Mini-Camps at Naish Scout Reservation provide a unique opportunity for Troops, Teams, Crews, and Posts to come to “summer camp” on a spring or fall weekend! During the weekend, youth are able to participate in Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Pistol Shooting (Venturers ONLY!), Climbing, Rappelling, COPE, Woodcarving, Wilderness First Aid (youth ages 14 and up and adults), and Aquatics Supervision (youth ages 15 and up and adults). With nine weekends to choose from, you can have summer camp anytime that works for your unit.
In certain programs (Archery, Shooting Sports, Climbing, and Woodcarvers Workshop), Scouts and Venturers MAY be able to complete requirements toward merit badges and/or award advancement. Participants are required to bring paperwork to the program if you are working toward any type of advancement.
Registrations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of registration. No refunds will be given for non-attendance of Mini-Camp programs. Fees paid are not transferable to another date. A Saturday lunch is provided as part of the registration fee. Adults bringing youth to participate in Mini-Camp may also purchase a lunch on Saturday for an additional $5.00. Availability for each program is listed on the registration page.
Check-in is held at the Naish Central Camp Office on the scheduled Saturdays listed below between 7:00 and 7:45 a.m. (check-in by 8:45 a.m. for Wilderness First Aid) for all courses except for Aquatics Supervision. Aquatics Supervision check-in is held at the Naish Central Camp Office from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. on the Friday evening schedule below.
- Wilderness First Aid runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday ONLY.
- The Advanced Shooting Sports programs (Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun) run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and end after lunch; there is no afternoon programming for the Advanced Shooting Sports programs.
- Aquatics Supervision runs from 7:00 p.m. on Friday night to approximately 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday are provided with your registration. A bunk in one of the Central Camp Staff Cabins for Friday evening is also included in your registration for Aquatics Supervision (sleeping gear not provided by camp).
- All other programs run from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, program descriptions and restrictions download the 2014 Mini-Camp Flyer.
2014 Mini-Camp Schedule
To sign up for a Mini-Camp click the date below. Please note, registration closes on the Wednesday prior to each scheduled Mini-Camp date.
|Weekend Overnight Camping
If you are planning on camping overnight, click below on the link next to the Mini-Camp Weekend you are planning on attending.
|March 15, 2014 (CLOSED)
||Overnight camping for the weekend of March 15
|March 22, 2014 (CLOSED)
||Overnight camping for the weekend of March 22
|April 5, 2014 (CLOSED)
||Overnight camping for the weekend of April 5
|May 3, 2014
||Overnight camping for the weekend of May 3
|August 8-9, 2014 (Aquatics Supervision ONLY)
||Overnight camping for the weekend of August 9
|September 27, 2014
||Overnight camping for the weekend of September 27
|October 18, 2014
||Overnight camping for the weekend of October 18
|October 25, 2014
||Overnight camping for the weekend of October 25
|November 8, 2014
||Overnight camping for the weekend of November 8
Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid can be completed through the Mini-Camp program. However, if you are not able to attend any of the courses offered through the Heart of America Council, you can complete Wilderness First Aid through any of the following organizations: