Avoid the Lines! Avoid the Hassle! Speedy Check-In
and Speedy Refunds! With the number of units and Scouts attending
camp increasing each summer, the check-in process at camp has become
more and more time consuming. Your first day at camp should be spent
helping your Scouts settle into a smooth routine, not sitting in
a crowded office trying to figure the outstanding balance of your
camp fees and contacting parents about omissions on medical forms.
If your check-in has always been speedy and smooth,
then feel free to continue to check-in as you have in the past.
But if, like many unit leaders, you feel worn out at the end of
your check-in ordeal, please consider taking advantage of our new
Come to the Council
Service Center on the Tuesday
prior to your unit's arrival at camp, and meet with a Camping Services
Representative to complete your unit's check-in. Representatives
will be available from 9:00 AM until 6:45 PM. At that time, you
- Turn in your unitís roster and have your medical forms pre-screened for mistakes and missing information
- Pay any remaining camp fees
- Confirm your scouts' camperships, and resolve any discrepancies
directly with your borough's professional staff.
Attention Camp Ranachqua Units:
Since most of our guests who attend Camp Ranachqua live in the
Hudson Valley Region, which is much closer to Ten Mile River than
the Council Service Center in midtown Manhattan, Camp Ranachqua
Units may come directly to the Camp Ranachqua Office on the Thursday
prior to the unit's arrival between 7:00 and 9:00 PM to pre-check-in
as described above. Unit leaders are also welcome to come a bit
earlier, and join the camp for dinner at 6:00 PM.
If you do all of the above, and you arrive at camp
with the same scouts and leaders as the roster, you will be able
to avoid the check-in lines at the camp office. While you will still
need to go through the medical recheck (and we are working to improve
that procedure) it will be a much quicker process. If you've already
submitted your medical forms, your buddy tags for the swim test
will already be waiting for you.
Whether you choose to do your check-in at the Council
Service Center prior to camp, or at camp on the day of your arrival,
you are encouraged to come with copies of all payment receipts,
as well as campership approval forms. Doing so will greatly simplify
the process, and help to quickly resolve any discrepancies.