Our next Troop campout is scheduled for April 23 – 25 at Camp Rotary. This will be “car camping” (i.e. – no gear restrictions; your car will be close to the campsite) and is two hours away in Hartwell, Georgia (located on Lake Hartwell).
For those who have never been, Camp Rotary is ran by the Northeast Georgia Council, which is known for maintaining beautiful campsites. You can learn more about the camp [here].
Mr. John Colatosti and Mr. Jim Carey are the main contacts for this event. They plan to work with the Scouts on basic camping skills throughout the trip.
Have you signed up yet? If not, please fill out the Camp Rotary Trip April 23-25 form on the Troop [sign-up page]. You can access the form directly by clicking [here]. Deadline to sign-up is April 13.
Some additional details to share related to the campout…
- All Scouts/adults attending need to bring $12 to the upcoming Troop meeting on April 20. You can also provide this in advance using PayPal. If paying via PayPal, please see the [Pay Online] page for instructions.
- We have heard that the water does not taste great at Camp Rotary. It is potable, but the water has been described as tasting “like it ran off a boot”. We hopefully will have some large containers of water to bring, but it is highly recommended that all Scouts/adults bring water. You can use blue jugs or simply pick up a couple of gallons at the grocery store. Scoutmaster Vautrot suggests one gallon for every two Scouts per day.
- The address for the campsite is 52 Rotary Boyscout Dr, Hartwell, GA 30643. We will be at campsites #10 and #11, which appear to be close to the parking area (based on the map [here]).