Warren Dunes camping sign up is open!

by Joanne Gipson in Pack

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The Scouting season is really gearing up!  Mark your calendars for our first Pack 24 meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 10th at 7PM in the Riverside Presbyterian Church downstairs social hall. We have so many great events coming up, including the Warren Dunes camping trip September 6th-8th (see below for sign up and details), fall bike ride and the Scout Cabin Camp Out in October (stay tuned for details).

If you are planning to attend the Warren Dunes camping trip, please sign up ASAP so we can get an accurate feel of how many people to expect.  Registration closes September 1st. Here are the details:

-Warren Dunes Fall Camping Trip: Friday, September 6th-Sunday, September 8th.   The Pack 24 Cub Scouts are returning to the Warren Dunes State Park near Sawyer, Michigan for our fall camping trip. This is a great trip for the Scouts and we spend time playing games on the nearby Lake Michigan beach and exploring the dunes. All Cub Scouts and their entire family are welcome to attend this outing.

We will need volunteers to help load supplies at Riverside Presbyterian Church Thursday evening, September 5th and Sunday, September 8th upon return. Please email Mark Hill to volunteer your services. Of course, all please pitch in with cooking, cleanup, loading/unloading at the campsite.

Here’s a summary of what we have planned…

Friday night: Check in, set up, cracker barrel dinner (cheese, crackers, cold cuts) campfire.

Saturday:

  • Pancake breakfast
  • Post-breakfast hike to private dunes & beach (swim if you like)
  • Lunch: Walking tacos
  • More dune climbing and swimming post-lunch
  • Dinner: Cook out with burgers/dogs/brats
  • We’ll end the evening with s’mores around the campfire

Sunday morning: Breakfast, then camp breakdown/cleanup

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the cost? A:  Scouts and siblings under 16 are $20 each, adults are $35 each, yes – the entire family is welcome to attend.

Q:  Do I have to camp for two nights?  A:  No, you are free to arrive Saturday morning or leave late Saturday if your schedule is constrained.

Q: How far is it?  A: Sawyer, Michigan is about 96 miles away from Riverside (and an hour ahead of Riverside time).  Click here for directions courtesy of Google Maps.

Q: What are we going to do? A:  Play on the Lake Michigan beach, swimming, explore the dunes, play games, campfire songs & s’mores, outdoor cooking.

Q:  What are we going to eat?  A: Pancakes & sausage for breakfast, walking tacos for lunch, hotdogs / burgers for dinner.  Plenty of nutritious fruits and veggies will be served with each meal. Note: Food is included, but if you have dietary restrictions, you’re welcome to bring any food you like.

As you may have heard, many beaches in Indiana are closed due to a hazardous chemical spill. Currently, the beach at Warren Dunes is not impacted. However, we’re monitoring the situation and may choose to avoid swimming during the upcoming trip. In that case, we are planning other fun activities to keep Scouts and their families busy and happy. 

Here is the sign up! If you cannot see the form on your mobile phone, please click here to register. Reminder: no refunds can be issued

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