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Eagle Base Program

If you are ready to experience true high adventure, then our week long treks are for you! Offered from mid-June through mid-August, sessions start Sunday afternoon and end Saturday morning. These unique treks are available for Scouts (age 13 and older) and Venturers. Your entire patrol, Troop or Crew can participate together or sign up on your own to participate with others.

Perfect for the novice and experienced high adventure camper, our program is a base camp experience with a choice of highlight activities run by professional partner vendors and our staff during the day and an assortment of evening programs. Campers are introduced to many high adventure activities, trail cooking, wilderness camping and trail equipment.

All treks will be led by experienced Trek Guides meeting Boy Scouts of America and Pennsylvania trek leader guidelines. All program gear needed for the treks is provided. Bring your personal belongings, a great attitude and be ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Units attending Eagle Base will need to provide one 21 or older male leader for male participants and one 21 or older female leader for female participants. Each unit will need to provide a minimum of two adults unless you will be sharing leadership with another unit (this must be pre-arranged through the Camping Department).

Weekly Itinerary

Sunday

12:30 p.m. - Check in at Keystone Lodge
1:00 p.m. - Pathfinder Lodge for medical re-checks and swim tests
2:00 p.m. - Equipment checkout, visit Heinz Commissary, set up camp at Valley Forge
5:50 p.m. - Flag lowering ceremony
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.. - Evening activity
10:30 p.m. - Taps

Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - Reveille and Food pick-up
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:50 a.m. - Flag Ceremony and pick-up trail lunch
9:00 - 4 p.m.. - Day activity
12:30 p.m. - Trail lunch
4:30 p.m. - Return to Heritage
6:00 p.m. - Dinner (Friday at Pathfinder Lodge)
7:30-8:45 p.m. - Evening activity
10:30 p.m. - Taps

Saturday

7:00 a.m. - Food pick up
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Check-in all program equipment and pack for home
10:30 a.m. - Depart for home

Camp Incentives

Free Adults & Free Den Chiefs

For each six Scouts that you bring to Camp Liberty, Camp Freedom or Eagle Base, you will earn one free adult. For each six Scouts at Camp Independence you will earn one free adult and one free den chief. Free adults and den chiefs are calculated per unit per session.

$50 Promotional Campership

Schedule a presentation with an approved presenter for your unit and receive a $50 campership to be awarded at the presentation.

Earn Your Unit a $40 Per Youth Discount

If you recruit a new unit to attend Heritage Reservation that brings at least ten youth, you will earn a $40 discount for each youth in your own unit for that same summer.

Second Session at Laurel Highlands Council Camp

Attend a second session at Heritage as a provisional camper, with your unit or another and you can get your second session at a discount. Contact the camping department when registering for the second session.

Eagle Base - $100 Discount

Attend any week long camp through the Laurel Highlands Council, another Boy Scout or Girl Scout concil and get $100 off your week at Eagle Base. Contact the camping department when registering for Eagle Base

Camperships

Funds are available to assist Greater Pittsburgh Council youth with financial need to experience Heritage Reservation. Requests for camperships must be made using the campership application available online at the resource page for each person by April 1. Camperships are non-transferable.

Preparation Calendar

November 2011

Reserve Campsite
Schedule Camp
Promotion Night – Submit Presenter Request
Share camp fee and camp dates with parents
Encourage older Scouts to apply to serve on Camp Staff
Register to be an Camping and Outdoor Promotion Team presenter

December 2011

 



December 15, 2011

Reserve Campsite
Schedule Camp Promotion Night – Submit Presenter Request
Share camp fee and camp dates with parents
Encourage older Scouts to apply to serve on Camp Staff
Register to be an Camping and Outdoor Promotion Team presenter

Camp Staff Applications Due

January 2012





January 24 and 26, 2012

Reserve Campsite
Schedule Camp Promotion Night – Submit Presenter Request
Camping Kick-Off at District Roundtables
Share camp fee and camp dates with parents
Encourage older Scouts to apply to serve on Camp Staff

Camping and Outdoor Promotions Team Trainings

February 2012



February 21 and 23, 2012

Reserve Campsite
Hold Camp Promotion Night – Utilize Promotion Team
Encourage older Scouts to apply to serve on Camp Staff

Summer Camp Leaders’ Meetings

March 2012

 

March 3, 2012
March 15, 2012

Reserve Campsite
Hold Camp Promotion Night – Utilize Promotion Team
Encourage older Scouts to apply to serve on Camp Staff

Summer camp Leaders meeting
Summer camp advancements open online

April 2012
April 2, 2012
April 2, 2012
Hold Camp Promotion Night – Utilize Promotion Team
Campership Applications Due
Early Bird Deposits with names for youth and adults due to earn best fee
May 1, 2012
May 15, 2012
May 19, 2012
May 23, 2012
2013 Heritage summer reservations open – same site, same week only
Final Payments due for summer camp
Summer Camp Leaders’ Meeting (at Heritage)
Heritage Cap customization order due
June 1, 2012
June 1, 2012
June 1-3, 2012
June 17, 2012
Payments with names for youth and adults due to earn second tier fee
2013 Heritage summer reservations open – first come, first served
Beaver Weekend, help prepare camp for the summer
First day of summer camp!