Dover Dam Weekend - 2014
Join us at Camp Tuscazoar's 27th annual
Dover Dam Weekend
May 2-4 for Disabilities Awareness
Knowing that scouting is about providing a program for young people that
builds character and trains them in the responsibilities of participating in
their community, Camp Tuscazoar is offering an unique opportunity designed
with those goals in mind.
Persons with disabilities are our neighbors, our classmates, our family members, and sometimes, us. Yet, sometimes we’re not sure how to react to those disabilities. We may be unsure whether to address the disabilities, and if so, how. And we may need to understand that at times, we should ignore the disabilities. In Disabilities Awareness, scouts will gain a better understanding of the impediments the world may place before persons with disabilities, how they deal with those impediments, and how we can do a better job of not being an additional barrier.
We welcome a very special guest to this year's Dover Dam Weekend. Sandy Dukat, renowned American Paralympic athlete, has competed internationally in alpine skiing, swimming and triathlon. She will be meeting with your scouts to help them in their journey to a better awareness and understanding of disabilities. Check out this recent article on Sandy in the Canton Repository.
Language matters. It can shape our view and viewpoint. Scouts will learn to use language that acknowledges that the person and the disability are not the same, and that the former, when properly equipped, can be better positioned to handle the latter. With expert guidance, scouts will talk to each other about the myths that abound and that mislead us about the capabilities of those with disabilities.
Scouts will participate in an obstacle course that will provide them with
a first-hand view, albeit only temporary, of how persons with disabilities
may use various aids to assist them in meeting the challenges of barriers
that exist all around us.
Professionals will advise the scouts on how to complete a nominal accessibility study of familiar locations.
Many private and governmental agencies exist in this field. Scouts will
learn from professionals who work in critical agencies.
Whether scouts attend for the weekend, or just on Saturday, they will have a chance to complete all of the merit badge requirements. Younger scouts can also complete many of the belt loop and academic pin requirements.
Dover Dam Weekend includes a patch, a fine Saturday meal and a rousing campfire. Also enjoy a hike to Dover Dam (or Buzzard’s Roost or Pioneer’s Point), some of the great locations at Ohio’s most historic camp.
Pre-registration will be required, so register early so
your scouts don’t miss this real world experience that will surely add to
their preparation for life. Scouts are encouraged to attend for the
full weekend, but pre-registered day-trippers will be accepted.
The cost is $12 per person (adult or scout). This fee
covers all program activities, plus a commemorative patch, a great dinner
and the campfire program.
Camping costs are extra and depend on camp site or cabin selected. For camping info and reservations: call Camp Tuscazoar at 330-859-2288 or
visit us on the web at www.tuscazoar.org
NOTICE: Due to the large number of groups and visitors anticipated for
Dover Dam Weekend, please plan to carpool to camp if possible. This will
free up parking spaces in our lot. Thank you!