Monday, January 18, 2016

2016 Camp Documents

It's hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about summer camp! We're extremely excited for our 2016 summer camp programs and can't wait to help you begin the planning process as you prepare for summer camp. This year we are preparing a variety of exciting new opportunities and adventures while continuing to build on our lasting traditions and time-tested programs.

We've assembled several essential resources and documents to help unit leaders and Scouts "be prepared" for summer camp. These documents are full of useful information about our 2016 camp programs. The 2016 Camp Minsi Leader's Guide is the first resource to answering your summer camp questions. This guide is full of essential information and forms for unit leaders. The 2016 Camp Minsi Merit Badge & Program Guide includes program schedules, detailed merit badge information, and information on other activities happening during your week of summer camp. Be sure to check out the resources located on campminsi.org to help you and your unit prepare for your week at Camp Minsi.

On behalf of the entire 2016 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

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 Pre-Camp Leader Meetings and Events


For more than 100 years, the tradition of "Be Prepared" has been the motto of the Scouting movement. As such, we invite you to participate in one of our pre-camp leaders meetings to help you get prepared for the 2016 summer camp season. These informational meetings have several purposes, one of which is to allow you to meet the camp leadership, ask questions, and find out a more about what you can expect at camp this summer. If you have not been to Camp Minsi before, come and see what it is all about!

Minsi Trails Council's Summer Camp Informational Meeting: Monday, March 7, 2016
Minsi Trails Council will be holding an informational summer camp meeting for unit leaders on March 6, 2016 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.
Minsi Trails Council's University of Scouting: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Minsi Trails Council's University of Scouting will be held at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, PA on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The event will include two sessions to help leaders prepare for summer camp. From 9:40AM to 10:35AM there is "What I need to Know? Camp Program & Activities." This course gives you an overview of the various programs available at Camp Minsi. Then from 2:05 PM to 3:00 PM is "Doubleknot System" which provides information on how to manage your unit's summer camp activities and online registrations. You can sign up for either of these sessions by enrolling in the University of Scouting at www.minsitrails.org/uofs.
Camp Minsi Pre-camp Leader's Meeting & Luncheon: Saturday, May 21 2016
Camp Minsi will hold an informational meeting on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in conjunction with the camp's Beaver Day. This meeting will be held at Camp Minsi in the Dining Hall starting at 1:00PM. A complimentary lunch will be served as well. This meeting allows the camp staff to ensure that leaders have the accurate and up-to-date information and to answer any questions you may have about your week at camp. You will be able to meet key staff members and are invited to tour camp and check out your campsite.
Beaver Weekend at Camp Minsi: Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22, 2016
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.
Camp Minsi Fall Open House: Saturday, October 22, 2016
It's never to early to start thinking about summer camp 2017! Come stop by our annual Fall Open House anytime between 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Learn all about our 2017 programs, receive guided tours of the camp, apply for camp staff positions, and much more! Complimentary weekend camping is also available.