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Fall Campout – Camp Fitch
October 11 @ 5:00 pm - October 13 @ 12:00 pm EDT$55 – $165
Please review all of the information for the Fall Campout below – Registration is now Open. Please note that there are TWO steps to complete the process:
B.) Payment by PayPal (see details below)
You MUST be a registered member through Circle Bridge to participate. If you are not registered you will not be able to attend even if you paid for the campout.
Camp Fitch – North Springfield, PA
October 11-13, 2019 – Arrival Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Cost: $165 for Dad and 1 Child; $55 Per Additional Child
Are you ready to create memories that will last a lifetime? This year’s Fall Campout will be held on October 11-13 at Camp Fitch in Pennsylvania on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie. The Friday night activities will include our annual Halloween party so kids (and Dads) wear your costumes. Awards to cutest, scariest and most creative will be awarded. As an exciting bonus, Friday night will also include Pizza and a show by Jungle Terry.
On Saturday, hayrides to the candy store will be available. In addition, horseback riding ($20 per rider), archery, BB’s, rifles, fishing, canoeing, paddleboats, pony rides and crafts are some of the other activities that are being scheduled.
Saturday evening will conclude with our world famous torch march, bonfire and tribe skits. Remember to bring your torch with wick (cotton rag) and have a tribe chant ready in order for the medicine man to light your tribe’s torches. See below for chant examples. Dads, encourage your kids to come up with a skit for Saturday night, it would be great if we can get each tribe up on stage. You can get some skit ideas here: http://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activities/funny-camp-skits.page-1.html
Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline for signup is October 4th. It’s shaping up to be a great time for all, so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. This campout fills up FAST and ALWAYS sells out! I still remember my first fall campout vividly, rain and cold, but my daughter had a complete blast, we have been hooked ever since and now I am the cool parent! Place any requests in the comments field under registration. Camp Fitch is very large, cabins are spread out across the camp, I will do my best to accommodate cabin requests to ensure dads don’t have to far a walk between sibling cabins.
Upon arrival at Camp Fitch, all campers must check in either at the camp store on Friday evening or upon arrival on Saturday. Each camper will be issued a wristband which is to be worn for the entire weekend. After check in you can drive to your assigned cabin.
CAMPOUT General Rules and Guidelines can be found here:
Tribe Chants Examples Can be found here
The deadline for registration is Friday, October 4th, 2019!
As a reminder overnight CVNSND events are for children K-8th grade.
Now open – Deadline is Friday, October 4th, 2019.
Payment will be via PayPal at the time of registration.
Checks payable to:
Cuyahoga Valley Local Longhouse
Please send it to:
CVNSND c/o Toma Randjelovic
7544 Scenicview Drive
Independence, Ohio 44131
Please contact Medicine Man Toma Randjelovic if you have any questions about the campout. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via his cell phone at 440-829-0160.
Please be sure to A.) Register and B.) Pay in order to complete the entire process!
General Items to Bring:
Bring adequate (and extra) clothing appropriate for the time of the year, boots, jacket, sweatshirt, hat, gloves, ponchos, CVNSND vest & headdress. Remember to bring flashlights, torch & cotton rag (for the Saturday night torch march), bug repellent, lawn chairs, first aid kits, sleeping bag & pillow, sports equipment, camera, games and fishing gear if you want to fish. Bring your toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, washcloth, towels, soap, razor (or not), and sunscreen. If your Tribe is cooking dinner at your cabin Saturday night bring your own food & cooking equipment. Other optional items include coffee pot, matches, grill, charcoal lighter, skewers, cooler, pop, canteen, snacks, cups, plates, towels, folding table, and s’more ingredients.
What is provided by Camp Fitch?
Everyone is sleeping on bunk beds in heated cabins which have indoor plumbing. Meals for the weekend are included and are provided in the Dining Hall. Camp Fitch provides the following meals – Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Coffee, milk and juice are provided at all meals. As mentioned during past campouts, this is the best meal you can get in a 15 mile radius.
For those with dietary restrictions and food allergies please contact Toma Randjelovic at email@example.com. If you have children with food allergies, you are welcome to bring food from home for your use at mealtimes. This food can be stored in the kitchen refrigerator/freezer of the Dining Hall. Be sure to label all containers with your child’s name.
Please be aware if you are fishing, only fish on Camp Fitch property unless you have a Pennsylvania fishing license. Additionally the stream leading up to Camp Fitch has locations that are protected, if you decide to fish there please consult with the camp for to avoid a fine.
Directions to Camp Fitch:
Follow I-90 to Exit 6 in PA, then North on Rt 215. Continue north of Rt. 215 following the signs to Camp Fitch. Drive time is approximately 1.5 hours.
Camp Fitch website: http://www.campfitchymca.org/
Camp Fitch Map
The address above is the correct physical address but some GPS systems have trouble locating the Camp. If you are having trouble here are some suggestions:
1.Make sure you are spelling Abels Rd correctly (E then L)
2.Try East Springfield, West Springfield, or even Springfield Township instead of North Springfield.
Just remember that we are ON Lake Erie – not near Philadelphia.
3.Try Peggy Gray Candies
(the store is just up the street from Camp)
1674 Holliday Rd
North Springfield, PA 16430
4.Try the intersection of Abels Rd and Holliday Rd (make sure to spell both street names properly). There is a Camp Fitch sign at this intersection.
5.Try the intersection of Holliday Rd and W. Lake Rd (also known as Rt. 215). There is a Camp Fitch sign at this intersection.
6.If your GPS accepts coordinates, the Camp entrance is located at
N 42° 0.168’
W 80° 25.829’