Summer Camp 2017

Summer camp is scheduled for 25 June - 1 July at Ockanickon Scout Reservation in Pipersville, Pennsylvania. 

$420 total per Scout (by February 28)
$445 total per Scout (after February 28)
$420 total per Webelos Crossover (by 31 May)


Leader cost will be dependent on the number of adults attending but likely to be under $200.

Camp Scholarships are available to scouts camping with their unit. Please contact Mr. Stoffa.

Fees at Ockanickon Scout Reservation are “all-inclusive”
“ALL INCLUSIVE” means that you do not pay extra at camp for any of the following if you are taking the merit badge or participating in the program that requires the materials; they are included in your general camp fee. Craft kits and ammunition will be available for purchase in the Trading Post for non-merit badge participants.Basketry Kits, Leather Crafts, Clay, Arrow Kits for merit badge requirements. Rifle Ammunition, Shotgun Ammunition, Ice for your Cooler, ATV Program, Adventure Sports including Mountain Bikes, COPE, and Climbing (both on the tower and the real rock face) Food for Cooking MB, WIFI access, the best food you will ever experience at a boy scout camp and plenty of it, and so much more!

-The fees do not cover Horsemanship, Golf, or Scuba which are provided by outside vendors at an additional fee.

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

Dan Beard – First Year Program 

Dan Beard is the 1st year camper program for new Scouts. It is designed to give new Scouts an opportunity to earn a number of the rank requirements from Tenderfoot, 2 nd , and 1 st Class Ranks. It also gives the Scouts a chance to earn Art Merit Badge, and also cover Instructional Swim or Swimming Merit Badge, depending on their swimming ability at the beginning of the week. It also teaches the Scouts about the patrol method, which Scouting is all about. Scouts will also learn about knife, ax, and saw safety and earn their Totin’ Chip during their time in Dan Beard. Dan Beard is an all day program and the participants are REQUIRED to attend BOTH SESSIONS. 

The Merit Badge Program

The merit badge program provides an opportunity for Scouts to gain more skill in things that they enjoy doing and to have a chance to try out new activities. 

Adventure Sports 

The Endurance Crew is a sampling of the best that the Adventure Sports Department has to offer. Participants will have an active week as this full day program incorporates COPE, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, shotgun shooting, and a Delaware River canoeing trip. Successful participants will leave the program with both Cycling and Climbing merit badges. 

Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience offers scouts an opportunity to have fun while building teamwork and self-confidence. To promote the crew dynamic, scouts develop their communication and problem solving skills as they participate in team-building activities and initiative games. Then, the COPE crew uses spotting skills to successfully overcome Ockanickon’s 10 Low COPE elements including the Mohawk Walk, Swinging Log, and the Wild-Woozy. As the crew develops its ability to function as a team, the challenges move skyward as they use belaying skills to attempt the 10 High COPE elements including the Skywalk, Pirates Crossing, Giant’s Ladder, and Zip-line. 

Mountain Biking: Ockanickon uses quality Cannondale Mountain Bikes to conquer trails from easy rides on local country roads, to a rough ride through rocky terrain. We also offer varied trip lengths: shorter trips for those who just want to try it; longer trips for those who want to go out on a real adventure.

Climbing Crew: Ockanickon is directly across the Tohickon Creek from Ralph Stover State Park’s High Rocks and Tohickon Valley Park’s Gray Walls. These cliffs offer participants some of the best natural rock climbing in Pennsylvania. When you earn Climbing merit badge at Ockanickon, you earn it on natural rocks. Take advantage of these natural treasures!!! 

Mountain Boarding: When you combine snowboarding with off-road tires, you get one exciting ride any time of year. Our Adventure Sports staff is on hand to give you instructions and tips. Take one ride down, or spend the whole session riding. 

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