Parents need to be prepared for summer camp so they know what to expect and how the camp operates. Scouts' parents should be aware of the camp policies and procedures. Download and distribute the Information for Scouts and Parents well in advance of camp, as it summarizes important information from the Leader's Guide that parents will need to be aware of.
Mail to campers is welcome and encouraged. It will be distributed daily to troop leaders. Mail service can typically take a few days to arrive, so be sure to plan accordingly. Mail should be addressed to:
Troop # and Campsite
581 Ibold Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140
There is phone service at camp, but only emergency calls are accepted for campers. The emergency phone number for Camp Friedlander is (513) 831-8311.
Campers are discouraged from making calls home, as this tends to disrupt the troop schedule. If one of the troop’s leaders believes that it is necessary for your son to call home, permission will be granted. An adult leader must accompany a Scout while he uses the phone. Please do not allow your son to bring a cell phone to camp.
Not all merit badge requirements can be met in a camp setting, and Scouts are exepected to have completed pre-requisites prior to arrival at camp if they would like to earn a completed badge. Parents should review the Pre-Requisites List and encourage their Scout to complete these requirements prior to camp.
Parents and other visitors are always welcome to observe the programs and facilities at Camp Friedlander. Since the Troop has a schedule of activities planned, visitors should check with troop leaders before arriving to find an appropriate time to visit. All visitors are required to sign-in at the Camp Office upon arrival and will be given a visitor wristband to wear.
Guest meals at camp are always available. Meal tickets can be purchased at the Camp Office: breakfast is $5, lunch is $6, and dinner is $7. Children 6 and under eat free.
Family camping is not permitted at Camp Friedlander. The only children under18 permitted to stay overnight are registered Boy Scouts with a troop. Family members who wish to stay overnight are encourage to find motel accomodations in the Milford and Loveland area.
In order to release a camper prior to Saturday morning, an Early Release form for the Scout must be submitted upon arrival at camp. If it is not on file with in the camp office at the time of release, all Scouts leaving camp will be required to be signed out personally by the Scoutmaster. There are no exceptions to this policy. Click here to download a copy of the Early Release Form.
Friday night is Family Night at Camp Friedlander! Families are encouraged to visit their Scouts beginning at 5:30pm. Dinner is served between 5:30 and 7pm and the cost is $7 per person. After dinner, the camp will have open program areas and a closing campfire program. All are invited!
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