Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking & Mountain Biking Camp
Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking and Mountain Biking Camp
July 17-23, 2022
Cuyuna Scout Camp
$270 per Scout
It's Wildlife, Water and Wheels Time! Also known as Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking and Mountain Biking Camp.
The wildlife portion of this camp revolves around fishing. During the course of the week, you will fish all three lakes at Scout camp (Pickerel, Command and Goodrich). You'll also experience trout fishing at a lake in the Cuyuna Recreation Area plus fishing a local river. Scouts should bring their own rod and reel and tackle (or you can borrow ours). You will also be fly fishing, so if you have gear for that it too should be brought along (or borrow ours). Even though the wildlife portion of this camp focuses on fish, you never know what you'll see at Cuyuna! Participants may catch a glimpse of otters, beaver, loon, eagles, deer, fox or maybe even a bear. All participants are responsible for their own fishing license as needed.
Participants will be on the water learning and improving canoeing and kayaking skills. But this isn't just paddling around the swimming area. You will be taking treks exploring our lakes and backwaters, all while developing your skills. Scouts will have ample time in both canoe and kayak. Life jackets will be provided or you can bring your own. Hats and sun screen are recommended.
Grab your Mountain Bike as you are heading out on an afternoon trek in the Cuyuna Recreation Area. Again, this isn't just a leisurely bike ride in a park. You're going off road! No bike? No worries! One can be rented from a local bike shop. Rental fees range from $20-$70. Bike helmets are required and each participant is responsible for bringing their own helmet and water bottle.
All meals for this week will be served "dining hall style" in the Admin Building. Scouts should bring their own camping gear and personal gear.
Cost for the week is $270 per Scout BSA. All adult leadership will be provided. This is a specialty camp so second week of summer camp pricing does not apply. This experience is very different from Cuyuna Summer Camp and is meant to be "in addition to" and not "instead of" Cuyuna Summer Camp. So yes, Scouts can do both! Evening though participants will earn the Complete Angler Award, this camp is not about merit badges but hands-on experience and skill building.
All participants must be BSA registered and submit a Health Form part ABC.
Registration for this camp closes on Jul 3, 2022.
A sample schedule for the week could look something like this:
Sunday: Afternoon - arrive at camp Evening - Safety instruction
Monday: Morning - Fish Pickerel Lake Afternoon - Canoe Trek Evening - Fish Pickerel Lake
Tuesday: Morning - Fish Goodrich Lake Afternoon - Kayak Trek Evening - Fish Goodrich Lake
Wednesday - Morning - Trout Fishing Afternoon - Mountain Biking Evening - Trout Fishing
Thursday - Morning - Fish Hatchery Tour Afternoon - Fish Hatchery Tour Evening - Fish Command Lake
Friday - Morning - River Fishing Afternoon - Fish & Wildlife Evening - Fish Fry
Saturday - Return Home
Questions about this camp contact Ray Brauer at 507-387-0295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.