Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Three Falls Adventure Trek

New for 2013!

Camp Three Falls is proud to re-introduce the Three Falls Adventure Trek Program.

Designed especially for older scouts looking for a higher level of excitement and challenge, the Adventure Trek takes advantage of the best that Camp Three Falls and the Los Padres National Forest have to offer.  Rather than participate in the traditional merit badge program, “trekkers” will:

· Assemble into crews of 6-8 Scouts
· Build teamwork on the Low COPE course
· Receive mountain bike training and face a challenging ride down Mount Pinos
· Receive climbing instruction and climb the 57-foot tower with  fellow trekkers
· Develop primitive living skills, including black powder rifle shooting, survival skills and more
· Receive leadership skills training while addressing daily leadership challenges.
· Leave camp for two days of backpacking, including camping at remote trail camps in the Chumash Wilderness, while using Philmont-style backpacking techniques.
· Practice the principles of Leave No Trace
· Earn Camping and Geocaching Merit Badges

This exclusive program is available only for Scouts who are at least 13 years old at the beginning of camp, and have completed 8th grade.

Treks will be led in camp and in the field by specially trained staff members. The program is designed for individual scouts, not as a troop or patrol activity.

Due to the added cost of running this program, there will be a $35 per scout surcharge in addition to the regular camp fee.

Leaders Please Note:
Maximum enrollment will be 16 campers each week.
Unit leaders will receive detailed information on this new  program by email and during the May leaders meeting.
Scoutmasters should use Badgetracker to sign scouts up for the program.  The fee must be paid to the council office by May 31st to hold the Scout's reservation for this exciting program.


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