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Summer Camps Information

Quick summary...

Camp:                  Emerald Bay
Camp Date:        
August 5 to 11, 2012
Estimated Cost:  $650
Deposit:               $150
Meetings:            1/3 (vote), 1/17 (paper work, deposit)
Coordinator:       Michelle Clarence

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From: Michelle Clarence
Date: January 17, 2012 3:28:00 PM PST
Subject: [t271_parents:976] Reminder -Summer Camp at Emerald Bay - Parent Information Meeting Tonight, January 17 at 7.50pm
All parents of scouts who have signed up for summer camp, or are considering signing up:
We will see you at 7:50pm this evening in the Faculty Lounge (ask any adult at the meeting, they will be able to direct you).
Please bring any completed paperwork with you, as well as your checkbooks!  Deposit of $150 is due tonight.
Michelle Clarence
Troop 271 Summer Camp Coordinator

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From: Michelle Clarence
Date: January 10, 2012 3:10:28 PM PST
Subject: [t271_parents:972] Summer Camp at Emerald Bay - Parent Meeting on Tuesday, January 17 at 7.50pm

The time has come to start planning for summer camp!
If you are intending to sign your scout up for summer camp, or would simply like to find out more about the camp experience, please join us at the meeting on the 17th.
The vote is in and the first choice camp by a good margin was for Emerald Bay.
Tentative camp date:  August 5 to 11, 2012.  If you would like your son to attend camp and are unable to attend that week, we would like to hear from you.
Estimated cost:  $650, which includes camp fees and an allowance for transport costs.
The deposit amount of $150 is due on the 17th, but if you are not able to commit at that time, you will be able to sign up at a later date.  Camp fees are non-refundable, so good to check!
Topics for discussion:
  • Merit badges and activity choices
  • Paperwork requirements
  • Medicals
  • Finances:  Deposit
    • Payment schedule for balance of fees
    • Camperships (financial assistance)
    • Scout accounts
  • Drivers/transport
  • Rugged program
  • General orientation to camp for parents of first time attendees
See you on the 17th!
Michelle Clarence
Troop 271 Summer Camp Coordinator

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From: Lynne Bradley
Date: January 2, 2012 2:59:41 PM PST
Subject: [t271_parents:969] !! Summer Camp Information--please read before tomorrow's meeting.

Hello Parents and Scouts (and Webelos):

Tomorrow night Troop 271 will vote on the summer camp for 2012.   The boys planning to attend a summer camp will be asked to rate their choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for each of the following three camps:  Camp Emerald Bay, Camp Whitsett, and Mataguay Scout Ranch.

The cost of these camps varies widely, and this is something I hope you will take the opportunity to discuss with your son.  Financial aid is available from the Council, in some cases the camps, and from the troop.  We may also have an opportunity for additional scout account fund-raising.  Please take this into account when helping your son decide.  Approximately 1/3 of the fees will be due at the end of January, with the remainder due in 2-3 installments by the end of April.

Below are the websites for each of the three camps.  There will also be a presentation about each of the camps at tomorrow's meeting.  All three are excellent camps with similar merit badge offerings, but each one offers a separate, unique experience for the boys.

Here are the websites and a rough estimates of cost per camper: