Specialty Week will be held during the week of July 26th to August 1st at Camp Marriott. Trail to Eagle, Beach & Yacht, and Field & Stream are the featured programs for this year, with the new addition of The Marriott Project (STEM Program). Scouts attend these specialty programs provisionally, as lone Scouts, rather than with their home Troops. Participants will spend the entire week earning merit badges and engaging in activities focused around the program theme. Specialty week is open to Scouts ages 13 and up as well as Venturers, Varsity Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Explorers.
New this year! Explore the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields outdoors! The program includes a mix of Merit Badges, STEM NOVA Venturing Explorations, and activities. Use forensic science to solve an at-camp mystery, explore energy and forces on the COPE course, put your engineering skills to the test building catapults, examine the natural world, and much more! Participants will have the opportunity to earn one of BSA's NOVA Awards.
Trail to Eagle
Trail to Eagle is our most popular provisional program, which offers older scouts the opportunity to enjoy a week of fun, advancement, and growth towards becoming an Eagle Scout. Our camp staff is joined by additional volunteer merit badge counselors who are experts specializing in a particular merit badge. Trail to Eagle gives each scout the opportunity to earn up to 6 Eagle-required Merit Badges and learn valuable leadership skills to bring home to their home troops and communities. This program is designed with a focus on both advancement and development as a leader. We emphasize quality instruction and activities to help the scouts truly become Eagle Scouts.
Beach & Yacht
Come hang out and enjoy the sun at the Camp Marriott waterfront while earning Sailing, Swimming, Lifesaving, Water Sports, and other aquatics merit badge during this week. Our staff of lifeguards is ready to provide a great week of fun and learning. Remember your sunscreen!
Field & Stream
This program is being offered to those Scouts and Venturers who love fishing and shooting. Rifle Shooting, Archery, Trap Shooting, NRA qualification shooting for rifle and shotgun, lake and stream fishing, and other outdoor sportsman skills and activities are featured. Field and Stream is intended to open the door to a lifetime hobby or skill enhancement in the shooting sports and related fields.
Need help paying? Apply for a Campership! The deadline for the application is February 1st, 2015. For more information, check out the Camper Aid section of the Schedule & Fees page.
Early Bird Fee Special! All who pay in fully by the Early Bird Deadline will be eligible for a free 2015 Goshen hat! Hats must be picked up by the registrant from the Council office. If you have a really cool District Executive, he or she may pick it up for you if you ask nicely!
Adult volunteer responsibilities involve helping the staff with supervision in the sites and by being advisors to the Scout. Adult volunteers also have the opportunity to teach or assist in teaching a Merit Badge or Skills Workshop. The Skills Workshops supplement the Merit Badges by teaching topics that would be helpful to rising Life and Eagle Scouts, whether it be life skills, troop leadership, or another subject. Interested in volunteering? Email Camp Director Ryan Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.