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Service Unit Encampments

To apply, complete the Application for Service Unit Encampment for Council Campsites form. This form must be received at the Council office by mail, fax, or e-mail by November 14, 2014

Selections will be made based on requested dates and camps.  Please indicate as many choices as possible when completing the form. For more specific site information, you may also visit our camping web site.

SPRING 2015 DATES

Available Dates   

Available Locations

April 10-12

Coles Trip and Potomac Woods.

May 1-3

Coles Trip, Crowell, May Flather, Potomac Woods and White Rock.

May 8-10

Aquasco, Coles Trip, Crowell, May Flather, Potomac Woods, White Rock and Winona.

May 15-17

Brighton Woods, Crowell, May Flather and Potomac Woods.

Placement Priority
First Priority: Service Units that have never had encampments on Council sites. 
Second Priority: Service Units that have had the longest amount of time since the last Encampment on a Council site.

For those Associations that have recently split, use past Service Unit Encampment records.

Applications with incomplete information or showing only one choice will cause delay in processing requests.  If you have only one choice for camp or date, please note that on the application, however, please keep in mind the more flexible you are with dates the better your chances are of being placed.

Applications must give a projected number of participants as accurately as possible. Please select a site that is appropriate to the size of your group. 

The following information may be useful in determining which sites will meet your maximum overnight capacity needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests for GSCNC Campsites within the limits of the facilities available. 

For more information about each camp, please click on the camp name to to view pictures, sites and facilities that are available at each camp.

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Camp

Facilities

Maximums/Total

Aquasco

Lodge, Glen shelters, Primitive

204

Brighton Woods

Tents, Lodge, Glen shelters

225

Coles Trip

Tents, Lodges, Glen shelters

372

Crowell

Tree Houses, Adirondacks, Lodges

250/On selected weekends.

May Flather

Tents, Lodges, Glen shelters

288

Potomac Woods

Tents, Lodges, Glen shelters

485

White Rock

Tents, Lodge, Glen Shelters

251

Winona

Tents, Lodges, Glen Shelters

335

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE COUNCIL OFFICE BY MAIL, FAX, or E-MAIL BY NOVEMBER 14, 2014. Please note: applications will be accepted prior to NOVEMBER 14, 2014.

Service Units will be mailed notification of the status of their application by November 21, 2014.

If your Service Unit is placed, you will receive a confirmation memo and a Request for Facilities and Site Form.  In order to hold your site and date, your completed form must be received at GSCNC by January 16, 2015.

New: $150 Deposit Due on January 16, 2015. Cancelation anytime after January 16, 2015 will result in loss of deposit and priority placement for Fall 2015 and 2016 dates.

Final payments and paperwork will be due to the council office by MARCH 6, 2015. If full payment is not received by this date your sites will be released to troop camping.

Refunds will only be given if your encampment is canceled, in writing, at least four (4) weeks before the date of your event. You will receive more information on final payments in your confirmation packet.

Except for Camps May Flather and Aquasco, applications for Service Unit Encampments will be considered only for the dates noted in this memo.  Sites released by Service Unit Encampments will be available to other groups during your encampment with the exception of day and primitive sites.

If you have additional questions regarding Encampments, please contact: 

Gustavo Martinez
Assistant to the Camping Department
202-534-3793
gmartinez@gscnc.org

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