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The aDvenTUre oF CamP...

Business & Technology

From learning to build a computer to making your own movie, this area teaches Scouts about technology and how to use it. Furthermore, it offers merit badges to strengthen personal skills which help a Scout be successful later in life.

COPE & Climbing

Scouts get a taste of adventure on-site with our 60’ climbing tower, featuring walls for rappelling, climbing, and team-building. For the most daring Scouts and adult leaders, our famous Hanna Zipline offers a breathtaking ride to the ground from the top of the tower. The challenge continues just a few steps away at Project C.O.P.E. Participants walk the line on our 45’ high-ropes course and test their limits at our low course events, building teamwork and working

through various obstacles.

Eagle Quest

Our first year camper program offers opportunities to help young Scouts complete their Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. Schedules intend to allow the Scouts to select only the requirements they need to finish the rank they are currently working on. The Eagle Quest schedule runs all day long to make it possible for Scout to advance a full rank during their

stay at camp.

Ecology & Conservation

We offer you a wide variety of merit badges related to ecology, conservation and science. Scouts learn about nature though many hands-on



Carve it, weave it, thread it, paint it, pound it, imprint it. Handicraft offers all this to unleash a Scout’s creativity. This year, the schedule and program has been revised to ensure the Scouts receive the highest standard of instruction and so they can retain their knowledge. Please read the

special notes below for more details.

2014 Tesomas Parent Guide

Order of the Arrow

Scouting’s National Honor Society is the Order of the Arrow. Tom Kita Chara Lodge provides substantial service to Samoset Council, especially within the summer camp program. The OA offers new opportunities for older Scouts in fellowship, service, and adventure. Don’t miss our nationally renowned calling out ceremony on Wednesday night.

Personal Wellness

Tesomas is proud to offer one of the few program areas in the nation with resources and staff

specifically geared for health, fitness, and safety.


All the skills a Scout needs available in one great area. Try your hand at building a bridge, a survival shelter or cooking a one pot meal.

Shooting Sports

Offering quality instruction and recreation to all Scouts and Scouters, Shooting Sports is the place to be. Our skilled staff are ready to provide a truly excellent Shooting Sports experience. For reasons of safety no personal firearms, bows, or open toed shoes are allowed.


Welcome to the beautiful Crystal Lake, home of the best Aquatics program in all of Scouting! Merit Badges will be taught at both, the Hanna Venture Base Waterfront and Tesomas Waterfront. Open swimming and boating

will also be offered at both Waterfronts.


During camp, there will be opportunities for advancement. Scouts can choose from a variety of merit badges or work on tenderfoot to first class rank requirements. Check the schedule online to see what is offered and a listing of prerequisites. Staff members will lead scouts in learning with a twist of fun.


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