Parents, this part of our website is just for you!
We have listed some of the most common questions about Summer Camp. We also suggest that you download the Parent Leader Guide in the Forms section of our website. It will provide you with additional detailed information.
WHAT IS THE CAMP MAILING ADDRESS?
Everyone at camp likes to receive mail. We encourage parents to write a letter to for their son to receive during the week. Remember, it takes at least two days for mail to get to camp! Write your letters early in the week.
Out-going mail leaves the camp office in the morning and incoming mail is available for pick-up in the camp office later in the day.
The mailing address for Camp Tahquitz is:
Camp Tahquitz, BSA Troop # ____
Campsite # ____________
41700 State Highway 38
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
CAN FAMILY MEMBERS VISIT DURING THE WEEK?
Camp Tahquitz is primarily designed to provide program and camping facilities for registered youth members of troops, crews, and teams.
The purpose and the experience of scout camp is weakened when non-scout siblings and non-leader parents want to "visit" their scout. As such, camp policy is that only those scouts and adult leaders who are registered with the camp are allowed in the campsite and program areas from Monday through Friday morning.
If there are special circumstances that should be considered, please contact the Camp Director prior to arrival at camp.
WHAT IS FRIDAY FAMILY NIGHT?
Friday is a wonderful time when parents and siblings are invited to join the troop for late afternoon activities, Friday night dinner, and the closing campfire.
ARE THERE ANY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE?
While the camp's regular program activities and areas are only available to registered scouts, visitors are welcome to watch and cheer our troop in the water carnival and other camp wide activities. You are also invited to eat dinner with our troop, and attend the closing Friday night campfire with us.
HOW DO WE ORDER MEALS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS?
If you would like to have Friday dinner with us, our troop will have to know as soon as possible: we need to notify the commissary of any extra Friday meals no later than the Wednesday morning that we are at camp.
WHO DO WE CHECK IN WITH WHEN WE ARRIVE?
All visitors MUST check in at the camp office prior to going to the campsite!
CAN WE STAY FRIDAY NIGHT AT CAMP?
The camp will allow siblings and parents to bring tents and spend Friday night in the campsite with their troop. However, this is subject to approval by the troop leader, so be sure to contact our Scoutmaster to find out our troop policy.
If allowed by the scoutmaster, parents and siblings may bring their own tent and spend Friday night in the campsite with the troop; however parents and non--scout siblings may not stay in a tent with a scout..All non-scout minors must be under the supervision and control of their parents at all times. REMEMBER -- ALL YOUTH PROTECTION RULES APPLY!
CAN I TAKE MY SON HOME ON FRIDAY?
To ensure that your scout receives the greatest benefit from the overall camp experience, the troop requires that all scouts stay with the troop to help clean and pack up. Scouts are not allowed to leave until they have been by our scoutmaster.
IS THERE ANYWHERE I CAN STAY IF I DON'T HAVE A TENT?
The only visitor lodging available is to spend a night in a tent with a troop. However, you can check Angelus Oaks for cabin availability.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES THAT ARE NOT COVERED IN THE CAMP FEE?
Some programs require an additional fee due the nature of the program.
Please see below:
Horsemanship Merit Badge: $10
Rifle & Shotgun Merit Badges: $5 (for extra ammunition)
Merit Badge books, BSA Lifeguard book, craft items: $3.50 -- $15
Overnight Horse trip: $25
Guest Meals: $20.00 per day, $8 per meal
Climbing Instructor Course: $25 (recertification for $15)
Cope Instructor Course: $25 (recertification for $15)
Shotgun -- additional shells: $1 for 3
HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD MY SON BRING TO CAMP?
How much money parents will send with their son is an individual decision made by each family. While your camp fees cover almost all of the program activities, there are a few activities that have additional fees (please see list above).
You should also consider that, in addition to those few activities not covered by your camp fee, there is a Trading Post. At the Trading Post your son can get snacks and drinks, camping and personal supplies that might have been forgotten at home, additional craft kits, and of course Camp Tahquitz Souvenirs, including shirts, jackets, fleece, water bottles, and other reminders of your stay at Tahquitz.
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