It may not feel like it, but soon the temperature will drop, the snow will fall and the water will freeze. There is not much one can do about it, we are in New England after all. Now is not the time to start to think about the ice damns on your house or the amount of snow that you shoveled last winter. It is time to think about what you are going to do to get those kids that will be stuck indoors outside!
Winter is not the time to plan for only indoor activities for your family or Scout group. It is the best time to get outside and enjoy what Mother Nature has given us. Soon February vacation will be here and nothing is worse than being stuck inside with kids that are ready to be outside. The Spirit of Adventure Council has opportunities for all ages of Scouts and for families to enjoy.
February Vacation Camp
With two different camps, both running out of New England Base Camp in Milton, your opportunities are almost limitless.
The “traditional” winter camp is anything but traditional. Cub Scouts will go on hikes through the Blue Hills using snow shoes, go ice skating on our ice rink, learn how to cook in the snow and so much more. Boy Scouts will have the opportunity to earn Wilderness Survival Merit Badge with their overnight be done in a quincy or the Eagle required Cooking Merit Badge with the meal done on a hike be done while hiking with snow shoes. Everyone will be able to enjoy sledding, snurfing, our indoor nerf shooting range and the swimming pool. Sign up HERE
Need a little more adventure for your vacation camp? Join us on our Mountaineering/Ice Climbing expedition week. Scouts will spend the first two days at New England Base Camp learning how to Ice Climbing. On Wednesday morning they will head up to New Hampshire to climbing on some of the best ice in New England. You will return Thursday night and spend the last day at Base Camp showing the participants what you have learned and taking advantage of the water adventure course. Sign up HERE
Every weekend starting January 9th through the last weekend in February, New England Base Camp runs our Saturday winter program. Come for the day and learn how to build a quincy, go ice skating, spend the afternoon at the pool and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate around a camp fire as the sun is setting. If you are looking for more adventure, check out the ice climbing (as featured in this month’s Boy’s Life). Call 617.615.0004 today, as limited space is available.
So let’s PLAY outside! Grab those kids and join us at Base Camp to create memories that will last a lifetime.