2014 Herkimer Diamonds, Caving, & Rock Climbing

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Brief Description:

This will be a two night camping trip, where scouts will be able to mine for diamonds and precious stones at Herkimer Diamond Mines. We are also going give the option for scouts to do some rock climbing.

Start Date and Time:

Friday  09-19-14 05:00 pm 

End Date and Time:

Sunday 09-21-14 04:00pm

Departure & Return Location:

Park and Ride at Bushnell's Basin will be the take-off and arrival point.

Scout Leader

Anthony Nelk

Adult Advisor

Mr Nelk, 585-737-6671 ranelk@frontiernet.net

Permission slip

Release Form Rock Climbing

Link to Permission Slip


Cost per scout

$30.00 per person attending camping and Diamond mines

$110.00 per person rock climbing, camping and Diamond mines

Sign Up Deadline:

A check made out to Troop 341 and the permission slip above must be returned to the scout leader or adult adviser by 09-15-14

Late fee:

No late fee but space for caving and rock climbing is limited. Get your checks to Mr. Nelk asap in order to reserve your spot.

General Overview

Rock Climbing – rock climbing at Little Falls with Rick French of Pack, Paddle, Ski Co. We’ve done this before and it is a lot of fun.  Click here for some rock climbing pictures

Click here to read about the Rock Climbing area. http://thomannengineering.com/software/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/MossIslandGuideApril2012.pdf

Mining for precious stones at Herkimer Diamond Mines (Equipment will be provided) http://www.herkimerdiamond.com/


Related Merit Badges

 Rock Climbing

Rank Requirements


Map to the event

Map to Herkimer KOA and Little Falls

Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc.
800 Mohawk Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
P: 315.717.0175

Herkimer KOA

4626 New York 28, Herkimer, NY 13350

Trail map(s) of the event location

Getting to Rock Climbing:
The town of Little Falls appears on most maps. It is just off the NY State Thruway about 20 miles east of Utica. To get there, take the NY State Thruway to exit 29A (RTE-169) towards Little Falls/Dolgeville. Follow Route 169 for about a mile until you reach the large bridge spanning the river, then before crossing bridge, turn sharp left and park under the bridge next to the canal.

Suggested Packing List

Link to Troop 341 Weekend Packing List

Schedule of Events

8:00pm Arrive
9:00pm Cracker Barrel
10:00pm Lights Out
6:00am Reveille
6:30am Breakfast
7:00am Cleanup
7:30am Leave for Rock Climbing/Howe Caverns
6:00am Reveille
6:30am Breakfast
7:00am Cleanup

8:00 am Diamond Mine Activity

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Herkimer Diamond Mine Sign-up Form

Gregory Krapf,
Jun 29, 2014, 9:06 AM