Bucks County CouncilCampingHurricane Sandy Recovery

Information on Hurricane Sandy Damage at Ockanickon:

Camp Ockanickon is Bucks Couny Council's Scout Reservation!  

You can visit the www.ockanickon.org for more detailed information about the camp and program offerings!

 

Ockanickon Scout Reservation has suffered damages as a result of the recent hurricane. Although no major structures were affected, there has been extensive damage caused by fallen trees. In the meantime, because of safety issues, there will be no camping activities for November 2012. OSR Summer camp will operate in 2013 with no interruption to program.

Update 11/1/12: Crews have removed trees from power lines allowing access to the property. Electrical contractor is expected early next week to replace lines and poles so power can be restored. Great progress so far.

11/2 Additional tree crews have been on site & removed tree/debris from the sites, so they are safe for upcoming work weekend.

11/6- Electric has been restored to the: 2 residences, GE Betz Science Center, Maintenance,Foster Dining Hall, Camp office,Trading Post and Totem Lodge. Additional saw work has occurred near Grundy and Memorial Lodges. Continued great progress is happening.

11/7-Electric restored to our Health and Ecology Lodges.

11/13-Thanks to a volunteer work crew of over 100, many projects were completed on Saturday November 10th and 11th including log hauling, stacking and splitting, removal of tree on Neshaminy site latrine and site clean up, campsite clean up at Mohawk, Quabosco, Tohickon, Bischewi and Tamanend Sites. The clean up in sites involved moving brush to the camp road, wood cutting etc. Thank you!

Updated 11/8/12. Ockanickon’s major structures faired well from this storm. We did have damage to power lines and utility poles and several Adirondack structures. We have lots of trees to clean up. Electric service has been restored to most buildings. Camp is closed for the month of December so we can continue with the clean up. There will be no interruption to our 2013 summer program. We look forward to serving you! Should you have additional questions, feel free to call us at (215) 297-5290 Ext. 30 or e-mail [email protected].

Additional Super Storm Sandy Recovery Weekends are:

January 12,2013

January 26, 2013

February 9, 2013

February 23, 2013

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Click the date above to register

Thank you again for your support.

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