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Camping & Activity Information

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After one weekend at Camp Balboa you will feel comfortable with your next campout.


Balboa Weekend Program

Each weekend (year-round - excluding National Holidays) from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon Camp Balboa offers the perfect location for your group to experience outdoor program for all Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and leaders. Check in Friday afternoon with your camp reservation form, set up camp, and attend the leader meeting (to plan the weekend) at 8:00 PM in Baden-Powell Lodge. Range use and campfire schedule will be planned to best benefit all units/groups in Camp. All other Balboa Program activities are unit led. Our swimming pool is available from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday from June until early October- additional fee.

Balboa Activity ARCs

When you come to Camp Balboa the ARC program will make it easy to get your Scouts to work on some of their advancement and activity requirements. Several of the ARC's parallel those activities. i.e.; Knife Safety, Camping, Scouts Own, Knots, and Fire Safety.

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Saturday Night Campwide Campfire

Each unit/group at camp for the weekend will be encouraged to participate in the Saturday night campfire held in the Scout Bowl from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM. Two skits and two songs from each unit at camp usually make a successful and enjoyable campfire program. The Scout Bowl is always available for units to hold award ceremonies Sunday through Thursday with prior reservation.

Example of a Typical Weekend

Friday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Check in at Baden-Powell Lodge and meet Campmaster
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Set up camp, eat dinner, Relax
8:00 PM Leader meeting in Baden-Powell Lodge to plan activity schedule
10:00 PM All campers in campsite and quiet (Camp Gate Locked)
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:45 AM Breakfast and clean-up
8:00 AM Flag ceremony at Baden-Powell Lodge Flag Pole
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Activities, Hikes, Sports & Games (Self-led)
9:00 AM - 2:45 PM Pay balance of camping fees at Service Center and purchase patches
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Activities. Cooking skills, Dinner, clean-up, Relax
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Skit Approval and Practice
6:50 PM Assemble in Scout Bowl for Campfire
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Saturday night CAMPWIDE campfire (All units)
10:00 PM All campers in campsites and quiet (Camp Gate Locked)
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:45 AM Breakfast and clean-up
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Flag ceremony at Baden-Powell Lodge Flag pole
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Scouts Own - (In campsite)
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Camp activities - Clean camp - Check out

Assistance and information will be available throughout your weekend outing at Baden-Powell Lodge or by contacting Ranger.

Check out

Pick up all trash in campsite/ areas used by group, take trash to dumpster in main parking lot.