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MTC - Camp MinsiSea Scout Academy 2021

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Returning for 2022:  EXPANDED Sea Scout Academy at Camp Minsi

Sunday July 31st through Thursday, August 4th

 

 

Sea Scout Academy is a regional BSA summer camp experience focusing on youth leadership skills and advancement through the Sea Scout ranks. This Sunday through Thursday event will feature both shore-based and water-based sessions at Camp Minsi’s Aquatics Center on Stillwater Lake, located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in east-central Pennsylvania. There will also be several fun activities designed to build camaraderie between Ships, including Thursday's "Tall Ship Experience" featuring climbing riggings and zipping between ships (aka high ropes course and dual racing zip line) and bouncing over "ocean waves" (aka whitewater rafting.. Venture Crews interested in water-based adventures are also welcome to participate.  The Sea Scout Academy is hosted by Minsi Trails Council at Camp Minsi, Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania.

 

Participation:

  • YOUTH (14-20): Sea Scout Ships, as well as any Venturing Crews and Older Scouts interested in a week of water-based adventure!  
  • ADULT (over 21):  Adults are welcome to participate in all open programs and sessions, with preference to youth participants (such as marksmanship programs).  Additionally, adults are welcome to attend Thursday's "Tall Ship Experience" !

 

Cost:

    • YOUTH (14-20):   $375 all inclusive fee
    • ADULT (over 21):
      • $125 basic fee
      • $200 with the "Tall Ship Experience" included

     

    Registration:  

    •  NOT YET OPEN

     

    Course Selections:   

    • NOT YET OPEN. 

     

    Additional Resources:

    • Participant Schedule (2021)CLICK HERE for the daily session and event schedule.
    • Boarding Manual (2021):  CLICK HERE for the Skipper's and Leader's guide.
    • Camp Minsi Maps:  CLICK HERE for maps of Camp maps and campsite layout maps.
    • Email:  Contact WWITUCKI@GMAIL.COM , Walt Witucki, Sea Scout Academy Coordinator, with additional questions

     

    Academy Location:

    The Academy will be conducted at  Camp Minsi, which is located in Pocono Summit, PA, approximately 90 miles west of New York City and 90 miles north of Philadelphia.  It is near the intersection of I-80 and I-380 on PA 940 west, across form the Pocono Mountain Regional Police station.  The camp address is: 106 Camp Minsi Rd., Pocono Summit, PA 18346.  CLICK HERE for Google Maps.

     

    About Camp Minsi:

    Camp Minsis located on the shores of Stillwater Lake in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Donated to the scouts in 1949, Camp Minsi encompasses more than 1,200 acres of relatively flat Pennsylvania woodlands. The camp's 314-acre lake provides sailing, swimming, fishing and other aquatic activities to the thousands of Scouts and Scouters who visit throughout the year.

    Camp Minsi Aquatics includes a "flotilla" of sunfish sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards, a 15-person Voyageur Canoe, a Hobie Cat as well as the traditional canoes and rowboats.

    Camp Minsi features a centrally-located and spacious dining hall that serves three delicious meals a day. Within a short walk from the dining hall are 11 troop campsites with capacities that range from 20 to 90 campers. Further away are a number of backwoods outpost sites for a more rustic camping experience. There are over 20 miles of hiking trails throughout the camp that give Scouts an opportunity to experience a variety of flora, fauna and the intriguing geology of a glacial moraine. The varied wildlife that makes the camp their home grants both youth and adults the opportunity of experiencing and interacting with nature first-hand.



    Schedule Highlights:  

    • Sunday Afternoon, July 31st
      • Check-in
      • Safety and Orientation Sessions
      • “Welcome!” Beach Party

     

    • Monday - Wednesday, August 1st  –  3rd
      • Expanded sessions for 2022!
      • Requirement / Skill Sessions
      • Informational / Discussion Sessions
      • Swimming and Lifesaving MBs
      • Sea Scout Marksmanship Award
      • BSA paddlecraft awards
      • Open Aquatics

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    • Thursday, August 4th , the “Tall Ship Experience”
      • Climbing the “riggings” (aka high ropes at Tree Top Adventure)
      • Zipping between “ships” (aka dual racing zip lines at Tree Top Adventure)
      • Bouncing over “ocean waves” (aka rafting the Lehigh River)

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    • Optional Friday On-Your-Way-Home Family Experience (To be announced!)

     


    Registration:  

    • Opening soon. 

     

     

     

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    PROFESSIONAL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
    (610) 264-8551
    9 AM – 5 PM (Monday  – Friday)
    Closed Saturday & Sunday

     

    SCOUT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
    (610) 266-7770
    10 AM – 5 PM (Monday-Friday)
    10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday)
    Closed Sunday

     

    PHYSICAL ADDRESS
    991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109

    MAILING ADDRESS
    P.O Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624