Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mark Your Calendars! - Important Dates for 2013

The 2012 summer camp season has come to a close, but we're already hard at work preparing for 2013. Please be sure to mark your calendars with these important camp dates. You can register your unit for summer camp 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 13, 2012)
  • Summer Camp Informational Meeting (March 7, 2013)
  • Camp Minsi Beaver Weekend (May 17-19, 2013)
  • Summer Camp Pre-Camp Leader's Meeting (June 15, 2013)
  • Summer Camp Week 1 (June 23 – 29, 2013)
  • Summer Camp Week 2 (June 30 – July 6, 2013)
  • Summer Camp Week 3 (July 7 – July 13, 2013)
  • Summer Camp Week 4 (July 14 – July 20, 2013)
  • Summer Camp Week 5 (July 21 – July 27, 2013)
  • Summer Camp Week 6 (July 28 – August 3, 2013) * Week full - registration closed *

    More information and details on the 2013 summer camp programs will be released in late-2012 and early-2013 right here on campminsi.org.

  • Monday, August 6, 2012

    Camp Minsi 2012 Fall Scout Expo

    You don’t have to wait until next summer to experience all the fun of camp! Come to Camp Minsi on October 13, 2012 for Camp Minsi's 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 first annual fall open house and open program day. Hone your skills at the shooting ranges, use a two-man saw, throw a tomahawk, enjoy a guided nature hike, taste some fresh Dutch oven cooking, stamp leather crafts, go fishing in Stillwater Lake, 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 lots of special presentations and demos (to be announced) throughout the day as well.

    In addition to previews of the upcoming 2013 summer camp program, Scouts who may have left camp with a partial in a merit badge will have an opportunity to meet with councilors at the Summer Camp Merit Badge Completion Station to show proof of their missing requirements and work to turn their “partials” into a “completes.”

    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.

    Activities include:

    ScoutCraft:
  • Pioneering Projects
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Lumberjack Games
  • Leatherworking
  • Cooking Demos
  • Branding
  • Leave-No-Trace Demos
  • Fall Nature Hikes
  • Fishing


  • Shooting Sports:
  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • BB Guns
  • Paintball Action Course
  • Muzzleloader Shooting


  • Dining Hall:
  • Food (including pizza, hotdogs, snacks, beverages, and more!)
  • Camp Minsi Trading Post
  • Summer Camp 2013 Preview
  • High Adventure Information
  • Camp Staff Information
  • Merit Badge Completions

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 (9AM to 5PM)
    Where: Camp Minsi (Pocono Summit, PA)
    Who: All Scouts, Scouters, & families
    Cost: $7.00 per Scout

    - Download Flyer & Registration Form -