Yes, this summer the boating program will return to Lost Valley, including kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and even paddle boards.
For my son’s troop, which will be at Lost Valley this summer in early August, this is a huge bonus. Last year, the youth leaders had already chosen Lost Valley for summer camp because of some of its programs that just don’t exist at other camps:
- Getting around camp on mountain bikes
- Full C.O.P.E. low and high ropes courses
- A horsemanship program
- Eagle University, a unique program for older boys aiming for Scouting’s top rank
- ATVs. Yes, ATVs!
- Extensive shooting sports program including use of .22 pistols (for boys over 14), with nationally-certified instructors
For boys who can’t attend summer camp with their own troop, Lost Valley also offers its Maverick program “provisional troop”, where trained leaders will supervise solo boys for a week at camp. The Maverick program is a terrific way for Scouts to attend summer camp who either couldn’t attend with their own troop or just want a second summer camp experience. The Maverick program also includes transportation to and from Lost Valley from Santa Ana!
So every Scout now has one more good reason to spend time at Lost Valley this summer. I look forward to seeing you there!