About Troop Camping:
Troop Camping is a weekend experience for up to 72 hours in duration, planned and carried out by a troop at camp. The troop leaders reserve housing at camp, plan for meals (buys, brings or orders her food) and plans all activities on their own (bringing their own supplies). Arrival window time on Fridays is usually 5pm – 10pm and departure time is on Sunday at 10:00am. For any camping trip, the troop must have one first-aid/CPR certified adult for each group of 44 campers. Each house or unit must have its own first aid/CPR certified adult. If you plan to use the fireplace, fire ring or seasonal unit, you will need a ‘Great Outdoors’ certified adult.
If you are staying in a lake house and do not plan on using a fire place or pit, then you will only need an adult who has taken the ‘Overnight Adventures and Beyond’ training. Troop Camping will be offered every weekend from September to May (with a few holiday exceptions). Pricing, housing options and dates are available in the Get Outdoors Guide. Remember, troop camping means you are doing your own programming, renting your own unit and cooking your own meals—all which you learned to do during your camp trainings.
- Add on an Outdoor Classroom: Troops can choose to enhance their experience by hiring one of our experienced counselors to run a specific activity for them. You will notice that there are different classrooms based on the season and they are offered at different rates. Outdoor Classrooms are listed in the “Outdoor Guide and registration link. Outdoor classrooms may include; archery, low rope team building games, survival skills, campfire and s’mores, hikes, pond study and butterfly garden and sledding.
- About Theme Camping: Theme camping is Troop Camping with a fun theme! Troops prepare, cook, serve and clean up their own meals. We provide the menu and all the ingredients, which will be waiting for you in your cabin when you arrive. We also provide Saturday programming. You are responsible for any activity Friday night or Sunday morning. Arrival window time on Fridays is usually 5pm – 10pm and departure is on Sunday is at 10:00am. Please see the Get Outdoors Guide for all the fun themes for this year including fright fest, ski weekends among many others.
- Registration: To register your troop for a Troop Camping trip at Camp Kaufmann, please click here.