Issuu on Google+

Register On-Line

Come down and Enjoy all the

Fun Memorial Day Extended Weekend Camp May 28-30 2010 At Camp Lindblad

Autumn Oct 8-10 2010 At Camp Lindblad

Oct 22-24 2010 At Camp Lindblad

Cub Scout Family Camps 2010 Mt. Diablo Silverado Council 800 Ellinwood Way Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 674-6100 Fax (925) 674-6190 Web Site www.bsa-mdsc.org See the “Activities” tab, then Cub Family Camp on the left Email: info@bsa-mdsc.org 1


What Do Boys Want from Scouting? When a boy becomes a member of the Boy Scouts of America, one of his first questions is, “When do we go camping?” The Cub Scout program offers a variety of opportunities that include day camps, pack campouts, family camping, and Webelos overnighters. Each of these experiences have a different dynamic that gives the boy and his friends and family an appreciation for the outdoors. Camping and outdoor activities fulfill a boy’s dreams of fun, excitement, and adventure. Camps provide a natural setting for quality time with family and friends. Scout council camps with trained staffers provide an ideal setting for a wide variety of activities.

Who Can Attend? The whole family is invited to attend Cub Scout Family Camp. Anyone in the family (immediate or extended) may attend any of the Cub Scout Family Camps hosted in the redwoods of coastal California at Camp Lindblad, as long as there is one registered Cub Scout in the family. Siblings age 5 and under are only $15.00 per person, and must be accompanied by an adult.

How much does it Cost? Every effort is made to keep costs low while providing a safe, fun event for you and your family. The registration fees below cover food, craft supplies, sporting good supplies, staff salary for positions requiring National Camp School certification, insurance, and incidentals to keep a camp open (like electricity, permits, equipment repair, etc.). Cub Scouts will receive a Camp Lindblad patch on their first trip to camp as part of their fees. Some of the overhead costs of keeping Camp Lindblad operating is offset by Friends of Scouting and other donations. The base cost per person to attend camp is: Cub Scout

$115.00

Adult

$115.00

Sibling

$115.00

Sibling age 5 or under

$ 15.00

Families who register early (at least a week before the camp starts) are eligible for an early per person fee reduction. Cub Scout

$90.00

Adult

$90.00

Sibling

$90.00

Sibling age 5 or under

$ 15.00 2


Camps are limited to the first 250 campers per event. You are encouraged to sign up early to save your space!

Earn a free camp T-shirt and s’mores kit! If your pack signs up 30 or more people to attend the same weekend, you will receive a Camp Lindblad t-shirt for every boy who is registered officially as a Cub Scout. (Sorry, youth who are not Cub Scouts do not receive the free t-shirt.) In addition, every member of the party, youth and adult, will receive a s’mores kit to prepare his or own dessert for the evening. Mmmm… chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!

How Do I Register for Camp? For your convenience, registrations may be made online at our council website, www.bsa-mdsc.org . Credit card payments (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) must be made at the time of registration. You may alternately fill out the Cub Scout Family Camps Registration form and turn it in to the council service center at 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. You will need to include payment with the form for ALL people listed on the form. Payment may be made with check, cash, or the credit cards listed in the previous paragraph. After your registration for family camp is submitted, you will need to have all campers complete their medical forms and permission slips (blank forms available at the end of this book). These forms will be collected at the time you check in at Camp Lindblad.

Refund Policy In order to prepare for any Scouting activity, we try to reduce costs of program supplies, patches, t-shirts, and some non-perishable food by buying them a month to six weeks ahead of the activity. When reservations are made, they are figured in the ordering of materials and estimating the number of support staff that is needed for the activity. Funds are allocated and spend in anticipation that everyone who makes a reservation intends to attend family camp. (Thank you for helping us to plan accurately!) We will strictly adhere to the Camp Refund Policy. Individuals who are unable to attend camp due to illness, accidents, or family emergencies may request a refund of the fees paid for camp. All refunds will be subject to the following procedures: 1. Refund requests must be made at least 1 week prior to the start of the camp session. 2. Refund request must be made in writing to the Cub Scout Family Camp Director, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 3. All refunds will be sent to the person making the request. 4. No refunds will be made once the camp session has begun. 5. All refunds must be evaluated and approved by the Cub Scout Family Camp Director.

