Spring 2018 camping opportunities

Spring 2018 brings great camping opportunities. Please at least attend the family campout in May. Sign up information will be shared as it becomes available.

Adventure campout, March 10-13, Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park
Caprock Canyons State Park

Should include a hike with great views and a bike ride on a nearby trailway. Be aware:

  • four days/three nights
  • 313 miles away (five hours!)
  • nearest grocery store is a two hour round trip
Primitive campout, April 13-15, Camp Constantin
Johnson's Peak at Camp Constantin
Johnson’s Peak at Camp Constantin

This camp is on Possum Kingdom Lake, next door to the YMCA Camp Grady Spruce. Only 120 miles away, two hours in normal traffic.

Expected itinerary includes the classic Johnson Peak hike and more.

Primitive means it’s more like traditional Boy Scout camping. We don’t have electricity at our campsite, we all share one water spigot, and we do most meals as a group. You drive your car to the site then return it to the central parking lot for the remainder of the campout.

Parent N Pal, April 27-29, Camp Trevor Reese-Jones

This is for the Scout and his parent, and it’s run by Circle Ten Council (not a Pack 862 event). This is a weekend of BB guns, archery, games, horseback riding, and more! All meals and program are provided. Bring tent, sleeping bag, personal gear, and camp chairs! More info at http://circleten.org/parent-n-pal-western-days-0.

Family campout, May 4-6, Lake Whitney State Park
Lake Whitney State Park
Lake Whitney State Park

This will be a typical family campout, with activities during the day on Saturday and a family meal and awards ceremony that evening.

This park is 85 miles away, about 1.5 hours in normal traffic.

Pack 862 Webelos Resident Camp participants

(This camp is only open to boys entering 4th or 5th grades in fall 2018.) This is a four day, three night campout at a fully staffed camp. It is an introduction to Boy Scout summer camp. Boys who attend will enjoy the “Western Days at James Ray” theme. They will have days packed with all sorts of activities and will come home with great memories and having earned several Webelos activity badges.