GENERAL INFORMATION - 2018

Arrival
Please arrive at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 18th for check in.  Please do not arrive any earlier as the staff will be busy with last minute preparations. Check in will be at the Rotary Training Center, which is the large white farm house on Plains Road across from the Camp Hinds entrance.

Departure
On Friday, February 23rd, the campfire program and closing will start at 6:00 PM. Parents and guest will be welcome starting at 5:30 PM. All campers are dismissed after the campfire to return home on Friday afternoon at approximately 7:00 PM.  Scouts will receive a packet containing advancement records, patches, medical form, etc. at the end of the campfire.

Camp Fees:
The total fee for Winter Camp is $330 or at the early bird rate of $300 if paid in full by January 12th.  Most of you have already paid the $50 deposit at this time.  A limited amount of campership money is available.  Payments can be made at https://scoutingevent.com/218-2018WinterCamp or you may mail payments to Pine Tree Council 146 Plains Road. Raymond, ME 04071 and make reference to Winter Camp on the check!

Registration for Merit Badges:
To sign up click on the "Merit Badge Registration" link on the left.

Merit Badge Pre-requisites:
Every year many Scouts go home with partials on their merit badges because they fail to do the pre-requisites.  Although the Scouts can finish up with another counselor, it is much easier to do the pre-requisites before winter camp so the badge can be completed at camp.  Click here for details.




Health Forms:
Health forms are required for all winter campers and staff!  Campers must complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record form, which requires a doctor’s physical within the last 12 months prior to Winter Camp.  Usually your health form from summer camp works!  Please complete and return a photocopy to PTC with your final payment.  Also bring an extra photocopy with you when you check in.

What to Bring For Merit Badges:
Bring a notebook, pen and pencils and appropriate merit badge books.   Merit badge books may be purchased for approximately $5.25 including tax at Pine Tree Scout Shop, at www.ScoutStuff.org, or at the Trading Post at Winter Camp.  For additional information for individual merit badges see the merit badge prerequisites page.  Although camp does have some skis for camper use, Scouts taking Snow Sports MB should bring their own skis and accessories. .  Scouts taking Skating MB must bring their own ice skates.

Be Prepared:
During winter camp we will be spending time indoors and outdoors, including preparing some meals outside and sleeping out one evening, so cold weather gear is very important. Please refer to the What to bring to camp list for appropriate clothing and equipment.

Please MARK all gear and equipment! We will have storage for large items when not in use.

Questions:
If you have any questions feel free to email me at dzaharis@gmail.com.  We look forward to your arrival and company.


Last Update: December 9, 2017