Summer Camp

Check-in day

It is very important that all prescription and over-the-counter drugs are brought to camp in their original containers. Any medication listed on the Health and Medical Record must be put in a zip lock bag and given to a leader.

Report to camp in uniform as we will be taking a Troop Summer Camp picture. Scouts can choose the tent in which they wish to camp (two scouts per tent). Scouts must use tents provided by Camp Manatoc. No personal tents, please. It helps to wear swim suits under uniform for required swimming test.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the Manatoc Dining Hall. There is a charge for visiting adults eating meals at the dining hall.

Meals for advancement requirements may be cooked and eaten at our Campsite. No food in tents.

Merit Badges and Activities must be pre-registered with the Troop before camp to reserve spots.

There are a number of merit badges and fun activities offered at Summer Camp. At Troop meetings leading up to camp, each Scout will choose the badges they wish to take, with Mr. Horvath’s approval. A list of available merit badges will be handed out at a Troop meeting. You can also view a list of the merit badges and other activities that will be offered at Summer Camp by visiting the Summer Camp page of the Troop’s Web site. An instructional schedule is listed further down this newsletter.

Family Night

Wednesday night of Summer Camp is Family Night. Parents and guests should try to arrive about 5:30 p.m. so you can walk to the parade ground and see your child pass in review during retreat. After retreat, we will have a potluck dinner back at Concord campsite.

The Troop will provide hot dogs, drink, plastic eating utensils and cups.

Please bring a large side dish, salad or dessert to share. Expect 70 to 80 people to feed. Your child may want to show you around camp, which means you could be walking a lot. Bring comfortable shoes.

Friday Night Camp Fire/Good Camper Ceremonies

On Friday night there is a huge campfire and a series of ceremonies. The ceremonies are a special treat and are rich in Camp Manatoc tradition.

Camper Release Forms

It is highly recommended that Scouts do not leave camp during the week. However, if a Scout must leave, a Camper Release Form is required. A camper can only be released to a parent or legal guardian, or, a person authorized by the parent or legal guardian who is listed on the form. Scouts must be signed out and signed back in at the Administration Building.


The fun isn’t over on Friday night. Saturday morning we have breakfast and a program at the dining hall and then must be inspected before being released from camp. Each Scout required to meet with a leader to review advancements before being dismissed. We also hand out the summer camp patches Saturday morning.

Parent Volunteers Needed

Parents are requested to staff the campsite at summer camp to assist in troop leadership. Please see the volunteer sign-up schedule and list of duties before camp.

Summer Camp Resources and Helpful Links

Directions to Camp Manatoc

BSA Health and Medical Record Form

Frequently Asked Questions About the BSA Health and Medical Form

Camper Release Form

Camp Manatoc Summer Camp Web site

Summer Camp Through the Years