3


VERY IMPORTANT—Health and Medical Record forms: All of our overnight family camps under 72 hours in duration with medical support available within 30 minutes. Our Cub Scout Resident Camp at Camp Lindblad requires only Part A and Part C of the Health and Medical Record form. Please have these two parts completed for each member of your party that is attending Family Camp, and bring it to Camp Lindblad. These forms will be submitted during the check-in process.

Insurance Medical insurance is provided for all registered Cub Scouts and registered leaders. Adults who are not registered Cub Scout Leaders and siblings of Cub Scouts need to be covered by family accident insurance.

What to Bring to Camp Please remember to have all items packed in easily carried bags, as the parking is not located near camp sites. Expect to have all of your gear loaded into the camp truck and moved to a spot closer to the camp site, as you make the scenic hike into camp. Bring only what you need and can easily move. _____ Signed Health and Medical Record #34605

_____ Signed permission slips

PERSONAL _____Personal first aid kit

_____Personal Tents _____Several pairs socks

_____Washcloth

_____Day Pack _____Pajamas

_____Toothbrush

_____Sleeping Bag _____Light Shoes

_____Toothpaste

_____Jacket _____Hat

_____Soap

_____Raincoat or poncho _____Large Towel

_____Pillow

_____Foam pad _____Chapstick

_____Insect repellent

_____Full Uniform _____Water bottle

_____Spending money

_____T-shirts, several _____Handbook

_____Lawn chair

_____Sweater _____Pocket knife _____Pants _____Flashlight _____Under-shorts

4


Accreditation The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council's camps are nationally accredited. The camp annually undergoes a rigid inspection based on the National Camping Standards of the Boy Scouts of America.

Policies The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council will follow certain policies and requirements that have been developed by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America These policies and requirements will insure that the camp is a safe haven for your child, your family, and your pack. 1. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on camp property. 2. Smoke Free Policy – all buildings or facilities are designated as nonsmoking facilities. Smoking is not allowed outside entry and exit doors of any building or in activity areas. The designated smoking area is located behind the main lodge. 3. The Boy Scouts of America will not tolerate any form of child abuse in any form—emotional, physical, sexual, or neglect. Parents should be confident that camp is a safe haven for their children. 4. Hazing is not permitted in any form. 5. Boys may have other boys as “tent mates”. 6. Only the parents of a child may sleep in the same tent with the child. Adults will be camping in the same campsite as their children. 7. No pets are allowed in camp. 8. Personal firearms and archery items are not allowed on camp property.

What to expect upon arrival at camp You and your family arrive at camp on Friday any time between 5:00PM and 9:00PM. Upon arrival, you will check in with the Camp Director and turn in all medical forms. You will be given a campsite number. If your car is parked in the upper lot, you may carry your gear to your campsite. If your car is in one of the lower lots, a camp truck will take your gear to your campsite while you walk to the site.

5


Program at Camp The camp offers many activity areas: crafts, wood shop, first aid, Scout skills—which includes knife safety, proper uniform, and how to handle an American flag properly. We also offer bb gun and archery ranges. Camp check in is Friday night between 5:00Pm and 9:00PM. While no program or meals are provided that night, you may decide to have a campfire with s’mores and check out the night sky. Saturday kicks off with a flag ceremony at 7:45AM and breakfast at 8:00AM. Program starts at 9:00AM on Saturday and ends at 2:00PM on Sunday, with the exception of Memorial Day weekend, which has an extended schedule.

Advancements at Camp All program areas and activities are developed from the Cub Scout and Webelos advancement handbooks. Although there is no formal sign offs on various requirements, parents should review their sons’ handbooks to see what requirements they can sign. Projects, games, nature hikes may fall under Achievements, Electives, or activity pin Requirements. Parents should also check to see items that can be completed in the Cub Scout Sports and Academics program (the Archery and BB Gun belt loops can be earned, as well as the related pins). A number of requirements from the Fun for the Family awards-http://burchcreekcubscouts.org/Fun4Family/Intro.pdf will be fulfilled through the camp experience.

