Packing List for Sugar Valley Airport Camping

We’re looking forward to the first camping trip of the year on Friday Oct 5 at the Sugar Valley Airport. For more information about the trip, you can view the original announcement.

Remember, Young Eagles flights are for scouts 8 years old and up, and are dependent on weather. Please prepare your scouts to react well if we have to change plans.

Here’s how you should arrive:

Camp opens at Sugar Valley at 5:00 PM; please plan to arrive by 7:00 PM. Saturday morning arrivals should be before 9:30 AM.

Sugar Valley Airport is located at the end of Pinebrook Road off of Farmington Road north of Mocksville. Click here for Google Maps directions. Be careful when driving on the airport; follow the diagram below (turn left at first gravel parking area, follow to access gate, drive across runway to camping area). If wet grass will be a problem for your car, you can park in the gravel lot and walk across the runway with assistance.

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Here’s what you should bring:

  • Water bottle (we’re phasing out red solo cups)
  • Coffee mugs for adults and scouts who want hot chocolate
  • Mess kit (if available; saves on plastic utensils and campsite trash)
  • Tent (remember tie-down lines)
  • Tarp (optional for under your tent; we’ll be camping on grass)
  • Sleeping (sleeping bag, pillow, mat or cot)
  • Clothes (please pack your Class B uniforms to wear on Saturday; keep the range of temperatures in mind)
  • Toiletries (no shower facilities). There is a port-a-john for most use; women are able to use a bathhouse across the runway if they wish.
  • Sun and bug protection
  • Camp/beach chairs
  • Flashlights
  • Games / books (no electronics). Footballs, soccer balls, and frisbees are all great for the setting.
  • Optional: fishing equipment

Here’s what you should not bring:

  • Electronics of any kind.
  • Water guns.
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind.
  • Pocket knives (except Bears or Webelos with Whittling Chip).
  • Alcohol.

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