Programs

Many Point offers an endless amount of activities for your troop to do while at camp. It is our top priority to provide you with the tools to help your troop or unit become stronger while having fun at the same time.

Advancement

Merit BadgesOver 50 available

Many Point has more than just merit badges, we have hands on experience. Many Point offers a wide variety of Eagle required merit badges as well as merit badges you won't find many other places - like Cooking, Water Sports, Scuba, Motor-boating, and Radio.

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Eagles NestNew to Many Point for summer 2021

An opportunity for Scouts to work independently on eagle required MB’s and connect with a MB counselor at camp during freetime. For Scouts going into 9th grade and older.

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First Class AdventureLearn the skills you need for First Class

We created this area to help newer scouts learn the basics. Learn as many requirements you can at camp, then show your adult leaders to get signed off. Our staff makes it easy for newer scouts to not only complete the requirement, but also remember how fun it was!

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Adult Leader TrainingsPlenty of opportunities for Adults as well

Many Point offers a wide variety of trainings for adult leaders at Many Point. Adults have opportunities to earn BSA trainings, talk leadership philosophies with other adults, or consider ideas from Many Point's very own Adult Leader Delta.

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Self-GuidedFeel free to enjoy the land around you

On camp property, or off, these programs are all about exploration. Hike, bike, or drive to your destination and enjoy yourself. Some options even include an overnight space for you and your troop.

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Special Activities/AdvancementsEarn BSA Certifications and Patches

We have plenty of programs and activities that stick out from the rest. These activities and advancements are extra opportunities for you and your troop to have a blast!

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Program Areas

Climbing TowerTwo Separate Towers with Bouldering wall

Enjoy Climbing, Rappelling, and Bouldering on either of our two climbing towers. Learn how to belay so you and your friends can conquer challenges at your own pace. There's always a new challenge with our 10+ climbing routes.

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BeachSwimming, Boating, and Water Trampolines

We have swimming areas for all skill levels. Also enjoy our 25ft. floating trampoline by whooshing or blobbing your way into the lake. Don't forget our Boating Beach with access to canoes, kayaks, and one of the largest Sunfish Sailboat fleets in the nation!

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Outdoor SkillsBuild and Survive in the Wilderness

Enjoy the freedom to build or explore our large outdoor playground. In Outdoor Skills, we teach you the skills you need to survive on your own. Shelters, cooking, knots, lashings, orienteering, and gps navigation are just a few of the lessons we offer.

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HandicraftsWe've got the Tools, You've got the Idea

Forgot your tools at home? We have everything you need to start and finish a project of your choice. Our Handicraft buildings are roofed and screened in, making it easy to work. Leather-work tools, carving knives and chisels, tie-dye, and more!

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Nature CenterLearn about what You want, how You want

There's a lot to learn about what's around you, so why not stop by and borrow a bit of knowledge? We have books on animals, plants, trees, rocks, bugs, and plenty more. Maybe you'd like to see the nature, feel it. We have a generous amount of exhibits for you to experience as well.

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Rifle/Shotgun RangeWith an NRA Certified Staff at Every Location

Learn how to safely hold and operate a rifle or shotgun (must be going into 8th grade for shotgun shooting.) Everyone who stops by will get plenty of chances to test their skills. We are open for merit badges, troops, and open shooting.

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Archery RangePlenty of Targets, Master your Technique

We've got archery, we've got tomahawks, we even have slingshots. Stop by in the evening for even more opportunities for fun such as tic-tac-toe or apple-shoot. Just don't accidentally spend all your time here!

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Central Program/Commissioner SitesPlenty of Options

With cover from the rain, and a firepit, this area is a nice place to sit, relax, and finish some merit badges. Mostly used for morning advancement. Area's differ between sub-camps.

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FrontierLive Life in 1869

Here at Frontier we bring the full experience. You may think camping is a lot of work, but just standard living was quite different just 150 years ago. Chop, nail, build, and care for Peaksville, a town lost in time!

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Eagles NestNew to Many Point for summer 2021

An opportunity for Scouts to work independently on eagle required MB’s and connect with a MB counselor at camp during freetime. For Scouts going into 9th grade and older.

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Your CampsiteFire-pit, Ax-yard, and Possibly a Beach

You'll be sleeping here every night at least, might as well make it fun or relaxing. Put up an axe yard, mark an area for games, and more importantly, find the right tree's for your hammock.

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Troop/ Crew Activities Descriptions

Sailing: Summer camp is the perfect place to sail! Jump aboard one of our sunfish sailboats and sail around the lake. Never sailed before? No worries our aquatics staff can help get scouts out on the water. Fun Fact Many Point is home to one of the world’s largest fleets of sunfish sailboats

Canoeing, Two Person Kayaks, Rowing: Partake in the classic summer camp experience of boating!

