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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 Bryan Spink at bryan.spink@scouting.org

Campmaster Calendar 

 WEEKEND  SPECIAL EVENTS  CAMPMASTER NAME
 August 18 - 20  Popcorn DistributionCarl Conover
 August 25 - 27  Wood Badge  
 September 1 - 3    
 September 8 - 10
Bryan Dabe
 September 15 - 17    Traci Free
 September 22 - 24 OA Fall Fellowship Carl Conover
 Sept 29 - Oct 1
 Jim Marker
 October 6 - 8  Wood Badge  
 October 13 - 15  Restore & Explore  Carl Conover
 October 20 - 22  Cub Scout Spook-O-Ree  
 October 27 - 29  Popcorn Distribution  Jim Marker
 November 3 - 5  Pumpkin Chunkin  Carl Conover
 November 10 - 12
 Traci Free
 November 17 - 19   Jim Marker
 November 24 - 26  CAMP CLOSED  CAMP CLOSED
 December 1 - 3  Cub Scout Bering Expedition Bryan Dabe
 December 8 - 10   Carl Conover
 December 15 - 17    Traci Free
 December 22 - 24  CAMP CLOSED  CAMP CLOSED
 December 29 - 31  CAMP CLOSED  CAMP CLOSED
 January 5 - 7    Bryan Dabe
 January 12 - 14
 Jim Marker
 January 19 - 21    Traci Free
 January 26 - 28  Klondike Derby  Carl Conover
 February 2 - 4    Bryan Dabe
 February 9 - 11  OA Winter Lock-in  Nathan Luby
 February 16 - 18  Camp Staff Training Weekend  Traci Free
 February 23 - 25    Jim Marker
 March 2 - 4   Carl Conover
 March 9 - 11   Jim Marker
 March 16 - 18  NYLT Staff Development Wkend  Carl Conover
 March 23 - 25
 Traci Free
 Mar 30 - Apr 1  CAMP CLOSED  CAMP CLOSED
 April 6 - 8  NYLT Staff Development Wkend Bryan Dabe
 April 13 - 15
Traci Free
 April 20 - 22  Spring Camporee  Carl Conover
 April 27 - 29    Nathan Luby
 May 4 - 6  OA Spring Ordeal  Carl Conover
 May 11 - 13  Cub Scout Family Bash Nathan Luby
 May 18 - 20  NYLT Staff Development Wkend Traci Free


 

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