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APEX QUARTERMASTER

APEX QUARTERMASTER:   ‘ON-DEMAND’ CAMP PROGRAM

Create your own adventure! Is your Troop or Crew planning a short-term or day event at Hidden Valley or Camp Bell (or elsewhere around New Hampshire)? Have you ever run short of program ideas’ or wanted to offer an advanced program experience on your own terms? Now you can! Use the categories below as a starting point for your dreams… and contact us with how Daniel Webster Council can provide the materials, facilities, certifications or staffing to advance your progression on the Scouting trail.

OPEN ANY PROGAM AREA AT GSR — ANY DAY OF THE YEAR

  1. Exclusively use your favorite programs – as often as you want.
  2. Customize how you use those programs – be creative and try new things.
  3. Host a multi-Unit event or competition – establish some new traditions.
  4. Utilize camp programs to help build unity, communication or problem-solving skills.
  5. Keep members active in the activities which keep them involved in your Unit.

RENT PROGRAM EQUIPMENT

  1. Supplement your Unit’s gear by renting DWC owned equipment.
  2. New Units don’t need to wait to build equipment inventories; start right away.
  3. Create self-guided activities throughout all twelve months.
  4. Enhance your Unit’s program through extra practice with gear you need.

SCHEDULE TRAININGS OR CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Help maintain required levels of training needed across your Unit.
  2. ‘Be Prepared’ for future activities by receiving important certifications.
  3. Expand your Unit’s age-appropriate offerings to solidify recruitment and retention.

RENT CERTIFIED STAFF

  1. Learn from certified, veteran Scouters
  2. Expand your Unit’s fleet of trainers to include DWC resources & personnel.
  3. Never say ‘no’ to the dreams of your Unit membership; provide those programs they want.
  4. Leverage Daniel Webster Council’s people resources to supplement your Unit’s local needs.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR ALL ACTIVITIES LISTED BELOW:

  • In addition to costs listed below, there is a $75 “usage fee” assessed for each camp area utilized ($50 if camping overnight).  This fee defrays the involvement of rangers, council staff, road & facility maintenance, utilities, etc..
  • Qualified Staff must submit all pertinent certifications to the DWC Camping Department PRIOR TO arrival in camp.
  • Staff used for events must be approved by the DWC Camping Department PRIOR TO arrival in camp.
  • Several programs are seasonal and can only be offered on a weather-permitting basis.
  • All programs must comply with BSA Youth Protection, Guide to Safe Scouting, National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) and Daniel Webster Council / Griswold Scout Reservation policies and procedures at all times.

