Camp Cris Dobbins
Elbert, Colorado - July 6th - 12th, 2014
NEW INFORMATION! - Updated 6/20/14
TO DO LIST - VeRy ImPoRtAnT
2. To sign up for Cris Dobbins Campers notifications, please visit Remind 101. This will allow me to send mass messages to you while we are gone.
Step - by - Step:
a. Click on this red bar.
b. Click on the phone icon on the left of the page that comes up.
c. Key in you cell phone number with area code (will not work with land lines) and
the website will prompt you for a code.
d. You will instantly receive a text with a short, numeric code.
e. Enter that code on the remind website.
3. Buy or borrow a cot and three troop t-shirts.
4. We will be visiting an indoor trampoline park called "Sky Zone" on Saturday night. Our boys will be in the car for a ten hour drive and they will need a way to burn off some energy. We would love for every one to participate but we MUST have a waiver for the boys to participate. I have a link to a video about the business and a link to the waiver. They will send you a confirmation email when you have completed the form. Please forward that email to me so I can print them if needed. (email@example.com)
5. Joshua Crowder, Aidan Pantoya, & Joseph Pantoya will need to fill out all of the PADI forms listed below. These will be turned into me on Monday before we depart. Go to the two red links at the bottom of this web page to print them out.
Please email me when you have this finished because I will NOT get a copy.
Personal first aid kit
Rain gear (ability to cover head to toe) Rain jacket/pants are best.
Headlight/flashlight (with extra batteries)
Map (see red box below to print map of camp) and Compass
Day Pack–big enough to carry rain gear,water bottle, class materials, etc.
Recommended Personal Equipment:
Cot (mattresses are not provided)
Good walking shoes or hiking boots (please break in before summer camp)
Sneakers (for backup and games)
Daily pair socks-Preferably wool, easier to dry and keep feet warm when wet.
Daily change of underwear
2 or more pair of shorts–nylon works very well
1 hat (broad brim is best)
Swimsuit & Towel for showers & swimming
Long sleeve shirt(s)
Fleece or sweater–avoid cotton sweatshirts, as they are useless when wet
Long underwear–optional for those who get cold easily
Stocking cap or beanie (optional)
Toilet kit-toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, soap, washcloth, lip balm
Alarm Clock and/or wristwatch
Notebook and pencils/pens
Merit badge books, Scout Handbook (in plastic bag for protection)
Work done at home for merit badges, and/or things needed for merit badges
Medical Form (completely filled out and signed before camp)
Medications in original container
Eyeglasses and/or sunglasses
Small camera (optional)
Swim goggles (optional)
Spending money, money for class/fees, in a wallet with your name. (Money for 2 meals on Saturday & 3 meals for the return trip)
Book, football, Frisbee, cards, etc.
All clothes should be packed in plastic bags.
Fishing equipment (small pole, bait, and zip lock bag of tackle)
Meet at the church to load the trailer and personal gear.
Saturday, July 5th:
6:15am - Meet at the church (with a full tummy)
Travel to Colorado Springs and arrive in time for dinner
7:00pm Arrive at Sky Zone. Jump until 9:00
9:30pm Arrive at First Christian Church to spend the night
Sunday, July 6th:
Cook breakfast & clean up to leave the building by 7:30
Visit Air Force Academy and attend church in the chapel
12:00 - Depart for Cris Dobbins
1:00 - Check in at camp
Sunday, July 12th:
9:00 - Depart for Lubbock
Sometimes we were together as a group:
Hangin' by the Flagpole
We have a flag ceremony twice a day.
We have 3 meals a day in the Dining Hall.
Roses & Thorns
Before our drive home, we gathered to reflect about our week.
Click on the calendar to sign up. You may also use Paypal to pay your deposit on credit card.
Sometimes we did our own thing:
This class is designed to help scouts reach the First Class rank during their first year as a scout.
Classes at the Lake
The classes at the lake include Canoeing, Small Boat Sailing. and Kayaking. Swimming and Scuba will be taken at the pool.
Scouting Skills with the Leaders
Camp is a great time to finish up badge work.
Classes at the Lake
We had two-man tents that were built on platforms
Gaga ball ROCKS!
We played cards to pass the time when it got too late for Gaga ball.
We will plan a side trip.
We Stop for Meals
We will need a bit of extra money for meals while we travel.
Air Force Academy Chapel
We toured the Air Force Academy and went to church in this beautiful chapel.
Molly Kathleen Gold Mine
We toured the mine and learned about the dangers of mining for gold in a dark mine.