Pack 88 Summer Camp Instructions
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(from downloadable Camp Instructions)
Take 33 North
to 209 South.
Follow 209 South
for 10.8 miles to junction with Route 534.
Make a right onto
Route 534. Follow Route 534 for Approx
4.88 miles and make a right onto Jonas Rd (Jonas
Hotel on corner)
Follow Jonas for
2/10th or a mile and turn into Camp
Trexler on your Right – Follow signs for Akelaland.
Pack 88 sites
are Crow, Iroquois and Delaware.
All scouts are to be at their assigned campsite
by 12:30pm on Sunday. Scouts may begin to check-in
at 11:30am on Sunday. Please Check-in with one of
the assigned campsite leaders as soon as you arrive.
Parents will be expected to stay until approximately 4pm,
after the Health Lodge Check-in. Please be sure your
son has eaten a full lunch or bring one along because dinner
is not served until 6pm.
On Friday, please plan on coming up for family
day. It is a great way for your son to show you what
he has learned during the week. Parents and siblings
are welcome. You can come up as early as you want,
but we suggest you come up at 1pm and stay through the evening
campfire. The boys will be performing a song or skit
at the campfire. We would like all parents to be at
the site by 3pm. When you drop off your son on Sunday,
please let us know approximately what time you will pick
him up on Friday.
We are requesting that each Scout pay $10.00
toward site decorations and site snacks. Please pay
this to the campsite leader.
If you are planning on attending the BBQ
dinner on Friday, please let us know. Typically we
have some extra tickets to distribute, however, they are
on a first come, first serve basis.
Each scout should bring $10.00 - $15.00 to
spend at the Trading Post. Please place the money
in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and the amount
clearly marked on the outside. Please give this envelope
to the site leader at check-in.
Please do not forget your Medical Forms –
Scouts or adults with no medical forms will not be allowed
to stay at camp!
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
We suggest packing all clothes in plastic
bins available at Wal-Mart.
Uniform (s) – at least one Full “Class
A” uniform - Blue Shorts, Blue Shirt (Webelos – tan
or blue shirt), neckerchief, slide, hat. (Please
bring Class A on hanger)
Several “Class B” T-Shirts (Class B is
any cub scout shirt)
Extra Shirts & Shorts for the entire
One pair of long pants
Socks & Underwear (the white socks
you send to camp will most likely never be white again,
so send all the old socks from your sons drawer)
Rain gear – Ponchos are best
Sleep Wear – Most scouts wear long sleeve
t-shirt and sweat pants
Sneakers and /or Hiking Boots (at least
two pairs of shoes) (hiking boots are highly recommended
for the Webelos since they will have at least one 3
mile hike during camp.)
Swim Wear (the lake at Akelaland has
a mud bottom, it is recommended that you do not send
your son to camp with a new white swim suit, it will
'acquire' the color of the lake bottom - muddy brown/tan.)
Towels & Toiletries (1 towel for swimming
and one for shower)(shower shoes)
Sleeping Bag or Blankets
Plastic Sports Bottle (preferably 2 with
Scout’s name on them)
Flashlight w/extra Batteries
Prescription medicine – please have all
medicines in a zip-lock bag with your son’s name clearly
marked. All medicine must be in original drug
store bottles. Please only send what they will
need for the week.
Drug Administration Form (completed)
Medical Form (completed)
Class III from Forms Page
NOTE: The form is good for 3 years fo Scouts and
leaders under 40. Over 40, they are good for one
year. You must have the form however, the form is not
kept from year to year by Akelaland.
OPTIONAL PERSONAL GEAR
Camp Chair (folding)
Cards or non-electronic games
Camera and Film (If your son want
to being a camera, send a disposable due to the conditions
it may be exposed to.)
Bible, Prayer Book
Fishing Pole, Basic Tackle & Bait (Time
is set up for those who wish to fish)
Stationary and Stamps
Pocket Knife (will be collected and safely
stored at check-in)
Books & Magazines
LEAVE AT HOME
If you have
any questions about what not to bring, just ask your Den
leader or any Committee member.
LABEL YOUR GEAR
Cub Scouts should "Mark" all personal Gear.
Many times items are lost or misplaced and are never claimed.
Items that are marked and found will be announced at evening
All Scouts and Leaders
must have a current Medical Form. Cub Scouts and Leaders
under 40 need a physical every three years with an attested
review annually. Leaders 40 years and over must have
a Class III physical within a year prior to your departure
from camp. All forms are on the
Example: Your camp date is 7/29/07 to
8/3/07; your medical must be dated after 8/3/2006.
All Medications must be checked in with the
Camp Health Officer.
You will be permitted to keep with you only those medications
necessary to sustain life. The Health Officer will
dispense only legal medications. Legal Medications
are medicines in their original container, label affixed,
doctors name, patients name, date and name of medication
contained therein. If there has been a dosage change,
it must be so noted by your doctor. A weekly pill
dispenser box will be permitted if your pharmacist or doctor
provides printed information as to the contents.
TELEPHONE: Office (570) 629-0599
The camp pay phone is available for adults
on the back porch of the Program building. Cubs must
have an adult or their Camp Leader with them in order to
use the phone. We also have a FAX in the Camp Office.
During the day and evenings we receive a
number of calls for campers and leaders. Phone messages
will be placed in your mailbox at the Camp Office.
Emergency messages will be hand delivered in an expedient
and professional manner
Mail is delivered on a daily basis.
When it arrives, it is sorted and placed in your mailbox
at the Camp Office. A pick-up card will denote an
oversized letter or parcel.
It is the unit's responsibility to check
for and pick up the mail after 4:00 PM. Out-going
mail should be placed in the mailbox outside of the Trading
Post prior to 9:30 am each day.
Every scout likes to get mail – Please pre-write a letter
and mail it on Saturday (before your son leaves for camp)
this way he gets mail on Monday or Tuesday.
(Name), Pack 88
T S R Akelaland – Delaware Campsite
RR #1 Box 1629-A
At Cub Camp there are times in our program
that "grubbies" are the most appropriate clothes to wear.
However, the Class "A" or Class "B" uniform is the expected
attire in camp. At Retreat, Dinner, Campfires, and
Vespers, a class "A" uniform is required. Exceptions
to this rule permitted with prior approval from the camp
director. Akelaland Camp
staff will be properly attired at all times.
Akelaland has a well-stocked Trading Post.
We carry the basic equipment that all well prepared Cubs
or leaders need to round out his or her gear inventory.
Gift items are also available for friends and family left
at home. We also have a snack bar for those special
treats we occasionally enjoy. The Snack Bar is not
open until after lunch.
Friday night is family night at Akelaland.
All moms, dads, and other family members
are invited to an old fashioned Chicken Bar-B-Que.
This year's menu will be:
Chicken (Cornell Sauce)
Potato or Macaroni Salad (chef's choice)
Rolls and Butter
Cost is $7.00 per person, children
10 and under $4.00.