Shindig Monster Camps
One thing that the Monster Scouts like to do, is camp together.
We play games, have secret ceremonies and rituals, and we have big pot-luck feasts. We call our camps “SHINDIGS’.
2017 Monster Camps
We’ve got a big year in 2017, where we’re hosting 5 SHINDIGS in 5 states! If we can make this work, we’ll make a bigger tour in 2018.
Our theme for 2017: The Gorgon
The Gorgon is a dreadful beauty, as witnessed by Scout Rhenton Bask, rest his soul. The Gorgon symbolizes our organization’s fortitude, with her “divine eyes” offering us protection against our enemies, while the snakes represent the watchful eyes (and bites) our many members.
Colorado: August 4-6, 2017
Crow Valley Campground, Briggsdale, Colorado
We’re excited to bring our Monster Camp to these grasslands, in Colorado. It’ll be a whole new environment for us, and it looks to be a beautiful trip.
North Idaho: August 11-13, 2017
Farragut State Park, Lake Pend Oreille Idaho
We’re coming to the shores of Lake Pend Oreille for our first Pacific Northwest Monster Camp. We’re going to be off of the Buttonhook Loop on the Ocean Spray and Morell group sites, which sit side-by-side next to Buttonhole Bay.
Once a WWII era naval training station (submarines!) this 4,000-acre park is at an elevation of 2422 ft, and the lake is the 5th deepest in the United States.
Washington: August 18-20, 2017
Tolt-MacDonald Park, Carnation, Washington
Camp on the banks of the Snoqualmie River, in our first ever Washington Monster Camp!
Prior to the white settlement of the Snoqualmie Valley in the late 1850s, the area that currently serves as Tolt-MacDonald Park was one of several large permanent wintering villages that the Snoqualmie Indian Tribes occupied along the Tolt, Snoqualmie, and Raging Rivers.
Development of the park and campground first began in the 1970s, as the vision of Boy Scout Council Chief John MacDonald. In 1976, as one of the nation’s largest bicentennial projects, more than 20,000 Boy Scouts spent some five months constructing campsites, picnic tables, and shelters. The suspension bridge was also built at this time by the Army Reserves 409th Engineering Company. Tolt-MacDonald Park was dedicated upon completion of the project, in June 1976.
California: August 25-27, 2017
Dorst Creek Campground, Sequoia and Kings National Park, Three Rivers, California
The giant redwoods will be the backdrop for Shindig California, which will be an amazing sight. We can’t wait to tell stories around these giants, and go ghost hunting between their towering trunks.
Arizona: January 27-29, 2017
Usery Mountain Park, Mesa, Arizona
Our first ever campout was here at our very first SHINDIG 2016. We had 100 attendees, and it was a blast! This year, our campsite is twice as big. Here are some photos from that trip.