June 10 - June 16, 2018
2018 Dobbins Summer Camp
About the Camp
Mark your calendars for our 2018 summer camp at Camp Cris Dobbins on June 10 - June 16. 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.
Approximate Payment Schedule
Cost – $395 registration fee, plus cost for merit badges & activities, and spending money
March 31 - $145
April 26 - $150
May 24 - $100 + program fees
Camperships available through Denver Area Council and Troop 114.
Merit badge, Eagle Bound and activity signup is underway. The Program Guide (pages 9-26) 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 NO LATER THAN on March 31. (It is suggested to turn in March 22nd as there is no scout meeting March 29th for Easter/Maunday Thursday/Spring Break). The most popular merit badges go quickly so do not delay in getting you requests submitted. Submit your class / merit badge sheet by March 31st to help insure your first choice.
Note that your first deposit of ($145) 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 15. Below is a summary of the information from the meeting. The handout includes a very helpful article on preventing home sickness.
March 31: First payment of $145.00
April 26: Second payment of $150
May 24: $100 + program fees
BSA Swim Tests: April 6, 13, and 27
May 5: BSA Medical Form
May 5: Colorado Health Form Addendum
May 5: Troop 114 Liability Release
Important Documents, Forms and Web Sites
Program Guide (see pages 9 for schedule of classes & activities)