Winnebago Scout Reservation
Situated in the heart of the Copperas Mountains in Rockaway NJ, Winnebago is only 40 miles from the hustle of New York City and yet so quiet. The reservation encompasses more than 450 acres of woodland for camping, hiking, and outdoor adventure. Durham Pond covers 60 acres for swimming, sailing, boating and amazing bass fishing. Winnebago has large, private campsites for a great summer camp experience. During the summer, we offer resident camp for troops and individuals.
Troop 71 will camp at Camp Winnebago March 1-3, 2024.
Cost and prerequisites:
This is a two night trip. Cost is $40 per person (including adults) plus optional costs:
$25 for the Forestry merit badge (only open to the first 15 confirmed)
$15 for rifle shooting
$15 plus $25 per box of ammo for shotgun shooting (open to scouts 14 and over)
RSVP on Scoutbook and Venmo fees to troop account or bring check to meeting by February 25, 2024 to allow us to order food and supplies.
Like all camping trips, this trip will be a CELLPHONE FREE ZONE
Friday: Eat dinner ahead of time, bring a bag dinner, or stop along the way.
Saturday: Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) provided by troop.
Sunday: Muffins to go.
Forestry merit badge, fishing, hiking, etc.
What to Bring:
Treat this as a regular camping trip. The weather may vary so check before you leave and pack accordingly. Here's what you need:
frame pack (Troop has several to loan) - personal items must be carried in/on frame pack; new Scouts may use a duffle bag as the cars will be close
sleeping bag/camping pillow
water bottle (filled) w carabiner
mess kit w/ utensils (Scouts only)
flashlight/headlamp w/ fresh batteries
personal toiletries (including 1/2 roll toilet paper)
pocket knife (new scouts may not take this until instructed to do so)
work gloves for trail maintenance project
hiking boots/hiking socks
Scout pants/Class B shirt
change of clothes & extra socks (in ziplock bags)
warm clothes to sleep in
Board game, playing cards, UNO cards.
fishing poles along with bait
If temperature is warm enough, optional floored tent with rain fly (Scouts will tent in pairs) to earn camping nights. If going this route, a 0 degree sleeping bag is recommended and/or an additional liner for cold weather camping.
SUGGESTIONS FOR 2-PERSON TENT:
SUGGESTIONS FOR FRAME PACK:
Departure: Meeting at Plandome Train Station on Friday at 5:30 pm
Return: Departing Winnebago Sunday at 7:30 am
Winnebago Scout Reservation, 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway NJ
NOTE: Only adults registered with the troop as committee members or assistant scoutmasters are permitted to camp with the troop.
Leader: George Venetoklis