Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Summer Camp 2013 Leaders Guide

It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about summer camp 2013! We are extremely excited for the 2013 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 2013 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 2013 Camp Minsi Summer Camp Program Guide will be available on our website by the end of January 2013. 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 2013 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
    Greg Larson
Program Director

Download the 2013 Leaders Guide

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013 Pre-Camp Events - Mark Your Calendars!

For more than 100 years, the tradition of "Be Prepared" has been the motto of the Scouting movement. As such, we have planned several events to help you get prepared for the 2013 summer camp season. Please be sure to mark your calendars for these important pre-camp meetings and events.

Summer Camp Informational Meeting: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Minsi Trails Council will be holding an informational summer camp meeting for unit leaders on March 7, 2013 at Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem, PA. The gathering will start at 6:30PM, with the meeting starting promptly at 7:00PM. The purpose of the meeting is to share information with unit leaders regarding the council's summer camp programs. This meeting also gives leaders an opportunity to ask any questions, connect with other leaders, give feedback, and meet some of our key staff members. All unit leaders are invited to attend this meeting. If you are have any questions, or need directions, please contact the Minsi Trails Council office at 610.264.8551.

Beaver Weekend: Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2013
Beaver Weekend is a unique opportunity for service, fellowship, recreation, and camping! Take the opportunity to bring your unit to Camp Minsi for the weekend. You can explore the camp, meet the staff, participate in open programs, and give back to Camp Minsi and Scouting through friendly service. This event is completely free! All we ask in return is that your unit gives a few hours of service to the camp on Saturday. Lunch on Saturday will be provided for all who are participating in the weekend. If your unit decides not to make a weekend out of it, you are invited to come just for the day on Saturday to participate in some of the fellowship events and service projects. If interested, please register your unit as soon as possible. A registration form is located in the resources section of this site.

Pre-camp Leader's Meeting & Luncheon: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Camp Minsi will hold an informational meeting on Saturday, June 15, 2013. This meeting will be held at Camp Minsi in the Dining Hall starting at 12:00PM. A complimentary lunch will be served as well. This meeting allows us to ensure that all leaders have the accurate and up-to-date information and to answer any questions you may have about your week at camp. You are invited to remain after the meeting to tour camp or check out your campsite. Please do your best to have your unit represented at this meeting. If you are unable to attend, please contact Lisa Empfield, the camp director (, so that she can answer any questions and distribute any vital information to you.