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Become A Campmaster! 

Attention! Wanted: Experienced Scouters Who Love Camp Birch! Become a Campmaster!

Would you like to spend weekends at Camp Birch relaxing at camp and enjoying the great outdoors? Would you enjoy the camaraderie of other Scouters in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere?

The Campmaster Corps is a group of trained and registered volunteers who serve at Camp Birch as camp hosts. These volunteers are an essential part of year-around program and assist camp staff by answering questions, providing leadership in emergencies, and enforcing camp policies and procedures.  Campmasters select their own time and frequency of service but usually serve 2-4 times a year.  A normal weekend is Friday night to noon Sunday.  While at camp, Campmasters stay in climate controlled facilities with kitchenette, restrooms, and WIFI, so many volunteers bring along their families for a weekend retreat.

What Do Campmasters Do?

The Campmasters provide Commissioner Corps functions with the following goals:

  • Greet, check-in, and guide arriving units to their assigned campsite
  • On behalf of the Camp Ranger, assist units with set-up needs
  • Suggest program and camp resource ideas to unit leaders
  • Provide program support to unit leaders as needed or called upon. (This could be an opportunity for you to share your specialty skill, merit badge or talent to add to the unit's program).
  • Counsel unit leaders in the use of the patrol method
  • Be available to unit leaders and the Camp Ranger throughout the week-end to help with whatever  needs arise
  • Assist units with a smooth check-out
  • To minimize vandalism and property damage

Qualifications To Be A Campmaster:

  • Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America
  • Have had experience as a unit leader
  • Wood Badge Trained (optional)
  • Have completed Youth Protection Training
  • Be able to relate well with people
  • Attend a Campmaster  training orientation
  • Be willing to serve under the direction of the Council Campmaster Coordinator and the Camp Ranger
  • Be willing to spend two or three assigned weekends at Camp Birch and carry out the above duties

In return for your service, the council will provide free accommodations for the weekend, a special Campmaster hat and recognition on the Council website. 

Application To Be A Campmaster.pdf

For questions or to sign up, contact Camp Ranger, Zac Phillips at [Click for member's page].

Campmaster Calendar 

WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENTS CAMPMASTER NAME
2019  
March 22-24  
March 29-31 Archer Thomas
April 5-7NYLT Staff Developement Wknd 
April 12-14Camp Staff Training WeekendJim Marker
April 19-21CAMP CLOSEDCAMP CLOSED
April 26-28 Spring Camporee Carl Conover
May 3-5 OA Spring OrdealCarl Conover
May 10-12Cub Scout Family BashArcher Thomas
May 17 - Aug 15CAMP CLOSEDCAMP CLOSED
August 16-18Wood Badge, Shooting Sports Saturday 
August 23-25  
Aug 30 - Sept 1CAMP CLOSEDCAMP CLOSED
September 6-8  
September 13-15Shooting Sports Saturday 
September 20-22OA Fall Fellowship 
September 27-29  
October 4-6  
October 11-13Wood Badge 
October 18-20Cub Scout Spook-O-Ree 
October 25-27Popcorn Return 
November 1-3Restore & Explore Weekend 
November 8-10OA LLD, Popcorn Distribution 
November 15-17Shooting Sports Saturday 
November 22-24  
Nov 29 - Dec 1CAMP CLOSEDCAMP CLOSED
December 6-8Cub Scout Bering Expedition 
December 13-15Shooting Sports Saturday 
December 20-31CAMP CLOSEDCAMP CLOSED
2020  
January 3-5  
January 10-12  
January 17-19  
January 24-26Klondike Derby 
Jan 31 - Feb 2  
February 7-9OA Winter Banquet Lock In 
February 14-16  
February 21-23  
Feb 28  - Mar 1  
March 6-8  
March 13-15 
March 20-22NYLT Staff Development Wknd, Shooting Sports Saturday 
March 27-29  
April 3-4NYLT Staff Development Wknd 
April 10-12CAMP CLOSEDCAMP CLOSED
April 17-19Camp Staff Weekend 
April 24-26Spring Camporee 
May 1-3OA Spring Ordeal, NYLT Staff Development Wknd 
May 8-9Cub Scout Family Bash 
May 15 - Aug 13CAMP CLOSEDCAMP CLOSED


 

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