This year we are going to Camp Parsons (link). nestled within the shadows of the Olympic Mountains and on the edge of the Hood Canal. It is an extra special summer, as Camp Parsons is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. It is renowned as country's oldest continuous Boy Scout camp West of the Mississippi!
What there’s more? Oh Yes. The pre-trip this year is an awesome Kayak adventure up the Hood Canal, culminating in beach landing at Camp Parsons itself.
Here’s the overall itinerary:
Pre-Trip Hood Canal Kayaking
Thursday 2nd August – Meet at the Church at 8:00 am and hit the road for a ~4 hour drive. We will drive to Yelviks beach where we will pick up the Kayaks. Scouts will eat a sack lunch and then we are on the water for a short 1.5 Mile Training Paddle to Dosewallips State Park. We’ll be camping at Doosewallips
(looks like a sweet capture the flag site). The boys will paddle in… the drivers will drive in and set camp. Thursday evening we will drop the crab pots, oyster, play some capture the flag, practice our paddling and have a fire.
Friday 3rd August – Haul our pots (crab dinner hopefully!) and get on the water early. About a 10 mile paddle to Broad Spit on Bolton Pennisula. This is a boat in only/no cars/primitive campsite… so the boys will sleep under the stars and cook as patrols. While the boys take that adventure the support vehicles/adults remaining will proceed to Seal Rock campsite to reserve space (first come first served
Saturday 4th August – Hop in the boats for a paddle to Seal Rock. 4-5 Hours. If we had any luck we can run down to the Doowallips Estuary and try for more crab. Big Dinner as a group.
Sunday 5th August – Storm the Beach at Parsons at 12:00 Noon. Outfitter will pick up the boats there.
Sunday 5th August through 11th August, Summercamp at Camp Parsons.
Saturday August 11th When we will drive back home to the Church, clean and put away the crew equipment.
Scouts Pretrip = $150
Scouts Summercamp = $400
Payments: $250 is due when you sign up ($150 for Pretrip only)
The remainder is due at the end if May (will be on the May statement)
$150 for summercamp
$300 for summercamp + Pretrip
Adults Pretrip = $150
Adults Summercamp = $150
For adults $150 is due at signup
$150 at he end of May.
This is going to be an great trip. No really - an awesome trip! Adults and scouts register here!