2021 Summer Camp Guides

Going to camp, especially for the first time, is something that our Scouts remember for the rest of their lives.  The Bay-Lakes Council is preparing for a very special 2021 camping season now and we would like your help to create that once in a lifetime experience for our Scouts.  We wanted you to know that we are planning a 100 year celebration of Scouting in the Bay-Lakes Council at each camping session.  We hope that each Scout and their families will remember the “opening night” celebration for years to come.  In the Bay-Lakes Council, our volunteers provide the direction and leadership for our council and district programing. We are asking that you contact us with your thoughts and ideas regarding 2021.  Please use the 2021 Leadership Guides to plan your units adventure for next summer.  Please contact me with your thoughts and ideas on what you would like to see at our Bay-Lakes Council camps.  Your help and leadership will make a big difference and your thoughts are very important.

Yours in Scouting,

Dave Benton

Vice -President of Program
Bay-Lakes Council

Below are the 2021 Guides for the Bay-Lakes Camps:
Bay-Lakes Council Camps
2021 Bay-Lakes Council Camps Administration Guide

Camp Rokilio
2021 Camping Guide – Camp Rokilio

Gardner Dam Scout Camp
2021 Camping Guide – Gardner Dam Scout Camp

Camp Hiawatha
2021 Camping Guide – Camp Hiawatha Cub Scout Webelos Summer Camp
2021 Camping Guide – Camp Hiawatha Scouts BSA

Bear Paw Scout Camp
2021 Program Guide – Bear Paw Scout Camp
2021 Weekly Schedule – Bear Paw Scout Camp
2021 Merit Badge Schedule
2021 Merit Badge Prerequisites


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2021 Summer Camp Directors

The Bay-Lakes Council is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 Summer Camp Directors. Over the coming months they will be planning and preparing to make the summer of 2021 the best yet in the Bay-Lakes Council. If you are interested in joining the camp team next summer apply today! If you haven’t signed up to attend camp yet, do so at

Michael Thunes-Camp Rokilio Director 
Michael is excited to be back again for my 6th summer as Camp Director and 14th as a part of the Rokilio team.  When not at camp Michael work at Menasha High School as a Technology Education Instructor. He can frequently be seen helping at weekend programs hosted at Rokilio. He is excited for the summer ahead and cannot wait to see all of you at summer camp this year.

Brit Burmeister-Gardner Dam Scout Camp Director
Gardner Dam Scout Camp welcomes back Brit Burmeister for the 2021 season! This is Brit’s 13th year on camp staff and she’s more excited than ever. She currently serves as the Twin Lakes District Director and really enjoys seeing all of the Scouts grow in the Scouting program. When she’s not working, you can catch her spending time with her boyfriend Jon or hiking with their dogs, Finn and Gemini.

Erick Kestila-Camp Hiawatha Director
Erick will again be leading the team at Camp Hiawatha. Erick is a Scoutmaster with Troop 408 and has been since 1990. He’s an Order of the Arrow chapter advisor and has spent over 50 years in the Scouting program. He’s seen 10 years on camp staff and is excited to take on his role as camp director this summer.

Patrick Williquette-Bear Paw Scout Camp Director
Patrick brings over 40 years of Scouting experience within the Bay-Lakes Council. He is currently the Cubmaster for Pack 4468 in Sobieski and an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 1044. In 2020, Patrick helped lead Bear Paw as Camp Director. With his team, he was able to help develop a camp program, adjust meal and dining accommodations and put forth a safe and exciting summer camp for all Scouts to enjoy! When not Scouting Pat, is spending time with is wife and 4 kids (all in Scouts) and substitute teaches in the Pulaski Schools.
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