50th Anniversary of Camp Hiawatha Summer Events

We had a Great Time!

The Camp Hiawatha 50th Anniversary Celebration had a great kick off on May 19-21, 2017 with our Hiawathaland District Spring Camporee! 475 people enjoyed the many activities provided. To get a good view of what happened, please look at the links below:

Happy Campers at 50th Anniversary Camporee

Camp Hiawatha Celebrates 50 Years

The Celebration is Not Over Yet!

We have three more events for you, as a camper alumni or an interested person to come and have a good time or reminisce. Also, you may purchase commemorative items. There is the Camp Hiawatha Story Book (softcover pamphlet), the Camp Hiawatha Memory Book (coffee table book), Anniversary Camporee patch or Summer Camp patch. Some of these items will need to be by pre-order.

Camp Hiawatha Open Houses:

Open to all alumni and the public. Tours at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. while camp is in session. If you can’t make one of the dates contact the camp about visiting another time. You may buy lunch or dinner. Lunch at noon with the camp staff costs $6/person, and dinner at 5:45pm with the whole camp costs $7/person. Tours are free, but you must sign-in when you get to camp.

Boy Scout Summer Camp Fridays: July 14, 21, 28, and August 4
Webelos Camp: Tuesday, August 8
Cub Scout Camp: Friday, August 11

Camp Hiawatha Phone: (906) 387-2714

Camp Hiawatha Doc Jewel Pavilion Re-dedication: July 14 at 12:45 p.m.

The Camp Hiawatha Committee has upgraded the lighting and the roof, plus enclosed the pavilion in screen. Dr. Robert Albert Jewell passed away at the age of 93 on December 31, 2015, completing his many decades of service in Scouting. The many high quality campsites at Hiawatha are the result of his long and consistent leadership.

Camp Hiawatha Reunion Dinner

All past staff, campers, leaders, and spouses are encouraged to come to this festive night, share their fond memories of Camp Hiawatha, and enjoy a great meal. It is on Saturday, August 26, 6 PM, at the Bark River Harris Island Resort and Casino. Entertainment will feature Camp Hiawatha. The video and pictures, etc., produced by the crew at the 50th Anniversary Camporee will be a centerpiece. Two blocks of rooms have been set at your cost. One is at the Comfort Inn, Escanaba, (906) 786-9630; 20 double queen, 10 King, use code “Hiawatha”. Rooms are $149, and will be available until July 24, 2017. The other block is at the Magnuson Grand Pioneer Inn, Escanaba, (906) 786-0602; 20 doubles at $106.24 and 13 Queen at $110.49, code is “Hiawatha”, available until July 27, 2017. There is a free shuttle from both of these to the Island Resort and Casino.

The dinner cost is $30 per person, there will be a cash bar, plus a silent auction. The BLC Scout Museum will be on hand with its displays, and you are encouraged to bring your own memorabilia to be recorded or donated for future Scouters benefit.

Link to register on BLC website: http://www.baylakesbsa.org/hiawatha50

Contacts:

Camp Hiawatha 50th Anniversary Chairman Bob Claycomb, (906) 420-0624, bobclay67

Hiawathaland District Chairman Alan Barr, (906) 286-1922, alanb

Hiawathaland District Director Michael Metivier, (920) 323-4625, michael.metivier

Hiawathaland Senior District Executive Kevin Corkin, (920) 471-9027, kevin.corkin

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