Vol. 21, Number 3
Gold Rush returns to
Camp Tuscazoar on Jan. 28-30
Competitors will once again push Klondike sleds over the hills at
Tuscazoar as the camp hosts its first Gold Rush competition in
many years on January 28-30. This event is open to any group that
wants to join in. Participants will use outdoor skills to earn
golden nuggets. A Saturday evening auction will give competitors
the opportunity to trade their nuggets for valuable prizes.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and the competition will
kick off at 9 a.m. The $15 per person registration fee includes an
event patch, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday dinner and
lunch for adults during Saturday’s events (competitors will cook
on the trail). Camping fees are additional. A Friday evening
cracker-barrel for adults is scheduled as well. Each group must
provide a Klondike sled (we may have an extra one at camp). To
register or to learn more, contact the camp at 330-859-2288 or via
email at email@example.com.
Pig weekend benefits camp
The camp’s 90th anniversary Pig Gig/Pig
Roast weekend is now in the books and between the wonderful
weather, the great food, and the foot-stomping entertainment, a
great time was had by all.
Our Pig Gig Weekend was a real hit. More than 150 scouts and adults
maneuvered well-laid orienteering courses that were set up at our
camp with the assistance of the Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club
members. Our heartfelt thanks to Bob Boltz, who spent many days
hiking the hills and marking the maps for the scouts to use during
the event: and to Ken Lappin, Tim Freaser, Dave Dysle, and Fred
Mailey for providing instruction during the weekend. We were also
assisted by these volunteers: Chase Fleming, Jacob Hanes, Chris
Pressler, Dan Fait, Steve Long, Steve King, Bill Woodward and
Frank Bachman. We are truly grateful for their help and hope to
see another Orienteering event soon at the camp. Watch for
The Pig Roast was attended by nearly 600 people and the weather was
perfect. The sounds of “Dulcimers and Such” were enjoyed by all
who attended on Saturday. Sunday’s entertainment, “Friends”,
brought back lots of toe-tapping favorites. We are pleased to
report that this years’ event netted almost $7,000 for camp
upkeep. This amount was made possible through our ever growing
tickets sales, generous donations by many local businesses such as
Giant Eagle stores in Alliance, Dover and Canton; Crossroads
Market; The Cake Box; Dutch Valley Restaurant; Littys Cakes and
Canton Hometown Market and a wonderful donation from Thrivent
Financial for Lutherans, who provided matching funds. Please
support these local businesses and thank them for their generous
donations to our event.
We also congratulate the winners of this year’s raffles. Nan Ream
of Canton took home the “Pig” quilt, and several other lucky
winners took home door prizes donated by one of our members.
If you haven’t attended before, please mark you calendar for next
year’s event Sept. 10 & 11 and plan to attend. If you want to
receive tickets in advance, why not purchase a membership and your
tickets will be mailed to your door? How much easier could life
Thanks to everyone who attended and enjoyed this annual event. See you
Headlines from the hills
Another fantastic fall
weekend was had by all at the Spooktoberfest held at
Tuscazoar the first weekend in October. Over 100 scouts camped and
had a fun- filled weekend which even included “trick or treating”.
It was certainly a great weekend to close out our 90th anniversary
The Fall Flapjack Flip saw almost 200 folks venture into the
woods to enjoy a great meal of pancakes and Tuscazoar maple syrup.
The event was a success in that over $1,500 was raised for the
ongoing expenses to keep the camp operating.
By now, you should have received your 2011 Camp Tuscazoar Events
Calendar. You didn’t get one? Well, join the Camp Tuscazoar
Foundation and a calendar will automatically show up in your
mailbox. For the price of a membership, you can make certain you
don’t miss important dates. Please continue to patronize our
advertisers. If someone mentions that they want to advertise next
year, let us know.
Tuscazoar events, programs and activities
For reservations or additional information,
contact Camp Tuscazoar at 330-859-2288
Icky's Point of Interest
Near the stockade, nestled among tall oaks, tulips and maples,
stands Tom’s Chapel. The chapel was built in 1965 in memory of Tommy
Hohn, a Star Scout in Troop 6 at Canton’s First Methodist Church,
who died at age 14. The congregation raised a memorial fund in
Tommy’s name and, with the help of Troop 6 and Scoutmaster H.P.
Whittaker, they constructed the open-air structure. The ashes of
Tommy’s cremated body were interred beneath the chapel's floor.
Spotlighting groups that feature Camp Tuscazoar
We recently found this item posted on their website:
Zoar Valley Trail:
The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation has assumed operations of the historic
Zoar Valley Trail. This scenic 20-mile trail provides hikers with a
variety of historical sites and changes in terrain from rolling
hills to level paths. The trail is anchored at the southern end by
the village of Schoenbrunn in New Philadelphia and on the north by
Fort Laurens in Bolivar. The trail passes Zoar, with an overnight
stop at Camp Tuscazoar.
Our thanks to
the TrailLink.com for helping to keep the
spirit burning! And if we’re mentioned on your group’s site, please
let us know.
Maple Days set for
April 2 & 3, 2011
Camp Tuscazoar will host its seventh annual Maple Days breakfast
on Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3. This is always a great
opportunity to get outdoors again after a long winter.
