Climbing / C.O.P.E.


Climbing Opportunities

In 2017, thanks to the Nentico Lodge, Camp Saffran has added a 55' climbing wall with a 48' climbing surface (pictured above). Currently, this new program area can be reserved for use at Council, District, Training, and Area/National level events. Reserving this program element must be done by contacting the Baltimore Area Council's Camping Department at 443-573-2523 or campingservices@baltimorebsa.org. Following the Guide to Safe Scouting, this tower is only availible to Boy Scout and Venturing programs. The cost is $25 per person with group sizes of at least 8 or $500 for an event reserving all of Camp Saffran or Camp Oest.

In addition, qualified instructors must be on site to administer the program. Instructors must meet the quidelines in Scoutings Climb On Safely documentation (http://www.scouting.org/Home/BoyScouts/Resources/ClimbonSafely.aspx) and be approved by the Baltimore Area Council at least 60 days prior to the event.

 

Project C.O.P.E.

Project C.O.P.E., Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience, is a national program of the Boy Scouts of America. The program is composed of group initiative games, trust events, low course events, and high course events. Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, and devise solutions to a variety of problems. The activities and events are designed to meet the needs of people of all ages who are seeking ways to challenge and expand their physical and mental abilities. Most participants achieve much more than they imagined they could. C.O.P.E. emphasizes building self-esteem, developing leadership, and working as a team to accomplish tasks. It provides opportunities for every participant to succeed as an individual and as a member of a group. While the goals and objectives of Project C.O.P.E. are intended for Scouting youth, the great scope and flexibility of the program make it appropriate for youth and adults, alike.

Hidden in the woods of Broad Creek is the Baltimore Area Council's own C.O.P.E. course. All participants who use the course must be 13 years of age or older and have a BSA Medical form with them. Long pants are recommended and wearing sneakers or light-hiking boots is recommended for footwear. Non-Scout groups must sign a "hold harmless" agreement and show proof of insurance. Food and lodging not included. Scheduling is very flexible. A deposit of $100, refundable until two weeks prior, is required to reserve a date.

Low Course Events: Low-Course events do not reuqire participants to be on belay. While individual coordination and strength are helpful, participants accomplish the low-course activities with the support and combined efforts of the group. The low course offers a full day of team building and leadership development encompassing initiative games and a large portion of the low course events. It's a fun and character-building experiance for any group.

High Course Events: High-Course events require participants to be on belay. High-course events also tend to focus on individual initiateve rather than group problem solving. However, these events must be completed with group support and safety belays.

This program area can be reserved for use at Council, District, Training, and Area/National level events. Reserving this program element must be done by contacting the Baltimore Area Council's Camping Department at 443-573-2523 or campingservices@baltimorebsa.org. The cost is $25 per person with group sizes of at least 8 or $500 for an event reserving all of Camp Saffran or Camp Oest.

In addition, qualified instructors must be on site to administer the program. Instructors must meet the quidelines in Scoutings Climb On Safely documentation (http://www.scouting.org/Home/BoyScouts/Resources/ClimbonSafely.aspx) and be approved by the Baltimore Area Council at least 60 days prior to the event.

2017 Calendar:

2018 BS Summer Camp

2018 CS Summer Camp

Nov 1 - Campership Application Opens

Nov 4 - Orienteering Day

Nov 18 - BC Alumni Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 24-26 - Camp Closed - Thanksgiving

Dec 22-24 - Camp Closed - Christmas

Dec 30 - Camp Closed - Jingle Bell Beaver Day - Register Now

2018 Calendar:

Mar 15 - Campership Applications Closed

Mar 30-1 - Camp Closed - Easter

Apr 15 - BS Early Bird Discount Closed

May 15 - Cub Scout Early Bird Discount Closed

May 25-27 - Camp Closed - Memorial Day

Jun 1 - Camp Closed for Summer Camp

Aug 20 - Camp Opens for Weekend Camp

Aug 31-2 - Camp Closed - Labor Day

Nov 23-25 - Camp Closed - Thanksgiving

Dec 21-23 - Camp Closed - Christmas

Dec 29 - Camp Closed - Jingle Bell Beaver Day