Camp Minsi's Voyager Canoe Trek is a brand-new program for Scouts seeking a high adventure experiance. A one-week pilot trek was held in 2009, and three full treks are already planned for the 2010 summer! This program is designed for older Scouts interested in a unique river experience. Participants will have the opportunity to canoe for 5 days, through beautiful valleys from upstate New York, into the rolling Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania.
Three exciting treks are planned for 2010:
- Week 1 (June 27 - July 3)
- Week 3 (July 11 - July 17)
- Week 5 (July 25 - July 31)
Upon arrival at Camp Minsi on Sunday, Scouts will have a quick check-in and orientation, followed by a special campfire. The crew will awake on Monday and drive to the boat launch in New York. From there, they will canoe for five days, travling the river down into East Stroudsburg, PA. Along the way they will have the opportunity to stop at many scenic and historic sites, and learn new skills about the environment around them. They will operate as a patrol and cook their own meals. On Friday, at the completion of the trek, the crew will return to Camp Minsi to attend the closing campfire where they will be recognized and prepare for their return home on Saturday morning.
Scouts that participate in the Voyager program will develop life-long memories and will bring back many great stories and skills to share with the rest of their Troop. Scouts interested in the program should sign-up as soon as possible, as there are only 10 spots available each week! For more information and to register, please contact Jane Chase, the council's field & camping secretary, at 610.465.8568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.