Monday, June 24, 2019

Webelos Resident Camp - Fast Facts


The following information will be especially helpful to parents of Webelos Scouts attending Camp Three Falls for the first time:

Medical Form: Everyone, youth or adult, staying overnight in camp, even if it is for just one night, needs a BSA Health History form, parts A, B, and C. This includes a signature from a physician or other approved medical practitioner (as described on the form) dated within 12 months of your last day in camp. There will be no exceptions.

Weather: Temperatures in July are usually in the upper 80s or lower 90s during the day, and the 50s at night. But it can be hotter or colder, or even rain. So be prepared for a range of weather.

Tents: We provide canvas wall tents on wood platforms. They measure 8 x 8 feet and are big enough to stand up in. Each tent is intended for two people and is equipped with two cots, which have wood or metal frames and a canvas sleeping surface. You must bring a sleeping bag (best) or blankets. Youth can share a tent with another youth (which we encourage) or with a parent. Adults can tent with their own child; with another adult of the same sex; or with their spouse.

Food: Meals are served cafeteria-style in our dining hall. We provide tasty, nutritious, kid-friendly food. There is one main, hot dish, plus sides for each meal. A salad bar is available for most lunches and dinners, and there is cereal at breakfast. We can accommodate special menu needs such as allergies, as well as those with religious dietary restrictions, if we are notified at least a week before your arrival in camp. Without advance notice, we may not be able to meet your needs.

Activities: You will participate in most camp activities with your pack or den, not individually. The leader of each group (den, or combined dens) should fill out a program request form (in the back of the leader manual) and send it in at least a week before your arrival in camp. Most activities are designed for groups of 6 to 8 youth. We will combine smaller groups to make best use of our facilities, and may ask you to split larger groups.

Rest Rooms: Each campsite has a Porta-Potty and a washbasin. There are rest rooms with flush toilets for adults only near the dining hall. There are flush toilets and showers for youth and adults at the pool.

Electricity: There is no electricity in the campsites. There is power available outside the dining hall, at some other buildings, and in the shower house at the pool.

Vehicles: You cannot drive to your campsite. You must park your car in the parking lot. Please carpool, since parking space is limited.

Alcohol and tobacco: Alcoholic beverages of any kind are prohibited on camp property. Smoking as well as vaping are permitted only in the designated smoking area on the north side of the parking lot. Do not smoke in your campsite.

Cell Phones: We ask that you do not let youth carry or use cell phones at camp. Adults, please limit your cell phone use. Don't let homesick scouts call home: It only makes their homesickness worse.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2020 Camp Dates

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Dates have been set for Summer Camp Programs at Three Falls in 2020:

Scouts BSA
Session 1 – June 28-July 4
Session 2 – July 5-11
Session 3 – July 12-18
Webelos
Session 1 – July 19-22
Session 2 – July 22-25

Reservations can be made at https://vc.tentaroo.com starting in September 2019.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

First Year Webelos? We Can Bear It

A lot of Bear Den Leaders forget that Webelos Resident Camp is open to Cub Scouts who are going to be Webelos NEXT school year -- so if they are Bears now, they can come to camp in summer 2019.

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 Webelos Adventures toward their advancement. Or you and your den can simply relax and enjoy the mountain air and the great views, and have a good time.

The dates for summer 2019 are

Webelos Session 1 -- July 21-24
Webelos Session 2 -- July 24-27

There is still space available in both sessions.

To learn more, download the Leader Guide from the council web site at https://www.vccbsa.org/camping/camp-three-falls/summer-camp/

Signups are through Tentaroo; follow the link from the council web site. Remember that Webelos Resident Camp is a pack or den event, so work with your Cubmaster or Pack Committee Chair to sign up using the Pack's Tenteroo account. Questions? Send us an email at Camp3FallsStaff@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Don't Forget Those Prerequisites!

If you have Scouts attending Scouts BSA summer camp at Three Falls -- or anywhere else, for that matter -- now would be a good time to remind them about completing merit badge prerequisites. Many merit badges include requirements that can't be completed at camp, and if scouts don't do them at home before camp, they will come home with a partial on the badge. While a partial is not the end of the world, it's a lot more satisfying for the scout to be able to look forward to getting the merit badge at the next Court of Honor! You can find merit badge prerequisites in the camp Leader's Guide. Download ours here:  https://www.vccbsa.org/camping/camp-three-falls/summer-camp/

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Three Falls -- The Place for Webelos Adventure!


Summer is fast approaching, but there is still time to sign your den up for Webelos Resident Camp at Three Falls.


At Resident Camp, your scouts will experience four days and three nights of outdoor adventure. We provide tents and cots, great food, and a full schedule of fun, from campfires to hikes; BB guns and archery, climbing on our monster climbing tower, swimming in our pool, plus opportunities to learn new skills that fulfill advancement requirements, like outdoor cooking, knife safety, knots, nature study, astronomy, and more.

Above all, it's a great time!

Webelos Resident Camp at Three Falls is open to boys and girls who are currrently Bears (third grade) or first-year Webelos (fourth grade). Resident camp is a pack/den activity, not for individual scouts or families. Parents are encouraged to attend, but BSA regulations and our camp rules do not require a parent for every child. Packs may set their own standards.

Next summer's dates are:
Session 1: July 21-July 24
Session 2: July 24-July 27

We expect a very full camp this summer, so don't wait too long to sign up or you may miss out.

Registrations can be made online at https://vc.tentaroo.com/. Please use your unit Tenteroo account to place your reservation, not an individual account.


2019 Webelos Leader Guide


The 2019 Webelos Leader Guide can be viewed by clicking here.