Goshen Leader Update #2
Goshen Leader Update #1
About Camp Ross
We give scouts a great week and introduction to Scouting.
Camp Ross offers camping for 250. Our facilities include aquatics with a 23’ trampoline, nature area, handicraft area, archery range, BB range, and direct access to hiking trails. As of 2014, we have a new campfire circle. We also have a recently refurbished chapel where Packs can participate in the Duty to God program. Camp Ross is great fun for Webelos and their leaders and the staff helps to provide an added level of comfort as these young men and women prepare to bridge into Scouts.
Learn more below!
Our theme for Summer 2023 is Sherlock Ross: The Case of the Disappearing Camps.
Camp Ross offers a variety of programs and opportunities for Webelos and Arrow of Lights to enjoy throughout the summer camping season. Programs like BB Guns, Archery, Lake Swimming, and Nature are all offered at Camp Ross. We provide you with an activities schedule for Monday and Tuesday and you create your own schedule for Wednesday-Friday.
Bold = Webelos Adventures
Not all requirements may be able to be completed.
** – some purchase may be necessary
Bring Your Own Target (BYOT)
Bring Your Own Target (BYOT)
Into the Woods
Into the Wild
Out of This World
Fire Building (Mon)
Knot Tying (Tues)
Advanced Knot Tying
Advanced Fire Building
(AOL/Web 2 Programs)
Field Games (M)
Staff Hunt (W)
Star Party (W)
Interfaith Service (Th)
AOL Outing (Th)
Scoutcraft Breakfast (Th)
Polar Bear Plunge (F)
Training by Camp Staff
The Camp Staff hold a number of training sessions for Adult leaders. Training includes Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, and others.
There is no fee for these courses and no online registration required. For more information on the training offered by the camp staff, please check out the program materials in the downloads section below or contact your Camp Director.
Training by NCAC Training Committee
Every year, volunteers from the National Capital Area Training Committee offer training sessions for adult leaders at Goshen camps at no additional cost. Past training sessions have included IOLS and BSLST. Not all training sessions are offered each week.
If you have any questions, please contact: Julia Mae-Shen Lesko at Scouter.Julia@gmail.com or Bill Mayo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Your 2023 Camp Director
Drew attended Ross as a Webelos Scout in 2011 and returned in 2014 as a den chief with his younger brother. The following year he returned as a CIT and has been working at camp ever since. Drew spent many years working at Ross’s Nature Center becoming the Nature Director in 2019. He also worked on our Webelos Homecamping staff during Covid, and has been the Program Director at Ross the last 2 years. This will be Drew’s 9th Summer on staff and 1st summer as Camp Director. When Drew is not at camp, he is studying to earn his History Degree from Southern New Hampshire University and works as a Substitute Teacher in Richmond, Virginia. Drew is excited to create and bring a fantastic program for your scouts, and hopes to give them a great summer and introduction to scouting.
Phone (summer 2022 only): —
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To send mail to a camper, please use the following format:
Recipient’s name, Pack #
Goshen Scout Reservation
340 Millard Burke Memorial Hwy
Goshen, VA 24439
2023 Summer Schedule
|Week 1||6/25 – 7/1|
|Week 2||7/2 – 7/8|
|Week 3||7/9 – 7/15|
|Week 4||7/16 – 7/22|
|Week 5||7/23 – 7/29|
|Week 6||7/30 – 8/5|
Availability indicates if new units are able to register for a specific week of camp. If your unit has already reserved a week at camp then your Goshen coordinator will be able to add campers as space allows.
|Price Per Camper||If paid by...|
|Deposit Price||Deposit Youth: $450||October 31
(First youth only to hold unit's spot)
|Early Discount Price||Youth: $455
|Regular Price||Youth: $485
|After April 14|
*All units will receive two free adult leaders per unit!
Early Bird Special! All who pay in full by the Early Bird Deadline will be eligible for the new Goshen hat!
For more information about registration, including quick facts, add-on program fees, the Goshen refund policy, and camperships, please visit our Registration Page.
Forms & Downloads
Camp Ross Specific Downloads
Camp Ross Map [PDF]
2023 Camp Ross Leaders Guide [PDF] – Updated 11/10/2022
2023 Camp Ross Program Guide [PDF]
2023 Camp Ross Schedule [PDF]
2023 Service Project List [Google Doc]
2023 Equipment Wish List [Google Sheets]
General Goshen Downloads
2023 Goshen Leader Guide [PDF] - Updated 11/10/2022
Goshen Scout Reservation Map [PDF]
BSA Medical Form with NCAC Health Advisory - Fillable [PDF]
2023 Goshen Pre-Camp Swim Check Form [PDF]
2022 Goshen Pre-Event Screening Checklist [PDF]
2022 Goshen Unit Pre-Camp Screening Form [PDF]
2023 Goshen Venturing Opportunities [PDF]
Webelos Camp General Downloads
Webelos Scout and Leader Equipment List [PDF]
2022 Dining Hall Menu [PDF]
There is a wide variety of wildlife at Goshen Scout Reservation. We've got many different species of reptiles and amphibians. There are also a number of birds, from your regular sparrows to turkeys, hawks, and eagles. We have what we call mini-bears (skunks, foxes, raccoons, etc.) and actual black bears.
Both to ensure our safety and to preserve the wonder of our bit of wilderness, it is important to understand how to interact with the wildlife around us.
No Food in Tents
Store food in a manner approved for your camp. Remember to take trash to the dumpster each night.
What to Do When You See Wildlife
Report to Camp Staff at the Admin building if you see a bear or any injured wildlife, or if there is any wildlife interfering or otherwise negatively impacting your stay. See any cool wildlife? Let the Nature staff know. If you can, take a picture of it and share it with us on Facebook or Instagram when you get home!