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Summer Camp 2017

We will be attending Camp Woodruff this year, one of the most favorite troop summer camp.  We will leave Houston on the evening of June 17 (Saturday), arrive Camp Woodruff afternoon of June 18.  The summer camp program runs from June 18 to June 23.  We leave the camp on the morning of June 24 (Saturday) and arrive home early morning of June 25.

Robert W. Woodruff is a nationally accredited camp by the Boy Scouts of America.  The camp offers an outstanding summer camp program for scouts of all ages and experience.  From the spectacular first‐year camper program, Mountain Man, to complete Merit Badge programs in a wide variety of activities including:




Outdoor Skills



Davis Inn Programs

Mountain Biking


Good Turn Projects

Climbing & Rappelling

Troop Whitewater Rafting


Mountain Boarding


Field Sports


For more information, please check out links below:

Camp Woodruff Website

Leaders Guide

Program Guide

MB List and Schedule

MB Reference.


What to do NOW 

Scouts and Adults, if you are interested in attending Summer Camp 2017, please fill out the Jot Form: 

Summer Camp Jotform 

MB Registration Jotform


Adult Participation

Summer Camp is not possible without adult participation and volunteers.  Adults wishing to attend should fill out the jotform too.  There are list of volunteer opportunities for adults.  Please select one or a few that you are interested.  We will assign adult volunteer jobs on first come first serve basis.


Camp Woodruff Info:

Camp Woodruff is located in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest in northern Georgia Mountains, two hour driving north of Atlanta. The camp site covers nearly 1600 acres of wooded hills, creeks and lakes that are home to abundant wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, opossums, beavers, geese, crows, tree frogs, and red‐tailed hawks. The Lake George has many species of fish including bream, crappie, and bass.  


Address and Directions

Address: 10387 Boy Scout Road

Blairsville, GA 30512


Mailing Address

31 Woodruff Drive

Blairsville, GA 30512

To Get There: Directions to Camp

Camp site: Camp Site Map


2017 Summer Camp Fee

Based on previous summer camp cost, the current estimated total cost for this year summer camp is:

  • Scouts:  $690 ($340 Camp Fee, $300 Bus Fee, $50 incidentals). 
  • Adults:  $ 540 ($190 Camp Fee, $300 Bus Fee, $50 incidentals). 

This cost is based on the estimate that 2 buses will be needed for this trip.  The cost per person might go down or up depends on the number of scouts and adults sign up.  Also, this cost includes additional activities along the bus route and at camp.

The first payment of $300 is due by March 7. 

The second payment will be due May 12.  We will notify the amount of the second payment once the total cost is finalized.  

Make checks payable to BSA Troop 848 with “2017 Summer Camp and scout/adult name” in note field. 

Rui Zhao or other Designated Adult Volunteer will be available at most Troop meetings to accept payments.

The troop offers partial or full scholarships for summer camp.  If there is a need, please contact Greg Meyer or Mike Rodriggs to discuss. 


Summer Camp Coordinator:

Rui Zhao


Cell: 832-284-1757



1. Why the $300 deposit and only two payments?  The camp requires us to make deposit payments.  In fact, the Troop has already paid a deposit and the two of three payments.  We are attempting to minimize the amount of bookkeeping and payment collection by reducing the number of payments to two.

2. I didn’t budget for a $300 expense, particularly with Christmas bills coming in.  We do not want any Scout or adult to miss out on the Summer Camp experience due to a short term cash flow challenge.  Discuss with Rui Zhao at any of the Troop meetings to make alternate payment plans.

3. My son plans on selling mulch.  I would like to apply that money to the Summer Camp registration.  Again, due to the timing of the camp payments, we must get the initial camp fee before the mulch sales are complete.  You may request money from mulch sales to be refunded to you, to the extent you have paid out of pocket for Summer Camp registration.

4. Do adults need to complete a separate jot form from their sons?  Yes.