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Owasippe

Summer Camp – July 17 – July 23, 2022

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It’s time to start thinking about summer camp!  We will be returning to Owasippe Scout Reservation near Whitehall, Michigan between July 17 and July 23.    This year we will be returning to Camp Blackhawk at site #19.

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Camp Blackhawk lies on the shores of Big Blue Lake and is rich in tradition, with roots dating back to the early days of Scouting. As one of the Owasippe Scout Reservation camps located in beautiful West Central Michigan, there are 4,800 acres to explore and enjoy.

Along with its long-standing traditions, Blackhawk also has modern facilities like the camp’s handsome Dining Hall, which is filled three times a day with Scouts from all over the Midwest.

Blackhawk has 25 campsites located on hills overlooking Big Blue Lake. The sites have washstands, hot water showers and flush toilets.

Looking out from the Dining Hall, you can see beautiful Big Blue Lake, with its sandy swimming beach. Its docks are set up to create the perfect swimming hole. Swim instruction takes place here, while boating activities can be found down the beach.

The camp also offers great programs in Scoutcraft, Ecology/Conservation, Nature, and Aquatics, along with Shooting Sports and Handicraft. A wide variety of merit badges are offered in each program area.

Troop Traditions
Monday night: Monster Shakes
Tue. afternoon: Pathfinder Hike to Owasippe’s Grave *surprise at the end
Wed. afternoon: Owasippe County Fair
Thu. night: Pizza & movie night

Sign up!

Scouts: Pay $370 via CheddarUp online payment or Scout Account. Fee includes pizza, Subway for the trip to & from camp, and a monster shake.

Adults: For adults/Leaders staying the entire week, pay $240 via CheddarUp online payment. Fee includes pizza, Subway for the trip to & from camp, and a monster shake. The daily rate is $30 if you are not staying the entire week.

Owasippe Refund Policy

  • 30 or more days before event 100% refund
  • 15 – 29 days before event 50% refund
  • 14 or fewer days before event NO REFUND

Important Dates

May 13 – Register & Pay Registration Fee

Sign up using the link above.

Early Bird payment is due May 13. Provide a Cheddar Up payment or Scout Account payment for $370.  Fee includes pizza, Subway for the trip to & from camp, and a monster shake.

Adults: For adults/Leaders staying the entire week, provide a Cheddar Up payment for $240. Fee includes pizza, Subway for the trip to & from camp, and a monster shake. The daily rate is $30 if you are not staying the entire week.

Costs go up by $30 after May 13.

June 13 – Medical Forms

  • Medical Forms
    • Two copies of BSA Medical Forms (Parts A, B and C) are due June 13, unless the physical cannot be scheduled by that date (please discuss with Jason Bachman).
      • We need one copy for the Owasippe office and one at the Troop site.
      • You should have already completed Parts A and B during troop registration in January.
      • Part C requires a physical be performed within the last 12 months of summer camp (since July 17, 2021), and signed by a doctor.
    • TWO copies, front & back, of your medical insurance card are also required: 1 for the Camp copy, 1 for the Troop site.
  • Payment for Outposts & High Adventure
    • There are a number of outposts that the Scouts can sign up for such as small boat sailing,horsemanship, and shotgun.
    • First year Scouts do not generally signup for outposts.

July 8: Mail

Begin sending mail to Scouts. You can mark the day it should be opened if you send multiple letters.

<your Scout’s name>, Troop 964

Camp Blackhawk, Site 19

Owasippe Scout Reservation

9900 Russell Road

Twin Lake, MI 49457

July 16, 4:00 pm – Trailer Pre-Pack at the Legion

  • We need all scouts attending summer camp to participate. 
  • We will load/unload Trailer and load/unload basement with troop gear needed for summer camp as well as load  individual gear onto the trailer. 
  • NO personal gear will be loaded onto trailer Sunday July 17 (departure day). 
  • If you are unable to attend, please make prior arrangements for your gear to be dropped off. 
  • DO NOT pack any medication in personal gear, these will be collected on Sunday July 17 before departure. 
  • You do not need to wear your uniform.

July 17, 5:30 am – Meet at Legion

  • NO GEAR WILL BE PLACED ON TRAILER ON SUNDAY. 
  • Meet at the Legion dressed in Scout shirt and wearing swim suit.
  • Towel & water bottle should be accessible.
  • Eat breakfast before you arrive.

July 23, afternoon – Return to LZ

  • We will be meeting at Sarah Adams this year due the Alpine Day parade. 
  • Scouts will call their parents when we are about 30 minutes away.

Owasippe Summer Camp Documents

Owasippe Summer Camp Packing List

Directions to Sarah Adams – Pick-up Location at the end of summer camp

Medical Forms Part A, B, and C – Part C requires a doctor’s signature

2022 Owasippe Leaders Guide

2022 Program Guide including Merit Badge Information

2022 Blackhawk Merit Badge Schedule

2022 High Adventure / One-Time-Event Programs Schedule

2022 Merit Badge and Activity Pre-Requisites and Notes

2022 ATV Information

2022 Pathfinder First Year Camper Program Flyer  (yes, it says ’21)

2021 Special Diet Request Form (*must* be filled out by June 15)

Illinois Background Check Form (for adults attending camp)

Michigan Youth Protection Agreement (for adults attending camp)

Owasippe Horsemanship Waiver

ATV Waiver

ATV Covid Waiver (yes, still a thing)

Owasippe Links

Adults Attending Owasippe

Thank you in advance for volunteering your time to help the boys going to Owasippe this summer! We could not offer this great opportunity to our Scouts if it wasn’t for our dedicated leaders and parents.

As most of you know, there are several forms and a youth protection training requirement for Owasippe.

The following information is needed for each adult attending summer camp:

  • Youth Protection Training
    • Due by June 1, 2022
    • Please print out the certificate and provide a copy to Jason Bachman.
    • Create an account if you do not have one, then go to e-learning.
    • We will need proof that you have completed this training within the past 2 years.
  • Michigan Youth Protection Agreement
    • Due by June 13, 2022
    • Please complete the form and provide it to Jason Bachman.
  • Illinois Background Check Form
    • This should be done ASAP since there will be a lengthy turn-around time. 
    • If you have not attended Owasippe before, complete the form and fax/mail or email directly to DCFS. 
    • You do not have to re-submit this form if you have submitted it in previous year(s).
  • Medical Forms
    • Due by June 13, 2022
    • Parts A and B are required; part C only if staying more than 72 hours. 
    • Part C requires a physical.
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