No running in camp? Not this time!
Lace up your running shoes and join us at the second annual Acorn Dash 5K! Runners and walkers of any skill level are welcome as you traverse a course beginning at the Camp Independence gate and ending at Courage Rock. Check-in begins at 1 and the starting canon goes off at 2.
Get your little ones in on the action by joining our Little Acorn Dash 1/4 Mile Fun Run!
After the races have concluded, join us at the Independence Waterfront for a cookout and beach party!
All Scouts, Scouters, Staff, Alumni, families and friends are welcome to attend!
Every participant in the 5K race will receive an Acorn Dash 5K swag bag and t-shirt, with medals being presented to the top 3 finishers.
Every participant in the Little Acorn Dash 1/4 Mile will receive a swag bag and finisher medal.
Don't feel like running? That's okay! Purchase a beach party only ticket.
Register early! Space is limited, and registration closes on July 28 (register by July 21 for guaranteed shirt size).
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Alumni interacting with the Laurel Highlands Council summer camps, providing institutional memory, mentoring, and other support, as well as participating in social and service functions.
All camp staff alumni having ever served the Laurel Highlands Council, or its predecessors, and their spouses, are eligible for membership. A small membership fee is collected annually so that the association may be self-supporting. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations and membership fees are tax-deductible.
Association members will be kept informed of summer camp and Alumni news through periodic mailings, electronic newsletters, social media, and website updates.
The association is directed by a steering committee formed of current and former staff members. Members of the steering committee serve a three-year term, and are replaced by a nomination process at the end of their term. A committee member who becomes inactive is removed from the committee. The committee will meet at least quarterly, but usually on a semi-monthly basis.
An annual reunion will be held yearly at the end of December in celebration of past, present, and future camp success. Other social occasions may be arranged by institution members.
Service to the council camps will take place twice each year. Projects include camp improvement, refurbishment, and new construction as suggested by the Camp Rangers and the Council Camping Committee.
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