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Wolf Bear Camp – 2021

Welcome to Wolf Bear Adventure Camp 2021

Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls! It’s been a long and challenging trail travelling out West in covered wagons with our trusty scouts foraging ahead and leading the way. We’re excited that you’re coming to camp, and that you’ve made the commitment to share this adventure. The Trail Guides and Wranglers at camp are looking forward to giving you and your son or daughter a weekend of fun and adventure.

For some of you, we know camping is outside your comfort zone. With this in mind, please take the time to read through this information. It is a bit long but the effort will be worthwhile. It will help you avoid the mischievous woopsies, gotchas, and misadventures awaiting the unprepared!

 

Check In

  • Camp check in will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, July 16, 2021  (We do not have the ability to check you in any earlier as our all-volunteer staff must drive into camp, just as you.)
  • When you arrive, please obey all posted speed limits. Drive to the main parking lot (past the admin building) and you will be given instructions by our parking crew.
  • Camp Check In is in the main parking area.
  • At check-in you will turn in the following completed forms (Click this link for Required Forms)
    • Health forms (Part A and both pages of Part B). Each person attending camp will need one.
    • The Permission slip for the BB Gun range.
  • This is where you will receive campsite instructions, get your assigned camp den numbers, and any other information that will help you have a wonderful time.
  • If you will arrive after 9pm. Please email Wolf Bear Camp and let us know.

 

Check Out

  • When you leave camp on Sunday (or anytime – even just to run into town) please check out at the Camp Office located near dining hall.
  • If you leave camp, especially on Sunday afternoon, and have not checked out then we will attempt to call you or your emergency contact on your Medical Form that you turned in. If we can’t reach you, we will have to do a search of the entire camp. If we still haven’t found you, we will have to contact emergency services and put in a missing person’s report, and/or run search and rescue, which can become very costly and very embarrassing if you are already home in your bubble bath. So PLEASE let us know when you are leaving camp.
  • If you have an emergency in the middle of the night, we will have an “I had to leave Form” on the office desk. Please fill it out. We understand that emergencies happen, but we still need to follow camp guidelines.

 

COVID-19

With weekend camps, we are only requiring that masks be worn when physical distancing is not possible (6 feet).  While we echo the CDC and California Department of Public Health’s recommendation that all eligible individuals 12 years old and up get vaccinated, there is no requirement to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for this weekend camp.

 

Weather & Hydration

The weekend of July 16-18 is forecast to be very HOT. So, to make sure you avoid dehydration please start drinking extra water a couple of days before camp and continue to drink plenty of water throughout the weekend. This will help you feel better and avoid headaches and muscle cramps.

 

Dining Hall

All meals will be provided by our awesome Camp Cookie and his cookie. The only meal that is NOT PROVIDED is dinner on Friday night. If you have special dietary needs (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Nut Allergy, other) please let us know as soon as possible (Wolf Bear Camp), we understand that you might have missed letting us know when you registered.

Our kitchen crew is pretty good at handling special food needs if they know ahead of time, but it is very challenging to adapt meals at the last minute. We will contact you if we have any questions for you.

If you have a very complicated or extremely sensitive dietary issue, you may want to bring your own food that will be stored in the kitchen that can be microwaved by our staff. The kitchen is a busy place and we don’t have a separate area for you to make your own dinners. Please know we make enough vegetarian entrée options for those that reserve before camp. We will issue wrist bands for those that have reserved special meals before camp starts.

 

Rancho Los Mochos

Rancho Los Mochos can be very steep in areas, and everything feels like you’re walking “uphill both ways,” but just as the travelers before you, you are more than able to make it. You and your partner will transport your own gear to your campsite, so please pack lightly. Your accommodations are rustic, and you will need to bring all your own camp gear. Click this link for the recommended Packing List. We do have a shower house with individual shower rooms and flushing toilets.

  • Cars are NOT allowed to drive up to the camp sites to drop off equipment, but if you have a physical condition that would prevent you from making the hike to your campsite or other condition that requires assistance, please contact staff at:

Wolf Bear Camp NO LATER THAN 7/13/2021, so that we can try to accommodate your needs.

  • Once you are in camp, please obey all BSA Youth Protection guidelines  and sleep accordingly. Children may only bunk with their parent, legal guardian, or another youth. Anyone disregarding these rules will be sent home.
  • The camp does not have a paid housekeeping service, so please keep your areas clean. At the dining hall, we will have instructions for cleaning your tables. If you notice a restroom or other area needs supplies or attention, please let the camp office know and we will take care of it as soon as possible.
  • Cell service is nonexistent at Ranchos Los Mochos, so please let your families know you will be “out of touch” for the weekend. There is a land line for the camp, however, this is only for camp business or emergencies.
  • Electronic devices (games, phones, music players, etc.) are highly discouraged, but a cell phone in “airplane mode” makes for an excellent alarm clock and camera. (Don’t forget about the Golden Gate Area Council’s Summer of Scouting photo contest.)

 

Fire Danger is EXTEREMELY HIGH. There are no OPEN FIRES anywhere in camp. Do not bring any lanterns that require fuel. Flashlights are sufficient lighting to get to and from campsites. If you feel the need to bring a lantern, make sure it is only battery-operated and you have extra batteries.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at Wolf Bear Adventure Camp. Bring your comfortable walking shoes and be ready for adventures.

 

If you have questions, please email me at:  Wolf Bear Camp – I will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Shelly Davis, Wolf Bear Camp Director

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