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Family Camp Fall 2023

RSVP

Reply on WhatsApp or contact Molly Braden to RSVP. Cost is $15 per person for food (reduced to $10 if you’re coming Saturday and won’t be eating breakfast).

Time & Location

We are going to Lloyd Park at sites E132, E148, E149, E151, and E152. The pack should plan to arrive at (or after) 6pm on Friday (or whenever you like on Saturday). (Unlike scout camps, you CAN arrive before the Cubmaster! But please let me know if you plan to do this so I can send you a copy of the receipt.)

We are NOT car-pooling. Meet us there. It is a 30min drive, depending on afternoon traffic. If you are arriving on Friday evening, please bring your own dinner (or eat it on the way).

Directions:

Drive South on TX-360.
Turn Left at Ragland Rd.
Loyd Park is on the right.

There is an additional vehicle fee!

  • $20 per vehicle up to 6 people (+$2 per person after that).
  • $5 for seniors 65+ driving alone (otherwise, it’s the normal price)

Sunset comes early at 6:32pm. Most of us will be setting up in at least partial darkness. That’s ok! Bring a flashlight, and we’ll all work together.

We have four campsites together, and a larger site across the street. We will setup the main camp in the larger site (next door to the restrooms), and our families will spread out across the four smaller sites that are together.

Sites should have electricity and access to water. Bring an extension cord if you plan to make use of this.

THERE IS NO BURN BAN. We will be able to cook and retire flags normally.

Medical Forms

All attendees must have medical forms on file for the duration of this event (even if they are not staying overnight). Forms are only valid for one year, so unless you filled out a new one for the Fall campout, then you probably need to give us an updated copy.

See the Medical Forms page for PDFs and additional information.

Equipment

We have a recommended packing list with it’s own page: Packing List. Everything you need, you already have at home. You can borrow a tent, and might also be able to borrow sleeping bags or a cot depending on availability. Talk to Cameron or Megan to make these arrangements.

Branding

As usual, we will have brands available. The following items brand well:

  • Camp mugs
  • Ball caps
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Wood disks
  • Smooth dowel rod hiking sticks

Weather

Check the weather before you arrive: https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/tx/grand-prairie

A partially-zipped Summer sleeping bag (rated for 40*F) or medium blanket will be adequate for most people, based on the current forecast (low of 60*F).

A light rain jacket or poncho is usually sufficient, and should be brought even if there is no rain in the forcast.

Agenda

There are additional activities available at camp which you can do with your den or family. Talk to you den leader if any of these things look interesting to you! See the list (and fee schedule) here: https://loydpark.com/things-to-do/

Depending on

Friday

  • 6pm – Beginning of campsite arrival and setup
  • 8pm – Cracker barrel and s’mores
  • 10pm – Lights out

Saturday

  • 7am – Start preparing breakfast
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – Den Activities
  • noon – Lunch
  • 1pm – Swimming and Playground
  • 4pm – Parent Pow Wow, Youth Free Time
  • 5pm – Start preparing dinner
  • 6pm – Dinner
  • 7pm – Pack Up Kitchen
  • 8pm – Campfire
  • 10pm – Lights out

Sunday

  • 7am – Start preparing breakfast
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am – Scout’s Own Service
  • 10am – Clean up
  • 12pm – Exit camp by this time

Food

Families can bring their own snacks, whatever you need for your family to be happy! Coolers are allowed. Families are strongly encouraged to keep food in a latching plastic container and move it into a vehicle overnight.

Never bring food inside your tent! (Or else you may get ants and raccoons as roommates.)

Families are responsible for cleaning their own personal dishes. We will teach you how, but we expect families to do their own dishes. It would be great to include the scouts in this activity to teach them responsibility.

We will assign other kitchen duties when we arrive in camp.

Friday

  • Dinner – Bring your own or eat on the way
  • Cracker Barrel – S’mores

Saturday

  • Breakfast – TBD Simple Hot Breakfast (example: Breakfast Tacos)
  • Trail Snack – Bring your own snack to carry with you
  • Lunch – TBD Easy Lunch (example: Sandwiches)
  • Dinner – Spaghetti (by Webelos)
  • Dessert – Cobbler (and Ice Cream!)

Sunday

  • Breakfast – Grab and Go Pastries
  • Lunch – Camp is over, eat on your own

Water

We will have running water.

If you are sensitive to the taste of water, consider bringing water (or a water filter) for your family and limit sugary drinks. You will need to drink a lot of water, more than you would at home. Even though the weather is mild, scouts should be drinking water constantly.

The chart below is for young adults, but will serve as a guide.

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Toilets & Showers

We will have modern restroom facilities available near the campsite.

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