How long will the event last?
Little Philmont will last two days, Friday and Saturday, September 5th – 6th at the Church’s beautiful Heber Valley Camp.
Is there an age limit on children?
Children of all ages are welcome, however, we will only have structured activities for those 18 months and older.
What activities will my family be involved in?
There will be several age groupings from 18 months to adult. Activities will vary from COPE skills, crafts, games, hikes, etc.
Do I need to bring my own food?
Meals will be provided for lunch and dinner on Friday and for breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We will try to accommodate special dietary needs if you let us know on the registration form, however, you may want to plan your own preferences to be safe. You will want to bring your own water bottles to remain hydrated.
Any special uniforms/attire required?
Adult Scouters should wear their official BSA field uniforms while in training sessions at Little Philmont. Uniformed Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers will have the opportunity to participate in a morning flag ceremony. Spouses need casual clothing and comfortable shoes for varied activities. Children should wear closed-toed shoes (e.g., tennis shoes) and comfortable play clothes.
What are the amenities of camp?
There are shared cabins, group kitchen and eating facilities along with multiple restrooms equipped with running water and showers.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
We have 400+ twin beds across many reserved cabins (16 beds each, bunk style). They will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Multiple families will share a cabin so plan your sleeping attire accordingly.
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
Yes, you need to bring your own sleeping bags and/or blankets.
You provide; the Heber Valley Camp would appreciate as much car-pooling as possible.
What weather conditions should I plan for?
It will be fall in the mountains. Weather typical for this time of year is moderate in the day and cool at night. Coats will most likely be needed in the evening for the fireside and you may want to plan for rain in the event we get a fall shower. Check weather reports the day before.
Any preparation before we come?
For introductions at the fireside come with a family banner (flag 45” X 54”) showing the personality of your family. Also the recommended packing list.
What not to bring?
Pets, firearms, ATVs, child electronics, bicycles, skate boards, etc.
Is there anything I can do to help?
We would love to have help. We need musical numbers throughout the event. We are staffing counselors for the family activities, help with food handling and logistics.