The 2016 Camp Staff
ARE YOU READY TO HEAD BACK TO CAMP?
July 30-31, 2016 T.L. Storer Scout Reservation
Enthusiasm is growing as the Alumni Weekend is fast approaching. Great activities and a fantastic menu are planned. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so.
Remember, this event is for former staff members from all scout camps historically part of Boston Minuteman or Yankee Clipper Councils (and any of their legacy Councils), including those who served at Adams Pond, Wild Goose, Parker Mountain, Sachem, Quinipoxet, Loon Pond, Fellsland, Massasoit, Sayre, Indian Pond, Onway, Wah-Tut-Ca, or Lone Tree.
The current staff is hard at work operating the camp and delivering a great program for the scouts, just as each of you once did. Come experience the unique feeling of being in camp once again, reliving memories and the special experience of being on camp staff. Importantly, meet and show support for the 2016 staff and see the improvements made through the hard work and generosity of the Camp Staff Alumni.
Walk the trails, see the program areas, swim at the waterfront or go fishing or boating, try the rifle or archery ranges and COPE course, and see the Scoutcraft and Nature areas. In particular, enjoy the traditional lobster and steak banquet, and sing and laugh during the evening campfire. Stay overnight if you wish. Have fun and help preserve the traditions of summer camp.
Your registration fee includes Saturday lunch, camp activities, the Lobster & Steak banquet, campfire, post-campfire deserts, and a commemorative Staff Alumni Weekend T-shirt. It also includes overnight accommodations (camp tents) on Saturday night -- and Sunday morning “coffee and donuts” for those who wish to stay. Bring your kids and share your memories with them. There will be plenty of free time to get re-acquainted with old friends and meet new ones.
ALUMNI SPIRIT AWARD HONOREE
The annual presentation of the Alumni Staff Spirit Awards will follow the banquet. Our Honoree this year will be Nick Cortese, Camp Director at Adams Pond and staff at Storer Reservation from 1972-1976. Nick will be appropriately roasted by staff alumni who served with him. This should be a highlight of the weekend, and Nick will help lead the evening campfire.
Field Trip to Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation
There will be an optional field trip to Wah-Tut-Ca, Sunday July 31, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the conclusion of the Alumni Weekend. All are welcome. Gather at the Storer Reservation Dining Hall for a 9 AM timely departure. Chuck Eaton, the Council Scout Executive, will discuss the integration of Storer, Parker Mountain, and Wah-Tut-Ca Scout camps. Questions? Contact Bruce Colvin at email@example.com or 781-910-7368.
CAMP PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTWORK-New this year
There will be framed photographs of camp on display and available for purchase in the dining hall during the Alumni Weekend. For several years, Alumni have asked about professionally prepared camp photographs for themselves or as a gift for others, and we have begun the process of making them available in 2016. So – bring your checkbook if you might want to purchase one. Let us know what photographs you would like to see in the future – aerial views, waterfront, parade ground, etc. Proceeds go to Alumni-sponsored camp projects – so it’s a great way to take a memory home while also helping the camp.
Check in at the Storer Reservation Dining Hall. Just follow the signs! Registration will be from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Come early to meet and greet your old and new friends. See the camp staff and scouts as they perform their end-of-week flag and awards ceremony at the parade ground, beginning at 9:00 AM.
Parking will be in the main lot near the camp entrance and Ranger’s house. Camp is still in session, so traffic must be kept to a minimum. If you require handicapped parking, or special accommodations, just let us know in advance or at check in. Also, if you are planning to bring an RV, there will be space provided; just let us know in advance.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring your old photos, yearbooks, patches, memorabilia, swim trunks, bug spray, fishing pole, flashlight, and rain gear (in case of liquid sunshine). Most of all, bring lots of stories to share with others. If you are planning on staying in one of the camp tents, bring a mosquito net and sleeping bag; campsites are reserved for us. Tents will have bunks and mattress pads. You can request a tent at check in (or bring your own tent).
DIRECTIONS TO CAMP IN Barnstead, NH
Although many of us could drive to camp with our eyes closed at one time, you may have to rely on your GPS or MapQuest for help. (Note: There have been reports that GPS systems may direct you to Province Road which has fallen into disrepair.) From Route 93 North, take Exit 9N for Route 28 North towards Hooksett, NH. Proceed along Route 28 to Route 126. Pass through Center Barnstead and then look for Bow Lake Road; turn right. Continue to John Tasker Road, turn right there, and follow that road to the camp entrance.
Alumni Weekend PRE-Registration
Adult/Friend/Spouse Camp Staff Alumni $50.00
College/Student Camp Staff Alumni $25.00
Children of Camp Staff Alumni $15.00
Note: Pre-registration is highly encouraged.
Walk-in registration fees are $5 more than those listed above.
ALUMNI DUES (VOLUNTARY)
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