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Summer Camps 2021

You can download a presentation about camps sponsored by T-55 for 2021 at this link.  This contains the info presented at the summer camp meeting on Jan 31.
 
Registration for summer camp is now open at this Link.
 
 

The summer camp adventures sponsored by Troop 55 in 2021 are as follows:

Camp Location Dates Program Target
Age
Cost
Philmont
   Scout
   Ranch
New Mexico
  
June 8-20 Backpacking
   trek
14+
(need
 adults)
$1,750
   (est)
Camp
   Yawgoog
Rhode Island,
   Rockville
June 27
   - July 4
Merit badge
   camp
11+
(full)
$1,400
   (est)
Gorham Scout
   Reservation
New Mexico
   near Chimayo
July 3-10 Backpacking
   trek
13+
 
$1,200
   (est)
Worth
   Ranch
  
Texas,
   Mineral
   Wells
July 4-10 Merit badge
   camp
11+
(full)
$275
  plus
  travel
Bechler Canyon
  
Wyoming, in
   Yellowstone
July 10-18 Backpacking
   trek
13.5+
(full)
$800
   (est)
Camp
   Emerald
   Bay
California,
   on Catalina
   Island
Aug 8-15 Merit Badge
   camp
11+
(full)
$1,300
   (est)

REGISTRATION: 
To register for any of these camps, click this registration link.
The registration deadline for most camps was March 1.

Some camps have limits on the number of participants, so early registration is encouraged.

Merit Badge Camps

June 27 - July 4,  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:  $250.
Age requirement:  open to scouts of any age.
Adult coordinator:  Leslie Wade.
Camp website:  Camp Yawgoog   (BSA Narragansett Council)

July 4-10,  Worth Ranch in Texas, near Mineral Wells, west of Fort Worth
This is a traditional merit badge camp on the banks of the Brazos River.  Scouts can also work on requirements for rank advancement.  The group may travel via charter bus or van to the camp, depending on Covid situation.
Cost:  $275 plus transportation    Deposit:  $250.
Age requirement:  the merit badge program is open to scouts of any age.
Adult coordinator:  Jonathan Brush.
Camp website:  Worth Ranch   (BSA Longhorn Council website)

August 8-15,  Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island off the coast of southern California
This is a merit badge camp offering a wide variety of merit badges as well as a First Class Trail program.  The group will fly to Los Angeles and take a boat to the island. 
Cost:  $1,300 est.    Deposit:  $250.
Age requirement:  open to scouts of any age.
Adult coordinators:  Doug Seaworth and Louise Joe
Camp website:  Camp Emerald Bay   (BSA Western L.A. Council website)

Mid-level Adventure Programs

July 3 - 10,  Gorham Scout Ranch, in New Mexico, near Chimayo
The group will cover 25 to 30 miles during the five-day trek.  The group will fly to Albuguerque and then drive to the camp.  Rafting on the Rio Grande and local siteseeing also included. 
Cost:  $1,200 est.    Deposit:  $250.
Age requirement:  13+ for the Pecos Wilderness trek.
Adult coordinator:  Charles Williams.
Camp website:  Gorham Scout Ranch   (BSA Great Southwest Council website)

High Adventure Programs

June 8 - 20,  Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico
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, the crew will do a 12-day backpacking trek
Cost:  $1,750 (est).   
Age requirement:  completed 8th grade or at least 14 yrs old by time of camp.
Adult coordinator:  Shawn Patterson.
Camp website:  Philmont Scout Ranch   (Philmont website)

July 3 - 10,  Bechler Canyon in Yellowstone in northwest Wyoming
The date is subject to change based on Yellowstone lottery for campsite in March.  This backpacking adventure is run in conjunction with Camp Loll.  The group may tour Yellowstone before starting the trek.  The backpacking trek will cover five days.  This camp is currently full but you can be added to waitlist.
Cost:  about $800, depending on airfare. 
Age requirement:  at least 13 1/2 yrs old by Sep 1, 2021.
Adult coordinator:  Bob Casey.
Camp website:  Camp Loll   (BSA Trapper Trails Council website)

Leadership camps

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - June 6-11 and June 13-18, 2021
Held at Bovay Scout Ranch, near Navasota.  Two separate one-week sessions.
Scoutmaster approval is required.  Contact Mr. Eikenburg.
For more information about NYLT and for registration, click here, or contact Charles Williams or John Eikenburg.

National Advance Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) - Summer sessions in 2021
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.
Open to scouts who are 14+ and have completed the NYLT course.
Scoutmaster approval is required.  Contact Mr. Eikenburg.
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 Kathryn Principe.

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Previous summers . . .

2020
     Most of the camps for 2020 were cancelled due to Covid-19,
       and are shown here for info only.

Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 11 - 23
Canoe Trek, Manitoba, Canada - June 20 - 27
Whitewater Canoe Trek, Minnesota & Canada - June 26 - July 6
Camp Yawgoog, Rhode Island - June 28 - July 5
Rodney Scout Reservation, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland - July 3 - 11
Gorham Scout Reservation, New Mexico, near Chimayo - July 5 - 14
Camp Loll, Wyoming, near Yellowstone, July 12 - 18
Camp Emerald Bay, California, on Catalina Island - July 18 - 25

2019
Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch, western Texas - June 8 - 17
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - June 10 - 23
Canoe trek, Manitoba, Canada - June 15 - 23
Camp Emerald Bay, California - June 27 - July 6
Camp Yawgoog, Rhode Island - June 29 - July 7
Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico - July 19 - Aug 1
Camp Delatour, Colorado - July 21 - 27

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