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Spooky-Ree is a Family Camp experience like no other! Come to Stearns Scout Camp or Phillippo Scout Reservation for a scary-good time. We’ll scare your socks off while you play games, eat smores, learn camp skills, shoot BB guns, and more! Camp will begin Friday evening and operate through Sunday morning. All program has been designed around MN Dept of Health Guidelines for 2020.

*COVID-19 Updates: Program will be adapted to follow social distancing guidelines, small group sizes, and use of face coverings as appropriate. Website will be updated accordingly to reflect changes.

Some Activities You'll Do At This Event

Tent Camping

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Opt out!! Outside that is with tent camping.

Pedal Carts

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

Board Games

Spend time together and build learning skills.

Spend time together and build learning skills.

BB Gun Shooting

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Archery

Take up a bow and fire a few arrows toward the bullseye

Take up a bow and fire a few arrows toward the bullseye

Stargazing

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

There sure are a lot of stars in the sky!

Hayride

Join in on the fun! Our 20 minute hayrides are the perfect way to explore camp.

Join in on the fun! Our 20 minute hayrides are the perfect way to explore camp.

Hiking

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

Fire Building Techniques

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Campfires

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

A toasty campfire is often the focus of any campout.

Smore

Create your own delicious fall treat.

Create your own delicious fall treat.

Camp Store

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Movie Night

Spend the night with your family watching a Spooky Classic!

Spend the night with your family watching a Spooky Classic!

Spooky Trail

A little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun. Where will our haunted trail lead you?

A little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun. Where will our haunted trail lead you?

Program Highlights

The popular Spooky-Trail is a fun opportunity to have some spooky fun with your pack. Bring your costume and be ready for a spooky-good time. *COVID-19 Updates: Program will be adapted to follow social distancing guidelines, small group sizes, and use of face coverings as appropriate. Website will be updated accordingly to reflect changes.

Highlights from 2019! For the first time ever, Spooky-Ree was expanded to a second location -  at Phillippo Scout Reservation.

Schedule

Friday
6:00 p.m. - Check-in and Registration
6:30 - 10:00 - Campsite Set-Up and Pack Time

Saturday
7:45 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 - 11:50 - Morning Program
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 - Afternoon Program
5:15 - Dinner
6:00 - 8:00 - Evening Program
8:20 - 9:00 - Spooky Trail and Skits
9:00 - 10:00 - Campsite Campfires and Pack Time


Sunday
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
Pack up and head home after breakfast

Advancement

Spooky-Ree is designed to be an activity based program instead of advancement based. Scouts will not complete adventures during the scheduled activities. There will be time during the weekend for the pack to organize their own rank advancement activities if desired.

*COVID-19 Updates: Program will be adapted to follow social distancing guidelines, small group sizes, and use of face coverings as appropriate. Website will be updated accordingly to reflect changes.

Who Can go to the Spooky-Ree?

Cub Scouts (Lions to Arrow of Light Scouts), Parents, and Siblings

How much does it cost?

2020 fees are below.

  • Cub Scouts $30
  • Siblings age 5-11 $15
  • Adults $10
  • Siblings 4 and under FREE
  • Meals: See below

Is Food Service Included?

You may choose to cook your own food or eat in our dining hall. If you choose to cook your own food, a propane stove can be provided by request. Meal Service plans begin Saturday morning with breakfast and end Sunday morning with breakfast.

Meal Plan Options (NEW IN 2020):

  • All meals for weekend (Dine-In): $20 per person
  • Ala Carte: $6 per person per meal

What housing options are available in 2020?

Both Stearns and Phillippo will be hosting tent housing only for 2020 for health and safety. At Phillippo- tents are NOT provided for use. At Stearns- tents are provided, however you may choose to bring your own tent.

How do I register?

Registration opens the day after Labor Day each year! Mark your calendars now so you don't forget! Click the Register tab on this page to pick your location.

What should I bring to Camp?

Spooky-Ree is a full weekend event. Make sure you are prepared for an entire weekend away from home. Use this checklist as a baseline as you get packed.

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Warm Layers (October can be cold in Minnesota)
  • Rain Gear
  • Flashlight
  • Eating Utensils and Cooking Supplies (If cooking in your own campsite)
  • Closed-Toed Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Halloween Costume!
  • Thermometer and hand sanitizer

What forms do I need to bring to camp?

Each participant must have a completed BSA Medical Form (Parts A and B only- all participants) and the Minnesota Shooting Sports Waiver (youth only). Additionally in 2020, each participant will need to bring a completed Participant Health Screening Checklist when you arrive to camp.

What should I do if I have dietary restrictions?

We try to provide healthy and safe meals for every participant. Please be sure to note on your registration any dietary needs or health concerns at least 1 week prior to the start of camp. Typically we are prepared to accommodate vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free, and peanut/nut free as long as we have enough notice prior to the event.

What are the payment timelines and refund options?

Registration will open September 8, 2020.

All payments are due in full at the time of registration. If a family decides to no longer attend camp due to health risk, we will refund all fees paid if the request is received by our office at least one week in advance of the start of their camp session.  Requests outside of this timeframe will be evaluated individually.

Will There be changes to the camp schedule and program offerings in 2020?

Overall camp capacities as well as group sizes have been adjusted to follow current guidelines from the MN Departments of Health. The program schedule will look slightly different than years past. During the session you will still participate in all of our traditional Spooky-Ree activities such as Crafts, Nature, BB Guns, and Archery. However, this year groups will travel to each station together as a unit. Additionally, large group gatherings such as assemblies and campfire programs will be replaced with Pack/Family level versions in your campsite. 

Spooky-Ree is an annual event, so choose yours below once registrations are open.

Our camps and related activities are seasonally based, content will appear prior to registration opening. Thank you for your interest in our programs, think outside... no box required.


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