THINK SUMMER, THINK ONTEORA
This beautiful up-state location of over 1400
acres is our scout camp. From the first time you enter the camp and look
across Orchard Lake and the woods around it, the magic will hit you. For
generations, boys attended Onteora. When it closed, it was like losing a
good friend. Now, we're back, and watch us grow.
Some have wondered if these past two years were a
test. Well, if it was, we passed with flying colors and we're here to
stay. This year one week and next year two weeks. Come be part of the
Onteora offers everything you expect to find at a
Boy Scout summer camp and a few surprises. 40 different merit badges are
offered, and that's just the beginning.
In addition to all the traditional camp programs,
Onteora offers a number of special programs that you'll definitely want to
check out. A blacksmith shop with a working forge. Learn about wilderness
survival techniques and find out how to live with nature. Need a little
action? Spend an afternoon as a Buckskin Ranger, but be prepared to crawl
through some mud. Or check out the challenge course or the mountain bikes.
Yes, we have something for everyone. From the first or second year scout
(Dan Beard Program) to your older scout (Venture Program) and yes, even
the Scoutmaster (Scoutmaster Merit Badge).
The Order of the Arrow, a vital part of the
council camping program, will hold full Ordeal inductions at camp for
Scouts selected in elections held prior to camp. An Order of the Arrow
Brotherhood induction will also take place.
Other camp-wide activities include an all faith
service led by our full time camp chaplain, a camp-wide game, and everyone
can earn beads for the Aroetno Award Program.
Even if your troop is not going to Onteora this
summer, consider coming as part of our council troop. You can have a great
time under the supervision of camp provided leadership.
Only 5 campsites remaining so register now! To
reserve a campsite please contact Martha Fiamma, Program Secretary at
797-7600, ext. 108. For other questions or information, please call Jim
Kent, Camp Director, 933-7391 or Kathy Brown, OSR Business Manager,
797-7600, ext. 122.