Goshen Leader Update #2

Hello Goshen Leaders!

It’s that time of the month again! Below is important information regarding information to help you and your units prepare for the Summer 2023 Camping Season at the Goshen Scout Reservation.

Registration Reminders
If you are no longer the registration contact for your unit, this post goes over how to update your registration: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-changing-your-registration-contact/
If you need to access your registration, this post goes over how to do so:  www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-re-accessing-your-registration/
Remember, only add participants to your registration when you are ready to pay for them. When you are ready to add participants, this post has a quick walkthrough: www.gotogoshen.org/registration/registration-tips-how-to-add-more-campers/ .

New 2023 Documents Posted
New 2023 Documents have recently been uploaded and updated, including:

  • Pre-Camp Swim Check Form
  • Goshen Vets Activity Menu
  • Camp Marriott Program Guide (Updated Schedule)

These documents are available at https://www.gotogoshen.org/information/forms-downloads/ and on individual camp pages.

Leader Orientation Webinar Series
The NCAC Camping Department will be hosting a series of Leader Orientation Webinars on Tuesday evenings in March, beginning at 7:00 pm. Each of these sessions will be recorded and posted on the NCAC Blog, WeOwnAdventure.com, for future viewing. Topics will include:

Camperships – Due March 1
If your unit has any scouts that are in need of financial assistance to attend summer camp at the Goshen Scout Reservation this summer, please have them complete a campership application, available here: www.gotogoshen.org/camperships. The Greg Augustine Campership Fund allows applicants to be granted up to 50% of the cost of camp.

Merit Badge & Activity Signups – Opens March 30 (12:00 pm) 
Merit Badge & Activity Sign Ups for Camps Olmsted, Marriott, and Bowman will open on March 30 at 12:00 pm. Merit Badge and Program Schedules are available under “forms and downloads” on each Camp’s prospective webpage. The updated Program and Prerequisites guide will be released shortly – stay tuned!
Lenhok’sin High Adventure Crews – be sure to complete your Pre-Camp Survey no later than May 6th! The Pre-Camp Survey can be found here: www.gotogoshen.org/lenhoksin#downloads.

For Packs at Camp Ross, activity sign-up will occur at camp after your arrival.

Early Bird – Closes April 14 (11:59 pm)
Early Bird registration will close on Friday, April 14 at 11:59 pm. Campers who are registered before this time will receive a discounted rate and exclusive Goshen Sumer 2023 Early Bird Hat!

Camp Staff Positions
There are several positions still available at each of the camps at the Goshen Scout Reservation! Position including administrative posts, area directors, and instructors. For a list of full staffing needs, job descriptions, and how to apply, please visit the “Goshen Staff” page at www.gotogoshen.org/staff

Volunteer Work Weekend – May 12 – 14 
Looking for a service opportunity for your unit or family? Join members of the Goshen Scout Reservation Staff for a weekend of service to assist in camp beautification and prepare for Summer 2023! Past projects have included painting, brush clearing, fence repair, picnic table building, tent platform repair, and more! Learn more and register here: www.gotogoshen.org/vww

Family Camp – May 26 – 29 
Join the Goshen Scout Reservation this coming Memorial Day Weekend for a fun-filled Family Camping Experience! Soar through the sky on the giant swing, cool off on beautiful Lake Merriweather, test your aim at Shooting Sports, challenge your inner artist at Handicraft, and spend time with your family and friends in the great outdoors. All are welcome, not just registered scouts. Find more information at www.gotogoshen.org/familycamp

Yours in Scouting,

Elisabeth Warren | Goshen Scout Reservation Director