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Alamo Area Council - Knight's Quest Day Camp - McGimsey Week 1
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McGimsey Day Camp 2.0 - New Camp Staff Structure

by Jay Ghormley for the Alamo Area BSA: December 1, 2016 

The Knight’s Quest Day Camps held at the McGimsey Scout Park in 2017 will feature an updated staff structure. The McGimsey Day Camps will be led by a paid staff assisted by volunteer Boy Scouts. The Camp Staff (paid and volunteer) will be interviewed and selected by the McGimsey Day Camp Director, Robert Klekar, and the Day Camp Advisor, Jay Ghormley.

 The new leadership structure will free parents to attend as observers and remove the   1:5 ratio of adult:scouts for attending Scouts/units. The paid Camp Staff will include:  Camp Director, Program Director, Area Directors (5) and assistants (3), Aquatics Director, Lifeguards, Range Safety Officers (2), Range instructors (12), Medical Officer and Extended Care (2). Selected volunteer Boy Scouts (50) will serve as Pack Guides to small groups of Cub Scouts. 

 In compliance with BSA National Camp Standards regarding leadership/scout ratios,each week of Day Camp at McGimsey will be limited to 240 Cub Scouts. Registration for all Day Camps will open January 15.

Registration fees for the McGimsey Camps will be higher than other Alamo Area Council Day Camps to reflect this staffing model. Early registration (January 15 – May 1) will be $130. Beginning May 1, and ending the Thursday before each individual week of Day Camp, registration will be $140. The walk-in price for McGimsey Day Camps will be $165.

Extended Care will be a new option for 2017 Day Camps. For a weekly fee, Scouts may be dropped at camp as early as 7:30 a.m. and may stay as late as 5:30 p.m. In addition to Extended Care, Swim Lessons will also be offered after Day Camp. Extended Care and Swim Lessons may be selected during the registration process. Extended Care and Swim Lessons will not be offered for Twilight Camps at McGimsey.

McGimsey Day Camp Dates:

Week 1 June 12-16

Week 2 June 19-23 (Twilight)

Week 3 June 23-30

Week 4 July 10-14

Week 5 July 17-21 (Twilight)

Apply Here: Day Camp Staff ApplicationExternal Link

Questions regarding McGimsey Day Camps may be submitted to Robert Klekar (Robert.Klekar@nisd.net)

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