2017 Camp Tomahawk Older Scout Programs

The following Older Scout programs are available the week that Troop 248 is attending Tomahawk – June 24 – July 1.  Additional cost is minimal – $25-$50. These supplement or replace your weeklong activities at Tomahawk – read each description for more detail.

Sign-up Deadline: Friday April 14

Available for those scouts who have completed 7th grade OR 13 years old:

  • Explore ($25 supplemental fee) This entry level high adventure program is offered morning or afternoon and still allows youth to earn two merit badges back in camp. Busing to and from the Welcome Center provided. Youth will be back before the next meal starts.Activities:
    • Paintball Course
    • Throwing Stars and Knives
    • Blow Guns
    • Aqua Rig
    • High Ropes
    • Mountain Biking
    • Mountain Boarding
    Age Requirement: Completed 7th grade OR 13 years old.
    When: Sunday-Thursday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. or Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • STEM NOVA  ($25 supplemental fee) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are active in all parts of life, even camping. Scouts in the STEM NOVA program at Tomahawk will get to explore camp in a whole new way while earning a new nationally recognized Boy Scout advancement. They’ll do research and science experiments while exploring camp environment.What Do You Earn: You can earn the Whoosh and Shoot Boy Scout NOVA Awards along with Nuclear Science.
    Where: Welcome Center
    How Do Scouts Get There: On the Bus. Meet at bus stop after lunch
    Age Requirement: Completed 7th grade OR 13 years old.
    When: 2pm-5pm Sunday – Thursday
  • News Team  ($25 supplemental fee) Scouts are reporting the news during camp at Tomahawk! Live radio broadcasts, photo journalism, publishing articles, and touring the local paper are just a few of the opportunities that await if you join the news team. Troops have the option to bring a FM/AM radio to camp to tune into the WTSR Radio Station for news, music, and program updates.What Do You Earn: Radio, Journalism, Moviemaking, and Photography merit badges.
    Where: Welcome Center
    How Do Scouts Get There: On the Bus. Meet at bus stop after breakfast.
    Age Requirement: Completed 7th grade OR 13 years old.
    When: 9:00am-12:00pm Days: Sunday-Friday
  • Ranch Hands    ($50 supplemental fee) Take the reins into your hands and travel the land of Tomahawk on horseback. This program will teach the basics of riding and more. You will have your own horse for the week to care for.Activities:
    • Horsemanship Merit Badge
    • Animal Science
    • Extended Trail Rides
    • Horse Ride over night with dutch oven dinner at Logging CampWhere: Chippewa/Sioux Corral White Pine Horse Corral
    How Do Scouts Get There: On Foot
    Days: Sunday-Friday
    Time: 8:45am-12:20pm
    Age Requirement: Completed 7th grade OR 13 years old

Available for those scouts who have completed 8th grade OR 14 years old:

  • ATV (one-day program)  ($25 supplemental fee) ATV riding is available as a one day program and is also offered through the Weeklong High Adventure “RIDE” program. Both ATV riding experiences are the same training. In this hands on training participants learn how to handle an ATV safely. Riders will complete a ATV Safety Institute training prior to going on a trail ride. Riders train on the ATV range and then move out on the trails to explore the back trails of Tomahawk.*Must have a permission form completed by parent or guardian to participate.Where: Scout Farm Riding Range
    How Do Scouts Get There: On the bus. Meet at bus stop after breakfast.
    When Do Scouts Return: Before Supper
    Days: Friday
    Age Requirement: 14 years of age on day of riding
  • RIDE Adventure Weeklong Program  ($50 supplemental fee) Ride it all from ATV’s to ziplines. This program will take you to every corner of Tomahawk within its 3,000 acres.*Must have a permission form completed by parent or guardian to participate. Forms will be collected at camp.Activities:
    • ATV Riding
    • High Ropes
    • Mountain Biking
    • Mountain Boarding
    • Paddle Boarding
    • Extended Horse RideWhere: Mutiple Locations
    How Do Scouts Get There: On the Camp Bus
    Days: Sunday-Friday
    Time: 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-12pm
    Age Requirement: 14 yrs old on first day of program
  • TREKS Adventure Weeklong Program   ($50 supplemental fee) Adventure outside of camp all week in TREKS. This is the most extreme program we have. Truly unique experiences.Activities:
    • Whitewater Kayaking on the Brule River
    • Rock Climbing at Taylor’s Falls
    • St. Croix River Canoe Overnight
    • High Ropes
    • Mountain Biking
    • Earn Geology, Climbing, and Kayaking MB
    • Mega Tower ClimbingWhere: Mutiple Locations. Pick up at Bus Stop
    How Do Scouts Get There: On the TREKS Van
    Days: Sunday-Friday
    Time: 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-12pm
    Age Requirement: Completed 8th grade OR 14 years old.
  • Aquatics Adventure Weeklong Program   ($50 supplemental fee)  If you love water this program based heavily on sailing and kayaking is for you. This weeklong program takes fun on the water to a new level.Activities:
    • Earn Whitewater, Kayaking, Motorboating and Sailing Merit Badges
    • Whitewater overnight on the Brule River
    • Paddle Boarding
    • Wind Surfing
    • Catamaran Sailing
    • Aqua Rig
    • Iceberg ClimbingWhere: Mutiple Locations. Pick up at Bus Stop
    How Do Scouts Get There: On the Aquatics Van
    Days: Sunday-Friday
    Time: 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-12pm
    Age Requirement: Completed 8th grade OR 14 years old.