PROGRAMS AND STAFF AVAILABLE AT GSR

PROGRAM AREAS OR EQUIPMENTSELF-GUIDEDSTAFFING OR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSHIDDEN VALLEYCAMP BELLCOST
Aquatics - Beach / SwimmingnoNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safe Swim Defense certification and 1:10 lifeguard:swimmer ratioyesyes$50/lifeguard
Aquatics - CanoesnoNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification and 1:15 lifeguard:boat ratioyesyes$10/canoe; $50/lifeguard
Aquatics - Jon Boats (6hp motorboats)noNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification, 1:15 lifeguard:boat ratio, all drivers must be age 14+ w/boater's license and/or Motorboating MByesno$15/jon boat; $50/lifeguard
Aquatics - Kayaks (lake)noNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification and 1:15 lifeguard:boat ratioyesyes$5/lake kayak; $50/lifeguard
Aquatics - Kayaks (sea)noNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification and 1:15 lifeguard:boat ratioyesyes$15/sea kayak; $50 lifeguard
Aquatics - RowboatsnoNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification and 1:15 lifeguard:boat ratioyesno$15/rowboat; $50/lifeguard
Aquatics - Sailboats (Hobie Bravo Catamaran)noNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification and 1:15 lifeguard:boat ratioyesno$25/sailboat; $50/lifeguard
Aquatics - Sailboats (Hunter)noNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification and 1:15 lifeguard:boat rationoyes$50/boat; $75/lifeguard
Aquatics - Sculling BoatsnoNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certification and 1:15 lifeguard:boat rationoyes$15/sculling boat; $50/lifeguard
Aquatics - SCUBA DivingnoEach participant must be PADI or SSI certified to dive w/approved gear from a DWC approved Dive InstructoryesyesTBD based upon program chosen
Aquatics - SnorkelingnoNeeds one 21+ adult w/Safe Swim Defense certification and 1:10 lifeguard:swimmer ratioyesyes$5/snorkel & mask; $50/lifeguard
Aquatics - Waterskiing and/or TubingnoNeeds one commercially licensed boat driver, one 21+ adult w/Safety Afloat certificationnoyes$200 for 1-3hrs; $300 for 3-6hrs
All Terrain VehiclesnoNeed ASI Safety Course certification (4.5hr course) to ride plus long pants, boots over ankle and long-sleeved shirts (participants must be aged 16+); needs one 18+ certified Staff member for trail ridenoyesWith Certification: $75/Staff member plus per participant fees of $25/1-3hr trail ride, $35/3-6hr trail ride Without Certification: $100/Instructor plus $25/participant for ASI Course  (course includes one trail ride at end of training)
Bikes - Mountain Bikes (camp-owned)yesNeed one 18+ adult w/Trek Safely certification and 1:10 adult:youth ratioyesno$20/bike; $50 Staff (if needed)
Bikes - Mountain Bikes (bring your own)yesNeed one 18+ adult w/Trek Safely certification and 1:10 adult:youth ratioyesyes$50 Staff (if needed)
Chapel (under construction 2015-2016)yesPre-made services can be made available and/or ministers/staff brought in to assist, as requested.yesnoTBD
Challenge Valley - Team Building / Obstacle CoursenoNeed one 18+ Staff plus 1:10 adult:youth rationoyes$75/Staff Member
Climbing - Ice ClimbingnoNeed one 21+ adult w/Climb On Safely certification and/or NCS Climbing and/or NCS COPE/Climbing certifications plus 1:6 ratio of 18+ certified Staff:climber ratioyesyes$100 21+ NCS Staff; $75 or $100 per assisting Staff depending on program chosen; gear pricing TBD
Climbing - Indoor Climbing BarnnoNeed one 21+ adult w/Climb on Safely certification and/or NCS Climbing and/or NCS COPE/Climbing certifications plus 1:6 ratio of 18+ certified Staff:climber rationoyes$100 21+ NCS Staff; $75 or $100 per assisting Staff depending on program chosen
Climbing - Outdoor Natural Rock SitenoNeed one 21+ adult w/Climb on Safely certification and/or NCS Climbing and/or NCS COPE/Climbing certifications plus 1:6 ratio of 18+ certified Staff:climber ratioyesyes$100 21+ NCS Staff; $75 or $100 per assisting Staff depending on program chosen
Conservation ProjectsyesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio and qualified adults for any tools utilizedyesyes$50 or $75 for Staff (if needed)
COPE Course - Low Course ElementsnoNeed one 21+ adult w/NCS COPE certification plus 1:6 ratio of 18+ certified Staff:participant ratioyesno$100 for NCS Staff; $75 or $100 for assisting Staff
COPE Course - High Course ElementsnoNeed one 21+ adult w/NCS COPE certification plus 1:6 ratio of 18+ certified Staff:participant ratioyesno$100 for NCS Staff; $75 or $100 for assisting Staff
Council Ring (Campwide Fire/Ceremony Circle)yesMaterials available by request for stage or ceremoniesyesyesTBD, as requested
CPR Training / Certification (and/or First Aid)noNeed Certified AHA/Red Cross Instructoryesyes$100 for Instructor plus $25-$30/participant depending on training requested
