Sunday, April 12, 2015

First Year Webelos? We Can Bear It

A lot of Bear Den Leaders forget that Webelos Resident Camp is open to boys who are going to be Webelos NEXT school year -- so if they are Bears now, they can come to camp in summer 2015.

Our Webelos Resident Camp is a great experience for first-time campers. We supply tents and cots, and tasty (really!) meals in our dining hall, so you don't need a lot of camping gear or know-how, just a willingness to try something new.

Our staff puts on the program, with swimming, BB guns, archery, handicrafts, hikes, fun campfires, and much more. Your Webelos can work on several of the new Webelos Adventures. Or you and your den can simply relax and enjoy the mountain air and the great views, and have a good time.

Space is limited. We still have room for more packs session 1, June 21-24. If your pack already has a reservation for session 2 or 3, we may be able to add a few more people -- check with the council office for availability.

Download the 2015 Webelos Leaders Guide for all the details.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Shower House Under Construction



As many of you know, the shower house at our swimming pool had been in poor condition for a long time. This year, council has committed to replacing it with a modern structure, and construction is underway. The schedule calls for the new building to be completed just before the start of camp.

The building includes a large youth section, and separate men's and women's showers. The youth shower room will have dividing doors so it can be split into boys' and girls' sections for coed events. Each section will include individual shower stalls for privacy, benches for changing clothes, plus toilets and sinks.

There will also be open-air showers on the west end of the building -- you can see them in the top picture -- for folks who come to the pool in the bathing suits and just need to rise off quickly. This will reduce waiting time during busy times like swim checks.

The pool itself is also slated for repairs and upgrades in time for the 2016 summer camp season.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Webelos Leaders Guide

The 2015 Webelos Resident Camp Leaders Guide is now available for downloading from the council web site. Click here to go to the council web site.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Boy Scout Leader Guide Now Available


The 2015 Boy Scout Camp Leader Guide is available for downloading from the Ventura Council Web Site.

We're still working on the Webelos Leader Guide -- we're working out some changes to align our Webelos program with the new Cub Scout advancement requirements that go into effect this year. The Webelos Leader Guide should be available by the end of February, hopefully sooner.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Winter Camp at Three Falls

We love Summer Camp at Three Falls, but Ventura County Council offers three Winter Camp Weekends each year, too. The schedule for this year is:

2015 Winter Camp
Session #1 - January 9-11, 2015:  Hosted by Troop 805
Session #2 - January 23-25, 2015:  Hosted by Troop 642 & Troop 689   
Session #3 - February 6-8, 2015:  Hosted by Troop 262   
Cost is $35.00 per person, which includes three (3) meals Saturday, breakfast Sunday, Cracker Barrel Friday and Saturday nights, and a Winter Camp memento.
For more information regarding Winter Camp, Email Corey Slack at corey.slack@scouting.org
You can find the reservation form on the council web site (click here)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Join the Three Falls Team in 2015

Become a part of the finest summer camp staff in Southern California -- apply now to work at Camp Three Falls in 2015.

The Three Falls staff consistently gets rave reviews from Scouts and leaders, and the quality of our staff is what brings troops and packs back to Three Falls year after year. You'll work hard, learn a lot, and make lifetime memories, both for yourself and for our campers.

Applications are due by December 15. We will interview applicants for area directors and other key positions in late December and early January; other applicants will be interviewed in late January or early February.

You must be at least 14 years old to work at camp. Applicants who will be 14 at the start of camp are hired as counselors in training. CITs receive extra training and will rotate between several program areas during the summer. Applicants who will be 15 or older during the camp season are eligible to be assistant instructors, instructors, or area directors depending on age and qualifications. Some positions require specific training or certifications.

While most of our staff is made up of high school and college students, we also have some key positions that require adults, including kitchen staff, office staff, camp commissioners, and some supervisory program positions.

Most staff positions require a commitment to attend staff week, June 14-20; three sessions of Webelos Camp (June 21-July 1); and three sessions of Boy Scout Camp (July 5-26). There will be an orientation meeting in March and three or four mandatory pre-camp training sessions during the months leading up to camp, held on Saturdays, usually at the council office in Camarillo. Training dates will be announced at your interview.

You can download the 2015 Summer Camp Staff Application by clicking on this link.