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Pipsico Promo Burst Green2015 Summer Camp Registration Forms Now Available in the Resource Bank!

Summer Camp ’15 Special Group Discount!

We know that about 40% of units plan their annual calendar in the month of August. In light of that little factoid, we want to launch a little extra incentive for summer camp in 2015.

Packs & Troops that register for contingents of at least eight Scouting youth by 12/31/14 will receive $100 of their final balance (excluding high adventure programs).

There are two twists. First, the final attendance at summer camp must still be at least eight youth. Second, this discount may only be applied to youth campers.

We want every unit to understand that family means everything to us here at Pipsico, and by registering your group for 2015, you can use that financial assistance to help another family get their child to camp (just an example).

A Little About Pipsico

Pipsico Scout Reservation is located in Surry County, Virginia. It encompasses more than 900 acres of woodland, open fields and marshes. The terrain includes a natural ravine system and ranges in elevation from 20 to more than 100 feet above sea level. Pipsico Scout Reservation’s northern boundary extends for a mile and half along the banks of the historic James River.

Cliffs 60 to 75 feet high overlook a picturesque mile long sandy beach and several cypress tree coves. The cliff walls are studded with marine shells and fossils providing tangible evidence of the James River’s influence on life over the centuries. The beach has proven to be a beach comber’s delight for discovering nautical treasures like shark teeth, prehistoric whale bones, driftwood and a peaceful observation site for beautiful shoreline sunrises and sunsets.

Tidewater Council purchased this land in 1958. It has been preserved and maintained as close to its natural state as possible. The “Red Trail” trail that encircles the reservation provide a variety of visual and ecological wonders for hikers of all ages to marvel at. Along the trail you may choose to stop and see the “Pipsico Tree” a tulip poplar nearly 20 feet in circumference that predates the arrival of the first English colonists or stroll along the sandy beach of the James River and observe the flight of the bald eagles that nest on the reservation. As you hike through the wooded areas imagine yourself as one of the early settlers and experience the history that is part of this land!