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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join Us at Three Falls in 2015!

For those of you who are already thinking about summer camp for 2015 -- Camp Three Falls should be on your shortlist. We offer a quality advancement program for both Boy Scouts and Webelos ... unique programs for both new Scouts and older Scouts ... a ton of free-time activities ... excellent food ... and the finest staff of any camp in Southern California.

Camp dates for Three Falls for 2015 are:

Webelos Resident Camp 

- 6/21 – 6/24
- 6/24 – 6/27
- 6/28 – 7/1
Boy Scout Camp

- 7/5 – 7/11
- 7/12 – 7/18
- 7/19 – 7/25
If you haven't been to Three Falls recently, you can download our 2014 Leaders Guide (Webelos or Boy Scout) to get a good idea of our program. See the downloads list to the right. 2015 Leader Guides will be posted after the first of the year.

We expect that the Boy Scout program will stay mostly the same for 2015. On the Webelos side, we'll be taking a close look at the changes National is making in Cub Scout advancement and will align our program to help Dens make the transition. More on that over the next few months.

For adults attending Boy Scout Camp, we're working with our council advancement committee to provide Position-Specific Training for Scoutmasters every week. Red Cross CPR classes will also be available again this year.

Prices for next year have not been set, but units that place their deposit by August 31, 2014 will pay this year's per-Scout price to attend next year. Call the council office at 805-482-8938 for information on how to place your reservation.

You can download a flyer here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What Leaders Are Saying About Us

Here's a sampling of comments from our end-of-session leader surveys:


Webelos Leaders:

“The 3 Falls staff were simply inspiring to me. They all exhibited a high quality of character that I hope my own boys will someday aspire to achieve. Well done.”

“Every boy commented on how much they enjoyed the camp. Staff was very helpful and friendly at every turn. We would definitely return.”

“Registration process allowing packs to customize the program was great. Other camps the program is fixed and not flexible.”

“This was a great session. I felt I came away with a renewed vision of what scouting is all about, which I didn’t expect….Thanks to everyone who made these four summer days special to both the boys and adults.”

Boy Scout Leaders:

“The food this week was terrific! Carolyn and staff did an amazing job. Thank you for introducing us to magic mac-n-cheese!”

“I have never been to a camp that cared so much about us campers having the best week.  All merit badge counselors were well prepared, always positive, and always cared about the youth.  I will recommend this camp to all!”

“Our boys really loved that the nature counselors would spend their own time helping them hunt lizards, frogs, etc.”

"I would like to thank the staff of Camp 3 Falls for the reverent and respectful manner in which you performed the Friday night campfire [flag retirement]. It is hard to put into words the gratitude I feel for your staff being respectful and professional. It was one of the best performed ceremonies I have been to."

“Of all the scout camps that we have been to over the last 10 years, we have never had a week at camp without having some member of the staff with a less than enthusiastic attitude. Camp Three Falls has been the first exception! Every staff member that we dealt with and worked with has such a good attitude and seemed genuinely happy.”