2017 NC Trail Life Summer Camp
July 16, 2017 / July 22, 2017 - All Day
William B. Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC
2017 NC Trail Life
William B. Umstead State Park
Navigators and Adventurers
Early Bird rates from $225
Individual Registration Opens Thanksgiving
Welcome to 2016 NC Trail Life Summer Camp
Thank you for taking time out of your busy summer schedule to provide the trailmen in your unit with the experience of a lifetime. Trail Life USA’s program is designed to use the enormous opportunities for leadership and character development that arise from outdoor experiences to raise Godly husbands, fathers, and citizens. From our swimming and first aid program to our off-site excursions and High Adventure Iron Trailman Trek, the programs at this camp are designed to help your trailmen grow both as young men and disciples of Christ.
The Trail Life USA model for summer experiences is not one that concentrates on badges and advancements. Instead, troops are encouraged to use the unique opportunity a weeklong summer event provides for trailmen to experience adventure that they otherwise couldn’t. But in order to take your trailmen backpacking the Appalachian Trail, or whitewater rafting, your trailmen need to know how to swim, pitch a tent, and start a fire. With that in mind, our base camp program is designed as a beginner summer camp experience. In this program, all trailmen will learn skills in swimming, first aid, rope work, woods tools, camping, cooking, environmental science, and science and technology. Our goal is that every trailman who attends camp, leaves knowing how to swim proficiently.
In addition to the base camp program, we are also excited to offer off-site half-day excursions including paddling, shooting, and indoor rock climbing. Our High Adventure Treks are designed to challenge those advanced trailmen in your troop who are already experienced and skilled in the areas of the base camp program. This includes things like zip lines, high ropes, paddling, biking, and backpacking that will be an exciting adventure for even the most outgoing trailmen.
Keeping with the core values of Trail Life USA we also incorporate worship and devotions throughout the week. Troops and patrols will have daily devotion times, and we will start the week with a Sunday worship service. Our Camp Chaplain will also lead daily bible study activities and be available to help every trailmen in their individual walk with Christ.
If that’s not enough, summer camp provides a unique opportunity for comradery and fellowship with other troops and leaders. Many camp games and competitions are planned throughout the week. Don’t forget adult leader training from Lifeguard or First Aid & CPR certification or the latest Troop Track assistance. With all this to do, your entire troop is destined to have a great summer experience.
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Participation in the programs of Trail Life USA is the same for everyone without regard to race, color, age, religion, disability, or national origin. NC Trail Life 2017 Summer Camp is hosted by Trail Life of Eastern North Carolina, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to support activities of Trail Life USA. The camp facilities at William B. Umstead State Park are owned and operated by the North Carolina State Parks system. All program staff and camp directors are volunteers and registered members of Trail Life USA. All program staff have passed a criminal background check, youth protection training, and subscribe to the Faith and Values of Trail Life USA. Catering is provided by private contractor licensed and insured in North Carolina. Waterfront and First Aid staff are trained and certified in their respective positions. The Summer Camp and Trail Life of Eastern North Carolina operates in compliance with all relevant laws, codes, ordinances, statutes, and regulations as well as the rules of William B. Umstead State Park and the Health and Safety Guidelines of Trail Life USA. The Camp Director has a right to exclude or remove participants whose behavior is inappropriate for the defined mission and values of the Trail Life USA.
How to Register for Camp
Registration has ended as of June 1st.
Every trailman, leader, and staff that attends summer camp must be registered with Trail Life USA. Youth registration is limited to Navigators and Adventures (rising 6th graders – age 18). Parents and siblings who are not registered with Trail Life USA are not allowed to attend summer camp. Insurance is provided by Trail Life USA. Troops should complete and turn in the appropriate activity forms to their charter organization and potentially the home office.
All fees are refundable until May 31, 2017, less the $25.00 deposit. After May 31st, fees are transferable to another person, but not refundable. Emergencies will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Every registrant must sign two waivers upon registration. The first is a standard participation waiver, and the second is a photo release. These are signed electronically during registration but are also copied here.
- Every youth and adult must have a completed current Trail Life USA “Weekend Health and Medical Form” AND a “High Adventure Medical Exam Form” signed by a physician within the past 12 months , regardless of program.
- No other medical forms are accepted. All medical forms are turned in upon arrival at camp and maintained at the health lodge during your stay.
- Make sure that the form is filled out completely, including attaching copies of insurance cards and dates of immunizations
- On arrival in camp, everyone is given a private medical screening by a physician, health officer, or other adult approved by the camp physician
- Medications can be kept by the unit leader so long as proper locked storage is Medications can be left with the health officer and administered by the camp health lodge staff if desired. Please use the pre-camp health questionnaire to verify the health of your trailmen before arrival