Camp Service Opportunties
PROJECTS ON GSCNC PROPERTIES
Projects that will improve the quality of the camp can be performed as service or as part of earning awards. Projects differ with every season, and also with the needs, interests and abilities of the group participants. A unit or building can also be “adopted” by a group/troop for one year. Here are a few suggestions. For more specifics, contact the Property Manager and/or Camp Caretaker.
Dirt Busters: Help beautify the camp by cleaning buildings, washing windows, sweeping shelters and removing dust bunnies.
Bush Wackers: Clear leaves, logs and debris off of existing trails. Work with the caretaker to mark trails so others can find their way. If new trails are desired, work with caretaker of where and how to clear new trails.
Water Stoppers: Study the effects of soil erosion at camp. Plant ground cover and make water bars across trails to keep our soil in place.
Sop Moppers: Help spread wood chips, sawdust, gravel on trails to help eliminated mud puddles and soggy areas.
Hazard Hunters: Hike along existing trails and program areas and make note of possible hazards. Find a way to correct or properly warn others of danger.
Wood Warriors: Empty wood piles make terrible camp fires! Re-stock the wood piles at each unit with kindling and wood. For a more extensive service project, build a wood box for a camp unit, build a wood shed for any camp, or build benches and picnic tables along the trails.
Brush Brigade: Work with caretaker as to what needs painting at camp: picnic tables, benches, latrines, porches. If there is artistic talent, paint a mural to place over fireplace or another distinguished location. Bring your supplies (paint color chosen by GSCNC) and clean up afterwards.
Nature Identifiers: Using nature resources learn to identify nature. For instance, identify trees by their leaves, bark and seeds. Label identified trees in an environmentally safe manner. Try to find trees of distinction at each camp: oldest, biggest and ones with special interest. Develop a program to encourage other troops to come out to camp to find these trees.
Program Pals: Working with the program department, help secure quality programming at our camps. Ideas include: encourage hiking, develop a nature center, develop pick up and go program kits to be used at camps, research and write history of camp.
CAMP SPECIFIC SERVICE PROJECTS