Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Time...Summer Camp

One of the greatest things about summer is going to summer camp.

I went up to Camp Laramie Peak (CLP), near Wheatland, Wyoming.  It is its 90th anniversary year.  It is also the 10th oldest boy scout camp.   I can't imagine going up to that camp back in the 50's.  That was one long dirt road to get to camp.  In respect to Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids, MN,  CLP was a fairly small camp.  However, it was the size of other camps I've been too.  CLP focused on the extreme sports like mountain biking, BMX, and they had two zip lines.  Of course they had all of the basic Boy Scout Merit Badge courses too.  The camp is tucked along the mountains.

The best time I have at camp is spending a half hour with my son at the trading post enjoying ice cream and one on one time.  That's one of the best things about Scouting is the time I get to spend with my boys.

Recovery time from camp was long.  I picked up some infection up there and was down with a fever for 3 days.  One of the new scouts in our unit went down too.  Overall, it was a good time to get away from work and enjoy the outdoors.

If you have a favorite camp, write a comment.  I would like to hear why you like summer camp.

Lead by example,

Scouter Steve

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