Scouts BSA Camping

Outdoor adventure is a promise made to boys and girls when they join Scouting.  Today, the amount of time kids spend outside is alarmingly low…only minutes per day! Through Scouting, our goal is to get our Scouts outside where they have the opportunities to canoe, hike, shoot, swim and just be Scouts.

Why is this important?  In the outdoors, boys and girls have opportunities to learn skills that they can’t get anywhere else.  Here they find inspiration, learn teamwork, and become leaders.  Learning by doing is a hallmark of outdoor education and Scouting wrote the book.  As always, thanks for investigating a CRC Scouts BSA camping opportunity and GO SCOUTING!

 

Here in Connecticut, we have four amazing properties and 3 Scouts BSA Resident Camps scattered across the state – each with it’s own unique opportunities.  Scouts can earn merit badges along their advancement trail or experience our premier programs such as; climbing and ATV riding, pistol shooting and aquatics – our camps have what you’re looking for! 

 

Dear Scouting Family,

We are deeply saddened to have announced that we will not be opening for the 2020 season at our wonderful camps.  The health and safety of our Scouts, Scouters, and staff is our utmost concern.  We will continue to monitor the situation and once we feel that an in-person program can be delivered safely at any point this summer, we will re-evaluate and announce what will be available.   We strongly recommend that units do not plan overnight camping trips on their own.   This type of activity will be non-sanctioned.

With regards to new programming,  our camp staff have been developing multiple programs which include a robust online “at home” camp and a full Fall weekend lineup at each camp property.  This summer we are excited to announce and welcome CAMP KINDA-LIKE-A to our camp family.  In the coming days and weeks you will see more information released on CAMP KINDA-LIKE-A; please stay tuned.   This Fall each camp has developed unique programs to fit the needs of individuals, troops, packs, and families.   More information will be distributed in early summer.   As for summer 2020 payments, we will have several options available to choose (you can choose one or a combination of the options): 1. we can provide a refund as soon as possible;  2. we can roll your payment into one of the upcoming camp programs (Camp Kinda-Like-A or camp Fall programs);   3. We can roll your 2020 payment into 2021 for a site reservation;  or 4. you can donate a portion of your fee to help the CT Rivers Council continue its mission.   For refunds or roll overs contact Michele Soboslai at michele.soboslai@scouting.org.

We are excited and hope these new opportunities help fill a need.  While we know these new programs in no way replace a summer camp experience, we are excited to be able to offer alternatives to make the best of the situation.  In true Scouting Spirit, we will provide what is needed until we can meet again by the camp fire.  Thank you for your understanding and Scout On!

Information and Resources

JNW’s Facebook Page click HERE

Camp Mattatuck’s Facebook Page click HERE

Camp Workcoeman’s Facebook Page click HERE

Specialty Camps & Scouts BSA Day Camp

Camperships

The Connecticut Rivers Council makes an effort to see that all Scouts have the chance to benefit from the programs offered at our three Camps. Should a Scout’s family be in a financial situation where assistance is needed, they may apply for a campership. Please know that camperships do not cover the full cost of registration, and are subject to approval by the Campership Committee. 

Every few years, the BSA updates its Annual Health and Medical Record after consulting with health care professionals, Scout executives, council and camp health officers and other experts to ensure it is up-to-date and helpful.

This was one of those years, meaning a new form is available for everyone to use for 2020. Your AHMR is valid through the end of the 12th month after the date it was administered by your medical provider. For example, if you got your physical on Nov. 3, 2019, it’s valid until Nov. 30, 2020.

Next year will be a transition year, so you can use either the old or new form, but everyone in all Scouting programs must use the updated AHMR form starting Jan. 1, 2021. The old form will be obsolete at that date. So, the BSA recommends using the new form on your next physical exam or if you’re a new participant in 2020.  

The state of Connecticut requires additional paperwork that we named part D.  The complete form for Connecticut Camps can be downloaded by clicking the button below.