Camping

 

Outdoor programs are one of the methods by which Scouting teaches character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Camping is fun and involves problem solving, project management, critical thinking, and team leadership skills. Scouts can participate in a resident camp experience at Camp Karoondinha or day camps held at various locations in our five county service area.

 

2021 Camp in a Box

Susquehanna, Mayflower, Juniata Valley, Washington Crossing, Five Rivers, Westmoreland Fayette and Baden Powell Councils are excited to offer for the 2nd year, an alternative summer camping experience in 2021 –  Camp in a Box 2021.

Camp-in-a-Box 2021 provides the opportunity to select from 45 merit badge offerings (tentatively) and/or participation in the New Scout Program.

The Scout will have the opportunity to complete all or most of the requirements for each merit badge offered.  Seventeen of the merit badge offerings provide the Scout the opportunity to complete all of the requirements to earn the merit badge.  Twenty-eight of the merit badge offerings provide the Scout the opportunity to complete most of the requirements to earn the merit badge but will require completion of selected requirements after Camp-in-a-Box.  After Camp-in-a-Box, some Councils may provide in-person opportunities to complete some of the remaining requirements, but not all.  Thus, the Scout will likely have to coordinate with a local counselor to complete many or all of the remaining requirements.

Scouts will have the opportunity to enroll in up to five offerings in a week – all merit badges or a combination of New Scout Program classes and merit badges.

List of Tentative MBs

American Business Chess Family Life   Leatherwork Salesmanship
American Heritage Cit. in the World Fingerprinting   Mammal Study Scholarship
Animation Coin Collecting First Aid   Music Small Boat Sailing
Archaeology Collections Game Design   Nature Space Exploration
Archery Communication Gardening   Painting Stamp Collecting
Art Digital Technology Genealogy   Photography Textile
Basketry Electricity Indian Lore   Public Health Theater
Bird Study Electronics Kayaking   Pulp and Paper Weather
Canoeing Energy Law   Safety Woodcarving

Tentative Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period          
           
10:30 – 11:55 am Session 1 Session 2 Spirit Day Session 3 Session 4
           
1:00 – 2:25 pm Session 1 Session 2 Work Session 3 Session 4
           
2:30 – 3:55 pm Session 1 Session 2 on Session 3 Session 4
           
4:00 – 5:25 pm Session 1 Session 2 Merit Badges Session 3 Session 4
           
6:30 – 7:55 pm Session 1 Session 2 At Home Session 3 Session 4

Planned class size limit

The maximum size limit for any class will be 15 Scouts, with a few classes limited to 10 Scouts.

Cost

The all-inclusive fee for a Scout participant will be $135.

Here is a complete downloadable guide for participants.

 

2021 Summer Resident Camp

Reservations for the 2021 Summer Resident Camping Program at Camp Karoondinha are now open!  Please work with your Pack or Troop leadership to let them know that you want to go to Camp K!  If you are a Unit Leader ready to place your deposit ($25 per youth), please click the Registration Button below.

Here is the 2021 Summer Camp Schedule:
  • Staff Development Week: June 20 – 26
  • Week A (Scouts BSA): June 27 – July 3
  • Week B (Scouts BSA): July 4 – 10
  • Staff Development for Cub Scouts & Webelos: July 11 – 13
  • Week C (Cub Scouts): July 13 – 16  [Tuesday Start] and Webelos July 13 – 18
Why has the start of Cub Scout Sessions moved to Tuesday?

By starting our Cub Scout Sessions on Tuesday, we are able to provide more time to the staff to develop and implement a high-quality program geared specifically towards Cub Scouts. Additionally, by starting mid-week, we are able to use the weekend as part of our program time. This will result in our leaders not having to use as much PTO or vacation time in order to spend time up at camp with their scouts.

Changes to Camp K 

The Susquehanna Council Camping Committee, with an abundance of caution for Scouts attending Camp Karoondinha this year, and changes required due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, has made the difficult decision  to reduce the number of weeks offered at Camp K. This decision was made because of multiple factors:

  1. Multiple school districts have extended their current school year which caused the Council to move Staff training a week later this year. This provides the Council the opportunity to hire the best candidates to make your Scout’s week the best it can be.
  2. The Council has been impacted by COVID in that many units who traditionally attend Camp Karoondinha from other Councils have notified the Council that they will not be traveling as far from home due to potential quarantines and travel restrictions.
  3. We want to provide the safest camping experience for your Scout, as part of our plan to ensure camper safety at Camp K we would impose a limit on the number of Scouts in Camp at a given time. Camp K will have a weekly cap on attendance for its remaining two weeks of Scouts BSA resident camp at 175 Scouts per session.

Camp K Brick Program

In 2018, a brick patio was installed in front of the Camp Karoondinha Trading Post. Support “Camp K” with the purchase of a Memorial Brick! Download the brochure here!