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June 19 - June 25, 2016

2016 Dobbins Summer Camp



About the Camp

Mark your calendars for our 2016 summer camp at Camp Cris Dobbins on June 19 - June 25.  Camp Cris Dobbins is located in Elbert, CO at over 7,000 feet with sweeping views of Pike’s Peak and the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Offering a traditional dining hall camping experience, Scouts will enjoy high quality meals in the dining hall, work on their choice of over 40 merit badges and enjoy participating in a variety of fun activities.

Enjoy a jam-packed day of fun and exciting merit badge sessions. Pick from many Eagle-required merit badges; work on shotgun, rifle and archery at the world class shooting facilities; experience true adventure with our climbing and rappelling programs; and jump in to the aquatics programs with sailing, swimming, canoeing, lifesaving and rowing.  New scouts will participate in the Eagle Bound program that focuses on Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements.  But the fun doesn't stop there!  During the evening program, enjoy a number of fun activities and experience parts of camp that only come alive after dark.  Make a customized music video in front a green screen, play volleyball, brand personal items with cool designs, work on your Totin' Chip, or touch a live tarantula.   


Not Just for Scouts but Adults Too

Cris Dobbins also offers a wide variety of activities for adult leaders to participate in.  Surf the web on the wireless high speed Internet, relax with a cup of coffee in the leader lounge, and participate in various training programs like Aquatics Supervision and Climb on Safely. You can also work on earning your Scoutmaster Challenge patch by completing a list of fun requirements designed to keep adults active throughout the week. This program is open to all adult leaders.


Payment Schedule

Cost – $360 registration fee, plus cost for merit badges & activities, and spending money

  • March 31 - $150

  • April 21 - $210 + program fees

  • Camperships available through Denver Area Council and Troop 114.


Program/Activity Sign-up

Merit badge, Eagle Bound and activity signup begins on March 31.  The Program Guide (pages 10-12) lists the merit badges being offered, fees and prerequisites.  Turn in your merit badge and activity requests, using the sign-up sheet, to the Scoutmaster beginning on March 31. The most popular merit badges go quickly so do not delay in getting you requests submitted.  Submit your class / merit badge sheet by April 7 to help insure your first choice.

Note that your first deposit of $150 must be turned in prior to being eligible for enrollment in your requested merit badges.


Parent Planning Meeting

The Camp Dobbins Parent Orientation Meeting was held on March 31.  Below is the handout from the meeting.  The handout includes a very helpful article on preventing home sickness.






Important Deadlines

  • March 31:  First payment of $150

  • April 22:  Second payment of $210 + program fees

  • BSA Swim Tests:  April 1, 22 and 29

  • May 5:  BSA Medical Form

  • May 5:  Colorado Health Form Addendum

  • May 5:  Troop 114 Liability Release


Important Documents, Forms and Web Sites

BSA Medical Form

Colorado Health Form Addendum

Merit Badge and Activity Sign-up Form

Program Guide  (see pages 10-12 for schedule of classes & activities)

Summer Camp Packing List

Troop 114 Liability Release

Camp Cris Dobbins Web Site



UPDATE 6/12/16​:  Scout Program / Activity Schedule

All scout have been signed up for their merit badges and activities.  Program fees are listed in the Program Guide (pages 10-12) and will be collected at camp.  Scouts should be prepared to pay their fees on the first day of class.










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