ADVENTURE

HORNADAY

CAMP

HORNADAY ADVENTURE CAMP

Volcano Scouting's second Hornaday Adventure Camp will occur at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center on August 7-9, 2020. This Summer event will offer a variety of classroom and outdoor learning activities, including presentations from outdoor professionals, service projects, science experiments, field studies, nature walks, and more, centered around the Hornaday award program. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in campfire programs, star gazing, board games, movie presentations, a polar bear swim, and chapel service.

AUGUST 7-9, 2020

Check-In: 12:00 PM, Friday, August 7, 2020

Check-Out: 12:00 PM, Sunday, August 9, 2020

SCIENCE AND LEARNING CENTER

19000 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, WA 98649

46°17'50.225" N, 122°15'59.640" W, 3,100 Feet

$50/PERSON

Includes six prepared meals, outdoor lodging, program materials, a patch, and a t-shirt.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Opens: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Closed: 9:00 PM, Friday, July 3, 2020

PARTICIPANT RESTRICTIONS

Scouts, BSA (Ages 10+), Venturing (Ages 13+), and Adult Scouters (Ages 18+) Only

REQUIRED PAPERWORK

Valid BSA Part A and B Medical Forms, MSHI Waiver, and WTA Waiver Required

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE

We are currently exploring the option of offering independent training courses in addition to the scheduled programming. Specifically, we are looking into offering Wilderness First Aid certification, Leave No Trace/Tread Lightly training, and/or Hornaday Advisor training at this event. All options are restricted to twelve (12) adult leaders and older scouts (ages 16+) except the Hornaday Advisor training, which is restricted to adult Scouters and outdoor professionals. These participants would not participate in the scheduled program activities. If you are interested in any of these training opportunities, please reserve your spot at the time of registration by paying an additional fee associated with your request. This additional fee will be reimbursed to the participant in the event the training is canceled. Participants may only select one (1) training opportunity. 

PRELIMINARY ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The following merit badges will be covered in our scheduled program activities for completion*:

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION

The following merit badges will be covered in our scheduled program activities for partial completion*:

GEOLOGY
FISH & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
ENGINEERING
FORESTRY
NATURE
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
FIRST AID
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL
INDIAN LORE
ASTRONOMY
SEARCH AND RESCUE
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

*We design our programs to cover specific merit badge requirements; either for complete or partial completion of the merit badge(s). Scouts are provided an articulated workbook to complete as they attend and participate in the scheduled programming. At the end of the event, scouts omit this completed workbook to our registered merit badge counselors on-site for evaluation. While we do not guarantee any scout the completion and approval of merit badge(s) covered in our program, our merit badge counselors will award any requirements completed in the workbook for partial completion. Furthermore, our merit badge counselors make it an effort to work with individual scouts to complete or clarify their workbook in order to fulfill the merit badge requirements for completion. We do not conduct regular individual interviews or tests in order to award completed merit badges; scouts must use the provided workbook in order to qualify for the merit badges covered in our program.

VENUE DESCRIPTION

The Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center is a 12,000 square-foot retired visitor center located in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The building and surrounding area is owned and managed by the USDA Forest Service. The Mount St. Helens Institute offers educational programs, community events, and overnight reservations through a special use permit with the Forest Service. The building includes two bathrooms with flush toilets and potable water, a full-service kitchen, dining hall, two indoor sleeping areas, a movie theater, and two interpretive rooms. Although there is no cell phone service or internet available within the Monument, there is an emergency telephone located inside the Science and Learning Center.

 

Located just minutes from the Science and Learning Center, a large primitive campsite offers approximately 35 bare-ground tent pads, several picnic tables, and a large vault toilet. A spectacular view of Mount St. Helens can be seen from every tent pad. There is no potable water or trash receptacles in the campsite. Campfires and dutch oven cooking is prohibited in the campsite.

RESOURCES​

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP​

Quentin Comus

Camp Director

Email: quentincomus@gmail.com

Phone: (971) 264-4309

Joel Libby

Program Director

Email: joellibby17@gmail.com

Phone: (503) 484-6435

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Volcano Scouting is proud to partner with USDA Forest Service and Mount St. Helens Institute. We are an equal opportunity, drug and alcohol free provider.