Monday, July 25, 2011

Boy Scout Summer Camp Photos

Some pictures from the first and second weeks of Boy Scout Camp have been posted on our Facebook page. We've been busy with more than 200 campers each week.

The weather has been great, not too hot during the day and comfortable at night. Just a few clouds today (Monday).

Thanks to some late-season rains, there's still plenty of water in the lake, as you can see in this picture. Check out the Facebook shots of the new sailboats in action!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Webelos Session 3 Pictures

Check out the pictures from our third Webelos session on Facebook

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Three Falls Receives 2011 Accredation

Our BSA Camp Visitation Team was in camp today to tour our facility and check our compliance with Boy Scout camp standards, and we are happy to report that we passed their scrutiny and received accredation for another year of operation as a Webelos Resident Camp. A second visitation team will be here during Boy Scout Camp to review the Boy Scout part of our program.

We are proud to run one of the oldest and most successful Webelos Resident Camp programs in southern California, serving about 450 Webelos, leaders and parents this summer. We've had dens in camp this summer not only from Ventura County Council, but also from at least four other southern California councils.

We've already set dates for 2012 Webelos Resident Camp: June 24-27; June 27-30, and July 1-4, with the possibility of a fourth session if those fill. Start planning now to attend this fantastic den outdoor experience. See our Facebook page for photos and comments from this year's campers.

More Webelos Camp Pictures

We've got a selection of pictures from Webelos Resident Camp Session 2 on the Facebook page. Lots more photos to sort through when I get a chance. Maybe some Session 3 pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Webelos Session 1 Photos

Excellent first week of camp. The staff continues to astound me with their enthusiasm and dedication, and we had great campers -- I especially enjoyed their skits at last night's campfire.

I've uploaded a few pictures from Webelos Session 1 to our Facebook page. I'll add more when I have time -- our Internet connection here has limited bandwidth so uploads are kinda slow.

We're looking forward to seeing the next bunch of campers next week. Actually, that would be tomorrow. Just about 23 hours from now, come to think about it.

I need to get some sleep.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Camp Menu

Some folks have expressed an interest in seeing the camp menu. Click here to see the typical weekly menu. This will vary slightly from week to week but should give you a pretty good idea.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Merit Badge Updates

Based on advance merit badge signups, a few classes are full. If you're using the online signup, you'll find that these have been removed from the dropdown menu.

Week 1: Period 1 Rifle Shooting, Period 1 Climbing, and Period 3 Small Boat Sailing
Week 2: Period 3 Small Boat Sailing

We will be adding another Small Boat Sailing class, Period 4 both weeks. I will add these to the dropdown menu on the signup form in the next 24 hours or so. In the mean time, you can use the comments field to request this class.

It's good to see strong interest in this merit badge, since we are getting four additional sailboats and have a staff member specifically trained to teach this merit badge. And there plenty of water in the lake this year.