Camp Airy

Boy Scouts of America
National Capital Area Council

Sponsored by Crew 758
 

 


Serving the Boy Scouts of Frederick County, Maryland since 1958
 

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements

CAMP AIRY 2014

When?        Camp Airy will be held August 11-16, 2014
                             Staff Dates: August 11-17, 2014

Where?       Camp Airy, Thurmont, MD 

Mark your calendar -  YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS Airy 2014

NEWS!

Camp Airy is pleased to announce the late addition of the new Welding merit badge, introduced at last years' national jamboree. Scouts will learn a valuable skill in permanently joining metals together as both a vocation and a hobby. We will take six scouts age 14 and older. The fee for the program is $20. Scouts should bring boots and long pants without holes or frays.


For Campers

2014 Leader Guide (PDF)

2014 Payment Form (PDF)

BSA Annual Medical Form (PDF)

2014 Blanket Permission Form (PDF)

2014 Program Schedule (Updated 4 August 2014) (PDF)

2014 Leader Program Guide (Updated 25 July 2014) (PDF)

SCUBA Program

 

History of Camp Airy BSA

Camp Airy BSA originated in or about the Summer of 1958 by Troop 799 of the FSK District.  The Camp was held at Camp Airy, a camp for Jewish boys owned and operated by the Strauss Foundation, and located just outside of Thurmont, Maryland.  For use of the camp for the week, the Troop helped clean and shut-down the camp for the winter.  Eventually more troops were invited to come to Camp Airy until the camp had grown to include all of Frederick County scouts and Scouters.

The original concept of the camp of the camp, beyond cleaning and shutting down the camp, was to provide a close-in camp where new scouts could adjust to leaving home and to provide the older scouts an opportunity to complete merit badges they had begun earlier that summer at other camps. 

In 1993, the camp had grown to the point that NCAC required the ALL Volunteer Staff of Camp Airy BSA to become certified and accredited as a BSA Camp. Starting in 1994, Camp Airy (BSA) has become an accredited camp of the National Capital Area Council and has remained so ever since. The Airy (BSA) staff has also been accredited High Adventure Camp for the Catoctin Trek (1996 - 1999) and now runs an accredited First Year Camper program in conjunction with Camp Airy.

Camp Airy BSA is currently sponsored by Venture Crew 758 for the benefit of the Boy Scouts of Frederick County, Maryland.

 

Further Questions or comments, contact Diane Henson