News and Upcoming Events

  • Winter Blast

    We look forward to a great week of Winter Blast.  Boy Scout program is officially full!   We do still have openings for Cub Scout and Webelos programs.  Looks like an action packed week with merit badges, Cub advancement, Webelos Activity badges, the 6K run, adult training, and MORE! 

  • Room for Winter Blast

    Boy Scout slots for Winter Blast are almost full!  Sign up today to ensure your spot. 

    We have lots of room for Webelos and Cub Scouts.

  • Polar Bear Plunge

    Don't miss our annual Polar Bear Plunge during Winter Blast.  We will plunge Tuesday Dec. 30 right after lunch.  Check the website for the cute and cool new patch! 

    Scouts under 18 must have a permission slip signed by a parent and an adult leader from their troop.  I am plunging...are you?

    Brian

  • Trading Post Merchandise

    The Camp Shands Trading Post has three new items.  We now have bolo ties, neckerchief slides, and dog tags all with the Camp Shands logo.  We are open the next two weekends or make sure to stop by during Winter Blast.

  • OA Centennial Tour at Camp Shands!

    The 2015 Arrow Tour will be coming to Camp Shands on Friday July 10, 2015 as part of the Order of the Arrow's 100th Anniversary. The ArrowTour will provide opportunities to reflect, connect, and discover the Order's Century of Service, both past and future. The Order of the Arrow and the North Florida Council are excited to partner to provide this program accessory to Camp Shands. We also look forward to the involvement of Echockotee Lodge as we celebrate this milestone of Scouting. Echockotee Lodge and Camp Shands have always been a great team!


  • Busy

    Camp Shands is busy this time of year with lots of awesome District Cub Scout Family Campouts, Ghost Busters Shooting Sports Day and Frog Jog Family Campout November 21 - 23.  Great to see such excited families learning about the great outdoors and spending time together.  So far this fall the weather has been dry and relatively cool.   The trading post will be open on Saturdays Nov. 8, Nov. 15, and Nov 22.

     stop by and visit me

     Brian Patterson

  • Oct. 14

    October 14, 2014 - Many troops are currently making decisions about Summer Camp locations for 2015.  Please consider Camp Shands.  We are proud to be a smaller camp with an emphasis on customer service.  Call our camping department at any time at (904)388-0591 or follow this link for a 2015 Registration Form

     Click here to download the 2015 Registration Form

  • Facebook

    October10, 2014 - For those use facebook please like Camp Shands.  I just put in an interesting post related to some cool stuff we will have in our Camp Shands trading post.  More to come on this blog and lets be safe and have fun!

  • October 7, 2014

    October 7, 2014 - I had a great weekend promoting our camp to Scouts and Scouters in the Southwest Florida Council and the South Florida Council.   We are proud of our program and we will work hard to give Scouts a great Summer Camp experience.  Email me at brian.Patterson@scouting.org if you want a 2015 Guide and reserve your 2015 campsite now using the link below.

    Download 2015 Registration Form Here

  • Signed up for WinterBlast?

    Have you signed up for WinterBlast yet?  For 2014 we have programs for Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts.  We will have a one day Cub Scout program for the first time this year.  Webelos programs are over the weekend which should be convenient for everyone.  For Boy Scouts we are offering 42 merit badges along with other fun programs.  New merit badges this year include Digital Technology, Home Repair, Plumbing, Programming, Sculpture and Stamp Collecting. 

    Click here to register for Boy Scout WinterBlast

    Click here to register for Webelos WinterBlast  

    Click here for info on Cub Scout WinterBlast

     

  • Winter Blast


    Find out about Winter Blast for Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts, December 2014

  • Frog Jog

    Cub Scout Family Campout

    Cub Scouts will participate in fun Scout related Round Robin activities, meet new friends from around North Florida Council and enjoy an exciting Campfire program. Take advantage of the early bird pricing. Each Scout will receive a special patch signifying their participation.

    Pick a weekend:

    • November 21—23, 2014
    • April 17—19, 2015

    More information and registration >>>

     

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