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Summer Camp registration and planning are now underway. 

As you begin your planning, please see below for due dates, forms, and payments. 

Troop 78 has reserved the Dan Beard campsite at Camp Horseshoe for two weeks:
Week One starts on Sunday, June 23rd and ends on Saturday June 29th, 2024
Week Two begins on Sunday, June 30th and ends on Saturday July 6th, 2024

Drop off is 12:30 PM Sunday.

Pick up is 10:30 AM Saturday.

The cost this year is $525.00 per week if paid in full by March 15, ($575 per week after that). A $50 deposit per week is due by Friday February 23

(On the deposit payment form found on this page, please indicate which week(s) you are registering for).

You will receive a free troop T-shirt if you pay in full by March 15 and turn in your completed health/medical form to the troop by May 17.

The health/medical form is found at a button on this page. The form must be less than one calendar year old for the entire time you are at camp. 

Download the most recent form from the Troop 78 website or from the Camp Horseshoe website. 

Please make sure the completed health/medical form includes parts A, B1, B2 & C (part C is a pre-participation physical and requires a physician’s signature) with a front and back copy of your medical insurance card.

If your scout has special dietary needs or needs to take medication while at camp, a Special Dietary Form and Medication Form are also required and submitted along with the health/medical form by May 13th (forms are available on the Troop website and Camp Horseshoe website).

If you wish to use scout camping account funds to pay for summer camp, please contact Joe Cady at  Joe can provide the current scout account balance and you can instruct him on the amount you would like to use for summer camp.

Key Dates – Summer Camp 2024

Camp Deposit Due Friday 2/23/2024

Full Payment Due $525  3/15/2024 (After this date, rate is $575/week)

Health/Medical Forms Due 5/17/2024 (Parts A,B,C with Copy of Insurance Card; also  Special Dietary Needs and Medication forms if applicable)

Camp Horseshoe Weeks: Week One: 6/23/2024 – 6/29/2024
                                            Week Two: 6/30/2024 – 7/06/2024

If you have any questions, please contact Kipp Happ at:


1459 Blanford Lane

West Chester, PA 19380

  Adult Leaders:

 The cost of adult meals at camp are charged to the troop.

 We ask adults who are financially able, to donate toward their meal cost.

 The cost to the troop per adult at meals is $50 per day per person or $300 per week. 

 To help us cover this cost, please make checks payable to: Willistown Troop 78. 

Scenes from ​Summer Camp

Willistown Troop 78                                

Camp Horseshoe address:
1286 Ridge Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911

     The Camp Horseshoe parade field webcam and         camper email service will be available this year.

     Both services are available through this link

    When sending mail/packages, use this address:
    Camp Horseshoe
    Attn: Name of person/Troop #
    1286 Ridge Road
    Rising Sun, MD 21911

Another exciting year at Camp Horseshoe is right around the corner.

Once again Troop 78 has reserved the Dan Beard campsite at Camp Horseshoe for two weeks this coming summer.

At summer camp, Troop 78 Scouts learn many skills for rank advancement, earn merit badges (including those required for Eagle Scout and other rank requirements), display teamwork, Scout skills, and Scout spirit in the many games and contests at camp.

The basis for our Scouting program is camping, and this two-week period is always the highlight of our Scouting year.

The troop leadership would like to have 100% of the troop in camp this summer.

Scouts can stay for one or both weeks. We are encouraging 2nd year and up campers to stay for two weeks.​​

Please note:
​We want all scouts to be able to experience summer camp at Horseshoe.
​The troop has a program of financial assistance to help scouts attend summer camp. 

This program is strictly confidential. 

Please see Mr. D directly, and strict confidentiality will be maintained.