Camp Easton will be offering the Scuba Program in 2014 during Sessions 2-8. In order to sign up for the week long course you will need to send in the attached sign up sheet with a payment of $300 dollars for the course.
A minimum of 4, maximum of 6 individuals (youth or adults) must sign up for the class in order for Camp Easton to hold the program. Our deadline to register will be by Friday May 31, 2014 for youth (age 15) and adults. We will then offer the course council wide to help fill up the spots. If the minimum number of spots is not filled we will cancel the course and refund your money.
Each participant that takes the course will earn the Scuba Merit Badge (youth only) and become certified as a NAUI Open Water Diver. You are saving a approximately $100 by taking the course at Camp Easton.
The Scuba Program will now be $300 dollars per participant
Scuba participants will not need to pre purchase equipment
Scuba participants will need to purchase a PADI Manual (additional $50)
Program will begin on Sunday upon arrival at camp, this will be bookwork training
Monday –Friday classes will go from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, meaning Scouts can sign up for other classes as well!
Camp Easton is located on Gotham Bay (Drum Beater Bay) on the eastside of picturesque Lake Coeur d’Alene – considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. With 383 acres of forested camp and ¾ miles of beautiful lake front, it is the perfect venue for Boy Scout resident camp. Lake Coeur d’Alene provides the ideal waterfront for a comprehensive aquatics program. Water-skiing, motor boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and rowing are just the beginning. Camp Easton also offers snorkeling, SCUBA, the ever popular water trampoline and the 24-man “war canoes”.
In addition to a premier aquatics program, Camp Easton offers a variety of shooting sports to include archery, rifle, and shotgun. The dining hall will provide campers with great meals and mealtime program. Scouts will appreciate the variety of merit badge classes offered and new Scouts can get started on their trail to Eagle at the Eagle Quest area. Camp Easton truly has the program for everyone in your troop.
Rover Week at Boy Scout Camp-Camp Easton Week 1 & Camp Grizzly Week 4:
Boy Scouts who cannot attend camp with their troop, or who wish to have a second week of camp, may attend camp by themselves as ‘Rovers.’ The camp forms a temporary troop and provides adult leadership for the week. Scouts enjoy all normal camp activities during Rover Week. Adults are not required for Rover Week, as the camp provides leadership. Adults wishing to attend must be approved by the camp director, serve in a leadership capacity in the Rover troop, and pay the adult fee (no free adults granted for Rovers).
How to get to Camp Easton: To drive to Camp Easton, take Interstate 90 to exit #22 (7 miles East of Coeur d'Alene) go south toward Harrison on Idaho's Scenic Byway , Highway 97. In a short 11 miles you are there!, Camp Easton has 383 acres of forested camp and ¾ miles of beautiful Coeur d'Alene lakefront for your camping enjoyment.
What merit badges are offered at Camp Easton? Camp Easton offers a wide variety of merit badges including; 7 different aquatics merit badges, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Fishing, Orienteering and much much more! Camp Easton offers more than 30 different merit badges each summer. For a listing of merit badges offered consult the Camp Leaders Guide.
Besides merit badges, what is there to do at Camp Easton? In addition to a great merit badge program Camp Easton offers several activities including; BSA SCUBA, BSA Snorkelling, BSA Mile Swim, BSA Lifeguard, Eagle Quest (Trail to First Class), Camp-wide games, campfire programs, and more.
What is the Mica Bay Trip? The Mica Bay is a phenomenal over-night outpost camp for older Scouts. Thrill to the excitement of paddling the "War Canoes" across beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene to the secluded outpost at Mica Bay State Park. This 4.5 mile roundtrip adventure is a special time when your Troop gets together and uses the "Patrol Method" as they employ skills used by Native Americans and old traders of the Coeur d'Alene area. Unit Leaders need to be aware that they assume full responsibility for their Unit. Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense certification is required prior to taking the trip. Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat procedures will be used for this trip. No Camp Staff is provided overnight. More details available at camp.