- Check-in will begin at 5pm on Friday and run until about 9pm. If you think you’re going to be there before or after that, no problem. You can just go ahead and grab what you need off of the check-in table and find a campsite. The table will be on the left as you are entering Camp Olmsted, after you turn left at the sign. We will have toilet paper and trash bags available there.
- Campsites are first come, first served. There is no pre-registration system for them. Each one has a picnic table, some wooden platforms, and a fire ring. Anything beyond that will have to be brought in. There is no need to buy firewood, as there is plenty to choose from in the woods.
- There will be a trailer in the main parking lot when you enter for you to throw your trash bags during the weekend. Please keep in mind to bring your trash directly to the trailer after every meal. We do have bears present that are going to be attracted to the smell of food if it is left in the campsite. Please lock it in your car.
- We will have ice available in the dining hall. One of the staff in the back can help you find it.
- We will have copies of the program schedule and map available at the check in table, but they are also available here: www.gotogoshen.org/familycamp . There are two last minute changes to the schedule:
- Sunday’s Skeet Shooting Competition has been replaced with the Family Camp Olympics. Compete against other families in a wide array of family friendly challenges!
- Rifle and Shotgun merit badge make-ups will be limited requirements. Due to a lack of certified personnel, we unfortunately won’t be able to offer completion on shooting requirements, but can still help finish up other requirements for those badges.
- Please remember to practice social distancing as we move through the weekend. When you’re around other families, wear a mask or stay at least six feet away. Masks are optional but encouraged in the program areas.
- And, of course, the other reminder: If you or a member of your family is not feeling well or has had close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend.
News for Family Camp
Phil Barbash here, with Goshen Scout Reservation. As many of you may know, our executive board voted last night to cancel Goshen’s summer camp programs for 2020. As a result, I see no way that we are going to be able to hold our family camp next weekend. If you would like, we can credit your payment towards our Family Camp event during Labor Day weekend, or you can receive a 100% refund. Please let us know what you’d like to do and send your request to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much and many apologies for the inconvenience. Stay safe!
Thank you for registering for family camp this coming weekend at Goshen! A couple of things you should know before you get here:
- Check-in will begin at 5pm on Friday and run until about 9pm. If you think you’re going to be there before or after that, no problem. You can just go ahead and grab what you need off of the check-in table and find a campsite. The table will be on the left as you are entering Camp Olmsted, after you turn left at the sign.
- Campsites are first come, first served. There is no pre-registration system for them. Each one has a picnic table and some wooden platforms. Anything beyond that will have to be brought in.
- There will be a flatbed truck parked in the main parking lot when you enter, so feel free to throw your trash in there during the weekend.
- There will be a family sleeping in the campsite behind the check-in table, if there are any emergencies that come up in the middle of the night.
- We will have copies of the program schedule and map available on site, but they are also available here: www.gotogoshen.org/familycamp
- The Catholic Mass/Interfaith service will be at the dining hall on Sunday morning, rather than the chapel. It is misprinted on the schedule.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any other questions. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!
The schedule for Labor Day Family Camp is now available in the downloads section of the Family Camp page. Check out the fun things we have going on and join us this Labor Day Weekend for fun for all ages!
Dates and information have been set and updated for Family Camp 2019! Registration for both events opens October 1, 2018. Sign up for fun for all ages!
Learn more and register on our Family Camp page.
Phil Barbash here. Hope all is well and I did want to check in with a couple of announcements and reminders for the upcoming weekend:
- Check in begins Friday at 5PM. Simply take a left in past the Olmsted sign, and we will have someone waiting to greet you. We will have toilet paper and trash bags available. There will be someone there until about 10PM, after which you can check yourselves in. Campsites are strictly first come, first served. We will direct you to where the least amount of people have camped out as your arrive.
- I will have copies available of the Program Schedule, Camp Olmsted Map, and Check out Procedures at check in. They are also attached to this email, in case you would like to print them out beforehand.
- There will be a truck parked in the main parking lot. Please bring your trash after every meal and throw it in the bed of the truck.
- If there are any emergencies during the course of the weekend, my cell number is 202-253-6323. Please feel free to call and I will send our on-site EMT.
- It is looking like we may not have the giant swing open at COPE due to lack of qualified staffing. Apologies for the inconvenience.
- For the closing campfire, please meet at the Trading Post, rather than the Campfire area itself. This is an all family run campfire, and the sign up to do a skit/song/cheer is in the Trading Post.
Keep in mind this event is bring your own tent, food, and cooking equipment. Please let me know if there are any questions and thank you for coming down to join us!
Goshen Scout Reservation, a fully accredited camp, is the home of three resident Scout camps, one resident Webelos camp, and the Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base, all centrally located around beautiful, 450 acre, Lake Merriweather.