All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange drink and
samples of the camp’s maple syrup will be served from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. in the camp’s heated dining hall. Tickets are $6 for adults and
$3 for children (10 & under) and will be available from Foundation
members or by calling Nancy Schoenbaum at 330-493-1386.
Transportation will be provided to and from the parking lot. Invite
your friends. We’ll see you there!
Coming camp events
Be sure to mark your calendars for our 2011 events:
||Gold Rush returns to
||Maple Days pancake
|April 29-May 1
||Dover Dam Weekend
||(Archeology Merit Badge)
||Pig Gig / Pig Roast
||Fall Flapjack Flip
*We are pleased to announce that
the NEOOC Orienteering Club will be offering several courses for the
public and scouts to take advantage of on this weekend. The group
had such a great time here in October that they want to have a full
weekend event at our camp next fall. Watch future issues of the
Breeze and also our website: www.tuscazoar.org for further
information on this event.
Projects continue; wish list expands
Several projects are continuing
at Camp Tuscazoar, most notably the electrical work and
ramp at Belcher Lodge, repairs to the W. C. Moorhead
Museum and preparing for the upcoming maple syrup season.
Space is now available for new commemorative bricks in front of
Kimble Hall. If you would like to purchase a brick to
honor an individual or commemorate an event, please use
our Buy-A-Brick brochure. A copy of the Buy-A-Brick
brochure can be viewed on the camp website at
The camp always needs equipment donations. Your assistance with
these items would be appreciated!
• Volunteers for camp projects
• Ranges, refrigerators and stoves
• Leaf and garden rakes
• Spade and long-handled shovels
• Copy paper (any size, weight, color)
• Electric supplies (wire, boxes, etc.)
• Work tools (hammers, wrenches etc.)
• Transportation of gravel etc.
• Snow plow for parking lot use
• Bucket skidder (BobCat)
• Back hoe
• Electrician for work
• 3-Point flail mower
• Router w/operator to make signs
• Aluminum paint for bunks/ gates
• 3-point post-hole driller
• Railroad ties
• Building materials lumber, masonary
• Ranger’s house storm windows
• Surveyor to mark property Lines
• Mason to work on parade ground walls
• Commerical kitchen equipment
• Computers for museum use
• Museum volunteers
offered in 90th anniversary patch set
The final patch in the 90th Anniversary patch set is
now available and can be earned by doing a “good turn”
for Camp Tuscazoar. This patch will be awarded to
individuals and/or groups who participate in an
approved work project for the camp from now until the
end of Dover Dam Weekend in 2011.
To make arrangements for your personal or group project, just give
the Ranger a call and he will offer alternatives for
you or your group based on work that needs to be
Currently our focus is on the plastic lines for our syrup operation
and we will be working every Saturday getting the
lines hung and secured throughout the sugar bush.
Anyone with a few hours to spare is welcome to join us
and since our Ranger is on site daily, we can even use
help during the week. Just give the camp a call at
If you were not able to attend one or more of our events earlier
this year and did not complete your patch set, please
watch for upcoming details on how your missing patches
can be obtained.
Consider Tuscazoar items this Christmas
The time has come to think about Christmas
shopping once again. Would the scouter in your life love a bottle of
CTF Maple Syrup? They can come in a gift basket or in a Christmas bag
suitable for gift giving. The museum/gift shop is now staffed on
Saturday’s from noon to 2 p.m., so stop in and shop or visit with our
dedicated volunteers- Duane Zutavern and Dick McLinden. (Careful- they
will talk your leg off!)
We will also have all other camp items available such as shirts,
hats, patches, etc. Check out our website and give us a call.
||CTF Board Meeting
||Gold Rush Competition
||CTF Board Meeting
CTF Board Meeting
April 2 & 3
CTF Board Meeting
|April 29-May 1
||Dover Dam Weekend
||CTF Board Meeting
Camp Tuscazoar "Breeze"
is published by the
Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 308
Zoarville, OH 44656-0308
Helping to Keep the Spirit Burning
The following persons have helped ensure the future of Camp Tuscazoar with
their generous contributions to the
Camp Tuscazoar Endowment Fund.
Robert Gasper – Life Membership
Nancy Schoenbaum – In memory of Howard Rubin
Nancy Schoenbaum – In memory of Lucy Stewart Evans
The Camp Tuscazoar Endowment Fund was
established to ensure that maintenance and improvement projects
have an ongoing source of funds. Please consider sending a gift!
Time to renew memberships in the Camp
If you haven’t renewed your membership in
the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation (CTF) for 2011, now is the time.
Returning your membership form will save us the time and expense of
contacting you by mail, and your annual dues will once again help keep
the camp open and operating for area youth and other community
organizations. Every dollar counts! Not currently a member? The Camp
Tuscazoar Foundation is always seeking new members, and we encourage
you to join our efforts to preserve and improve our camp. Membership
in the CTF offers more than just an opportunity to support our camp
financially. Those who are members in good standing can also camp at
Tuscazoar. Both cabins and tent sites can be reserved at the camp's
standard camping rate for Foundation members and their immediate
family. For full details, consult the Foundation's camping policies.
The CTF is an Ohio nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving Camp
Tuscazoar for future generations of youth. Please consider becoming a
member of the Foundation. Camp Tuscazoar needs your help!