Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Lowden
Summer camp is definitely one of the main highlights of every Scout's annual camping experience. Camp Lowden provides many acres of outdoor fun and excitement. Scouts can earn or begin many merit badges while at camp, and Scouts have many opportunities to learn skills they otherwise may not have a chance to earn. Some of our popular activity areas include swimming, handicraft, nature area, climbing tower, shooting sports, and ropes course.
Join Us for Summer Camp!
Each Wednesday evening the camp is open to family and friends. All are invited to observe the flag lowering at 6:00 p.m. and to share a picnic supper.* Following supper there are announced activities and demonstrations. The final evening program is the Order of the Arrow Calling-Out Ceremony. Recognition of OA candidates will be highlighted at the campfire program which wil feature Indian dancing presented by members of the Wulapeju Lodge.
(*Guests who plan to attend need to notify their unit leader before coming to camp to ensure enough food is prepared.)
First Class Express
Camp Lowden's First Class Express program is designed to help first-time campers and those Scouts who have not achieved the First Class rank. On a "participate as needed" basis, Scouts can complete First Class requirements as they take part in organized, fun-filled activities throughout the week. Special attention is given to helping new Scouts understand the Scouting program. Plenty of time is scheduled for practice and perfection of newly acquired skills. Scouts enjoy extra assistance during instructional swimming, shooting, and handicraft times. At the end of the week, leaders are provided with a list of completed requirements for each Scout.
Tier 2 Adventure Program
Our Tier 2 adventure program offers the more experienced Scouts a challenge beyond the normal activities of summer camp. The program is designed to be a compliment to the regular summer camp schedule. Qualified Scouts can take part in as little or as much of the program as they desire. This provides older Scouts the opportunity to continue their summer camp rank achievements while adding a touch of adventure to their weeks stay. Depending upon group interests and activity availability, our program includes hikes, sail boarding, river rafting, canoe trips, fishing trips, obstacle course, climbing tower, and/or zip line.
All participants are required to have an Annual Health and Medical Record form completed by a physician. Click here to download the form.
Camp Lowden offers a wide variety of merit badges that can be earned during summer camp. On Sunday night Scouts will meet the merit badge counselors. Scouts generally plan their schedule based on their interests and prior camping experiences. Whether or not a Scout will successfully complete a merit badge is often determined the first two days in camp. Scoutmasters should know where their Scouts are every day and regularly check their merit badge program. Progress reports for each Scout will be available at daily leader meetings.
Menu, Summer Camp
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Schedules, Summer Camp
These are tentative schedules and are subject to change based on staffing availability, etc.:
Summer Camp Leaderís Guide
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All of the physical features of camp are tied together and utilized to their best potential by a professional qualified and dedicated camp staff. The camp staff has a good mixture of the wisdom of experienced, older staff members as well as the new ideas and enthusiasm of younger first-time staff members. The staff includes an active counselor-in-training program for those who want to get their first taste of the camp staff experience. The result is a camp staff that blends together well to provide campers with a tremendously challenging long-term camping experience. Find out how YOU can be part of the camp staff!
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