Fishing: Learn the best places on the lake to catch bass, sturgeon, sunfish and more!

Tree Planting: In celebration of the 75th year the scouts will be creating “green time capsules” by having each Scout plant a pine tree in the Diamond Jubilee forest.

Canoe Snorkel Trip: Hop in a canoe and head out to secret spot on the lake where scouts can snorkel and see fish, hunt for shells, and potentially even find treasure!

Troop Swim: A truly flexible time for scouts to enjoy the lake, by lounging in an inner tube, swimming laps, working on your swim strokes whatever your unit would like to do.

Reserve Camp Store: Fulfill your slushy and souvenir needs without having to worry about waiting in lines.

Reserve Shower House: Guarantee that scouts get cleaned by reserving your own private shower time.

Aqua Trampoline: The highlight of the beach for many scouts is the Aqua Trampolines! Each subcamp has two Aqua Trampolines that have lots of fun additions like the water whoosh, blob, and swing!

Archery, Tomahawks and Slingshots: Scouts have the chance to test out their marksmanship using bows and arrows, tomahawks, and slingshots.

Shotgun and .22 Rifle: Whether it’s your first time shooting or you’re a lifelong hunter, shotgun and rifle is sure to be a blast!

Climbing Tower: Take your skills to new heights! Conquer the bouldering wall, Tiny Tim, and Big Bertha.

Back of the Moon Hike: Head off on a beautiful hike through the wilderness surrounding Many Point. The trail is an out and back so units will have the ability to choose how long they’d like to go. This is a great opportunity to check off hiking requirements for rank advancement or merit badges.

Delta: Developing Ethical Leaders Through Action, Scouts will work together to accomplish a series of goals to grow as leaders and as a unit.

Disc Golf: A fun twist on golf. Many Point has two beautiful courses on our property for scouts to use.

History Center: Tour the Many Point Museum and discover the rich history surrounding Many Point.

Beaver Tales: Did you know that a beaver can stay underwater for 15 minutes? Gain new knowledge on one of nature’s hardest workers.

Loon Lore: Ever wanted to learn more about the bird featured on the many point logo? Through fun games and stories, you can do this!

Nature Canoe/Kayak: Take a guided tour with one of our naturalists and learn about the unique ecology of lake Many Point.

Turks Head: Turn a piece of rope into a neckerchief slide using this unique knot.

Monkey’s Fist: With just a piece of string and a marble create an awesome keychain!

Hemp Craft: Put your creativity to work by making a whole range of crafts from friendship bracelets to luggage tags using hemp rope.

Tie Dye: Turn a plain old white tee shirt into a real fashion statement!

Firem’n Chit & Totin’ Chip: The perfect chance for scouts to learn or brush up on how to use knives, axes, saws, and fire safely. After completing this program Scouts will have earned their Firem’n Chit and Totin’ Chips.

Leave No Trace: We’ve all heard the old saying “Leave a place better than you found it”, Learn what that truly means and how to do it.

What’s Cooking: Put your cooking skills to the test in this cooking competition!

Ultimate Survivor: Learn the skills you need to know in order to survive in the wild such as fire starting, water filtration, shelter building and much more.

Knots and Lashings: An important skill for any scout is how to use a rope effectively. Learn to tie several knots and lashings and then put those skills to work to make a nifty camp gadget.

Itasca State Park: Just 30 miles from Many Point is Itasca State Park. Dip your toes in the headwaters of the Mississippi river and explore the nation’s second oldest state park.

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge: Many Point neighbors  one of the most diverse vegetative transition zones in North America. This diversity of habitat brings with it a wealth of wildlife, both woodland and prairie species.

Free time/ Campsite time: Give Scouts the opportunity to work on merit badge requirements, catch up on rest, or just hang out together.

9 Square: Mix together the classic playground game of foursquare with a combination of basketball and volleyball moves to create a fast-paced activity!

Gaga Ball: A fast paced high energy game where scouts put their dodging, striking, running, and jumping skills to use!

*Greased Watermelon: This unknown sport is one of the favorites at camp. Push the melon into the goal to score a point, the rest of the rules will change at will…

*Water Polo: A simple game of ball and net. When in the water, your movement slows so passing the ball becomes paramount to scoring. Good luck!

*Snorkel: Toss on a mask and some fins and see what lies below the surface. You’ll be surprised what you will find!

*Sauna: Step inside of our saunas where you can relax and sweat the week away. Once you get nice and hot, run out into the lake to cool off.

*Lacrosse: Did you know that lacrosse is the oldest team sport played in North America? This enjoyable activity will get scouts up and moving!

Deadly Lessons: Explore the effects humans have in the environment, and what that means for the creatures that live with us. How hard is it to survive with humans in the mix?

* = Not possible to maintain social distancing.