ABOUT LDS WEEK
The LDS Week is designed specifically to support the Scouting and Spiritual programs for our LDS units. The session runs Monday to Saturday with the same number of merit badge sessions as our traditional weeks and a similar amount of open area time and special programs. In addition to our traditional merit badge program LDS religious elements are incorporated throughout the week.
While most of information in the Boy Scout section of this site is applicable to our LDS Week, some information does not apply. Click here for the LDS Week Camper Fees and Payment Deadlines. All other policies, discounts, and fees in the Boy Scout section of this site are applicable to the LDS Week 6.
Other differences for the LDS Week 6 compared to traditional weeks:
- Challenge Adventure: The Challenge Adventure program will not be operating. This is to allow us to focus on rank advancement and religious education.
- Commissary Services: Units will cook Tuesday meals in their campsites and wednesday morrning. Meals for the remainder of the week will be provided at our dining pavilion. Units will have the option to cook all the remaining meals in their campsite but this is not required. Please check freelandleslie.org for an LDS Week specific meal preparation guide.
Session 6: July 30 - August 4 (LDS Camp)
The weeklong Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Freeland Leslie in Oxford, Wisconsin is unique among camps in the Midwest because it operates as a patrol method camp. This means daily activities are structured to encourage leadership and teamwork amongst small groups of Scouts called patrols. We are dedicated to this method because it heightens the individual camper’s experience which includes personal growth while working as a team, providing his own daily needs, and being challenged and encouraged to reach his fullest potential. Our highly trained staff acts to bring this goal into reality.
While at camp, Scouts stay in a campsite with their home unit. This site acts as a base, where they not only sleep but work together to carry out daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Scouts are responsible for keeping their eating area and gear clean and for keeping their personal quarters in order.
During the day, Scouts are offered a selection of activities and advancement opportunities. The camp is divided into several different program areas based on themes. Staff members work with the Scouts to help them earn merit badges and other awards, work towards rank advancement, and explore other opportunities such as orienteering, archery, small-boat sailing, and environmental science. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, said, “Scouting is a game with a purpose,” and at CFL, we make sure every program we offer is exciting, challenging, fun, and educational.
Camp facilities are high quality, constantly improving, and fit to meet the needs of every camper that comes to join the fun. Highlights include two shower houses, a medical lodge with a qualified Health Officer on duty at all times, a well-stocked trading post, a state of the art shooting sports range, and pristine lake with an observing deck and fishing dock. Find out more about our camp and programs on the Programs section of this website or taking a look at the Program Guide.
PLANNING RESOURCES FOR SUMMER 2018
Planning for the next summer camp season has begun! Unit leaders should begin by attending a summer camp kick-off meeting. Ensure that your planning before camp goes smoothly to maximize the experience at camp. There are many resources available to you to help prepare for summer camp. The most important of these resources is your Scout's unit leadership. Make sure to communicate with your unit’s leaders to ask questions and understand what to expect within the context of your unit’s operations. A summary of camp programs, activities, and advancement opportunities can be found in the Programs section of this website and detailed descriptions can be found in the Program Guide. Preparation checklists for units, scoutmasters, and leaders can be found on the Forms and Guides page or in the Leader Guide.
On behalf of Three Fires Council and the Camp Freeland Leslie camp staff, we invite you to join us in Oxford, Wisconsin at Camp Freeland Leslie (CFL)! If your unit is looking for a camp that offers a wide variety of advancements, outdoor adventures, and outstanding programming for scouts of all ages – then join us at CFL for Summer Camp 2018. As the premiere patrol method camp in the Midwest, the CFL staff is committed to providing you and your Scouts with an unforgettable summer camp experience.