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Use of Camps
The following is offered for units to use in their planning, and is intended to be used in conjunction with any current restrictions set by the Governor of New Jersey.
With COVID-restrictions now part of life, Scouts are finding positive and healthy ways to meet, in-person and online, and execute activities, outside and virtually.
A hybrid model makes sense in the current environment and the Garden State Council is here to support your unit’s programming.
When attending any in-person activity hosted by Council or a Council-related group, participants are subject to Garden State Council’s Participant Waiver.
To book a day-time visit or unit-based camping at a Council camping property, please contact email@example.com.
Since New Jersey entered Stage-2 back in June, 2020, a common question has been, “When can we go camping overnight?”
Here’s a recap on that topic as of March 11, 2021:
- Our properties are open once again for weekend camping. Learn more: https://campreservation.com/690/Home
- Cub Scout Day Camp this summer will be in-person with four locations to choose from. We also offer a virtual option. Learn more: https://www.gardenstatescouting.org/camping/day-camp/
- Scouts BSA Camp Connected Summer Camp is adding weekend camping for Troops. Learn more: https://www.gardenstatescouting.org/camp-roosevelt/
- Pools at Pine Hill and Roosevelt will be open this summer. More information to come
- Units can also camp at our properties during Spring Break and summer weeks that are available. Learn more here: https://campreservation.com/690/Home
- All participants will be tested for fever and other signs of COVID-19 illness upon entry.
- Anyone feeling sick is to stay home.
- Social distancing and mask use are required
- Units that attend camp are to remain together during their stay as a cohort.
- Programming will be unit/patrol/den based.
- Cooking/eating is unit/patrol/den based in assigned locations.
- Other states may have different rules, so units considering traveling out-of-state should follow those state’s guidelines, in consultation with their charter partner.
- As always, units are expected to follow the Guide to Safe Scouting.
- As units return to action, volunteers are encouraged to utilize the BSA Safe Scouting Checklist.
- Lastly, as a reminder, here is the Council’s Road Back to In-Person Scouting.