2023 Torhunta Freeze-O-Ree
2023 Torhunta District Freeze-O-Ree
The 2023 Freeze-O-Ree will be held February 24th -26th at the beautiful Outer Banks. We have made this trip several times in years past and it has always been memorable and exciting. Make the trip part of the adventure either by traveling Highway 64 to famous Highway 12 or by ferry to Cape Hatteras.
Camping will be at the K.O.A. Campground in Rodanthe, N.C. The campground has its own rules and guidelines. Each campsite has a limit of six people and are positioned in straight rows so each troop will be together in their own blocks within the group. The price for camping is $40 per campsite per night. This would equate to $14 per person to camp for the weekend. This does include restrooms, showers, electricity, and water at each site, as well as all other amenities, including the use of the playground equipment. Each troop must make their own reservations at the campground along with paying a $40 deposit per campsite based on 6 people per site. Half of the deposit must be paid upon reservation and the remainder of the fee is due upon arrival at the campground. All deposits for sites must be paid before January 1, 2023. The phone number for the K.O.A. Campground is (252) 987-2307. When calling use the following information: 68706 BSA Torhunta District. Each troop must book and pay for their own sites. If you have any questions, contact Darret Ezzell at (919) 750-5094.
District Registration fee for the camporee is $10.00
Friday February 24: Afternoon arrival and campsite set up. 9:00 pm, leader and SPL meeting at headquarters tent.
Saturday February 25: 8:30 am, Welcoming and opening Flag Ceremony (uniform required). Please make plans for packing bagged lunches for the day’s journey. The first stop will be The Wright Brothers Memorial. There is a fee of $10 for everyone 16 and over. Children 15 and under are free. We will eat our lunches while at the park.
After lunch we will travel to Jockeys Ridge State Park. Please feel free to bring sleds and ride down the dunes. You should bring snacks and water for the day with you.
There are also other things you may wish to do if you have time on Friday before you get to the campground. Chicamacomico Life Saving Station, Jennette’s Pier, Bodie Island Lighthouse, or Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Please check the availability of the lighthouses during the off season. They are usually closed that time of the year but still worth seeing.
7:00 pm Dinner Soup Buffet. Each patrol, troop, youth, and adult bring out your best soups and put them on the table for all to enjoy. This will be a judged event. There will also be a cobbler cook-off that will be judged. If you were a winner of the silver skillets last year please bring them with you. They are up for grabs again this year.
8:30 pm Closing Campfire, awards, and recognitions.
10:00 pm Everyone in their campsites and all quiet
Sunday February 26: Worship Service on the beach at 8:30 am. Afterwards Safe travels home.