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Summer Camps 2019
 

The summer camp adventures sponsored by Troop 55 in 2019 are as follows:

Camp Location Dates Program Target
Age
Cost
Philmont
   Scout
   Ranch
New Mexico
  
June 10-23
   & July 19
   - Aug 1
Backpacking
   trek
14+
  (full)
$1,750
  
Whitewater
   Canoe
   Trek
Canada,
   Manitoba
June 15-23 High-
   adventure
   canoe trek
14+ $1,550
   (est)
Rodney Scout
   Reservation
  
Maryland,
   Chesapeake
   Bay
June 29
   - July 6
Merit badge
   camp, plus
   mid-level
11+
14+ for
mid-level
$1,100
   (est)
Camp
   Yawgoog
  
Rhode Island,
   Rockville
June 30
   - July 7
Merit badge
   camp
11+ $1,400
   (est)
Camp Delatour Colorado, NW
   of Fort Collins
July 21-27 Merit badge
   camp
  
11+


$1,000
   (est)
Buffalo Trail
   Scout
   Ranch
Texas, in the
   western
   mountains
Date TBD Merit badge
   camp
11+ $ 750
   (est)
New Mexico
   or Idaho

  
June or July Intro to
   backpacking
13+
 
Cost TBD
  

REGISTRATION: 
Links for registration will be added later. The registration deadline for most camps is March 15, but some are earlier.
Some camps have limits on the number of participants, so early registration is encouraged.

Summer Camp Presentation
Click here to download presentation from summer camp info meeting held on Feb 2.

Merit Badge Camps

June 29 - July 6,  Rodney Scout Reservation on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland
This is a traditional merit badge camp plus some advanced activities for scouts who are 14 and up (see below).  Scouts can also work on requirements for rank advancement.  The group will fly to [Washington] and travel via charter bus to the camp.
Cost:  $1,100 est.    Deposit:  $200.
Age requirement:  the merit badge program is open to scouts of any age.
Adult coordinator:  Angela Enyart.
Camp website:  Rodney Scout Reservation   (BSA Del-Mar-Va Council website)

June 30 - July 7,  Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island, near the border with CT
This is a merit badge camp offering a wide variety of merit badges as well as a First Class Trail program.  Founded in 1916. this camp is one of the older U.S. scout camps.  The group will fly to [Providence] and travel by charter bus to the camp.
Cost:  $1,400 est.    Deposit:  $200.
Age requirement:  open to scouts of any age.
Adult coordinator:  Lauren Burke.
Camp website:  Camp Yawgoog   (BSA Narragansett Council)

July 21-27,  Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Colorado
This is a traditional merit badge camp in the mountains of northern Colorado (northwest of Fort Collins).  The camp offers 25+ merit badges.  The group will fly to Denver and take a bus to the camp.
Troop 54 will be attending this camp at the same time as Troop 55.  The two groups may travel together, but will camp separately.
Cost:  $1,000 est.    Deposit:  $200.
Age requirement:  open to scouts of any age.
Adult coordinators:  Fred Wilson (for T-55), and Eric Lokker (for T-54).
Camp website:  Camp Delatour   (BSA Longs Peak Council website)

Date TBD,  Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch in the Davis Mountains of west Texas
This is a traditional merit badge camp.  The group will travel to and from the camp via [chartered bus].
Cost:  $750 est.    Deposit:  $200.
Age requirement:  open to scouts of any age.
Adult coordinator:  Mark Lum.
Camp website:  Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch   (BSA Buffalo Trail Council website)

Mid-level Adventure Programs

June 29 - July 6,  Rodney Scout Reservation on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland
In addition to the merit badge program, this camp offers two programs for scouts who are 14 or older.  One program called Advanced Camper Experience includes various high adventure skills.  The second program offers a 5-day cruise aboard a 40-ft sailing yacht (limited to 5 scouts).
Cost:  $1,100.    Deposit:  $200.
Age requirement:  14 yrs old by June 30, 2019.
Adult coordinator:  Angela Enyart.
Camp website:  Rodney Scout Reservation   (BSA Del-Mar-Va Council website)

Date TBD,  Entry Level Backpacking in New Mexico or Idaho
This is a mid-level adventure program for scouts who are at least 13, and who wish to learn backpacking skills.  (More info to come.)
Cost:  $1,100 est.    Deposit:  $200.
Age requirement:  at least 13 yrs old by Sep 1, 2019.
Adult coordinator:  Charles Williams.

