The 2020 Camporee

Is Your Vision 2020?

Name: Camp Great Lakes
Date of the Camporee: July 22 – 29, 2020
Location: Just northwest of Rudyard, MI in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Cornel Rylaarsdam Memorial Fund
Some families would like to send their son to an international camporee, but they simply don’t have the financial resources to make it work. Job lay-offs, medical expenses, family crisis — we don’t want anything to stand in the way of a boy having the opportunity to participate in this great adventure. Whatever the reason, the CRMF is available to help pay part or all of the registration fees for individuals who need help. The request is reviewed by the Steering Committee of the International Camporee.  If you would like to donate to the Rylaarsdam fund go here.

Download the form to apply for the Cornel Rylaarsdam Memorial Funds

All attendees must be camporee certified. Below are links to the handbooks and instructor’s manual for this course. Cadets and Counselors build their own shelters and cook their own food at this event so proper training is essential.

Counselor’s and Cadet’s Handbook — Camporee Certification Course

Instructor’s Manual — Camporee Certification Course

Counselor’s Patch — Camporee Certification Course

Cadet’s Patch — Camporee Certification Course

IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING AS A CADET, YOU MUST:

Have parent/guardian permission.

Have completed a health form.

Have club approval.

Have registration fee paid.

Be 11 years of age on or before December 31, 2020.

Must have earned the Camporee Certification Award which includes: completing the Camporee Certification Course and earning these merit badges: Camp Cooking, Knots and Lashing, Axemanship, and Fire Building: or in place of the four badges, earn the Woodsman Guide Trail.

IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING AS A COUNSELOR, YOU MUST:

Be an active counselor.

Have completed the Counselor Certification Course

Have completed a health form.

Have registration fee paid.

Have club, church, council, and steering committee approval.

Have completed the Corps approved counselor section of the Camporee Certification Course.

Live a life that demonstrates that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life.

IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING AS A JUNIOR COUNSELOR, YOU MUST:

Have parent/guardian permission.

Have completed a health form.

Have registration fee paid.

Be 15 years of age on or before December 31, 2020.

Have completed the Jr Counselor Certification Course and the counselor section of the Camporee Certification Course.

Have demonstrated leadership ability at the club level and be approved by your local club head counselor.

Live a life that demonstrates that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life.

 

2017 Camporee Review Video

Local News footage from staging area in Grand Rapids of boys and counselors preparing to leave for the 1969 camporee in Colorado

cadreboxwoodstream

Cadre Box from Wood-N Stream

1. Back of box has 2 doors (doors are each 15 1/2 x 20)

2. Front of box has drop down door for work space (drop down door is 32 x 20 1/2)

3. Inside compartments (16 3/8″ deep) Left compartments are 11″ wide Top right compartment is 8″ tall Bottom right compartment is 11 3/4″ tall Two vertical compartments on bottom right are 3″ wide (good for frying pans)

4. Back compartment is 7″ deep Note legs (30″ long – made of heavy 3/4 inch thin wall conduit) They fit in back compartment

5. Overall size: 21″ high; 32″ wide; 24 1/2 deep Bottom is ¾” plywood; top, sides and door are 1/2″; partitions are 1/4″ Drop down door is covered with formica type material

Thanks to Frank Ayre of Wood-N-Stream Council for Sharing this Design

 

VIDEOS

Building a cadre box with Larry De Haan of Rush Creek
Instructions (PDF file) for building Larry’s Cadre Box

Third Party “Chuck Box” from Lance’s Woodshop

“Chuck Box” Similar to Lance’s only customized

 

 

 

Camporee Site looking west (summer 2018) — Color areas in the wooded area at the top of the photo

 

Camporee site looking East (summer 2018)

 

Camporee color area 360 panorama (summer 2018)

Flyover of Camporee Site (summer 2018) — from East to West beginning at the Assembly / Games area and moving to the wooded color areas

Link to photo album of scenic camporee area photos

Lake boat rounds Whitefish Point

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Upper Tahquamenon Falls in the Morning

Mackinac Bridge

See you at Camporee 2020!