here for the Holiday Valley Website!
    Click here for winter camp gear list


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    Mar 10-12, 2017: All Wood Weekend at Tuscazoar

    WEEKEND CAMPING CANCELED!

     

    Confirmed weekend: All wood weekend!  Camp Tuscazoar is one of the oldest camps used for Scouting in Ohio and is a troop favorite. The camp was saved from strip mining by old camp staff members after the decision was made to close the camp down. History and indian lore abound here. We will camp using only wood for fuel for a weekend of good eating! Activities include visiting the Zoarville bridge, seeing the mines, checking out the new portions of camp, getting in some good hiking, and eating mighty fine wood-cooked food! We will also visit the sugar shack to witness maple syrup being made, see the old iron mines, visit a historic restored Fink through-tressle bridge, and climb Pioneer Point and Buzzards Roost. A full and fun weekend, while relaxing around a warm wood fire! We will leave the church at 7:00 PM on Friday.

    Click here for Topo map #1

    Click here for Topo map #2

    Click here for camp map

    Click here for Directions to camp

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    April 21-23, 2017: Hiking and Caving at Hocking Hills

    Confirmed weekend: Hocking Hills has great hiking and open caves to explore. The scenery is very pretty and the trails are not really long. We might be able to bike there if we go during nice weather. This would be a good campout to do an all-wood weekend and work on requirements. We will try to stay in the primative camping area far from the crouds!

    Directions, links, info and maps

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    May 19-21, 2017 - Camp Tuscazoar Survival Weekend

    The plan will be to leave Hudson Friday night and head to Tuscazoar. If the weather is OK, we will sleep under the stars Friday night, otherwise, we will tent Friday night, and then build shelters and overnight Saturday in our shelters. All wood cooking and visits to Troop favorites like Buzzards Roost and Pioneer Point! Looks like we will be campoing at New Prophits Town campsite!

    Driving directions (updated to provide route around road block)
    The old way into Camp Tuscazoar is blocked by landslide. See the map update here.
    Camp Tuscazoar Map
    Tuscazoar Dirt Line Map (for mountain biking)


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    July 2 - July 8, 2017: Summer Camp - Camp Manatoc

    Confirmed week: We will again be camping week three at Camp Manatoc at the Daniel Boone/Kit Carson cabins. Camp Manatoc is one of the top summer camps in the country and it is in our backyard. parents, plan to join us Wed night for potluck supper. Come early to see the camp at retreat and have your son(s) show you the camp and what they have been doing for the week! The fee for summer camp this week will be $265 and is due no later than May 15, 2017. This is an early bird fee - please note - if you decide that you do not want to go to camp after depositing the fee, and if we can not replace you, you will lose 1/2 of your fee (this is not a troop rule, it is a camp rule as they purchase food and supplies in advance). If you do not register early, you can still go, but the fees go up as camp gets closer... AND YES! YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET!!!!!!!

    NEW PROGRAMS OFFERED FOR THIS YEAR: Drones, Paintball, more not yet released!!!!

    NOTES:

    1. ALL Scouts MUST have a current physical signed by a doctor within the past 12 months by a doctor to attend camp!!!
    2. Scouts who have medications listed on their health form must bring every medication listed in the original packaging
    3. Please try to arrive at camp between 10-10:30 AM - this will help us to check you in and get the guys unpacked (and eat hotdogs!).

    You must have parts A, B and C completed from the health form and a Dr. MUST sign part C - Click here for the health form - parts A & B & C

    2016 Summer Camp Files

     

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    2017: National Jamboree at The Summit

    2017 National Jamboree link at www.bsajamboree.org. The dates are: July 19 to July 28, 2017 and the total cost of the trip is $1650 which includes everything!


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    Yep, more fun stuff than you can shake a stick at... You should plan to come to as much as you can!!