High Adventure Programs

June 10 - 23 and July 19 - Aug 1,  Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico
One crew in June and one crew in July, with each crew being limited to 12 participants.
Philmont is located in the mountains of northern New Mexico.  The group will fly to [Denver].  After a day and night at Philmont's base camp, each crew will do a 12-day backpacking trek.  The June crew will do itinerary #26, covering 71 miles in the southern part of the camp.  The July crew will do itinerary #32, covering 78 miles in the northern part of the camp.
Cost:  $1,750 (est).    These two crews are FULL.  Contact Mr Casey to join waiting list.
Age requirement:  completed 8th grade or at least 14 yrs old by time of camp.
Adult coordinator:  Bob Casey.
Camp website:  Philmont Scout Ranch   (Philmont website)

June 15 - 23,  Whitewater canoeing trek in Manitoba, Canada
This canoe adventure will be on the Manigotagan River.  The trip will cover eight days, five or six of which will be on the river.  Canoeing MB and other training will be required and will be held in the months prior to the trip. 
Cost:  $1,550 (est).
Age requirement:  at least 14 yrs old by time of camp.  Limited to eight participant.
Adult coordinator:  Janice Walden.

Leadership camps

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - June 2-7 and June 9-14, 2019
Held at Bovay Scout Ranch, near Navasota.  Two separate one-week sessions.
Scoutmaster approval is required.  Contact Mr. Casey.
For more information about NYLT and for registration, click here, or contact Charles Williams or Bob Casey.

National Advance Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) - Summer sessions in 2019
Conducted at Philmont Scout Ranch and BSA's other high adventure camps.
At Philmont, there are six separate one-week sessions in Jun, Jul & Aug.
At the Summit (in West Virginia), two sessions - Jun 23-29 & Jul 7-13.
Open to scouts who are 14+ and have completed the NYLT course.
Scoutmaster approval is required.  Contact Mr. Casey.
For more information about NAYLE and for registration, go to the website for the specific camp.  For registration for the sessions at Philmont, click here (PTC website).  For additonal info, contact Charles Williams.

Scholarships

Troop 55 has scholarship funds available to assist scouts with the cost of summer camps, especially merit badge camps and leadership camps.  The troop has activities each year whereby scouts can earn funds for summer camp, and these include selling Scout Fair tickets.  The receipt of financial assistance for summer camp is often conditioned on the scout earning a portion of the camp fee himself.  To apply for financial assistance, please see instructions at this link.

For leadership camps (NYLT and NAYLE), Troop 55 will reimbursement the camp fee upon request after completion of the course.  This reimbursement is for the course fee only and does not include transportation expenses.
 

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General policy for summer camps in future years:
• Troop 55 usually arranges three levels of camps in June, and three levels of camps in July/August.  The three levels are:
(a) merit badge camp (open to all scouts),
(b) mid-level adventure camp (targeted to scouts who are 12-14), and
(c) high adventure camp (usually restricted to scouts who are 14 & over)
• The camps are usually selected in September and October for the following year.
• Suggestions are welcome and should be sent to Bob Casey or Karl Poirot.

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Previous summers . . .

2018
Camp Daniel Boone, North Carolina - June 9 - 16
Camp Emerald Bay, California - June 16 - 23
Camp Delatour, Colorado - July 8 - 14
Chile, Patagonia - July 17 - 31
Israel - July 18 - 26
Camp Morrison, Idaho - July 23 - 29

2017
Hale Scout Reservation, Oklahoma - June 4 - 10
Canoe treks, Manitoba, Canada - June 10 - 20
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 11 - 24
Galveston Sea Base, Texas - June 12 - 17
Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Virginia - June 25 - Jul 1
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - July 11 - 24
National Jamboree, West Virginia - July 19 - 28
Camp Loll & Yellowstone, Wyoming - July 21 - 29
Bechler Canyon backpacking, Wyoming - July 21 - 29

2016
Scuba diving, Roatan, Honduras - June 5 - 11
Galveston Sea Base, Texas - June 13 - 18
Whitewater canoe trek, Manitoba, Canada - June 16 - 27
Lost Pines Camp, Texas - June 19 - 25
Camp Morrison & Cullimore, Idaho - July 2 - 9
Salmon River pack & rafting, Idaho - July 2 - 9
Glacier National Park, Montana - July 10 - 16
Galveston Sea Base, Texas - July 18 - 23
Cycling Adventure, PA to DC - July 16 - 25
John Muir Trail, California - Aug 6 - 14

2015
Hale Scout Reservation, Oklahoma - June 13 - 20
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 13 - 26
Big Bend Canoe Trip, Texas - June 14 - 21
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, Texas - June 21 - 27
Camp Daniel Boone, North Carolina - July 4 - 12
Sailing Adventure, Florida - July 4 - 12
Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana - July 12-19

2014
Texas Coastal Flyfishing, near Corpus Christi - June 8 - 14
Backpacking in Texas Hill Country - June 11 - 15
El Rancho Cima, Texas - June 22 - 28
Galveston Sea Base - June 30 - July 5
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - July 5 - 18
San Marcos Canoe Trip, Texas - July 8 - 11
Summit Bechtel Scout Res, West Virginia - July 13 - 18
European biking trek, Spain, Pyrenees - July 14 - Aug 4
Camp Jeffrey, Colorado - July 20 - 26
Elkhorn High Adventure Base, Colorado - July 20 - 26

