Aquehonga Final Details 2019

ALL SCOUTS MUST READ THIS INFORMATION, OPEN THE LINKS & ATTACHMENTS, AND PRINT WHAT THEY NEED. Excuses at camp like "I didn't know" or "no one told me" will be worthy of latrine-duty!

Here's a rundown of the final details. Scouts must be aware of the below and have with them the attached and other papers mentioned.

Camp Main #: 845-252-2023, but to reach a Scout in an emergency call one of the leaders.

LeadersASMs Ted Boutzalis (516-220-0712) & Mike Gawley (516-205-2640)

What To Bring:  Click here. SCOUTS: DO YOUR OWN PACKING - PARENTS: DON'T PACK FOR YOUR SON.  AQ offers this list of what to bring.  In addition to what's on the main list and as a reminder:
  • Bring completed merit badge pre-requisites.  MB worksheets can be printed from here.
  • If you're bringing medication, have it in original packaging and easily accessible upon arrival for check-in (DON'T pack it).  Give it to Mr. Gawley when you get to camp.
  • Pack a pair of closed toed shoes in case certain activities require them.
  • Bring a brown bag lunch & water for the first day.  Click here for the rest of the week's menu (week 4)
  • Wear your Class A uniform to camp for check-in (DON'T pack it).
  • Reminder: NO massive footlockers (label the outside and all items), NO excessive snacks (please avoid anything with tree nuts/peanuts), NO aerosol sprays.
Camp Map: Click here.  We are at Campsite 10, which is the first site on your left when driving into the complex, directly across from the sports field.

To mail stuff to camp:
(Package must have return address)

Scout ____________ (Camper’s Name)
Troop 71 / Campsite 10 / Week 4
Camp Aquehonga
Ten Mile River Scout Camps
1481 Crystal Lake Road
Narrowsburg, NY 12764-4414

Merit Badge Schedule: Click here for the general AQ merit badge schedule.  Individual schedules will be emailed. Scouts registered for the Camping MB will get a letter from the Scoutmaster about Req. 9. As AQ uses an electronic advancement system, no physical blue cards will be issued.  

Patrol Rosters/Tent Assignments: Scouts will operate in one Patrol, with the Patrol Leader being chosen when you all get there.  Then the Duty Roster will be established.  Each Scout can have their own tent or tent with another Scout.

Code of Conduct: All conduct will be governed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  We all know what this means.  No bullying of any kind, no foul, inappropriate or hurtful language, no rough housing, no inappropriate behavior, no touching anyone's personal stuff, no pranks, no secret groups/excluding, etc.  Every Scout will treat every other Scout like their brother or best buddy.  Any violation of this Code will be addressed sternly.

Departure/Return: Scouts are responsible for getting themselves to/from camp. Use the Troop roster to make your own arrangements.  But anyone who wants their footlocker transported in Mr. Boutzalis' pickup truck MUST drop it off Saturday 7/27 by 8:00 pm to his house (568 Park Avenue - just leave in driveway near truck).

Please leave for camp by 10:00 am on Sunday, 7/28 so you arrive by 1:00 pm.  It's almost a 3-hour ride. We can't check-in unless everyone is present.  BE PROMPT because we will be on a schedule for check-in procedures.  Plus, we have a limited amount of time to set up camp before certain activities.  FINISH PACKING BEFORE 7/28 so you can just hop in the car and leave on time that morning. 

For pickup from camp on Saturday 8/3, please arrive by 11:00 am. 

Scouts who ride as guests of others please be "courteous" by offering $5 for gas and tolls each way.

Driving Directions (approx 2.5 hours/below is from page 35 of Program Guide, but feel free to route it yourself):
  • Cross Island Parkway N to either the Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridge
  • Follow signs to the Cross Bronx Expressway W to the Major 
    Deegan Expressway (I-87) N
  • Follow Major Deegan N, which becomes the NYS Thruway
  • Follow the NYS Thruway over Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 16 onto Route 17W
  • Follow Route 17W (about 44 miles) to Exit 104 (Monticello Raceway)
  • Travel on 17B for about 6.7 miles into White Lake, .7 miles after traffic light turn left onto Route 55 W
  • Follow Route 55 for about 4.2 miles to the Ten Mile River Camp cut-off road on the right hand side (County Route 26/Crystal Lake Road)
  • Follow the TMR signs to Camp Aquehonga
Any questions, please email Chris Simone.