Alpine Scout Camp is Taking Steps to Combat the Spread of Covid-19

We will be opening in the near future for Family Camping. More Information Coming Soon.

We are open for Day Hikes Thursday Through Monday. You Can Sign Up HERE

Unit Camping & the Alpine Trading Post are Currently Closed and Will Reopen Soon

unit and group reservations, that are scheduled between March 17 and August 31, can be moved to a later date in 2020, a date in 2021 or offer a refund of fees paid. Requests for a date transfer 640camping@scouting.org

Interested in Being On Staff?

Alpine Scout Camps is looking for dedicated individuals from who want to spend their summer providing a great program in the outdoors to scouts.  If you are interested in working at Alpine Scout Camp please apply at https://www.bsa-gnyc.org/staffapp and select Alpine as the camp where you would prefer to spend your summer.  Please be sure to include current contact information for three references who are adults(over 18) with whom you are not related.

Counselor in Training

  • Individuals under the age of 16 have the unique opportunity to spend the summer with the staff learning about the operation of camp and the areas that they may be interested in working in the following year.
  • If you are interested in learning more about being a CIT
    • Fill out the Camp Staff Application at https://www.bsa-gnyc.org/staffapp and select the camp where you would prefer to spend your summer.
    • Provide contact information for three references who are adults(over 18) with whom you are not related.
    • Talk to your parents about your interest in spending 8 weeks away from home (Staff Training, 6 weeks of camp, and tear down week)
  • A camp staff leader from the camp you selected will contact you to set up an interview and discusss the program you will particiapte in for the summer if you are selected.

Hiring Process

Once you have filled out the online application above you will be contacted by a camp leader.  They will ask you about your skills and the position you selected held interest to you and set a time for an interview.

Important Hiring Forms

 

Once your Camp Director has initiated the hiring process with the GNYC Camping Department, you will receive an email with information about the online hiring system and you can create your login. Most of the forms can be filled in by typing them out directly on your phone or computer, and then submitting the completed version. Documents can be photographed or scanned and uploaded as required. Once all required forms are completed and your background check has come back with no results your letter of agreement will be accepted. Please bookmark this link so that you can find your way back easily and do not forget your login information.

The forms that you must complete will include:

  • Letter of Agreement – Please check dates of employment and salary before submitting
  • Youth or Adult BSA Application – You will be registering as a Camp Staff Member even if you are already registered in another position.  This must be submitted every year.
  • Background Check – Youth and Adults will see the appropriate form for their position.
  • Camp Staff Code of Conduct – Updated Annually
  • I-9 – This must be filled out, identifications attached, signed, and submitted.
  • Parental Permission Transportation (Under 18) – Must be digitally signed by your parent.
  • Sweet 16 of BSA Safety – Please Review and Approve
  • W4 – This must be filled out, signed, and submitted.
  • The Current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record must be brought to camp with you.  This must be signed by a doctor within the past twelve months on both the examination and medication page.

Working Papers

  • Individuals under the age of 18 in paid positions will need Working Papers in order to be hired. Working Papers can only be obtained from your school. We suggest not waiting until the last minute… ASK YOUR PRINCIPAL OR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR FOR THEM NOW!
  • There are 2 different types of working papers:
    • One set is only valid if you will be 15 during the time of your employment. This is clearly indicated on the front of the card
    • Another set is only valid if you will be 16 or 17 during your time of employment.
    • Make sure you have the correct type of Working Papers.
  • Failure to submit working papers on-time can potentially affect your ability to be paid on-time, or at all, this summer.
  • Working Papers cannot be obtained while at camp. This must be accomplished at your school before coming to camp.

 

BSA Training Information

All Camp Staff Employees must have the following trainings.  Most can be completed online and verification can be uploaded into the online hiring system.  These should be completed before coming to camp and must be valid until after the last date of employment.

  • Youth Protection Guidelines Training
  • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Sexual Harassment Training

 

CPR & First Aid Training Information

If you are the camp’s backup medical officer, an Aquatics Staff member, or the director in one of the following departments, this important information is for you (Aquatics, Climbing, Scout Skills.) To attend a course provided, you must register online at https://www.bsa-gnyc.org/calendar and select camp staff member as your form of payment. Training may be completed through an outside organization if you can provide and acceptable certification but only those provided by GNYC will costs be covered. Trainings must be completed prior to camp this summer or you may not be qualified to serve in the agreed to position.

 

National Camping School

For those senior staff members attending the National Camping School this summer, you must follow this link to complete the application and return it to the Camp Director ASAP. To sign up for NCS, if you are unsure as to whether you are required to attend NCS or have questions about NCS, contact your Camp Director.

 

Other Staff Resources

Several Scholarship Opportunities are available to Camp Staff Members at Alpine.  To learn more about these opportunities contact your Camp Director.  All Scholarship allocations are based on the successful completion of the summer season and are awarded at the end of the summer to the recipient directly.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Rudin Foundation – Applicants must be currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, and employed for a minimum of two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Alpine Scout Camp … in a position of leadership.  Those Interested in applying must provide required information to their Camp Director by February 1st.
  • Lewis Marino – Applicants must be currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, and employed for a minimum of two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Alpine Scout Camp … in a position of leadership.  Those Interested in applying must provide required information to their Camp Director by February 1st.
  • New York Building Foundation – Applicants must be currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, and employed for a minimum of two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Alpine Scout Camp … in a position of leadership.  Those Interested in applying must provide required information to their Camp Director by February 1st.
  • Dr. Harry Britenstool Scholarhsip – Applicants must be currently or previously registered for at least two years with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, or employed for two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Alpine Scout Camp … or employed for two years by the Greater New York Councils, BSA.  Application, SAT scores, recent transcript, two personal essays, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted by June 1st.
  • Mann Scholarship – Applicants must be an Eagle Scout and currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA.  Application, two personal essays, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted by June 1st.

 

Important Dates 2016 – 2017

December – 2016

Satruday 17th

Monday 26th – January 1st

Camp Staff Interview Day – Alpine

Winter Camp – Alpine

 

February – 2017

Saturday 25th GNYC Camping EXPO

 

March – 2017

Friday 31st Camper Deposits/Campership Apps Due

 

May – 2017

Tuesday 23rd Pre-camp Planning MTG – GNYC
Wednesday 24th Pre-camp Planning MTG – Pouch
Friday – Sunday 26th-28th Kintecoying Ordeal Weekend – TMR
Tuesday 31st Camp Fees Due

 

July – 2017

Sunday – Saturday 25th-1st Cub World – Staff Week
Sunday – Saturday 2nd-8th Cub World – Week 1
Reeves Training Center – Week 1
Sunday – Saturday 9th-15th Cub World – Week 2
Reeves Training Center – Week 2
Sunday – Saturday 16th-22nd Cub World – Week 3
Reeves Training Center – Week 3
Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th Cub World – Week 4
Reeves Training Center – Week 4
Sunday 30th – Saturday August 5th Cub World – Week 5

 

August – 2017

Sunday – Saturday 6th-12th Cub World – Week 6
Reeves Training Center – Week 6