Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beaver Day 2014 Project List

Beaver Day is fast approaching! This event (May 17, 2014) is a special opportunity for Scouts, Scouters and volunteers to come to Camp Minsi and participate in service projects to help prepare the camp for another busy season of summer camp.

Be prepared! Below is a list of many of the projects currently planned for Beaver Day. Dress appropriately for the jobs – you may end up working in the dirt, clearing brush, or painting. If you have any special skills, tools, interests or expertise that could help with any of these projects, please be sure to let us know.

Lunch on Saturday will be provided (free of charge) to all Beaver Day participants; and in the afternoon you will have an opportunity to explore camp and participate in special open programs. We also hope that you plan on joining us for our 7th annual spaghetti dinner in the Camp Minsi dining hall on Saturday evening (cost $7 per person).

We hope to see you there!

Beaver Day 2014 Project List:

  • Set-up campsite canvas on frames.
  • Set-up and disperse campsite cots to individual tents.
  • Set-up campsite canopies.
  • Spread sand at Waterfront from beach to pavilion and up to latrine area.
  • Spread stone on trail in front of ScoutCraft (from Fire Circle to Ad-pad).
  • Clean-up area behind the Dining Hall – re-spreads stone, clean up brush and logs across the road from the shower house, fix up area where ditch was dug, clean up around the dumpsters.
  • Remove winter walls from Handicraft and store for the summer.
  • Remove winter walls from Waterfront Pavilion and store for the summer.
  • Finish painting backside of the Trail to Adventure pavilion.
  • Apply second coat of paint to inside of Central Showers.
  • Construct seating/tables for Shotgun pavilion.
  • Construct changing station at Waterfront.
  • Perform road repairs to fix pot holes on Service Road (parking lot to Shooting Sports) and Outer Circle Road.
  • Clean-up fire circle area – rake around benches, dig out fire pits, etc.
  • Rake around buildings, clean-up brush and clear central camp trails and roadways.
  • Remove old boats along the trail to the ice house.

For more information on any of the Beaver Day projects or to register your unit for the weekend or a project, please feel contact us at campminsi@gmail.com or call Minsi Trails Council's Director of Camping, Paul Oswald, at 610-465-8576.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 Merit Badge & Program Guide

The 2014 Camp Minsi Program Guide is now available for all Scouts and leaders! This guide describes the summer camp program - including merit badge information (schedules, pre-requisite requirements, costs, descriptions, and more), Camp Minsi's first-year camper program, our daily high adventure options, weekly program schedule, special camp-wide and evening programs, adult leader programs, and more!

This guide allows you to be prepared and plan out your week at summer camp! Please, feel free to contact the program director, Greg Larson (CampMinsiPD@yahoo.com), with any questions.

Download the 2014 Program Guide

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Summer Camp 2014 Leaders Guide

It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about summer camp 2014! We are extremely excited for the 2014 summer camp programs and can't wait to help you begin the planning process. This summer we are preparing a variety of new programs while continuing to build on our lasting traditions.

The 2014 Camp Minsi Leaders Guide is the first resource to answering your summer camp questions. This guide is full of essential information and forms for unit leaders.

The 2014 Camp Minsi Summer Camp Program Guide will be available on our website by the end of February 2014. This guide will include: merit badge information, program schedules, and details on other activities happening during your week of summer camp.

On behalf of the entire 2014 Camp Minsi staff, we'd like to thank you for choosing Camp Minsi; and we look forward to sharing a memorable summer with you and your entire unit.

Yours in Scouting,

Lisa Empfield
Camp Director
CampMinsiCD@yahoo.com
    Greg Larson
Program Director
CampMinsiPD@yahoo.com

Download the 2014 Leaders Guide

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mark Your Calendars! - Important Dates for 2014

The 2013 summer camp season has come to a close, but we're already hard at work preparing for 2014! Please be sure to mark your calendars with these important camp dates. You can register your unit for summer camp with the forms located at minsitrails.com or by contacting Field & Camping Secretary Jane Chase at the Minsi Trails Council office (610-465-8568 or Jane.Chase@scouting.org).

  • Camp Minsi Fall Scout Expo (October 12, 2014)
  • Camp Minsi Beaver Weekend (May 16 – 18, 2014)
  • Summer Camp Pre-Camp Leader's Meeting (June 14, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 1 (June 22 – 28, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 2 (June 29 – July 5, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 3 (July 6 – 12, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 4 (July 13 – 19, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 5 (July 20 – 26, 2014)
  • Cub Scout Fishing Derby (July 26 – 27, 2014)
  • LDS Scouting Summer Camp (July 28 – August 2, 2014)
  • Order of the Arrow Fall Weekend (September 5 – 7, 2014)

More information and details on the 2014 summer camp programs will be released in late-2013 and early-2014 right here on campminsi.org.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Camp Minsi 2013 Fall Scout Expo

Scouts of all ages are invited to Camp Minsi for a fun-filled day of Scouting events in beautiful outdoors of the Pocono mountains. Cub Scout dens, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, and families can come to camp for Camp Minsi’s second annual fall open house and open program day. Hone your skills at the shooting ranges, enjoy a guided nature hike, taste some fresh Dutch oven cooking, stamp leather crafts, go fishing in Stillwater Lake, throw a tomahawk, and much more!

The Camp Minsi summer camp staff will be on hand to run a variety of open programs and special events for Scouts – including ScoutCraft programs and shooting range events. Plus there will be special presentations and demos (to be announced) throughout the day as well.

You don’t just have to come for the day; your unit can make a weekend out of the event! Camping opportunities are available. Reserve a campsite and enjoy a whole weekend of fall Camp Minsi fun.

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