7/20/2018 Marin Sierra Adventure

Marin Sierra Summer Camp / Backcountry Adventure(includes travel to Marin Sierra, Emigrant Gap, California by Train)

Anticipated costs:
Summer Camp Only: ~ $500 (including train travel)
Summer Camp with Backpacking ~ $350 (including train travel)

Dates: Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 29, 2018

*** NOTE: A $100 non-refundable deposit is due by Monday, December 11, with the balance due in April 2018 ***

Questions: MikeFHeilbron@gmail.com or (720) 320-8733

Camp Marin Sierra
Located in Emigrant Gap, California, this is the Troop 278’s Summer Camp activity for 2018.We will take the train from Denver, CO to Truckee, CA on the Friday, July 20, to arrive in camp around noon on Saturday (the day before camp starts.) Assuming that the train isn’t TOO late, we will spend the night on the trail at Lake Spaulding, returning back to camp in time for check-in Sunday afternoon.

Summer Camp is open to ALL Scouts. Older Scouts (Currently 7th Grade or higher) will have the opportunity to head out on the trail into the Marin Sierra backcountry – Tahoe National Forest for a 4-day, 3-night backpacking trip of about 20 miles. (NOTE: This is a GREAT warm-up trip for Scouts planning to do the proposed Philmont trip in 2019.) However, it is recommended that Scouts who have not achieved First Class attend the Summer Camp sessions.

We will return home by train on the evening of Sunday, July 29.

Schedule
Day 1 (Friday, July 20)
Train from Denver, CO to Truckee, CA (~ 8:00am departure)

Day 2 (Saturday, July 21)
Arrive in Truckee, CA (~ 9:30am arrival)
Drive from Truckee, CA to Marin Sierra (~ 20 minutes)
Lunch
Overnighter to Lake Spaulding (~2 miles)
Dinner

Day 3 (Sunday, July 22)
Breakfast at Lake Spaulding
Return back to Marin Sierra
Lunch
Check-in to Marin Sierra

Day 4 (Monday, July 23)
All Scouts: Summer Camp Activities
Older Scouts: Final Backpack Trek planning

Day 5 (Tuesday, July 24)
Younger Scouts: Summer Camp Activities
Older Scouts: Depart for Backpacking trek after Breakfast

Day 6 (Wednesday, July 25)
Younger Scouts: Summer Camp Activities
Older Scouts: Backpacking trek

Day 7 (Thursday, July 26)
Younger Scouts: Summer Camp Activities
Older Scouts: Backpacking trek

Day 8 (Friday, July 27)
Younger Scouts: Summer Camp Activities
Older Scouts: Backpacking trek (back to camp by lunch time)

Day 9 (Saturday, July 28)
Check-out of Marin Sierra
Train from Truckee, CA to Denver, CO (~ 2:30pm)

Day 10 (Sunday, July 29)
Arrive in Denver, CO (~ 6:30pm)

*** Please RSVP as soon as possible ***