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Archive for July, 2010

A Helping Hand

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Scouts can learn a lot from staff and all the programs available at Many Point, but everyone needs help and support.  Adult leaders volunteer their time to help scouts travel to camp, assist with merit badges, support scouts during swimming tests, as well as be the scouts biggest cheerleader.  These are no small tasks, scouts and adults interact everyday at camp, but throughout the year as well.  This week I have been able to capture some great moments of adults teaching scouts, to swim, helping them with fishing knots as well as just taking the time to listen.  Everyone has a teacher, coach or adult leader that inspired them, please thank an adult for all they do.

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A evening by the lake

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Even during rainy days at Many Point, there is always something to look forward to.  The clouds will move and the sun will shine.  On tuesday evening I made my way down to main beach to visit with some scouts fishing.  The four scouts fishing were casting away and trying hard to catch their prize.  As Brad and his fellow scouts were fishing, other scouts were enjoying the sunfish sailboats in buckskin bay. The wind was not powerful but the scouts were enjoying their time on the lake.  As the activity at main beach continued, I assisted a scout tying a lure on his fishing line.  As the sun set the scouts begin to pack their tackle boxes and put the sail boats away, the sun and clouds created a spectacular site.


Adults play games too

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After taking pictures for a living for two years, some would think i would run out of pictures to take.  However, every week the scouts and staff create new moments to capture.  Toady I met leaders and scouts from Troop 346 as they worked with other leaders playing an ethics game.  The helpful discussion between the adults continued to get louder as they begin playing magic turtles.  The game consists of plates laid on the ground, they act as magic turtles to help you cross, but the adults get a limited amount of magic turtles.  The game gets really interesting from here.  This is one example of the how adults can experience camp in whole  new ways.  Working with other adults or scouts from their troop, there are new stories everyday.

Please share your favorite scout and or adult leader moments at Many Point Scout Camp.


Right on Target

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Steven and his fellow scouts were having a blast shooting rifles at Voyageur.  Rifle shooting is not just for the scouts but the adult leaders were aiming their skills on the range.  As they shot more rounds the scouts showed off their targets to Jeremy the Voyageur range director.  Smiles all around the range, while the scouts learn responsibility, and have fun while shooting rifles. As the program came to an end the scouts begin to compare targets with each other and the adults.

The rifle range is a great program area to learn new skills, as well as to learn responsibility as scouts.  Scouts and adult leaders can create some special moments at the rifle range, what are some of your memorable moments at the rifle range at Many Point.


Just One Day of Camp

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Imagine all you can accomplish in one day, all the places you can travel, everyone you could meet.   At camp, scouts experience new activities, meet new friends and learn news things every minute.

Today I got a chance to travel around camp and take pictures of as many active scouts and leaders as possible.  My first stop was at an Ethics in Action session at Voyageur, where I met Troop 346 and watched them work together to solve problems.  All the scouts in the group were discussing and collaborating together to solve the problems they were assigned. ( I do not want to give too much away – you will have to come to camp to find out more!)

My picture adventure took me around the lake to Family Camp, where the beach was the place to be.  Zach F. the Family Camp beach director was excited to show me all that was happing at the beach,  Sand castle building, snorkeling, sailing, swimming – no one could get enough of the lake!

Just one day of camp can give scouts and adults the experience of a lifetime.


Your Experience

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I have listed the activities you can participate in and the endless lessons that can be learned at camp.  But nothing can compare to experiencing camp first- hand.  Catching the fish, screaming at the top of your lungs at an opening campfire, swimming a mile, sailing on a Sunfish and learning something new at camp…  The pictures above can give you only a preview of all that camp offers.

I urge you to find your own camp experience at Many Point Scout Camp today!!!


Campfire to Campfire!!!

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There is not just one moment or event that camp is made of.  Camp starts when you enter the gates and staff greet you. From there you become a guest of Many Point Scout Camp, and the staff are here to help make your experience at camp memorable.  As staff prepare swim qualifications, give swim tests, and the scouts set up camp,  the energy of the day builds.  Then the sun sets and the staff prepare their campfire skits and songs.

Campfire begins with a huge round of applause, and the week begins.  The week begins to move faster and faster with merit badges and activities. Suddenly without warning, it is Friday and time for another campfire.

There is no way to describe in words all that a week of camp can entail.  Come to Many Point Scout Camp to experience every moment and every campfire for yourself!!!


At the beach

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“What are you doing tonight?” one scout asks another.

“We’re hanging at  the beach and  going kayaking, because it’s sweet.”

Staff member Matt B. assist scouts coming down to the beach during open program with anything related to boats.  “It’s a great day to kayak or canoe, the sun is out and the lake is calm,” Matt says as he let more scouts in the beach.  During that night, the kayaking scouts traded boats with canoeurs so it was another busy night on the Many Point beaches.

Open program is scheduled between 7-9 PM in our program sub camps (Buckskin, Ten Chiefs, Voyageur) every week night.  During that time, scouts can go to any program area and participate in activities ranging from shotgun, archery, snorkeling, canoeing, and climbing to cooking.  There is always something to do or learn during open program.


Welcome to Camp!

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Every Sunday during the camping season, scouts arrive at the Many Point Scout Camp Administration Building.  Here scouts meet the staff who assist leaders with check in. Scouts are able to play games and burn some energy off from the long drive to camp.  Scout also have the opportunity to interact with the Frontier staff who are from an 1800’s logging camp. The characters of William Thompson and Fred Peake, dressed in typical logging garb of the 1800’s,  inform scouts about the Frontier program they could participate in at camp.

Because Many Point believes that customer service is very important, first impressions is something we work on everyday.  Prepared, presentable, and helpful staff is what you will find when you enter Many Point Scout Camp.


Nothing like a Treehouse!!!

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Every child at one time or another time wants a treehouse, a fort, a place just for themselves. Many Point makes this wish come true for scouts who can spend entire afternoons and evenings in a treehouse.

Eating, playing games, transporting equipment between both treehouse(s),  and making some cool gadgets (you find out more when you sign up) are some of the activities scouts can participate in while doing the Treehouse program.  All this is included with the experience of learning to live greener within nature.

Both tree houses are powered by solar panels for light and other devices.  At the end of the night, scouts and staff get to enjoy an incredible sunset and sleep under the star (in the trees).  Sign up today for your Treehouse experience.