PREPARING FOR CAMP

“Be Prepared” for an awesome summer camp experience at Camp Friedlander! These pages have information on what you and your unit need to do to prepare to make the most out of your week of camp. The articles below will help you best prepare for camp. Be sure to read the Camp Guide thoroughly as well, as it is the main source of information about camp policies, procedures, forms, and programs.

The Camp Friedlander Guide is the main source for all information regarding summer camp programs, camp policies and procedures, maps, and much more. All of the required registration forms and camper paperwork have been removed from the Camp Guide, and are available on the camp forms page.
Click here for the Camp Friedlander Guide.

To make sure everything is ready for the very best camp experience your Scouts can possibly have, the camp leadership team will host a weekly Ten-Day-Out meeting prior to each scheduled week of camp. Held at Camp Friedlander in the admin spider shelter, this 7:00 pm Thursday meeting will be a chance to meet the camp leadership team, review your unit’s merit badge schedule (with time to make any last minute adjustments), and find out the latest information to help your troop have a smooth check-in experience when you arrive at camp. Click here for details.

What exactly do you need to bring to camp? To make sure nothing is forgotten, a list of essential and suggested items, as well as forbidden items, is provided in order to guarantee you are ready for camp. Click here for details and to view the What to Bring to Camp list.

Each Scout, adult, and visitor staying overnight is required to submit an official BSA Annual Health and Medical Record with all parts completed upon arrival at camp. This page also covers health and safety emergencies and medications. Click here for details.

Every Scout will be asked to take a swim test in order to show his current swimming skill. While swim tests will be offered soon after arrival, your troop may find it convenient to perform swim tests prior to camp. Click here for details on camp Swimming Classifications.

Parents need to be prepared for summer camp so they know what to expect and how the camp operates. Scouts’ parents should be aware of the camp policies and procedures. All parents and Scouts should have access to the entire Camp Guide online. Click here for details on what parents need to know about camp.

This page has information on the camp policies and procedures which covers visitors and late arrivals, insurance, health and safety emergencies, and more. Click here for more information.

This page has information on the arrival and check-in process for Camp Friedlander. Click here for more information.