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Winter Day Camp

The theme for Winter Day Camp this year is “Knights of the Ice Castle”.
We will focus on many more outdoor activities and use our indoor warm-up time to do some awesome science activities! This year, this camp will focus on earning 2 belt loops per age group!

December 27-29, 2016 (date change from program calendar)

Scouts: $80 before December 15, $100 after December 15
Adults: $20
Camp Indian Trails
5801 N River Rd
Janesville, WI 53545

Exciting Program Offerings for 2016
-Sled Building and Sledding
-Ice Skating – weather pending
-Snow Shelter Construction
-Science Experiments
-Winter Craft

Winter Resident Camp

December 27-30, 2016 (date change from program calendar)

Scouts: $150 before December 15, $175 after December 15
Adults: $60
Ed Bryant Scout Reservation
N6960 Cty Hwy G
Mauston, WI 53948

Sleeping Accomodations
EBSR has 2 options for sleeping at Winter Camp. We have 100 bunks available for heated, indoor sleeping. Additionally, units are able to camp outside (will count for Polar Bear Points!)

The Winter Camp program consists of 2 parts, outdoor program and STEAM program. The outdoor program will consist of winter twists on your favorite summer camp offerings at camp. The STEAM program will be inside during evening program and will feature exciting merit badges highlighting the arts! A brief schedule is listed below. All Scouts will do all the program rotations, and will pick 2 STEAM badges to complete during the week.

Program Rotations: Skating, Fishing, Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Climbing, Wilderness Survival
STEAM Options: Art, Astronomy, Music, Chemistry, Theater, Photography, Electricity

Polar Bear Award

100? 300? Maybe our Exclusive 500 Club?
Our Polar Bear Winter Camping Award is based on a point system. When you wake up, record the temperature. Every degree below freezing is worth 1 point. For example, 20 degrees would be worth 12 points. Points will be cumulative throughout the winter season. Winter is considered August 1 through March 31. Lets face it, this is Wisconsin and sometimes it is colder in October than in December!
For every 100 points you earn, you jump to the next “Below Club” and receive the patch for that club!
Which Below Club will you be in?
1. Camp outside in a tent, tarp, lean-to or improvised shelter during August 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016.
2. Recorded temperatures should be taken near sunrise.
3. Each degree below freezing is worth 1 point. Have the SPL or Scoutmaster record points for each Scout. At each service center and on the website we will provide worksheets to make this simple.
4. Two adult leaders must be in camp when Scouts qualify and are responsible for their safety and welfare.
5. The Scoutmaster will submit the completed worksheet to the Council Office no later than April 15. Patches will be available for purchase at that time.


Flyer:2016-17 Winter Activities.pdf

Polar Bear Record Sheet

Call 608-310-7300 or glaciersedgecamps@scouting.org

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