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#21 fred johnson

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:37 PM

IMHO, the way to make change is to build excitement and build interest.  Perhaps, volunteer to run a 2nd weekend in the summer during a different month.  Then coordinate taking a subset of the boys to the other camp.  See if they become interested.  


For any week long summer camp, an hour or two drive minimum sounds reasonable.  Otherwise, you are just camping at one of the locations you are camping at other months of the year.

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#22 Stosh


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:08 PM

We have often been faced with patrols wanting different camps.  We have worked around this by relying on the patrol method.  If the young boys want one camp, the leaders focus on supporting the First Year Camper program and for the older boys, that is off the table and the focus is on what the camp has to offer for off-site high adventure.  The blessing in that is the different skills of the adults come into play, the boys get what they want and the adults don't have to split into tow different directions to try and help out everyone at the same time.


Combined camp needs 4 adults two to stay with the First Year Campers and the other two to go with the HA groups off-site.  With a limited number of available adults this could be a problem.

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