Annual Winter Camp and Father/Son Weekend at Camp Horseshoe
Please register here for the Winter Weekend
Sunset from Flag Pole Hill
Standing at the railing in the Chapel overlooking the camp. You can see the Octoraro River and the Athletic Field below.
Pictures of Camp Horseshoe in winter
Dates: Saturday January 8th to Sunday January 9th, 2022
By Troop bus: meet at the cabin at 7AM Saturday
By personal vehicle: meet at Camp Horseshoe Campcraft area at 8:30AM
Location: Camp Horseshoe
1286 Ridge Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911
Tent camping in the Camp Horseshoe Campcraft area.
Please let us know and we will bring a troop tent for you or you may bring your own tent.
What to bring:
(Pack your stuff in a duffel bag)
We are "car" camping - driving right to the campsite.
Weight doesn't matter, bring whatever you think you will need.
Please plan to bring extra winter clothes!
Sleeping bag, (winter sleeping bag recommended, rated good down to zero)
Sleeping pad or two
Flashlight / headlamp
Warm Clothes, come prepared for winter, bring multiple layers!!!
(bring at least one complete change of clothes as well)
Heavy winter coat
Rain and snow gear
Sturdy shoes or boots
Winter knit hat
Drinking mug, (troop mugs will be on sale for $5)
Troop Bus will be leaving the cabin at 7:00 AM on Saturday January 8th.
Or by personal vehicle: plan to arrive at the camp at 8:30AM.
Expected return is 10:30 AM on Sunday January 9th.
Excellent food: the best you will ever have on a campout.
Scout skill training: scouts will learn and practice their outdoor skills.
Advancement: there is time set aside for individual advancement and with all the older scouts and dads there, young scouts will be able to move up in rank.
Camp tour: we will have a walking tour of the camp given by the former camp director, Ernie Heegard, who knows more about camp than anyone.
Wood cutting: everyone can take turns splitting wood for the wood stoves and supply enough for other troops to use throughout the winter.
Scavenger hunt: the winning patrol gets bragging rights for a year.
Games: enjoy our indoor carnival with fun and exciting challenges
And more fun than you can imagine!
How do I reserve a spot?
Tell your patrol leader or den leader.
Scouts: This is the perfect opportunity to invite a friend to visit and learn about scouting and Troop 78.
Arrow of Light Scouts, Webelos 1, and their dads welcome.
Visitors: Please notify Jim Fox to sign up. Email Jim at: firstname.lastname@example.org or register on this page.
Dads: we encourage you to join us and see what Troop 78 is all about.
Father's attendance is welcome, but not required for the scout to attend.
Please tell your son's Patrol Leader or Den Leader that you will be joining us.
Scouts and youth visitors free. $25 for troop dads.
Scouts: bring a scout-aged friend!
Webelos 1 & 2 and their dads welcome.
Visitors: Please notify Jim Fox to sign up.
Email Jim at: email@example.com