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2024 Camp Berry Week 1

2024 Camp Berry Week 1
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Camp Berry - 11716 County Rd 40
Findlay, OH 45840, US
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Camp Berry

Summer Camp 2024


Thank you for choosing Camp Berry as the destination for your 2024 Summer Camping experience!

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Merit Badges are a small part of the summer camp experience.  The Merit Badge Program we offer will certainly jump start your youths’ scouting experience. At Camp Berry, there are many challenges for your youth; not all these challenges will be met, but the opportunity to fail in a controlled environment is an unforgettable learning experience. Not everything at camp is sugar coated but it will be memorable.

Be Prepared, it is the Scout Motto and it the most important part of your units summer camp experience. Summer camp needs to be enjoyed by everyone including parents, leaders, and the summer camp staff. Our planning started at the close of camp last camping season and our training and program is based on all the good things you enjoyed last year. Your suggestions and requests have been thoughtfully considered to offer continuous improvement of our programs.

Scouting first came to Hancock County in 1916. Two troops were formed and a year later, a third troop was added. Due to lack of leadership, the three troops were combined into two troops in 1918. Camping was done along the Blanchard River as well as Eagle Creek and Lye Creek. Until 1925, troops planned their own camping trips and activities. In 1925, the council signed a lease for $60.00 per year to lease 10 acres of woods directly east and to the right of the main entrance of the current camp. In 1928, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Berry (he was a vice president of The Ohio Oil Company) purchased 83 acres, which included the original 10 acres, and donated it in memory of their son that had died. The Berry Boy Scout Reservation was incorporated that year. In 1930, the mess hall was constructed and was used for that purpose until 1948 - 1949. It was then renovated and now serves as the ranger’s home. Swimming, boating, and canoeing were done on Eagle Creek directly behind the Health Lodge; a swimming pool and shower house were built by the WPA in 1937. A headquarters cabin and three overnight cabins were also built at this time. In 1946 – 1947, a five year expansion was started. The Donnell Lodge was constructed, the three overnight cabins were moved and renovated, and several new cabins and five Adirondack shelters were constructed. In the 1970’s, another expansion plan was started and more acreage was either donated or purchased to expand the camp from 80 acres to over 200 acres.  It now is 360 acres.  This plan called for the re-routing of Eagle creek and the building of a four-acre lake. In 1992, a group of Scouters saw the need to do something about the condition the buildings were in and in general, a lot needed to be done to bring the camp up to what you see today. The Friends of Camp Berry group was formed in April of 1992 and has worked since then with repairing old facilities and equipment and building new facilities as well. The lake was dredged several years ago and a new pond was formed with the sludge. All the cabins have been sand blasted inside, and renovated to clean them up. Every building has been painted and re-roofed, and the Adirondacks have been moved and six new ones built. A new shower house and a complete new septic system were constructed in 2000. The Woodsman cabin was torn down, and Howard Lodge was constructed on the site and dedicated on September 5, 1998.  The Health Lodge, Training Center, and maintenance buildings have been remodeled and cleaned. Shelters and new latrines have been built in several campsites.  Two new campsites have been constructed, and a third is in the planning stages.  The Karl Edelbrock Nature Center was constructed in 1998 on a wildlife pond on the west side of camp.  The Campmaster cabin and Ranger’s house have been remodeled and renovated in the past few years. Shelters have been added at each of the Shooting Sports areas. Donnell Lodge underwent a major renovation.  In 2008 a room was added to Carson cabin and in 2009 a restroom facility was added to Scouter cabin. Donnell Lodge was expanded in 2014 and was back open for the start of the 2015 camping season.

A new registration feature has been added for adults attending camp to allow us to create a roster of who is in camp each day using the registration system.  Adults can now be registered for the day(s) that they will be in camp.  A day is defined as three (3) meals.

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Leader's Guide

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$75.00 per Registration
$420.00 per scout
$385.00 per Scout Sibling
$385.00 per Arrow of Light Crossover and New Scouts
$420.00 per Provisional Scout
Early Discount
Before 5/1/2024 a discount of $30.00 will apply to all scout Registrants.
Before 5/1/2024 a discount of $30.00 will apply to all Scout Sibling Registrants.
Before 6/1/2024 a discount of $30.00 will apply to all Arrow of Light Crossover and New Scouts Registrants.
Before 6/1/2024 a discount of $30.00 will apply to all Provisional Scout Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
o No refunds will be issued for activities where promotion literature states No refund. o Deposits are non-refundable. o All monies are refundable if the council or district cancels an event. o Refund requests for rescheduled events due to weather conditions will be dealt with on an individual basis, partial refunds can be granted after incurred expenses for the event have been taken into consideration. o Transferring fees from one person to another within the same unit for the same program is permissible. Fees are not transferable from one event to another. o No refund request for any event or facility will be accepted more than 14 days after the conclusion of the event. For resident camps, each session or week is considered a separate event. o Any refund granted will be credited back to the source of the original payment. i.e., Credit card back to credit card, check back to checking account, etc. o Valid reasons for requesting a refund include: Illness Death in family, or Change in business plans. o In no event shall any refund be made for any reason if the cost of the event has not been completely met. If substitution for participation in the event has been secured, then full refund may be made to the individual originally registered. o Any refunds granted will be reduced by the cost of any deposit plus the cost of any materials already procured. o Refunds will not be made for late arrivals or early departures. o All requests for refunds of money must be made in writing to the Black Swamp Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Supporting receipts must accompany the request.


Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356