Friday, 02 July 2010 19:00
There's plenty more going on throughout the week at Camp Friedlander. Check out all the great activities and programs we have planned...
The twelfth point of the Scout Law is “A Scout is Reverent.” Every Scout is encouraged to fulfill his religious obligations while attending camp. The summer camp staff will include a Resident Chaplain who will give leadership to our Sunday night non-denominational religious service and serve as an on-site counselor to Scouts in need. Nestled in a grove of evergreen trees, the chapel will be an oasis for reflective inspiration.
We at Camp Friedlander believe very strongly in a religious awareness at our camp. Your Chaplain is there to add a spiritual element to the camp, as well as make sure all the boys are comfortable during their stay. A Camp Chaplain will be available for counseling and can be contacted very easily. We will accommodate any program or food restrictions due to religious beliefs. We do ask that if you have any such restrictions that you please inform us in writing at least two weeks ahead of time so that we can be adequately prepared to meet your needs.
The campfire is one of the longtime Scouting traditions that no camp should be without, so Scouts begin and end their summer camp experience with a rousing campfire program. On Sunday night, the camp staff perform the skits and songs that will have the Scouts laughing all week long. They'll get to know the staff and see them at their silliest.Then on Friday night, Scouts and their families return to the campfire bowl and this time, the Scouts will join in on the fun and perform skits of their own. Our award ceremony follows, then a memorable closing ceremony. Our lakeside amphitheater includes seating for 500 people and expansion lawn seating for another 500.
Adult leaders allow camp to happen by providing leadership and guidance to Scouts throughout the week. But that doesn't mean they can't have fun too! There is a full schedule of leader-only activities and trainings that will help enhance their experience, share fellowship with other Scouters, and offer training in a variety of areas.
Using the resources you find around camp, make your own ball and club, then hit the links for a round of Pioneer Golf! One of the favorite activities of the week, this primitive way to play puts everybody on the same playing field, despite your handicap.
One of the great benefits of being a Scouter is all the great food around the campfire. Each troop is encouraged to submit a Dutch oven dish of their choosing for the Golden Spoon competition. Do you have a troop favorite dish that you think is the best around? Then gather your ingredients, get the fire going, and cook up a winner to be judged by the camp staff. One troop will be named the winner of the Golden Spoon award, to be presented at the closing campfire. Of course, in this activity, everyone is a winner, because we all get to eat.
A variety of trainings are available for leaders during the week. During your week of camp is a great time to get trained, because you're already there! Here are some of the trainings available to adult leaders:
The Camp Commissioner will provide the schedule of trainings and leaders are encouraged to attend all the trainings they can fit in the week.
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