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Business & Technology

Learn to build a computer or run your own business. This area teaches Scouts about technology and how to use it. Furthermore, it offers merit badges to strengthen personal skills which help a Scout be successful later in life.

COPE & Climbing

Get a taste of adventure with our 60’ climbing tower, featuring walls for rappelling, climbing, and team-building. For the most daring Scouts and leaders, our famous Hanna Zip-line offers a breathtaking ride to the ground from the top of the tower. The challenge continues just a few steps away at Project C.O.P.E. Participants walk the line on our 45’ high-ropes course and test their limits at our low course events, building teamwork and working through various obstacles.

Eagle Quest

Eagle Quest offers opportunities to help young Scouts complete their Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

The schedules, designed around the more difficult requirements, allow the Scouts to select requirements they need to finish the rank they are currently working towards. Many of the Scouts participating in the Eagle Quest program will need the guidance of their Leaders to remind them of their schedule and of any necessary items they might need.

The Eagle Quest Schedule runs all day long to make it possible for Scout to advance a full rank during their stay at camp. If a Scout only needs help on a few requirements, they should sign up for merit badges and come to Eagle Quest during open instruction. Open instruction is a good way to make up missed requirements or to complete new ones. However, it is not a replacement for attendance at Eagle Quest. Some requirements like the cooking, the 5-mile hike, the 1-mile compass course, etc. cannot be completed during open instruction. Most requirements need a day of instruction and another for evaluation; therefore Scouts should not wait until Friday to start requirements.

Ecology & Conservation

One of the most precious resource at Camp Tesomas is the environment. Eco/Con offers a wide variety of merit badge classes using the awesome surroundings as the classroom. In addition to merit badge work, Eco/Con is headquarters for conservation hikes, nature trails and various displays. The director and staff can offer Scouts ideas for year-round nature activities.

Handicraft

Carve it, weave it, thread it, paint it, pound it, imprint it. Handicraft offers all this to unleash a Scout’s creativity. Handicraft is one area in which new Scouts will always find success. Some proejcts can be completed using natural materials while others may require supplies from the Trading Post. Please read the special notes below for more information.

Micro-Trek

Micro Trek is perfect for those who have already done much of what Tesomas offers, but still want to experience a little more adventure. Micro-Treks are miniature versions of Hanna Venture Base Treks, which are week-long high-adventure excursions available to Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

Learn more about Micro-Trek

Personal Wellness

Tesomas is proud to offer one of the few program areas in the nation with resources and staff specifically geared for health, fitness, and safety. If you scouts are bored or need to burn off a little extra energy Personal Wellness has the equipment for basketball and a large activity field for any game you want to play. Please read the special notes below for more information.

CPR Training allows Scouts the opportunity to complete the CPR requirement needed for some Merit Badges. Offered daily from 3:00 to 4:00. Scouts can show up any time to complete.

Scoutcraft

All the skills a scout needs in one area. This area is great for those scout who would like to learn or fine tune important Scout skills. If you have questions about pioneering, camping, wilderness survival, cooking, or orienteering stop by for some answers.

Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports offers quality instruction and recreation to all Scouts and Scouters. Our skilled staff are ready to provide a truly excellent Shooting Sports experience. For reasons of safety no personal firearms, bows, or open toed shoes are allowed.

Waterfront

Welcome to the beautiful Crystal Lake, home of the best Aquatics program in all of Scouting! Merit Badges will be taught at both, the Hanna Venture Base Waterfront and Tesomas Waterfront. Open swimming and boating will also be offered at both Waterfronts. Please read the special notes below for more information.