2010 Camp Merz Winter Camping

Revised January 6, 2010

Camp Merz Winter Camping

Desc: Winter camping trip to camp Merz. Sleep in igloos and quinzhees , Ice fish & Winter Olympics
Start Date and Time Friday 1/15/10, be there at 6:00 (park and ride)
End Date and Time: Monday 1/19/10
Departure & Return Location: Park and ride at Bushnells Basin
Scout Leader MT
Cobra Patrol
Adult Advisor Mr. Thiemel
Permission slip Click here to download the permission slip for this event.
Cost per scout $50 per person for all 3 days. $40 if you're not staying on Monday.
Sign Up Deadline The permission slip and a check made out to BSA Troop 341 must be turned in by 1/11/2010.
Note if a scout wishes to attend a troop event after the registration date has past they must first contact the Scout Leader to see if there is any space available to attend. If there is a minimum 50% late penalty may be paid to attend the event. Depending on the event and any specific costs related to having the event an additional flat fee may be added onto the standard 50% penalty fee.
Related Merit Badges Camping
Rank Requirements None
Map to the event (5297 West Lake Rd. Mayville, NY 14757)

Click here for a google map to the camp

Trail map(s) of the event location Here's a camp map
Suggested Packing List (Look at winter packing list on website. Bring ice auger/drill if owned ( for drilling holes in ice)) packing list
Schedule of Events
Friday = Just Get There
5:30pm Arrive at Park & Ride
6:00pm Depart Park & Ride
6:15pm Eat Pizza in Car
8:30pm Arrive Camp Merz & Pitch tents
8:45pm Stow all gear in tents
9:00pm Cracker Barrel
9:15pm Lights out.

Saturday = Shelter Day
8:00am Reverly
8:15am Breakfast
8:45am Cleanup
9:00am Start building quinzhees & igloos.
Noon: Lunch
1:00pm Dig out quinzhees
2:00pm Move gear from tents to quinzhees & drop tents.
3:00pm Fire Building Contests
6:00pm Supper
8pm Campfire
9-10pm Lights out

Sunday = Ice Day
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Ice Fishing
Noon – Lunch on the lake
1pm Broom Hockey and Ice Shuffle Board
2pm Ice Spider Races
3pm Snow Snakes
4pm Head back to Camp
6pm Supper
7pm Campfire

Monday = Winter Olympics
  • Snow Shoe Biathalon
  • Snow Bowling
  • Patrol Giant Snowshoe Contest
  • Snow Jousting
Snow ball fights

Specific Details:


Here's a video of ice fishing for Perch on Chautauqua Lake from last winter

YouTube Video

Another video of perch fishing tips:

YouTube Video

How to quickly clean your catch:

YouTube Video

  • Have Fun!
  • Bring Fishing Gear
  • Don't forget your rain gear.