Saturday, January 31, 2015

Summer Camp 2015 Leaders Guide

It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about summer camp 2015! We are extremely excited for the 2015 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 2015 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 2015 Camp Minsi Summer Camp Program & Merit Badge Guide will be available on our website by the end of February 2015. 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 2015 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 2015 Leaders Guide

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mark Your Calendars! - Important Dates for 2015

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 2015 summer camp season. Please be sure to mark your calendars for these important pre-camp meetings and events.

Summer Camp Informational Meeting: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Minsi Trails Council will be holding an informational summer camp meeting for unit leaders on March 11, 2015 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.

Campsite Service Day: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Come out and help lend a hand as we prepare our campsites for Beaver Weekend and summer camp. This day of service is open to all willing to lend and hand setting up tent canvas, cots, and cleaning up around our sites. Work will take place from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Saturday (lunch and refreshments provided). Please RSVP your attendance to us at

Beaver Weekend: Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
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 13, 2015
Camp Minsi will hold an informational meeting on Saturday, June 13, 2015. 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.

Summer Camp 2015 at Camp Minsi
Camp Minsi will host 6 weeks of summer camp this year. To reserve a spot for your troop or crew, contact the Minsi Trails Council camping secretary at 610-465-8568 or visit
  • Week 1: Sunday, June 21, 2015 – Saturday, June 27, 2015
  • Week 2: Sunday, June 28, 2015 – Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • Week 3: Sunday, July 5, 2015 – Saturday, July 11, 2015
  • Week 4: Sunday, July 12, 2015 – Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Week 5: Sunday, July 19, 2015 – Saturday, July 25, 2015
  • LDS Week: Monday, July 27, 2015 – Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fall Open House: Saturday, October 17, 2015
It's not to early to start thinking about summer camp 2016! Come stop by our Fall Open House from 12:00pm (noon) to 5:00pm. Learn all about our 2016 programs, receive guided tours of the camp, apply for camp staff positions, and much more!