What is our Campsite Like? Each campsite is numbered. You will have a fire ring and a picnic table. You can set up your tents anywhere in your assigned campsite. There are port-o-potties and water stations close to the campsite for your use. You will find kindling and firewood in the surrounding area to keep a campfire going. The dining hall and program areas are within easy walking distance from each campsite. There is plenty of space for you to run around with existing friends and to make new ones.

6


Frequently Asked Questions Q: When are uniforms worn? A: Morning and evening flag ceremonies. Q: Is dinner served on Friday night? A: No. We encourage you to eat before you arrive at camp. We have several places to eat within 4 miles of camp in Boulder Creek— Round Table Pizza Foster’s Old Fashioned Freeze The Red Pearl (Chinese food) Los Amigos (Mexican food) Boulder Creek Brewery—burgers, steaks, salads, etc. Johnnie’s Market Deli—sandwiches Q: Can we have a campfire? A: In general, yes. You will be given campfire rules when you check in, unless there is a reason to prohibit open fires due to dry or windy conditions. Q: Can we gather firewood? A: Yes, but you might want to bring dry wood to help start your fire. Q: What is the food like? A: We get nothing but compliments on our food. We have a great salad bar, lots of food, and we try to accommodate all dietary needs. Please contact us a week in advance if you have a food allergy or a special dietary need. Q: What if we get hungry between meals or after a campfire? A: There is always peanut butter and jelly to make sandwiches, as well as fruit, in the dining hall. Q: How do we contact the camp with questions? A: The phone number at Camp Lindblad is 831-338-3415.

7


8


9


Cub Scout Family Camps Registration Form 2010 Contact Person Name_________________________________ Pack #_______ Address__________________________________________________________ City___________________________ _____________Zip Code_____________ Email__________________________________ Phone#____________________ [ ] Memorial Day Extended Weekend Camp May 28-31 [ ] Fall Oct 8-10

[ ] Halloween Fest Oct 22-24

Cub Scout Names

Adult Names

Sibling Names

Sibling Under 5 names

Fees

1

1

1

1

$

2

2

2

2

$

3

3

3

3

$

4

4

4

4

$

5

5

5

5

$

6

6

6

6

$

7

7

7

7

$

8

8

8

8

$

Total Of Fees Due for all attending

10

$


11


12


13


14


15


Reserving the Camp Itself! Visitors from all over California and the United States have greatly enjoyed their stay at both Camp Lindblad and Camp Herms, two of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Camps that have held Cub and Family Camp events for Scouters of all ages. The great thing about these camps is that you can reserve them for your own event, and experience these beautiful sites beyond the Boy Scout camping experience. •

Camp Herms is located in El Cerrito. This camp serves as a year-round camp with Cub Scout Day Camp during the summer. It is situated atop the El Cerrito Hills and can be used as the hub of local historical site visits to San Francisco and the surrounding area. Camp Herms can be used in multiple ways for many different activities and events, making this facility one of our most used camps. The facilities include a meeting lodge with kitchen, campsites and sleeping shelters. It is also the base for the Fages Historic Trail, commemorating the trek by Captain Pedro Fages searching for a land route around the San Francisco Bay in 1772.

•

Camp Lindblad offers year-round traditions and wilderness camping on over 200 acres in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. Your family, pack, troop, team, crew or post can enjoy work on pioneering, nature and other outdoor activities. You can top off your trip biking among the towering Redwoods. The Camp can be used as the hub of local historical site visits. Non-Scouting groups are also welcome.

If you enjoyed your stay at Camp Lindblad and would like to have your own event at this magnificent camp, please call Ranger Mike at 831-338-3415 or e-mail at lindbladrngr@aol.com . For the Camp Herms reservation form, please go to our website to the Camp Herms page, http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/program/herms.php to download the form http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/resources/files/hermsres.pdf . The completed forms should be returned to the Council Office at 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill 94523, to our Program Secretary, Pam Smith. If you have any questions, please call (925) 674-6100

16


Cub Scout Family Camps