Forestburg 2015

The summer camping experience provides more than just fun. Summer camp offers physically and intellectually challenging activities, new and rewarding experiences, and supportive and caring relationships.

In just one week of camp, youth develop:
  • Strong personal values and character 
  • Positive sense of self-worth and usefulness
  • Caring and nurturing relationships with peers and adults
  • Desire to learn by exploring nature and the environment
  • Productive and creative use of time
If you should have any questions, feel free to contact Chris Scharmann  cell: 732-233-9701 or e-mail:crscharmann@comcast.net

Other Logistics:


ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE
We depart for Forestburg on Sunday July 12th at 9:30AM from the exit 109 Garden State Park and Ride lot. Traditionally the Troop stops at a restaurant or McDonalds in town for something to eat just before arrival.  We check in as a Troop at the campsite at about 1PM.
 
We will leave camp on  Saturday July 18th  after morning closing ceremony from (Approximately 9AM).
 
If you plan to drive up and/or back from FSR, please contact Chris Scharmann and let him know how many spots you have available in your car for other Scouts.  A list of drivers and passengers will  be published the week of July 6th.
 
MAIL
Letters or care packages should be sent the day before or the day after the Scouts leave for camp so it will arrive about the half way point of the camp. Send to:
Scout's Name___________________
Troop #67 J. Fred Billett Camp, Week 2
Forestburg Scout Reservation
1945 Route 42
Forestburgh, New York 12777
 
FAMILY VISITATION DAY
Family and friends are welcome to come and visit the campers after lunch. All visitors MUST check in with camp staff in the Billett Administration Building.
 
Visitors are encouraged stay for the Friday Barbeque dinner, the campfire and share fellowship. Friday afternoon is camp wide games, so this is a great opportunity to see the Scouts in action.
 
Many Troop 67 parents have income up on Friday to share the experience with their son, brought a tent and slept overnight with the Troop and left with their son on Saturday. For those in the Troop that consider a Motel 6 camping there are several motels in Monticello and Port Jervis.
 
Please let Chris Scharmann know if you plan to come to the BBQ on Friday night so the troop can purchase a dinner ticket for you.
 
TRADING POST/SPENDING MONEY
The Forestburg Trading Post has a variety of snacks, merit badge pamphlets, Scout items including t-shirts and hats, and necessities such as soap, shampoo, bug repellent, Scout knives, uniform parts, ponchos, socks, etc.
 
It is recommended that Scouts bring around $35 to cover snacks, lunch on the way up to camp and a small souvenir.  More money should be sent if your Scout needs to purchase other items or a kit or shooting ticket for one of their merit badges. 
Electronics kit: $8
Space Exploration kit: $16
Basketry kit:  $20
Indian Lore kit: $15
Leatherwork kit: $10
Wood Carving kit: $6
Merit Badge Pamphlet:  $4.50
Rifle Shooting Class ticket: $6
Shotgun Shooting Class ticket: $20
Shirts and hats:  $13-$17


Forestburg Website

More information about Forestburg can be found at: www.fsrcamp.org


Interactive Map and Driving Directions:


Forestburg Scout Reservation


Important Dates:


As soon as possible bring:
Merit Badge Selection Form (download in forms/downloads section) and $100 Deposit per Scout is due
 
TBD
Final balance of $300 per Scout and the medical form is due
 
July 12th  - July 18th, 2015
Troop 67 at Forestburg
 

FSR Medical Policy


ILLNESS
If your son is sick KEEP HIM HOME for at least 7 days after symptoms began or 24 hours after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.
 
During the Troop's medical recheck on arrival at camp all participants (Scouts and Adults) will be asked if they have any symptoms of influenza and will have their temperature taken. Anyone having a temperature of 100.4F will sleep in a tent separate from others that do not have a fever. If the fever persists until the next day they will be asked to leave camp.
 
The spread of Influenza can be reduced by covering coughs and sneezes and using good hand hygiene. Hands should be washed frequently, using running water and liquid hand soap. 
 
FSR is staffed with the services of a full time Health Officer and has regular sick call hours for those not feeling well and prescheduled times to hand out prescription medicine.
 
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
The  PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION FORM must be filled out for any prescription medical brought to camp. Use one form for each prescription medication and/or dosage. Place this form and medication with the original prescription bottle/vial/tube etc.., into a zip lock bag and give it to Chris Scharmann when we depart for camp. Medication will be given to the camp health officer at our medical rechecks.
 
EpiPens and inhalers will be carried by Scouts while at camp.  All other prescription medicine will be dispensed by the camp Health Officer.
 
Non-prescription medications do not require a prescription medical form and will not be dispensed by the Health Officer at Camp.