Council Camp Work Weekends – 2019

Take a break
from your career and help prepare our Camps for the summer program. At each of our Camps, ten weekends are designated for volunteers to help in setting up and general maintenance activities. Our Boy Scout Camps are Babcock Hovey located in Ovid, NY and Massawepie, located near Tupper Lake, NY. Our Cub Scout resident Camp is Camp J. Warren Cutler, located near Naples, NY.

At each camp projects include setting up tents, building structures and picnic tables, painting, and setting up program areas. An endless list of maintenance projects needs to be completed before the kids arrive.

Below is a list of dates and an explanation of what each event entails. All food is provided and lodging is available. This year it is possible that a group of volunteers can make arrangements to take on a project at a different time other than our scheduled times.

MASSAWEPIE
Pre Spring Skills May 10-12 2019.
Spring Skills May 17-19 2019. At Spring Skills Weekend we prepare Camp for summer occupancy by turning on water and electrical systems. The main objective of this weekend is to prepare for Beaver Weekend.
Beaver Weekend May 31-June 2, 2019. On Beaver Weekend the Camp is prepared in anticipation of the Scouts arrival. Tents are set up and a large list of maintenance items addressed.
Fall Skills October 18-19, 2019. At Fall Skills Weekend we prepare the Camp for winter by shutting down water systems, doing inventory and inspecting the property to formulate our future needs.

CAMP CUTLER
Spring Engineers April 13, 2019. The main objective of Spring Engineers is to prepare the Camp for Red Deer Weekend. Projects and materials are placed in sites and building projects are started.
Red Deer Weekend May 3-5, 2019. On Red Deer Day, Cutler is prepared for the Cub Scouts’ arrival. Tents are put up, program areas set up and a large list of maintenance items addressed.
Red Deer Family Day May 5, 2019. This is the day that the scouts and their families come to Camp and help to prepare Camp for the summer. We will have projects for all ages; fun and fellowship will be had by all.
Fall Engineers Oct. 29, 2019. At Fall Engineers the post camp inspection will be done along with shutting down systems for winter. Efforts will be made to evaluate the current list and prioritize.

BABCOCK HOVEY
Spring Raccoon April 6, 2019. We prepare for spring occupancy by turning on water and conducting Spring clean up
Raccoon Weekend June 14-16, 2019. On Raccoon days the Camp is prepared in anticipation of the Scouts arrival. Tents are set up and a large list of maintenance items addressed. Units are encouraged to camp for the weekend and help with Camp projects.
Fall Raccoon November 2, 2019. We prepare for winter by turning off the remaining water in Camp and placing items in winter storage locations. Sign up today and help ensure that all scouts have an enjoyable and safe summer.

For more information or to register, call (585) 261-0835 or e-mail don.declerck@scouting.org.

COME AND ENJOY THE FELLOWSHIP, MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND MEET OLD ONES.