Summer Camp @ Camp Tahquitz

When: July 25 - 31
Meet: Sunday Afternoon, July 25th, Bixby
Return: Saturday Afternoon, July 31st, Bixby
Fee: $TBA, paid in advance
Estimated Drive time: 3.0 hours
Weather Report: Day 75°, Night 63°. .
UV Index: Extreme

Sunrise: 6:00am
Sunset: 7:55pm

Organizing Adult: Blake Whitney   turn in all medical & consent forms to Blake

Unit Leader for Summer Camp: Blake Whitney

Camp Address:
Camp Cherry Valley
PO Box 5067
Avalon, CA 90704
(310) 510-2895


Our original plan had us attending summer camp at Holcomb Valley for the first time. However, the Camp suffered hearvy winter storm damage and forced us to changed plans. Instead, we will be attending our council camp at Tahquitz.

Personally, I love summer camp. Camping for an entire week allows us the time and room to try new things. We have experimented with new additions to the tower, built a myriad of camp gadgets, and discovered the joys of sleeping in a hammock (day or night). While we will not be building the tower this year, there is always something new to do.

Camp rules require us all to wear our Class A Scout uniform while travelling. This is unusual for this Troop, since we usually travel in our Troop T-shirt. For travelling (and dinner at Camp) Class A uniform shall consist of Scout shirt, Scout shorts, Scout Belt, Scout Socks, Troop Beads & Fob, Troop Neckerchief, and a Neckerchief Slide of your choosing. Especially while on the boat be careful in your choice of Neckerchief Slide, they can get lost very easily. If you are missing any of these items please take care of that as soon as possible.

The Cherry Valley Leader's Guide is available in PDF. This contains all the information given to Troop's prior to Camp. If you have any questions please consult this Guide first.

A Suggested Pack List is available. As always the Ten Essentials list is available. Several important items of note: per Camp and Troop regulations ABSOLUTELY NO electronics, weapons, fireworks, spear guns, or cell phones are to be brought to camp. Please leave these items at home. Failure to do so will result in an early exit for you from Camp.