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Situated on the Allegheny Reservoir in the midst of the Allegheny National Forest, Camp Olmsted provides nearly 500 acres of natural woodlands and offers a 31 mile waterfront with water-skiing, motorboating, and sailing, in addition to the more traditional water activities of swimming, lifesaving, snorkeling, and BSA Lifeguard. Other program features include a wide array of Nature Merit Badges and activities, an excellent Handicraft lodge with opportunities to learn leatherwork, Indian crafts,woodcarving and more! The Field Sports area features archery, .22 caliber rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and trap shooting! Scoutcraft skills are a big part of the camp program. The Scoutcraft area specializes in teaching wilderness survival, camping, cooking, and pioneering skills.

Scouts attending camp for the first year will have the opportunity to participate in their own special program with other first-year Scouts. Earning your way to First Class will be the emphasis of the "Trail Blazer" program.

Whether this is your first year or you are a returning veteran of several seasons at Camp Olmsted, you'll find new and exciting adventure behind every tree and/or rock!

High adventure opportunities abound at Camp Olmsted! Learn to climb and rappel on the camp's climbing tower or spend a few days on the reservoir.


2014 CAMP FEES ANNOUNCED
 
It's time to start planning for next summer. As Troops and Packs resume regular meetings, you'll want to tell your boys and your Scout families just how much they'll need to raise to pay for summer camp in 2011.

With inflation in mind, no increases were approved for both Boy Scout Summer Camp as well as the Cub Scout Summer Adventure. You'll be pleased to know that we're still well below most other camps in our area. We're able to keep our prices low because of our all-volunteer staffs in both camps. What a Scout pays for through his camp fee is food for the week, the cost of program supplies, camp schools for volunteers and some maintenance which is incurred through the normal course of camp.

 

BOY SCOUT SUMMER CAMP FEES FOR 2014

$400 basic camp fee

$325 if Troop pays by May 1(automatic $75 fee reduction).

$275 if Troop submits merit badge request lists for all boys by May 1 (automatic $50 fee reduction) and if Troop pay by May 1 (mandatory).

There will be an additional $20.00 discount per boy if all the previous requirements are met and 100% of your boys are attending for the best camp fee of 255.00(based on Dec 31,2013 charter).


Leader Fee: First two leaders are free, $100 per leader thereafter to cover the cost of meals. Those volunteering their time in program areas will not be charged for camp attendance.

The biggest thing that might catch your attention is the large basic camp fee. This was instituted because many of our Troops do not pay on time and most do not turn in the list of the merit badges their Scouts want to take at camp. As you can imagine, this presents us with huge administrative problems in terms of what to order for camp and how many. It's a huge frustration to the volunteer merit badge counselors at camp and we've needed to take action to address this. So, yes, the basic camp fee appears to be tremendous. However, all a Troop needs to do is to pay on time and submit a merit badge request list for all Scouts attending and they receive an automatic $125 per Scout reduction in the fee.

Please note: We will not accept any registrations after June 1st, 2014.



All - Annual Medical Form

The new Healthform can be downloaded Here. All overnight campers, staff and other volunteers staying overnight must have parts A & B and C all completed. This is a fillable pdf file to print. Information cannot be saved on this form.


Leaders - Here are the forms you will need.

2014 Basic Leader Guide (no forms)   Forms for 2014 Leader Guide   2014 Camp Schedule  

Campership Request   Camp Refund Request  

First Year Camper Sign-up Form (third page)   Merit Badge Sign-up Forms

Scouts - Here are the forms you will need.

2014 Boy Scout Resident Camp Flyer   2014 Merit Badge Guide and Prerequisites  

For a map of Camp Olmsted; Click Here.


2014 CUB SCOUT SUMMER ADVENTURE FEE

$200 basic fee for each Webelos/adult team (or as a Pack with 2-deep leadership)

$150 if paid by May 1 (automatic $50 deduction).

An additional $20 will be deducted if the Pack follows guidelines outlined above and brings 100% of their registered Scouts (based on Dec 31,2013 charter) for the best price fee of $130.


$160 for those who just want to come for Day Camp (no sleep over).

$110 for those who just want to come for Day Camp (no sleep over) when paid by May 1(automatic $50 deduction).

