This year, Troop 219’s annual summer camp took place at the Denali High Adventure Camp located at Mile 133 on the Parks Hwy. The 40 Boys and 5 Adults who participated in this year’s camp, drove 3 ½ hours on a school bus to the camp location. We left JLC on Monday morning, July 11th, and returned Saturday afternoon July 16th. The Denali High Adventure Camp is Alaska’s newest BSA Camp located in a remote location about 25 miles north of Talkeetna, AK.
The week we spent at camp was sunny and hot the whole time. Sometimes too hot! Despite the Merit Badge sessions being so far apart that we needed to use bikes to get from one session to the next, our Troop completed over 110 Merit Badges.
Throughout the week of camp we cooked our own meals, and organized many activities within our patrols. My favorite activity to watch was the “Battle Boarding” where participants did battle on the Stand-up Paddle Boards. Some other activities that we were able to do when we had our work complete were 3D Archery, Large Bore Rifle Shooting, Muzzle Loading Shotguns and Rifle shooting, Pistols, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, and Log Cabin Building.