2013
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 14 - 27
Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, western Texas - June 16 - 22
Buffalo River Canoe Trip, Arkansas - June 22 - 30
Galveston Sea Base, Texas - June 24 - 29
Colorado River Canoe, Texas - July 12 - 15
National Jamboree, West Virginia - July 12 - 24
Florida Sea Base (Scuba) - July 17 - 24
Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Virginia - July 20 - 27
Bolivia and Patagonia in Chile - July 20 - Aug 5
Glacier National Park, Montana - July 27 - Aug 3

2012
Florida Sea Base (sailing) - June 10 - 16
El Rancho Cima, Texas - June 17 - 23
Galveston Sea Base - June 18 - 23
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 19 - July 2
Alaska whitewater trip - Jul 4 - 11
Camp Morrison and Camp Cullimore, Idaho - July 9 - 14
Lost Pines, Bastrop, Texas - July 10 - 16
Gorham & Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico - July 21 - 28

2011
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 8 - 21
Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Virginia - June 26 - July 2
Lost Pines, Bastrop, Texas - July 10 - 16
Gorham & Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico - July 23 - 30
Northern Tier Canoe Base, Atikokan, Ontario - July 23 - 31

2010
El Rancho Cima, Texas - June 20 - 26
Rio Grand River, near Big Bend, Texas - July 12 - 18
Gorham Scout Ranch, near Chimayo, New Mexico - July 18 - 24
National Jamboree, Virginia - July 23 - August 3
Camp Parsons, Washington - July 24 - August 1

2009
Buffalo Trail, western Texas - June 15 - 21
Norwegian  trek & National Jamboree - June 27 - July 12
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 30 - Jul 13
Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Powhatan Camp, Virginia - July 4 - 11
Big Bend Canoe Trip, Texas - July 13 - 19
Montana High Adventure Base (MOHAB) - July 16 - 23

2008
Sailing High Adventure, Galveston to Freeport - June 6 - 9
"Hut Hiking" trek in the Swiss Alps - June 14 - 27
El Rancho Cima, Texas - June 15 - 21
Philmont Backpacking Treks - June 27 - July 10
Camp Alexander, Lake George, Colorado - July 6 - 12
Montana High Adventure Base - July 26 - August 2

2007
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico- June 10 - 23
Camp Morrison and Camp Cullimore, Idaho - June 16-23  view photos
Hale Scout Reservation, Oklahoma - July 1 - 7
Salmon River High Adventure Base, Idaho - July 15 - 23

2006
Chimayo Scout Reservation, New Mexico - June 10 - 17
Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, Texas - June 18 - 24
Camp Loll, Wyoming - June 30 - July 8
Alaska advanced backpacking trek - June 30 - July 12 (Pictures) (Video)
Colorado advanced backpacking & mountain climbing trek - July 15-29
Montana backpacking trek - July 28 to August 6
Ecuador, South America - July 7 - 22
Grand Teton advanced backpacking trek, Wyoming - August 4 - 12

2005
Chimayo Scout Reservation, New Mexico - June 11-18
El Rancho Cima, Texas - June 19-25
Nantahala Outdoor Center, North Carolina - June 26 - July 2
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 28 - July 11 (one crew)
Camp Parsons, Seattle, Washington - July 3-11
Montana High Adventure Trip, Montana - July 8-17
Ecuador, South America - July 16-31
National Jamboree, Virginia - July 22 - Aug 3 (19 scouts attended)
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - July 22 - Aug 4 (three crews)

2004
Worth Scout Ranch, Texas - June 13-19
Brazos River Canoe Trip, Texas - June 13-19
Double H Ranch, New Mexico - June 22-30
Camps Morrison & Cullimore, Idaho - July 11-17
Salmon River High Adventure Base, Idaho - July 11-20
Ecuador, South America - July 17 - Aug 1
Matagamon High Adventure Base, Maine - Aug 2-11

2003
El Rancho Cima, Texas - June 22-28
Packard High Adventure Base, Colorado - July 13-19
Nantahala Outdoor Center, North Carolina - July 21-27
Blue Ridge Scout Reservation , Virginia - July 27-August 2

2002
Chimayo Scout Reservation, New Mexico - June 23-30
Yoho Valley in British Columbia, Canada - July 5-11
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - July 13-25 and July 29-Aug 12
Yellowstone & Camp Loll, Wyoming - August 2-10
Teton Crest Trail, Wyoming - August 2-8 (near Yellowstone)

2001
Nantahala Outdoor Center, North Carolina - June 2-6 (kayaking)
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 13-25 (two crews)
El Rancho Cima, Texas - June 24-30
Texas Sea Base, Texas - July 8-14
El Rancho Cima, Texas - July 8-14 (2nd session)
Chimayo Scout Reservation, New Mexico - July 8-15
BSA National Jamboree, Virginia - July 20-Aug 1
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - July 21-Aug 2 (three crews)
Matagamon Canoe Base, Maine - July 25-Aug 5