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Camp Fees

Postby biglou » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:42 am

Just wondering what different camps are charging this season. I know Bucktail Council is charging $235 for early birds and I believe that it is $280 or around there after May 2nd. I am curious to see what other camps are charging.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby wagionvigil » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:29 am

Within NR Area 4 that is about average actually on the low end.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby mt_goodrich » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:49 am

Longhorn Council is charging $200 per boy and $90 per leader. Longhorn Council has three operating summer camps and at one, Sid Richardson Scout Reservation, they offer several high adventure activities for older Scouts/Venturers.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby SMTroop240 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:32 am

Connecticut River Council is $325 for early birds and $355 for late comers. To be an early bird, your troop must place your name on the roster by Feb. 22, and pay a $50.00 deposit per scout by that date. Scouts joining after 2/22 have until May 15 to register at the early bird rate.

Next year there will also be a $50.00 per troop charge, on top of the per scout charge.

Two leaders get to go for free, and each additional leader is around $100.00 each. If you have a large troop attending (over 20 scouts) you can get an additional leader free.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby Billiken » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:39 am

Although we're not in the Buckeye Council (Canton, OH) we attend their primary camp, Seven Ranges.
It was built in 1987. They run a 7-week season.

I've been told it's the most-attended camp in OH, IN, KY, and western PA.
The week we were there in 2008 there were 425 scouts in camp. The following week there were over 600.
It has 25 campsites with only 3 openings left for the 2009 season.

Fees for 2009
In-council units (eating in dining hall): $230 with $90 for leaders.
Out of council units: $250 with $90 for leaders.
$10 discount per sibling.

A $30 discount can be earned if fees are paid 8 weeks prior to check-in date.

If you do "outpost" camping (cook your own food...refrigeration/storage provided) the fee is $150/scout and $25/leader.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby Bill Pitcher » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:35 pm

Our fees at Camp Tri-Mount in the Catskills, Rip Van Winkle Council, are the same as yours Big Lou.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby AquilaNegra2 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:47 am

$205 for in-council early birds. Same price for the camp that fill the first week registration goes up or for the one that still has openings in June.

#1 is interested in going (provisional) to Camp Emerald Bay next summer -- $539 per week. But they ARE on Catalina island...
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby kwildman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:44 am

Simon Kenton has three camps - falling rock and chief logan reservation are 205 for earlybird and 225 after that. The third camp is Oyo which is geared for older scouts and high adventure and cost depends on program but in general is $250. 2 leaders free and $105 for each after that.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby Fibonacci » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:44 pm

Chief Seattle Council: "Fees for 2009 will be $205 per Scout and $110 per paying adult for troops in the Chief Seattle Council. Out-of-council troops will pay $215 per Scout and $120 per paying adult." Camp Parsons on the Hood Canal filled completed by September; Camp Pigott in the Cascade foothills still has space.

Cascade Pacific: The boys loved their week at Camp Meriwether on the Oregon coast in 2007. The cost for 2009 is $250.

Inland Northwest: The troop's favorite camp is Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d'Alene, six hours away. They go every two or three years. The cost is $245 this year.

Mt Baker: The council hasn't yet set its fees, but our troop has reserved a large unit. We expect the cost to be $200 per scout. The troop will cover any extra costs (additional adults, gas, etc.)
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby wagionvigil » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:41 pm

I see some councils charge leaders.Our council gives two for free.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby Quailman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:47 pm

Ours gives two for free also and charges $90 per additional. I think that's what "paying adult" means in some of the above posts.

My troop takes the total adult cost and divides by the total number of adults attending camp. Four leaders would pay $45 each. Five would pay $54 each.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby 9009scoutmaster » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:04 pm

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In Council $235 per scout
Out of Council $250 per scout
One Leader free, plus additional leaders free per every 10 scouts.
Additional Leaders $100
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby WVBeaver05 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:28 pm

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Scouts -
Eating in Dining hall - $175 if paid in full by May 15, $200 thereafter
Cooking in Camp (and providing own food) - $110 and $120 after May 15
Provisional - $175 and $200 after May 15

$30 discount for additional members of same household and for additional weeks

Leaders - Free leaders 1-5 Scouts = 1, 11-15 = 2, 16-20 = 3, 21-25 = 4, 26-30 = 5
Additional leaders $60

If cooking in camp additional leaders $10 and $20 after May 15

As mentioned by someone else, in our Troop we divide the total leader cost by the number of leaders and all pay the same.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby Fibonacci » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:48 pm

The cost for additional adults is paid by the troop. That's why we do our big 4th of July Hamburger Stand fundraiser. We also pay drivers the IRS rate for mileage, currently $0.55 per mile, but only if they request the money.

OT: We also use this fundraiser money to cover costs for most of the moderately priced (<$25) activities for the Scouts. Scouts do not pay for Merit Badge Weekend, Klondike, Snow Caves, camp weekends (campground fees & food), Fright Fest Fun Night at the local amusement Park, or other inexpensive outings.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby biglou » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:05 pm

WOW! I was just curious to see what different fees were like. I see we got different responses from across the country and am happy for them. :D
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby John F. » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:16 pm

At Baden-Powell council in up state NY we have to camps. camp Barton on Cayuga lake ( one of the finger lakes) and camp Tuscarora which is by Deposit NY. The council is now charging two different prices. Early bird discount (before May 15) is $250 for distinguished troops and $275 for regular troops. After May 15 $275 for distinguished troops and $300 for regular troops.
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby wagionvigil » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:59 pm

What are the Troop Designations about?
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby biglou » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:21 pm

I was wondering that too?
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby scoutaholic » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:19 pm

Our council hasn't posted the 2009 Fee Schedule yet, but I can give you last years prices. I have heard that this year will be going up significantly. Someone decided that the paid staff should get more than $0.75/hour.

Our council does a Gold Club Discount (for troops who have met their FOS Assessment/Goal. Discounted Camp Fees, Eagle Recognition Kits, and Uniforms. I'm guessing that the Distinguished Troops menitioned above is something similar.

Last Year at Bear Lake Aquatics Base (and I believe the same for other council camps, although some also offered a commissary food option that would be a different price less than dining hall but more than bring-your-own) the fees were as follows.

Early Bird (Paid in Full by May)
- Youth with Dining Hall $185 ($173 with Gold Club discount)
- Youth bring your own food $115 ($103.50)
- Adult with Dining Hall $83 ($81.70)
- Adult bring your own food $13 ($11.70)

Advance (Paid in Full before camp)
- Youth with Dining Hall $205 ($191.50)
- Youth bring your own food $135 ($121.50)
- Adult with Dining Hall $83 ($81.70)
- Adult bring your own food $13 ($11.70)

Regular Price (add additional people in your group when you arrive)
- Youth with Dining Hall $220 ($205.00)
- Youth bring your own food $150 ($135.00)
- Adult with Dining Hall $83 ($81.70)
- Adult bring your own food $13 ($11.70)
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Re: Camp Fees

Postby AquilaNegra2 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:30 am

John F. wrote:At Baden-Powell council in up state NY we have to camps. camp Barton on Cayuga lake ( one of the finger lakes) and camp Tuscarora which is by Deposit NY. The council is now charging two different prices. Early bird discount (before May 15) is $250 for distinguished troops and $275 for regular troops. After May 15 $275 for distinguished troops and $300 for regular troops.

Is that similar to "Quality Unit" award? If so, I can see why they might charge less. Takes a lot of organization and involvement by the ADULTS to earn that designation. That would translated (likely) into fewer paid staff needed for supervision.
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