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Adventure on the Water

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It is always fun taking a canoe trip onto Many Point Lake, but when you get to take photos of all the fun scouts are having it sometimes becomes a challenge to get all the shots at once.  However, on a busy friday afternoon I was able to catch scouts finishing their kayaking trip, some distance sailors and the scouts on Huck Finn raft.  Scouts were excited to be out on the lake on a nice warm day, kayaking and meeting other boaters around the lake.  In each activity the scouts could not stop sharing their excitement with me as well as the other scouts participating.  Everyday the staff at Many Point provide great outdoor program for scouts to experience the outdoors in new exciting ways.


FUN

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Some days I feel like relaxing and just having some good old fashion fun. Scouts were having a blast jumping, swimming and canoeing in Flintlock bay, not worried about anything.  The sun was shinning, the water was at a perfect temperature and the scouts were ready to have a good time in the lake.  As I paddled my way out to the Huck Finn raft, scouts were anticipating me taking pictures of some sweet jumps off the raft.  Sometimes you do not need a book, or lesson plan, you just need a big raft and a lot of water to have some FUN!


More than fun and Games

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Family Camp at Many Point is important to everything we do at camp. Providing a place where families can be close to each other, an interact with scouters as well as experience a unique outdoor program.   Today I got the chance to visit family camp during open swim time as well as in the evening.  Families coming together to enjoy board-games, card games, swimming, and some good old fashion family time.  These are the moments the Family Camp staff enjoy to be a part of.  Family is big part of Many Point, and we encourage you to look into our Family Camp program.  The pictures above are self explanatory please enjoy.


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.


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.


Opportunity Everywhere

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“You have the best job in camp” a scoutmaster says in passing.  Every time I hear that it does remind me of how fortunate I’m to work with other dedicated individuals and scouts for summer fun and learning opportunities.  I do enjoy my job, but my fellow staff work tirelessly to plan the programs that create these special moments. Today my goal was to visit all the beaches in camp and capture scouts having some summer fun.  It was partly cloudy and 81 degrees, so perfect.  As I enter Buck beach there where scouts preparing to sail, scouts on the aqua trampoline, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling. I did not have enough time to capture all the pictures I wanted but the moments I did capture are above for your enjoyment. The following moments are brought to you by the staff, and adult leader volunteers who enjoy scouting and want to share these moments with everyone.