An additional $20 will be deducted if the Pack follows guidelines outlined above and brings 100% of their registered Scouts (based on Dec 31,2013 charter) for the best price fee of $90.


Siblings and extra adults are welcome at $25 per person per day (overnights) or $10 for days only to cover the cost of meals.

Leaders volunteering their time to serve on staff will not be charged a fee for their Cub's attendance. We will accept up to 20 adults to take advantage of this offer on a first-come, first-served basis. Pack leadership will still be needed.

We try very hard to offer the best possible FUN summer experience for our Scouts at the lowest possible price that we are able to charge.

2013 was an awesome summer for both Cubs and Boy Scouts. We're planning now to make 2014 even better. Get your boys excited about going to camp next summer!

Please note: We will not accept any registrations after April 15th, 2014.


All - Annual Medical Form

The new Healthform can be downloaded Here. Cubs attending Day Camp only, need to fill out parts A & B. All overnight campers, staff and other volunteers staying overnight must have parts A & B and C all completed. This is a fillable pdf file to print. Information cannot be saved on this form.


Cub Leaders - Here are the forms you will need.

Campership Request   Camp Refund Request  

Cubs and Parents - Here are the forms you will need.

2014 Cub Summer Adventure Flyer   2014 Adult Staff Application

2014 Youth Application



CAMPERSHIPS
 
We want every Scout to have an opportunity to attend Camp. No Scout should ever be turned away on the basis of need.  "Camperships" are available to Scouts who demonstrate financial need. Forms may be obtained at the BSSC.
 
Camperships are available to all youth who demonstrate need and qualify under the following requirements:
 
1) The youth applicant must have helped to support their unit through a unit fund-raiser over the past year (unit confirms on form).
 
2) The Scout's unit must have participated in a family FOS presentation in the Spring prior to Camp.
 
3) The Scout's unit must have participated in the Fall or Spring popcorn sale prior to Camp.
 
4) The Unit must pick up part of the summer camp bill for the Scout (unit lists amount on campership form)

 

REFUND POLICY

The purpose of all council and/or district activities is to provide not only fun and adventure for the Scout over and above the program that the local unit may provide but planned to provide a growth experience that the Scout's unit may not have the resources to provide. In preparation for all council and/or district activities, a budget is developed by the volunteer chair and the staff advisor. The budget provides the guidelines for setting a participation fee. Activities are budgeted to break even once all expenses and commitments have been honored. Often when some high adventure or national activities are planned, attendance guarantees must be made months in advance.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE FOR NON-PARTICIPATION

Council and/or District Activities (includes Cub Scout Day Camp):

All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Chief Cornplanter Council, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, at least two weeks prior to the event. All written requests must include the specific reason(s) for non-participation. Registration fees for council and/or district activities will not be returned until after the event, and may be discounted for any expenses that have been incurred and are not recoverable.

Should an event be cancelled by the event or council leadership, full refunds will be made to individual participants through the unit's "Unit Account". Requests for refunds due to post-poned or rescheduled activities or events will be handled on an individual written request basis.

Council Resident Camps:

Camping fees are not refundable, unless written notice is received in the council Service Center two (2) weeks prior to the start of the camp period. Emergency cancellations (less than two (2) weeks due to a death in the family, illness, or severe injury, etc. will be handled on a case by case review. No refund requests will be considered after the camp period has begun. Camper fees may be transferred to another Scout (camper) within the same unit.

A 25% administrative fee will be deducted from all refund requests. Refunds will not be processed until the end of the camping season. Refunds will be issued only to the individual that made the payment and whose name appears on the receipt.

High Adventure Trips and National Activities:

All requests for refunds must be in writing to the Chief Cornplanter Council, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. All written requests must include the specific reason(s) for non-participation. All requests for refunds must be received at the council Service Center at least four (4) weeks prior to the date the expedition is scheduled to depart. Refunds will not be processed until the close of the trip or activity.

With all trips and activities, the initial registration fee is not refundable. A refund of the balance of fees paid, above the registration fee, may be discounted for any expenses that have been incurred and are not recoverable and/or national fees paid.

Deposits and any fees paid by alternates on stand-by lists will be returned if space does not permit participation.

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