A group of visitors with Witch One (Linda Hudepohl) and Linda Keene (River Valleys CEO) at Spookamaga 2012.
Over 40 troops (a record number) created fright sites this year. Visitors were entertained in the thousands. Visit our Ghoul Scout Gallery page for photos of sites and visitors.
Q. How do I register my troop and their families for Spookamaga?
A. There is no pre-registration for this event. Visitors pay at the gate. The fee is $5.00 per person (kids and adults). If you are attending as a group it is helpful to pay for the entire group (cash or check, no credit or debit cards) rather than individually.
Q. What is the $5.00 entry fee used for?
A. The $5.00 is used for purchasing the snacks and renting the camp for the weekend. Since this is a volunteer organized event we pay for camp rental just like any other group that uses it.
Q. How should I dress for Spookamaga?
A. We ask that visitors don't wear costumes. Dress for the weather. We should be having a crisp fall day this year so be sure you will be warm enough. Wear good walking shoes. You will be visiting almost all of the camp.
This is a good question. The goal of Spookamaga is to entertain, not frighten our visitors. Since visitors (even adults) vary a lot in what they find scary, we have a rating system for the fright sites at Spookamaga. The map which is given to each visitor will have a description of each site and ranking from 0 - 4 ghosts. Non-scary sites are 0 ghosts. Very scary sites have 4 ghosts. We try to have something for everyone. Visitors get to pick which sites they wish to visit so if any site seems too scary, just continue on to another one. In addition, the darkness factor usually comes into play. Daytime is generally much less scary than after dark. Since the date for Spookamaga is early this year sunset time is a bit later than in the past (6:45 PM). We encourage the younger visitors to come early so they can have plenty of time for fun before dark. The hayride, snacks, and being out at camp on a beautiful fall day are lots of fun. We look forward to seeing you and all of the visitors at Spookamaga in just a few weeks!
It's time to be thinking about Spookamaga. Start planning your fright site and give Witchone (Linda) a call. The Fright site registration form is available on the Host a Site page. Hope to see you all there on October 6.
Updated 10/1/12 - Registration for fright sites is closed. Please start thinking about hosting a fright site next year.
Pardon the neatness while we move into our new fright site. We will be working to get the cobwebs hung, the brooms in the closet, and the ghosts in their new haunting places. We'll be adding our flyer and forms soon. Please check back.
We look forward to haunting you on October 6. This is a week earlier this year due to a Council-wide event on our usual weekend.
Yours in Ghoul Scouting,