Disc Golf CourseyesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (non-regulation course)yesyes$5/participant
Ecology Nature Trail (Various)yesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Ecology - Plant and Tree IdentificationyesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Ecology - Animal / Bird / Insect Tracking & IDyesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Fishing - Standard or Fly-FishingyesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member; $5 fishing gear; $10 fly-fishing gear
Fishing - Ice FishingyesNeed one adult 18+ and 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member, $5 fishing gear, $25 auger, other gear TBD
GeocachingyesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Hiking Trails (Various distances and elevations)yesNeed one adult 18+ w/Trek Safely certification and 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Horseshoe PitsyesNeed one adult 18+ present and 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, if requested)yesno$50 or $75/Staff member
Human Foosball CourtyesNeed one adult 18+ present and 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, if requested)noyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Logging Camp Lumberjack ProgramnoNeed 18+ adult and 1:10 adult:youth ratioyesyes$75 for Staff; program fee TBD based upon requests
Map & Compass SkillsyesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Merit BadgesnoNeed certified counselor and potentially equipment/supplies (depending on request)yesyes$50 or $75 or $100/Staff member and program supplies TBD
Native American Pow-Wow / Dancing / Drumming / Regalia Making / Singing / Storytelling /noNeed 18+ Staff and 1:10 adult:youth ratio (plus possible supplies depending on request)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member; program supplies TBD based on request
Orienteering Course (Various)yesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
Pioneering Kits (Various)yesNeed 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$50 or $75/Staff member
RoboticsnoNeed certified Staff plus 1:10 adult:youth ratio depending on requestyesyes$75 or $100/Staff member plus program supplies TBD
Search & RescuenoNeed certified Staff plus 1:10 adult:youth ratio depending on requestyesyes$50 or $75/Staff member plus program supplies TBD
Shooting Sports - .22 PistolnoNeed 21+ Range Safety Officer plus 1:1 RSO:shooter ratio (Venturers & Adults, only)yesno$100/RSO plus $5/participant per hour
Shooting Sports - .22 RiflenoNeed 21+ Range Safety Oficer for 1-8 stations plus a certified 18+ Staff for 9-16 stationsyesno$100/RSO (plus $75/Staff Assistant) plus ammo at $12/hr for 1-8 stations or $24/hr for 9-16 stations
Shooting Sports - .50 Caliber Black-Powder MusketnoNeed 21+ Range Safety Officer plus 1:1 RSO:shooter ratio (must be aged 13+)yesyes$100/RSO plus $5/hr per participant
Shooting Sports - 12 Gauge Trap Shooting (Range)noNeed 21+ Range Safety Officer plus 1:1 RSO:shooter ratio (must be aged 13+)yesno$100/RSO plus $40/hr ammo/pigeons
Shooting Sports - 12 Gauge Trap Shooting (Wooded)noNeed 21+ Range Safety Officer plus 1:1 RSO:shooter ratio (must be aged 13+)noyes$100/RSO plus $40/hr ammo/pigeons
Shooting Sports - 12 Gauge, 10-Station Sporting Clays CoursenoNeed 21+ Range Safety Officer plus 1:1 RSO:shooter ratio (must be aged 13+)noyes$100/RSO plus $25/participant
Shooting Sports - Archery (Range)noNeed 18+ certified Staff member for 1-6 stations plus 15+ certified Staff member for 7-12 stationsyesno$75/18+ Staff and $50/15+ Staff plus $5/participant
Skis (Cross-Country)yesNeed one adult 18+ w/Trek Safely certification and 1:10 adult:youth ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$75/Staff plus $10/participant
SnowshoesyesNeed one adult 18+ w/Trek Safely certification and 1:10 youth:adult ratio (Staff can assist, as requested)yesyes$75/Staff plus $5/participant

GEAR & EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT GSR

APEX CALENDAR

ITEMHIDDEN VALLEYCAMP BELLCOST
Carport (pop-up)yesyesTBD
Chef KityesyesTBD
Cook KityesyesTBD
Cot (nylon w/wooden legs)yesyesTBD
Dutch OvenyesyesTBD
Patrol Box (w/legs)yesyesTBD
Stove (2-burners w/propane)yesyesTBD
Stove (2-burners & griddle w/propane)yesyesTBD
Stove (2-burners & bake box w/propane)yesyesTBD
Tent (canvas wall tent w/free-standing steel frame on a wooden platformyesyesTBD
Woods Tools - bow sawyesyesTBD
Woods Tools - hand-axeyesyesTBD
Woods Tools - 3/4 axeyesyesTBD
Woods Tools - sharpening materialsyesyesTBD

APEX PROGRAMS

CONTACT

Mark Callahan
Camping Director
P:  603-625-6431, Ext. 105
E: apex@nhscouting.org

Program Department
P:   603-625-6431, Ext. 116
E:   apex@nhscouting.org

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