Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Outing Details

How How,

Got some information from Moose on the upcoming fall outing (Sunday Nov 8). See below for details. Let's plan on carpooling at the swimming pool parking lot at 12:30PM. I am thinking it'll take about an hour to drive up there and set up. Here is tentative afternoon agenda. If anyone has suggestions, please let the group know.

1:00 - 1:30 - Setup Tents/Chairs/Grill / Check in at Mess Hall for patches
1:30 - 2:30 - Big Brave/Little Brave Kickball/soccer/Frisbee Football game. (Dress appropriately)
2:30- 3:15 - Eat / Cleanup / Stories (Everyone bring what they want to cook/eat/drink)
3:15 - 4:00 Coyote Meeting (Rushing Ram and Red Thunder are hosting)
4:00 - 4:30 Open Play (Chiefs Meeting)
4:30 - 5:00 Break Camp - Prepare for Torch Ceremony

When you arrive:

You will follow the direction of the parking attendants. Parking is in the upper pasture; check out this link for a map of Camp Kanata. Bring a wagon or wheel barrel to carry your gear (grill, coolers, toys, sports equipment, tom-tom and other meeting supplies) into Camp where you can find a place to "camp out" for the day. NO COOKOUTS IN THE PARKING LOT (HORSE PASTURE) PLEASE!

What to bring:

  • Cookout supplies (i.e. grill, charcoal, lighter fluid, food, coolers, drinks, plates, cups, napkins, utensils, trash bags, bucket of chicken, etc.)
  • Wagon or wheel barrow to carry your stuff to and from the parking lot
  • Camp chairs
  • Outdoor games (i.e. corn hole, ladder golf, horse shoes, etc.)
  • Sports equipment for field games (i.e. soccer ball, football, baseball mitts, kickball, Frisbee, hula hoops, kites, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit (the Camp Nurse will be at the Mess Hall if you need further assistance with medical concerns)
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for all types of weather. It will get cool at night. Bring a sweatshirt or buy a Y Guides & Princesses Sweatshirt on the Deck at the Mess Hall!
  • Money for Y Guides & Princesses Gear and CASH for snacks on the Deck.
  • Meeting Supplies (i.e. tribal tom-tom, wampum bag, beads, bear claws, and other Talley keeper's supplies, etc.)
  • Vests
  • Other items to consider:
  • Tailgating tent
  • Portable fire pit and firewood

Outing Schedule and Program:


  • Pick up Fall Outing Patches
  • Make your 2009 "WeBuildPeople" Wampum Gift
  • We have "WeBuildPeople" patches
  • Check out our SMOKIN' HOT Arapahoe Nation Gear (look out for something totally new!)
  • Pick up a Kanata Trail Map

  • 1:00-5:00 Check-in/Program time with tribe
  • 4:00 Chief's Meeting at the Mess Hall
  • 5:15 All 2nd Years w/ torches meet at Mess Hall
  • 5:30 Gather at the upper field next to the pasture
  • 5:45 Processional to the lake/Ceremony
  • 7:00 Head to the home tee-pee

What can we do while at Camp Kanata?

Your tribe can cookout, play games, or go on a hike to get your yellow feather. Have fun being outdoors and exploring camp!

Your tribe should also plan to have a meeting while at Camp.

Arts n' Crafts and canoes (weather/water dependent) will be available until 4:00 p.m.

What if we are a 2nd Year Guide or Princess Tribe?

Each pair in the tribe should bring a torch. Check out torch building instructions. Report to the Mess Hall by 5:15PM with your torch and a single role of toilet paper. We will provide the kerosene and lighters.

During the Ceremony you will stand around the seating area at the Campfire.

Upon completion of the Campfire please empty your torch either into the campfire or there will be a container near the event where you can empty the contents of your torch. This will also be the appropriate receptacle for your hot ashes and used charcoal. DO NOT dump the contents of your torch, fire pit or grill on the ground, in the woods, in the landscaping, or into any trashcan or dumpster. Please help us prevent unnecessary dangers and damage to Camp.

Please DO NOT LEAVE YOUR TORCHES AT CAMP! You will need your torch for other activities throughout the year.

Get into the Y Guides & Princesses Spirit!

  • Wear your Y Guides & Princesses Gear and/or buy some stuff from the Y Guides Store on the deck at the Mess Hall
  • Wear your vest to the Ceremonial Campfire
  • Meet Moose, Brown Bear and Gold Otter on the Deck for pictures, autographs, hugs, and high fives
  • Make a pledge to WeBuildPeople on the deck. Help make the YMCA and Y Guides & Princesses available to all people!
  • Practice your Pledge, Aims and Slogan. We will say them together at the Campfire.
  • If you take a really great picture at the Fall Outing please share it will us. Email it to Brown Bear at
  • Consider bringing some items to donate the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Here is a list of the most needed items. Please, no glass. We will collect items on the deck. We, as the Arapahoe Nation, have the ability to make a big difference in our community. Let's collect as many items as possible and show them that we can do!
  • And the we are holding the FIRST ANNUAL Y GUIDES & PRINCESSES DRAWING COMPETITION! All Guides & Princesses can enter a drawing into the competition. It can be anything Y Guides related. Just use your imagination to create the best drawing about Y Guides & Princesses. Write your name, Indian name, tribe name, and year, on the drawing and we will be collecting them on the deck. Really cool prizes will be awarded for winners of the competition. The winners will be announced on the website after Fall Outings. There will be a category for Big Braves too!

Remember the two rules;

1. You are your child's ticket and your child is your ticket. Stick together!

2. No firewater.