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Aquatics Program at Camp Hahobas

Aquatics Program at Camp Hahobas

Camp Hahobas is situated on 3 lakes and has a 5/8 mile long beach front on Hood Canal - a salt water estuary famous for it's tides and oysters.

Our aquatics program offers swimming, canoeing, rowing, and lifesaving merit badges at Robbins Lake.


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Campfire Programs
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Campfire Programs

One of the most exciting parts of a week at camp is the campfire programs at Bear Bowl. Campers start off the week by being treated to a campfire program put on by the Camp Hahobas Staff.

By the end of the camping week, the campers are invited to put on their own show, and families are encouraged to come out to camp and participate too.

Flag retirement ceremonies are often conducted at the Closing Campfire.

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COPE Program At Hahobas
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COPE Program At Hahobas

COPE stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience. During resident camp, Senior Patrol Leaders must sign up their Troop in order to take part in these group-based activities. During the remainder of the year, groups desiring to use the COPE course should contact the Council office in Tacoma to make arrangements.

Younger scouts/participants, those new to COPE, or anyone can start out with our Low COPE course. Here they will take on obstacles designed to promote teamwork, communication, leadership and trust.

We are excited this year (2013) to offer our newly rebuilt High COPE elements, along with our always popular zipline. In our High COPE course a Scout faces physical and mental challenges, overcoming his fears and developing self confidence. Scouts/Participants of the age of 13 or older who have already tackled Low COPE are invited to try their hand at High COPE.

For a scout seeking adventure and excitement, Project COPE is the place to go.

Art Wegner is the COPE ... Read More

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Ecology and Nature Program
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Ecology and Nature Program

At the Ecology area our staff blend their passion for the outdoors with a love of learning. With merit badges offered like environmental science, astronomy, fishing, geology, and soil and water conservation scouts are kept busy with demos and hands on experiments.

Classes rarely spend the whole time around a picnic table often heading out on field trips throughout camp to observe the local plants, wildlife and geology.

One of the coolest opportunities that the scouts will have at camp is going on a star watch with the nature staff to learn about the legends and myths behind the summer constellations.

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Handicrafts Program Area
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Handicrafts Program Area

The Handicrafts area at Camp Hahobas offers several merit badges; Basketry, Leatherwork, Native American Studies, Woodcarving and Welding.

Basketry


Participants who successfully complete this class will learn the art of basket weaving and earn the
basketry merit badge. This class is a half session running for 1 three hour block. Scouts will be
required to purchase three project kits with a total cost of $12-18. This class teaches the basics skills
and scouts will be required to finish the projects outside of class and show the instructor to
complete the merit badge.

Leatherwork


Participants who successfully complete this class will learn how to craft things out of leather and
earn the leatherworking merit badge. This class is a half session running for 1 three hour block.

Scouts will be required to purchase at least project kits as well as some lacing with a total cost of $5-
20. This class teaches the basics skills and scouts will be required to fini ... Read More

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Outdoor Skills Merit Badge Area
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Outdoor Skills Merit Badge Area

Scouts looking to become competent and conservation-minded woodsmen should head over to our newly (2013) relocated Outdoor Skills area, where boys can learn how to make, tie, and splice rope; build fires with and without matches; survive in the wilderness; and even how to construct shelters with just wood and rope.

That’s just a sample of the myriad skills you can learn at Outdoor Skills.

Offerings include: Emergency Prep, First Aid, Orienteering, Pioneering, Wilderness Survival merit badges, the Totin Chip, Firem'n Chit and Paul Bunyan.

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Pathfinder Program - Trail To First Class
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Pathfinder Program - Trail To First Class

The pathfinder program at Camp Hahobas is a hands on, interactive experience, for scouts who are still building their skills for First Class.

Together with scoutmasters and staff members the scouts visit all the core areas of camp to develop their abilities while having fun.

Some of the highlights of this program are swimming lessons, fire building competitions, basic rope and pioneering projects, flag ceremonies and first aid practice.

This is the perfect way for first year campers to experience the most at camp while working in rank advancement alongside a few merit badges.

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Camp Hahobas Video Summer 2010

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Welding Merit Badge Program at Camp Hahobas
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Welding Merit Badge Program at Camp Hahobas

Learn to Weld! 2015 marked the debut of the 'Hahobas Welding Academy' Welding Merit Badge program.

One of the more exciting merit badges, during this five day course, Scouts will learn basic welding skills using wire feed welders provided by a generous donation from the Lincoln Electric company, and earn the Welding Merit Badge upon completion.

Welding Program:
• Participants will follow the Welding Merit Badge curriculum, and earn the Welding Merit Badge at the conclusion of the class.
• The first 2 days will include the classroom instruction, covering requirements 1 - 4.
• The second and third days will cover the hands-on welding requirements 5 - 6, and #7.
• Projects will include welding their initials on a steel coupon, performing the following welds: T joint fillet, lap joint, square groove butt joint.
• The fifth day will allow time for participants to build special projects, such as the 'Iron Eagle weldin ... Read More

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Blacksmith Metalworking Program
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Blacksmith Metalworking Program

In 2009 we added a Blacksmithing area. Since then the area has grown - with a new larger structure and more equipment.

The Scouts have a blast learning about the exciting world of metal working, making charcoal, using fire to bend and form steel and other skills.

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The Great White Newt Regatta

The Great White Newt Regatta

The Great White Newt Regatta is a Hahobas tradition going back over 15 years. The Scouts are given 3 'blue barrels' on which to build their rafts, using mostly natural materials found around camp: wood poles, bark, moss, and rope.

The barrels are tied together in a variety of ways, some more successful than others in staying afloat. The racers launch the rafts at the South end of Robbins Lake, and upon a group belly flop by several Scoutmasters off the swimming float nearby, the race is on!

The first raft to make it across the lake to Swan Lodge is the winner. If you capture the 'Newt Egg', you get an extra prize. Most rafts never make it past the end of the dock, and fly apart in some very spectacular ways.

Download the Great White Newt Regatta Rules

How it all got started:
Camp Staffer Tanner Kay sat outside with Daniel D'Haem and Lee Jones after the last day of camp of the summer of '9 ... Read More

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Shooting Sports - Rifle, Shotgun, Archery
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Shooting Sports - Rifle, Shotgun, Archery

The Camp Hahobas Shooting Sports program offers several areas including the following:

• Small bore Rifle Range
• Shotgun Shooting
• Archery Range
• Black Powder Rifles
• Mountain Man Outpost event with Black Powder and Tomahawk Throwing

New for 2015: 'Sporting Arrows' - Archery's version of trap shooting, with foam discs flying through the air.

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Blacksmith Program Video at Camp Hahobas

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Great White Newt Regatta

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Black Powder Rifles Video at Camp Hahobas

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