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Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp 2017

When:  We are going to summer camp from Sunday June 18  to Saturday June 24, 2017 

Where: We are going to Camp Krietenstein.  It is located an hour west of Indianapolis, not too far from Poland Indiana and Lieber State Recreation Area.  Click here for directions to camp.Our campsite is called "Woodsman".

What can you do: For a short summary of what you can do at Summer Camp, Click Here. Krietenstein has great facilities that include things like SCUBA, rifle and shotgun shooting, a water front with swimming, and canoes. Don't miss out on the archaeology pit and the "Ice Berg" as well as the more traditional Scout Craft, Handicraft, and Nature areas.  

Click Here for the Merit Badge/Activity Schedule (To be updated when the 2017 version  is released).

Firecrafter:  Firecrafter is a program only offered at Summer Camp.  It is designed to recognize and develop Scout, wood craft, and Leadership skills.  The three ranks are Camper, Woodman, and Firecrafter.  Troop 9 will give scouts the opportunity to earns these ranks and become members of Firecrafter at Sumer Camp. 

How Much:  Full Price is $295 per boy, but nobody should pay full price! The camp offers an early bird discount of $20.  The troop also thinks it is important for your boy to go to summer camp and we are offering a Troop 9 early bird discount of an additional $20   If you qualify for the Early bird payment, the price is only $255.

To qualify for Early Bird discounts, you must pay:
                                       $30  deposit by January 9th.  (see below if you need Financial help!)
                                       $225 final payment April 10th.

If you can't do the Earlybird, the Regular Fee is $295 due by May 8th. 

If you still can't make up your mind, the LATE fee is $305 paid anytime after 5/8 and before camp.

If your Scout sold popcorn or Christmas trees, he may have a credit in his account and that can be applied toward summer camp.  Contact the Troop 9 Treasurer at treasurer@troop9bsa.org .

Each adult is $135 for the week. If paid by in full by May 8th.

Remember January 9, and April 10 are key dates for Summer Camp money.

 $$$$$ You can Pay Online by Clicking here. $$$$

Medical Forms:  For some reason the people at summer camp want to make sure we aren't going to lose anybody and they want a medical form for each person.   Medical forms must be complete by the time we leave for summer camp with parts A, B, and C completed. Part C must be completed by a Doctor.  ClickHere for Medical Forms.

Leaders Guide: If you want to know every detail ClickHere for the leaders guide. (To be updated when the 2017 version is released)

Financial Help:  We realize this is a lot of money for some families.  The Boy Scout Council can offer financial assistance.  The Troop may be able to offer financial assistance.  YOU HAVE TO ASK!!  You must; talk to the Scoutmaster; make a $30 deposit by February 27; and fill out a Campership Application online.  

If you have a Scout that wants to go to summer camp but you don’t think you can afford this, please come talk to our Scout Master Jarrod Wiseley (scoutmaster@troop9bsa.org or cell: 317-371-6472.  To be eligible for financial help you must contact the Scout Master and make a deposit by February 27 (otherwise the Troop will miss out on the camp early bird discount) and fill out a Campership application.  Click here to fill out the Campership application Online..

Don't miss summer camp because you did not ask for help!!!

If you are interested in financial help, so please get in touch with the Scout Master early if you think this is going to be an issue.  We have limited resources and funds.

Past Summer Camps

Here are a few of the Summer Camps we have attended in the recent past:

  • 2016 - Camp Kreitenstein, Center Point Indiana, Hillside Campsite
  • 2015 - Camp Buffalo, Monticello Indiana, Shadysides Campsite
  • 2014 - Camp Ransburg, Bloomington IN, Squirrel's Den Campsite
  • 2013 - Camp Hugh Taylor Birch, Yellow Springs OH, Lower Wyandot Campsite
  • 2012 - Camp Ransburg, Bloomington IN, Squirrel's Den Campsite
  • 2011 -  Boxwell Scout Reservation, Camp Stahlman, Lebanon TN, Site 9
  • 2010 - Camp Ransburg, Bloomington IN, Squirrel's Den Campsite
  • 2009 - Camp Friedlander, Cincinnati OH, Campsite #18, Eagle
  • 2008 - Camp Ransburg, Bloomington IN, Hickory Ridge Campsite
  • 2007 - Camp Crooked Creek, Shepherdsville, KY, Campsite #8
  • 2006 - Camp Ransburg, Bloomington IN, Spring Hill Campsite
  • 2005 - Camp Chief Little Turtle, Angola IN
  • 2004 - Ransburg, Bloomington IN
  • 2003 - Friedlander, Cincinnati OH
  • 2002 - Ransburg, Bloomington IN
Water Skiing at Ransburg

If you have any questions or comments send them to webmaster@troop9bsa.org.

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