Category Archives: Camping

Return to Eaton Brook

Hello, Trailmen!

As you all know it is time for our July CAMP OUT!!!!!  It is THIS week end (July 20-22)

Where:                                                                                                                          Eaton Brook Camp Site (The one behind Steve Page’s property. Text/call Steve for more complete directions.)

Agenda/Schedule:

  • Friday (arrive around 6:00 pm):
    bag check, opening, setup tents/site, dinner, free time, campfire
  •  Saturday Morning:
    breakfast, cleanup, prep for lunch
  •  Saturday Afternoon/Evening:
    clean up from lunch, trip to the pool at Cold River Campground, head back for supper, then free time after supper
  • Sunday Morning:
    Devotion/Church, breakfast, site cleanup, head home

What To Bring:
Check the Packing List page here on our blog.  There will be a bag check.

Misc.Packing List Comments:

  • Closed toe shoes are required.
  • Swim shoes, flip flops, or old sneakers are a good idea for getting to and from the pool.
  • If you have a life jacket for your non-swimmer or beginning swimmer, please bring it. The troop will be able to bring few extra in case you don’t have one.
  • Don’t forget your swim suit and towel.
  • Don’t forget your bug spray and sun tan lotion.
  • Pack a long sleeve shirt/long pants in case the sun gets to be too much for you.
  • No electronics, please.
  • If you don’t bring it, you won’t lose it.

Meals:
The menus for this camp out were sent out in an earlier post.  Meals on this camp out are going to be cooked/prepared by the young men of our troop!

Cost:
The price will include five meals (Fri:D Sat: B/L/D Sun: B), plus admission to the swimming pool. All of this for $15/person.
(Please let Simon/Steve know if you need financial assistance – we want to make sure your trailmen can be a part of the fun!)

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Backpack Check on July 14

Evening Trailmen –

In an attempt to move the troop toward backpacking trips and away from car camping, we are asking that from now on, each trailman limit himself to two bags: one containing their personal items and one with sleeping gear.

To help with this transition, we are going to have a pack-check at our next meeting (Saturday, July 14th). This will be the primary focus of the meeting, so please make sure to read on for details!!

Please have each trailman bring the items that they would bring on a camp out packed in two bags – preferably a backpack and a duffel bag, or something along those lines. In other words, bring your personal gear in one and your sleeping bag, pajamas, and pillow in another.

(Since we are trying to prepare the boys for backpacking adventures, please do not bring your gear in just a plastic trash bag.  That wouldn’t hold up during a hike!)

If anyone is short on backpacks / duffel bags, please let us know.  Your fellow trail-families may have extras they can donate.  Also, Maine Military Supply in Holden has a great selection of new and used duffel bags for around $17-$20 each:
Maine Military Duffle Bags

We will use our packing list as a guide to help us to cut back on the unnecessary (and heavy) items that we tend to bring on a camp out and never use.  Even us leaders tend to carry more than we need, so we all need to participate in this exercise…that means you too, dads!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

Walk worthy!

July 20-22 Camp Out Menu

Greetings, Trailmen-

Here is the menu for our next camp out (July 20-22).

Friday Night Dinner: Walk Around Tacos (Fritos, taco meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa)

Saturday Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos (sausage, eggs, green peppers, onion, soft tortilla)

Saturday Lunch: lunch meat sandwiches (bread, Miracle Whip, mustard, lettuce, turkey, ham). BLTs (bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread, Miracle Whip), assorted chips

Saturday Dinner: spaghetti and meat sauce, cheese, bread, brownies

Sunday Breakfast:  various flavors of oatmeal, homemade donuts with cinnamon and brown sugar, fruit.

Drinks: lemonade, water, coffee (for the dads)

Hope this sounds good.  Please let us know as soon possible if you are going to be able to come on the camp out, so we can get the amounts of food right.

Walk Worthy

Eaton Brook Camp Out – June 2018

Hello, Trailmen!

Are you excited for camping? Here’s the plan for our trip at Eaton Brook this weekend (6/29-7/1).

Where:                                                                                                                          Eaton Brook Camp Site (The one behind Steve Page’s property. Text/call Steve for more complete directions.)

Agenda/Schedule:

  • Friday (arrive around 5:30-6:30):
    setup tents/site, dinner, service project discussion/planning, free time/campfire
  •  Saturday Morning:
    Breakfast (boys cooking), cleanup, service project, prep for lunch
  •  Saturday Afternoon/Evening:
    clean up from lunch, trip to the pool at Cold River Campground, head back for supper, then free time after supper
  • Sunday Morning:
    Devotion/Church, Breakfast, site cleanup, head home

What To Bring:
Check the Packing List page here on our blog for the standard packing equipment.

