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some of the campsites ive been to on not just summer camps, but for weekends as well:

 

Gillwell park Campsite, North London/Epping forest, UK

http://www.gilwellpark.org.uk/location.htm

 

Walesby forest Campsite, Nottinghamshire, UK ( largish site, with a licenced bar)

http://www.walesby-scout.demon.co.uk/camp.htm

 

Braggers wood campsite, Christchurch ( near Poole, and Bournemouth) Dorset, UK

http://www.christchurchscouts.org.uk/braggerswood/

 

Oaks in Charnwood, North West Leicestershire ( East Midlands), UK

http://www.oakscampsite.org.uk/homepage.php

 

Phasels wood campsite, Hemel Hempstead, UK

http://www.phaselswood.org.uk/

 

Willersly campsite, near Ashby de-la-zouch, North west leicestershire, UK

http://www.willesley.org/campsite/

 

Drum hill campsite, Derby, UK (East midlands)

http://www.drumhill.org.uk/

 

Kandersteg, WOSM International Scout Centre, Kandersteg, Switzerland ( near/not too far from Bern)

http://www.kisc.ch/youare/welcome

 

Various Farmers Feilds around the UK

 

Marrakech, Morrocco + trekking in the High Atlas mountians, staying in Berber tribal vilages

 

Peak 2000, international scout and Guide camp, Chatsworth

http://www.shu.ac.uk/city/community/peak2000/mainindex.html

 

and this year

 

Peak 2005 International scout and guide camp, Chatsworth

http://www.peak2005.org.uk/

 

After that, possibly somewhere in Norway, Denmark, or Sweeden.

 

 

 

 

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Camp Lowden IL

Camp Indian Trails WI

Northwoods Scout Camp MI

Philmont

Sea Base

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Bear Paw Scout Camp - Mountain, WI for 6 years as a youth

 

Gardner Dam Scout Camp - Langlade, WI for numerous weekend campouts as a youth and adult.

 

Lefeber Northwoods Camps - Laona, WI

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Camp Krietenstein, Brazil, IN '81-'84

Charles L. Summers High Adventure Canoe Base '83

 

I hope my Webelos2 will join the troop our pack feeds, and stays in until 2010 and gets selected to go to Jambo. Didn't get to go as a youth in '85.

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As a scout the only official Scout Camp we did was Camp Tuckahoe in Dillsburg, PA (1974 & 1975). As a scouter, took our Webs to Goshen (VA) last summer and will be doing it again this summer.

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well, ive only been in the troop for a couple of years. only been to camp one of the years. Went to Camp Hank Forker, Cochranton PA (AKA custaloga town). went last year, going again this year. really nice camp, anyone ever been there?

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Cheers to Camp Geiger and the "Mother" Tribe.

 

I was raised on the H. Roe Bartle Reservation. Heart of America Council.

1971-1975 as a camper; entered the Tribe of Mic-O-Say in '75

Worked on Staff 1976-1981

In '81, my staff position required me to attend National Camping School, so I spent a week at Camp Mitigwa, in Iowa.

 

I also went to Philmont in 1977.

 

Now in my "mature years" LOL, I've gone back to the same great camp with the Troop I serve for the last couple of summers, and this summer will spend a session on the staff working with the Outpost program.

 

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I am amazed that most of you seem to go to the same camp every year. Our troop tends to only go to our local council camp about every 2 or 3 years - not that it's not a GREAT camp but to give the boys more experiences and to keep them from getting bored. That being said, here's a list of where my son has gone to camp since joining the troop... I've usually been there for at least a few days and sometimes for the full week:

 

Peaceful Valley Scout Camp - Chris Dobbins (Denver Area Council)

Camp Ben Delatour (Longs Peak Council I think)

Peaceful Valley again

Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch - in Southern Colo but owned by a Kansas council

Camp Buffalo Bill - Wyoming

and this year we're going back to Peaceful Valley but using their "Eagle Point" camp which is a "design your own" summer camp.

 

At Peaceful Valley you have a choice of Chris Dobbins which is a dining hall camp or Dietler which is patrol cooking or Eagle Point where you can choose to have the camp cook for you or have the patrols cook (or some of each)

Ben Delatour and Spanish Peaks were both patrol cooking

Buffalo Bill is dining hall

 

The boys seem to enjoy the experience of patrol cooking but, honestly, I haven't seen that be a major deciding factor in which camp to go to. They seem more interested in what merit badges are offered, and the unique offerings of each camp. They'll be meeting in a couple of weeks for the annual planning meeting and I'll find out then where they want to go for next year.

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WE GO TO THE SAME CAMP EVERY YEAR FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT OUR HONOR SOCIETY IS ONE OF THE BEST AROUND. IT IS STILL GOING STRONG AND HAS OUR OLDER SCOUTS WANTING TO KEEP GOING SO THEY CAN ADVANCE IN SCOUTING AND IN MIC O SAY. OUR COUNCIL CHANGES WHAT MERIT BADGES THEY TEACH EVERY SO OFTEN. ONCE ONE OF OUR KIDS GO TO CAMP THEY USALLY ARE READY TO GO BACK NEXT YEAR.

 

LOOK US UP ON THE INTERNET IF YOU WANT TO AT

WWW.PONYEXPRESSBSA.ORG

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Camp Greilick, Traverse City, Michigan

youth 86,87,88,89

staffer 90,91

scouter 97,98,04

 

Camp Greilick is over 512 acres of beautiful terrain and is situated between Spider, Bass and Rennie Lakes. Not a hugh camp but those that go are very loyal to it. I will be a staffer this year...and a good old staffer too.

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Staff (first year CIT) at Camp William Wright (William Wright Scout Reservation) from 1968-1971,in Northern Indiana. Then, staff at Camp Pioneer Trails in Northern Indiana in 1974. Challenging work, lifetime friendships made, many of which still exist. Man, suddenly seems like so long ago, but many memories still fresh.

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Summer camp

 

Decorah - Gateway Area Council, WI

Phillips - Chippewa Valley Council, WI

Buffalo Bill - Central Wyoming Council, WY

 

Other Camps we have attended for various stays

 

Tomahawk - North Star Council, MN

Philmont - National NM

SeaBase - National FL

 

Non-BSA

 

BWCA - Northern MN

 

We are looking into Glacier's Edge Council, WI at the present time.

 

Stosh

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Summer Camp as a Scout:

Camp Conestoga 1975-1979

Somerset, PA

 

AS an aside, I believe that Eamonn was on staff and also the International Scout at Conestoga for one of those years.

 

Summer Camp as a Scouter:

Bashore Scout Reservation 2003-2007

Jonestown, PA

 

Other Camps:

J.E. Mack Scout Reservation

Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation

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