It is with deep regret that we announce we are postponing the 2020 Klondike Derby. This was not an easy decision to make but the reason is to help to improve Camp Chawanakee as a whole. The Sequoia Council has started to pave the road into camp and we need to keep the traffic on the new road to a minimum until the new road is finalized. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes but this improvement to camp will make all future events up at camp easier and more accessible.
Gear up for snow
You never quite know what to expect when it comes to the Klondike Derby. You will be camping in snowy and cold conditions, however if you spend the time to properly prepare you will find that the Klondike is a one of kind experience. Start planning today to get ready. We recommend each troop have a sled to help hike in your gear along the camp road. Sometimes though the trail gets thin so it would be a good idea to have the option to put some wheels on your sled if necessary. Don’t forget to have a practice camp out or two before to give your gear a proper shake down. If you don’t know what gear you need then we offer a Winter Awareness Meeting to help teach scouts what they need to be thinking about.