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Medicine Mountain Summer Camp - UPDATE IN PROGRESS



We have confirmed reservations for summer camp at Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch in South Dakota. Now it is time to get confirmed names and payments.

* CAMP DATES: Saturday, June 12 to Saturday, June 19, 2021
* WHO: Open to ALL Scouts in Troop 171G and Troop 171B
* ADULTS: We need adults other than the Scoutmaster staff to help with Boards of Review
and other advancement at camp.
* DRIVERS: We will need drivers to and from camp on the dates above. We ALSO will need
enough drivers for the out-of-camp excursion on Wednesday.

• COST (best estimate at this time) - Detailed pricing is below:
Medicine Mountain Summer Camp: $450 for basic summer camp if paid in full by
March 15, 2021. Note: This is an estimate only and is based on the Early Bird Pricing
from Med. Mtn. The cost includes camp registration, transportation to and from camp,
and travel food. Costs increase after early bird pricing ends.
Some merit badges that have kits or supplies are extra.
High adventure fees are extra as well (see details below).

Total Costs Estimate:
No High Adventure (all Scouts) $450.00
One High Adventure (14 and above) $525.00
Two High Adventures (14 and above) $600.00
Some merit badge classes have additional fees.

• HIGH ADVENTURE PROGRAM INFORMATION (Available to Scouts age 14 and older at the
time camp starts):
Each 2-day high adventure has an ADDITIONAL cost of $75. Scouts can choose either
∞ Option A - a single high adventure program and 2 merit badge classes OR
∞ Option B - two high adventures and no merit badge classes.

High Adventure Program offers three, 2-day modules for Scouts age 14 and older
at the time of camp starts to choose from:
Daytime Blocks ($75 each):
• New Heights Program (Natural Rock Climbing)
• Spelunking Program (Caving)
• Trails & Dust Program (ATVs)

Evening Blocks - does not interfere with mb classes:
• Wheels & Gears Program (Mountain Biking) Special pricing - $20 per evening
ride

SPECIAL NOTE FOR HIGH ADVENTURE SCOUTS: WE NEED A FIRM COMMITMENT
FOR THESE HIGH ADVENTURE COURSES BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LIMITED CLASS
SIZE AND FILL FAST!

SPECIAL NOTE FOR PAYMENT: Scouts can sign up for High Adventures and Merit Badges when they have paid a total of $300 for Merit Badges or $375 (or $450) for High Adventures. It is important to reach this deadline as soon as possible IF you are hoping to register for any of the High Adventure programs since they fill up fast.

• DRIVERS: We will ask for drivers as we get closer to summer camp. The driver information will come out with the final permission slip.

Summer Camp Costs, Payment Schedule and Refund Policy
The costs shown below are our best estimate of total fees. This includes not just the Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch fees. It also includes our best estimate for gas, food for our early arrival and miscellaneous program fees.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Base summer camp fee. High Adventure fees are extra and due ASAP to improve chances of getting a spot at registration.
WE CANNOT SCHEDULE HIGH ADVENTURES UNTIL PAID IN FULL.

Payments due to Kathy Brown [Troop 171 Treasurer]

Camp Scholarships are available on a need basis. Please contact Kathy Brown or a Scoutmaster if you have a financial need. We WANT every Scout to be able to attend summer camp!

Basic Camp Fee Payment Schedule for Scouts NOT taking a High Adventure Program option [total due $450]
- Deposit: $150 DUE with Signup
- Payment #2 due by March 10: $175 [$325 to date]
- Final Payment due by May 1: $125 [$450 to date]
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High Adventure (costs in addition to the $450 above)
- [Scout age 14 and above at the time of camp]
- Options: Caving, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking or ATV’s
- $75 for one High Adventure [2 days] [Total Cost including the basic camp fee $525]
- $150 for two High Adventures [4 days] [Total Cost including the basic camp fee: $600]

- DUE at SIGN UP to register in High Adventure Program:
∞ One H.A. program: $400 [$325 camp fee + $75 High Adventure fee]
∞ Two H.A. programs: $475 [$325 camp fee + $150 High Adventure fee]
- Final Payment due by May 1: $125
- one High Adventure [2 days] [Total Cost including the basic camp fee $525]
- for two High Adventures [4 days] [Total Cost including the basic camp fee: $600]

Payment
We currently have four ways you can pay Summer Camp Fees:

1. Mail (address below) a paper check made out to "BSA Troop 171".

2. Transfer funds via VENMO. Search for @BSA171Boulder . You'll know you have the right account when you see a picture of the Troop patch (the one on your Scout's neckerchief.) NO FEES associated with this method of payment!

3. Transfer through your PayPal account with NO FEES (be sure to choose the transfer option). In your PayPal account, just "friend" the email address "treasurer@bsa171.org" and you can transfer funds with no associated fees.

4. You can also pay with a credit card via PayPal (FEES WILL APPLY). Any associated fees will be billed to your Scout account (about 3%). Search for our PayPal account by email address "treasurer@bsa171.org".

Kathy Brown
907 Brooklawn Dr.
Boulder, CO 80303
303.229.4148
kathybrown171@gmail.com