Boy Scout Specialty Camps
Many Scouts first experience summer camp with their Troop. Joining your Troop for summer camp is a great time and every Scout should try to camp with his Troop. There are, however, additional camping opportunities offered at Baiting Hollow to help a Scout round out his camping experience or help advance in rank.
Our most popular specialty camp, Trail to Eagle Camp helps motivated Scouts walk down the trail to the Eagle Scout rank. Programs designed to help Scouts achieve required merit badges are in place and District Advancement Chairpersons are often in attendance to provide counseling on time management, Eagle Scout projects, and the paperwork required for the Eagle rank. All of the Eagle required, and only the Eagle required, merit badges will be offered. This camp is not intended for first or second year campers. Campers registering for this program must have attained at least the First Class rank prior to attending. The fee for Trail to Eagle Camp is $385 per scout.
Bridge camp is a program for Scouts who have just bridged over from Webelos. During the day the Scout will be involved with our Brownsea "first year camper program". At night he will be in a campsite with other Scouts his age. He will have a chance to work on Totin' Chip, Fireman Chit, Baiting Hollow Naturalist and participate in all of the other camp programs. Additionally, he will have the opportunity to work on his first merit badge.The fee for Bridge Camp is $385 per scout.
A Scout may enroll in the CIT program if he is at least 14 years old by July 1, 2018. Half the day is spent working next to experienced staff members to gain a hands-on look at camp programs. The second half of the day is spent on individual advancement and achievements including an opportunity to work on merit badges. Individuals who graduate from the CIT program have the opportunity to be considered for placement as a member of our Junior Staff Intern Program. If selected, Scouts can continue their training at no cost and spend the remainder of the summer working with our camp staff. Please call our camp office at 631-727-1614 for more information about our CIT Program. The fee for Counselor in Training Camp is $415 per scout.
Splash into adventure at Lake Arrowhead. Spend a week in the water swimming, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, paddling, sailing, snorkeling and life-saving. Aquatics camp will also include motor boating and water skiing on Long Island Sound. The fee for Aquatics Camp is $385 per scout.
Science camp supplements and uses the STEM program. Local science related field trips are taken to see and practice Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Science with hands-on activities like you never experienced within the four walls of a typical classroom. The only thing missing is YOU! Minimum age to attend is 12. The fee for Science Camp is $415 per scout.
2018 Science Camp campers will have two tracks to choose from:
- Campers selecting Track 1 will work on the Chess and Chemistry merit badges and the Designed to Crunch STEM/NOVA award which is designed to help you explore how math affects your life each day. More information can be found at: www.scouting.org/stem/Awards/BoyScouts.aspx#designedtocrunch
- Campers selecting Track 2 will work on the Engineering and Nuclear Science merit badges and the Whoosh! STEM/NOVA award, which is designed to help you explore how engineering affects your life each day. More information can be found at: www.scouting.org/stem/Awards/BoyScouts.aspx#whoosh
Project C.O.P.E. incorporates a series of outdoor challenges designed to foster problem solving and teamwork in a group setting. Our extensive challenge course includes low course elements, high course elements, plus climbing and rappeling on our climbing tower. Minimum age to attend is 13. The fee for COPE & Climbing Camp is $385 per scout.
Our field sports program includes the opportunity to earn merit badges in rifle,
shotgun and archery shooting. Have fun tomahawk throwing and shooting sling shots. Scouts can earn NRA certifications in rifle shooting and NAA certifications in
archery. Minimum age to attend is 12. The fee for Field Sports Camp is $415 per scout.