How Can Our Family Make the Most of Fall Family Camp?

This is a great question.  First timers at Camp McNeill can often feel overwhelmed by the size of our facility and feel pressure to visit every single area of camp before you leave.  Here are 5 tips to help you get the most enjoyment out of your visit to Camp McNeill:

Pack light& Bring a wagon.  Many times families bring much more gear than they could ever use in one weekend.  Bring refillable water bottles instead of that heavy case of water or cases of soda, pack snacks that don’t require a heavy cooler, look for a foam sleeping pad instead of that heavy air mattress.  Bringing a beach buggy or wagon from home will make transporting your gear much easier, plus you can use it during the day to carry your supplies. Here are some genius camping hacks to help you decide what to bring.

Pack some snacks for your little ones (and maybe Mom & Dad too).  Lots of walking and playing means that the kids will be expending lots of energy and snacks can help keep irritability at bay.

Take advantage of the optional Friday night camping.

Since March, everyone has been couped up inside. Make the most of your weekend and spend some time camping outdoors.

Follow our COVID Camp Procedures

  • Anyone who spends the day at Camp Bowers will be required to fill out Parts A & B of the BSA Medical Form
  • Everyone who arrives to camp will have their temperature checked, including the driver. Anyone who shows a sign of a fever will be turned away including those who rode in the same vehicle. It is recommended for those who carpool to self-check temperatures prior to departure, but everyone will still be temperature checked upon arrival.
  • Those at camp must practice social distancing which is 6 ft apart from others.
  • Our staff will be operating a stringent and regular cleaning schedule of all areas of camp throughout the day including program areas and supplies in-between uses.
  • We ask that scouts bring their own water in a water bottle and we will provide them with two additional filled bottles of water.
  • Our camp staff will be wearing masks when applicable. We ask that participants to wear them too. Masks will be provided if needed.

Take personal time with your kids to enjoy their favorite area of camp.  Build your own adventure.  There is much to do at Camp McNeill and it can be overwhelming to try to cram everything into your first trip there.  Feel free to explore camp at your own pace.  Maybe take a hike to Camp Bowers  or spend some time in a canoe or raft just playing with friends.

We hope these few tips help you enjoy a great weekend at Camp McNeill Fall Family Camp.  We’ll see you soon!

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