It’s February and believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about summer camp again. We will be going back to Camp Rainey Mountain outside of Clayton, GA again this summer. We leave on Sunday, July 2, 2017 and returning Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Why summer camp? This is a great chance to not only enjoy the great outdoors, but to earn rank advancement and merit badges. For scouts going to their first time at summer camp, you are encouraged to take “TNT”. This program works on many of the rank requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. All scouts can take merit badges as well. Rainey Mountain is offering approximately 70 merit badges again this summer, ranging from Animal Science to First Aid to Swimming and Woodcarving.
If you are an older scout who can’t find a merit badge you may qualify to take COPE, BSA Lifeguard, or an away from camp adventure may interest you.
We have again asked for our favorite campsite, Bridges. It's a great location, on the hill overlooking the camp. This is a large campsite which requires a large contingent so we need everyone to sign up to go!
Cost for summer camp at Rainey Mountain is $275.00 per scout this year. The first payment of $90.00 is due by March 6, 2017. The second payment of $90.00 is due by April 12, 2017 and the final payment of $95.00 is due by May 1, 2017. Please note the add-on fees for some of the merit badges. These include any of the shooting merit badges (rifle, shotgun and archery) as well as others. The extra costs for the handicraft merit badges are for kits which are available for purchase when we get to camp at the trading post.
This is a great camping opportunity and all scouts should try to attend. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet or e-mail the scoutmaster if you are planning to attend or with any questions you might have about camp.