Please ensure you have read this page over carefully and understand what will be expected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact us.
Arrival and Registration: Registration begins at 6:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM on Friday. We ask that you aim to arrive as close to 6:00 PM as possible because no youth or Scouters will be allowed down the hill and to your site until your troop is registered and paid. Please have all registration/medical fitness forms completed before arriving.
Unloading Instructions: On Friday night once you arrive and have been registered, your troop will make their way to the Kinsman Pavilion. The troop will load their gear onto a tractor's wagon to be taken to your site. On Sunday, this process will be the same except in reverse.
Parking: Lots of parking will be available at the top of the hill for all of your vehicles and trailers.
First Aid, Emergencies, and Medical Forms: A First Aid Lodge will be maintained for the duration of D.F.C. starting at approximately 8:00 p.m. Friday. Please report all accidents to the Lodge. An adult must accompany a youth to the First Aid Lodge. You will be required to submit a copy of every individuals health form. This can either be a copy of the Scouts Canada Registration form or a Physical Fitness Form. These will need to be submitted at registration. Please only submit a photocopy of the form, and not an irreplaceable original. These forms can be picked up at the Leaders Mug Up Saturday Night. Any forms that were not collected will be shredded at the end of camp. ***If a hospital trip is required any costs incurred will be the responsibility of the Leader and/or Parent. ***
Cooking: All cooking needs to be done on a fire, propane stove or white gas stove. Come prepared, as this will be enforced.
Fires: There will not be a camp wide fire. We do allow individual group fires on the condition that the fire must be contained within a provided fire ring.
Lost and Found: Lost and Found will be located at Registration. Please return any found items to them and/or if you have lost something, please advise them, be sure to give not only a name but group name.
Security: Quiet time starts at 11:30 p.m. The staff members are all volunteers. They are not at camp to give you a hard time but rather to help us ensure that you will have a safe time. While at camp, if you have any problems please see the Camp Chief.
Prohibited Items: Please leave the following at home: Weapons, Drugs, Electronics, Fireworks, Pets and Alcohol. If there is an item which you are not sure about please contact the Camp Chief.
** ANY YOUTH FOUND WITH WEAPONS OR ALCOHOL WILL BE TURNED OVER TO POLICE - no warnings or exceptions. Please be advised that in Canada, sale of tobacco to minors is illegal. The Scouts Canada "Duty of Care" policy informs all leaders to avoid smoking in front of the youth. All those of age of majority please be discreet about your smoking habits, let's not give youth any negative influences. Besides, the youth are here to have fun, not learn bad habits!
Restrooms: This is a difficult area when running a camp of this size. There will be Port-a-Johns on site. If you find one in less than acceptable conditions, please report this to a staff member. Please have some patience and consideration.
Leader Supervision: We realize full well that as leaders you can direct and ask our youth to act in a certain manner but when they are out on their own, it is difficult to watch them all. Please ensure that your troop has ample supervision. It is difficult to attract staff at this time of year as a lot of our older Venturers and Rovers will be attending Colleges and Universities. In order to provide the amount of events that we would like to, we may need additional volunteers from the Leaders.
Special Needs: If any special requirements are needed, let us know before the camp by contacting the Camp Chief.
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