FAMILY CAMPING AT POUCH NOW OPEN!

We welcome your family to come join us for a night or a weekend in a campsite or cabin, the same facilities that are available to Units are available to families.

W. H. Pouch Scout Camp is Taking Steps to Combat the Spread of Covid-19. Sites will only have one family in them, so there will be plenty of space for social distancing. Each family will be required to provide a roster of attendees, parts A&B of the BSA Medical form and a COVID screening survey. Now booking at Ten Mile River and Alpine Scout Camp and Camp Pouch beginning October 9th

Link for booking: https://campreservation.com/640/Camps/675




Pouch Day Camp Programs

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Aquatics:

Swimming is held daily at our magnificent 17 acre lake.  All campers are given swim tests to determine their ability and practice the Buddy System while in the water.  Lake Ohrbach features a man-made beach so that even campers that are learning to swim can still get their feet wet.  Lifeguards are posted throughout the swimmer’s area and the Aquatics Director is trained by BSA National Camp School standards.

Boating:

Camp offers boating which is all conducted in accordance with the BSA’s Saftey Afloat guidelines.

Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boats, and Rowboats are all able to be utilized by campers who have passed the Swimmers test. Beginners and Non-swimmers can use Rowboats and Pedal Boats with a buddy who is a swimmer. They may paddle or ride in a canoe with an adult swimmer skilled in use of that craft as a buddy.

Swim Tests:

Learner: Enter the water, be reasonably comfortable, and get your head wet.
Beginner: Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
Swimmer: Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over the head in depth, swim 75 feet in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side-stroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 feet using an easy, resting backstroke.  The 100 feet must be swam continuously and include at least one sharp turn.  After completing the swim, rest by floating.

Shooting Sports

Take your best shot at the Archery range while you are at Pouch Camp!  All campers are given in-depth instruction and tips to ensure a safe day on the range.  Determination is always painted on the campers’ faces as they try to get the ever-elusive BULLS-EYE!  So, READY. AIM. FIRE!

 

Sports

In this area, campers are sure to improve on their teamwork. Field sports include Soccer, Volleyball, Kickball, Whiffle Ball, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee and our Gaga Pit, new for the 2016 season!!!  Campers are taught the basic rules of the sports and are then allowed to play out a game.  This is a great area for Day Camp as well as weekend outings.

Fishing

Ohrbach Lake features a range of fish from Large Mouth Bass to Sunnies. The fishing area offers docks and equipment that campers can use to reel in the catch of the day.

Note – All individuals over the age of 16 must have a NYS fishing license (We are Region 2) and must purchase of the Pouch Fishing Pass for $65 in the Scout Shop. Fishing Season runs from April 1st Oct 31st Please observe the posted non-fishing area’s through out camp. 

 

Arts and Crafts

Handicrafts is Pouch Camp’s most creative area.  Campers will learn to use their imagination to create beautiful works of art.  Kids will be able to paint, build, sculpt and create unique works of art using simple tools and objects.  We have the camp’s largest and most extensive program area shed.  Along with creating crafts that they can bring home, the campers will leave with an experience they will never forget!