Category Archives: Camp Dittmer

Silver Heron Program

With the expertise of some of our most seasoned staff, your Scout can spend the whole week as a mountain man.

While staying at our newly dedicated camp site, Scouts in the Silver Heron program will embark on an experience of a life time.

As a Silver Heron participant a Scout will prepare some meals at the Mountain Man camp site. Breakfast and lunch will be in the dining hall. The Scout can attend regular program in the morning sessions but will be engaged in activities related to the Silver Heron starting at 3pm and into the evening. Activities will include muzzle loader shooting, tomahawk throwing, fire building, and making regalia among many other things. They will fellowship together in their own camp site in the evening and share the tales of the mountain man.

Zion’s Camp Historic Venture Program

Zion’s Camp Historic Venture Program

16-18 Years of Age

An older scout adventure program for Priest aged young men 16 to 18 years and their advisers, highlighting the Church’s historical sites and strengthening gospel and priesthood purpose.

Young men will set out on an adventure of a lifetime. They will prepare and participate in a canoe trek down the famous and historic Erie Canal passing in and out of locks and traveling though scenic areas.

The adventure will continue as they go back in time to discover meaningful treasures by locating geocaches and visiting historical church sites. They will experience the Hill Cumorah Pageant seeing the incredible story of the Book of Mormon with the rest of camp.

Young men and their advisers will have an opportunity to attend a baptismal session in the Palmyra Temple and participate in gospel centered discussions with prominent visitors and church leaders. Gospel centered discussions and morning devotionals will allow them to reflect and tie their experience to priesthood purposes.  To top off the activities, young men will be able to participate in a service project that benefits the local community.

By participating in this program young men will qualify to earn the BSA “Historic Trails Award”.

In addition to The Historic Venture Program, young men will be able to participate in some of the activities in camp such as COPE, shooting sports, and other activities that may be of interest.

If you are planning on attending the Temple Session, a Temple Recommend is required from your Bishop. Alternate plans are available for those not attending the Temple.