following information pertains to both Camp Wauwepex and the Onteora Scout
of camp fee (exclusive of registration deposit) will be made only by
written cancellation to the Council Office, at least two weeks prior to
the camp period.
camp has chapels for Protestant, Catholic and Jewish services. Resident
chaplains at each camp conduct services and are available for guidance and
consultation throughout the camping season.
County Council camps operate under New York State Health Department
regulations and are regularly inspected both by the Health Department as
well as our own Council Health and Safety Committee. Each camp has a fine,
well equipped Health Lodge, staffed by a registered nurse and supervised
by the Camp Doctor.
camper must present a Health Examination Certificate from his own
physician to enter camp. This examination must be given prior to arrival
campers will be insured in a Medical Reimbursement policy as a part of
their camping fee.
OF THE ARROW
are conducted each period in both camps for the induction of new members
and other recognitions, Induction into the Order of the Arrow at these
camp ceremonies is limited to the regular campers at each camp.
TO TAKE TO CAMP
attending either Camp Wauwepex or the Onteora Scout Reservation should
take the following to camp:
Complete Summer Uniform
Socks (at least 3 pr.)
2 pr. Scout Shorts
Poncho or Rain Coat
3 Blankets or a Sleeping Bag
Shoes (2 pr.)
fun at Camp is dependent a good deal upon being prepared for the weather.
Remember it is cooler at camp than in town, especially at night. Also, be
sure to have wet weather clothing, just in case.
may also want to bring some of the following items: Camera, Cook Kit,
Knapsack, Fishing Equipment, Archery Equipment, Firearms or ammunition
cannot be brought to camp. It is recommended that you do not bring
portable radios to camp.
types of Canoe Trips are operated from Onteora, using the camp as a
training and outfitting base. Each trip involves the full 14 day period
and devotes four days to training and travel and 10 days actual canoeing
Adirondack Canoe trips are operated each of the four regular camp periods
at Onteora. After the training period at camp the Scouts are transported
by bus to the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the. Adirondacks. Overnight camping
on the trips is on the various islands or state camping areas.
Lake canoeing is recommended for the beginner. Applicants must be 14 years
of age. Total fee for trip, including all food, transportation ration and
leadership is $67 per period Application may be made by using special
registration form and payment of $10.00 reservation fee (not refundable).
Each trip is limited to 18 participants.
River Canoe trips provide 180 miles canoe expedition on the Delaware
River. This is an advanced type of Canoeing providing all of the thrills
of a fine white water experience. It is recommended that participants have
participated in the Adirondack trip before applying for this trip.
Canoe trips are conducted the third and fourth periods. July 27-August 10
August 10-August 24.
and registration procedure are the same as for the Adirondack trips.
program will appeal to every Explorer with the desire to serve on the camp
staff at either Wauwepex or Onteora. The two week program is designed to
train applicants for staff positions.
occurring during the summer at either camp will be filled from the
training camp whenever possible.
program is conducted during the first and second periods only: June
29-July 13 and July 1 3-July 27.
per period. Registration may be made by submitting special application and
payment of $10.00 reservation fee (non-refundable).
two week Junior Leader Training Program is conducted each period at
Onteora. This program follows closely the National Junior Leader program
and is designed to train Junior Leaders in the most approved methods of
troop operation. Program is open to Troop Junior Leaders at least 12 years
of age and of second class rank. Reservations are limited to one period.
Applicants should possess leadership ability and be willing to participate
in an intensive training program.
may register for this program by submitting application form and payment
of $10.00 reservation fee to the Council office. Reservation fee applies
toward the total fee of $57.00 limited space available for this program,
early registration recommended.