Misc.Packing List Comments:

  • Closed toe shoes are required.
  • Swim shoes, flip flops, or old sneakers are a good idea for getting to and from the pool.
  • If you have a life jacket for your non-swimmer or beginning swimmer, please bring it. The troop will be able to bring few extra in case you don’t have one.
  • Don’t forget your swim suit and towel.
  • Don’t forget your bug spray and sun tan lotion.
  • Pack a long sleeve shirt/long pants in case the sun gets to be too much for you.
  • trailmen/dads can bring fishing poles to use during free time if  they are interested.
  • No electronics, please.
  • If you don’t bring it, you won’t lose it.

Meals:
The meal plan was decided on by the boys & leaders at last week’s meeting.

Cost:
The price will include five meals (Fri:D Sat: B/L/D Sun: B), plus admission to the swimming pool. All of this for $15/person.
(Please let Simon/Steve know if you need financial assistance – we want to make sure your trailmen can be a part of the fun!)

 

Summer Calendar

Trailmen and families-

Here, with no further fanfare, is the camp-out and major event schedule for our troop for this summer.  Please note that the first three camp-outs (June, July, and August) are “two-nighters”.

  • June 29-July 1 — Eaton Brook (also know as “behind Steve’s house”)
    (This is the 5th weekend, not the 4th.  Regular meeting on 6/23.)
  • July 20-22 – TBA
  • August 24-26 – Acadia (Blackwoods & Otter Cliffs – see notes below)
  • September 28-29 – TBA (Fri/Sat – 1 night only)
  • October 26-27 –  TBA (Fri/Sat – 1 night only)
  • November  17 – Flag Pick Up (East Eddington)
  • November 24 – TBA day trip

Please ink these dates on your calendar.  We would like to have a solid grasp on who will (or will not) be able to make these events.  This information will help us with all the various planning that is required to make the trips a success and to keep the costs down.

Most importantly, we need to know about whether you and your boys will be able to make it to our end-of-summer highlight camp out on August 24 – 26.    We will be staying at the Blackwoods Campground at Acadia National Park.  Costs will be divided among participants as usual (site rental fee, food, Park entry fees, etc.) so it is important for us to get a commitment from families as soon as possible.  Please note – the camp site is limited to 15 people (adults & children combined), so please get back to us soon to reserve your spot.

Walk Worthy

https://www.recreation.gov/camping/blackwoods-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70990

Rocky ocean coast at sunrise, Otter Point. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA.

Menu and Packing List for the Labor Day Weekend Camp-Out, Hike, and Swim

This is part two of the Labor Day Weekend Camp-Out, Hike, and Swim.  This post covers the menu and packing list.

News Flash—-cost of the camp out has dropped to $15 per person!  This covers food and swimming.

MENU-

Friday Dinner:

  • Large Pig in a Blanket (hot dog wrapped in a crescent roll)
  • baked beans

Saturday Breakfast:

  • Mountain Man Breakfast (eggs, cheese, sausage, hash browns scrambled together in a dutch oven)

Saturday Lunch:

  • sandwiches (bread, turkey, ham, chicken, cheese)
  • chocolate chip cookies

Saturday Dinner:

  • foil packs (hamburger, onions, carrots, potatoes, peas, canola oil spray)
  • apple cobbler (apple filling, white cake mix, butter)

Sunday Breakfast:

  • pancakes
  • maple syrup or peanut butter

Drinks for Meals:

  • apple juice
  • hot chocolate
  • coffee (for dads only)
  • water

Misc.  Food Comments:

  • Please don’t pack snacks & junk food.
  • If you or your boy has any food allergies, make sure to let the adult leaders know!

PACKING LIST:  Please refer to the packing list on the website.

Misc.Packing List Comments:

  • Temperatures are dropping at night.  Bring appropriate, warm clothing!
  • We suggest sweat pants, sweat shirt, and socks for sleeping.
  • Closed toe shoes are required.
  • Swim shoes, flip flops, or old sneakers are a good idea for getting to and from the pool.
  • If you have a life jacket for your non-swimmer or beginning swimmer, please bring it. The troop will be able to bring few extra in case you don’t have one.
  • No electronics, please.
  • If you don’t bring it, you won’t lose it.
  • There are no showers at the camp.

Labor Day Weekend Camp-out, Hike, and Swim

Hi Trailfolks-

How do like that title? I try to give every post a title that will help me remember what it was about when I look back thru the years.   So this one is the Labor Day Weekend Camp-out, Hike, and Swim. Now to business.

Cost: $25 dollars per person.

What It Covers: Five meals and admission to Cold River Campground’s swimming pool.

When: Labor Day weekend starting at 6pm on Friday (Sept. 1) and ending around 1pm on Sunday (Sept. 3)

Where: Eaton Brook Camp Site (The one behind Steve Page’s property. Text/call Steve for more complete directions.)

Activities: Saturday’s activities include a hike at Sunkhaze Meadows (see link below) and swimming at Cold River Campground’s swimming pool. There will be a church service on Sunday morning.

Misc:  Menu and Packing List will be covered in an upcoming post.

http://actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com/2013/04/16/one-minute-hikes/1-minute-hike-johnson-brook-trail-in-sunkhaze-meadows-national-wildlife-refuge-in-milford/