Moses Scout Reservation Summer Camps

When is Camp?

Five weeks of fun, adventure, and advancement available:

*** Week 1: June 30 - July 6
*** Week 2: July 7 - July 13
*** Week 3: July 14 - July 20
*** Week 4: July 21 - July 27
*** Week 5 Eagle Week: July 28 - August 3 (Scouts First Class rank and above only)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) scheduled for July 27 - August 2. Learn more and register.

 

Summer Camp Kickoff Webinar

Pre-Camp Leaders Meeting (Optional in-person & online meeting for Unit Leaders/Provisional Families)

 


Can My Unit Get a Presentation about Camp?

New to Summer Camp at Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation or have questions on what to expect? See if a Summer Camp presentation would be good for your unit or council. Click Here for more information or to request a free Summer Camp Presentation at your location or virtually, based on presenter availability!

 


Who Can Attend?

Come with your pack, troop, crew, or ship! You can also come by yourself for the day program or be a part of a overnight provisional program supported by our adult leadership or a host unit. Due to changes within the BSA we will not be offering our Family Camping option, as in the past three years.

  • Cub Scout Program Considerations
    • BSA does not allow Lions (entering Kindergarten this fall) to attend summer day or residential programs.
    • BSA requires Tigers (entering 1st grade in the fall) to have an adult partner for day and resident camp.
    • NEW for 2024: We require all Cub Scouts who attend resident camp provisionally (not attending with their Pack) to attend with an adult partner (maximum of two Scouts per adult).
    • NEW for 2024: We recommend, but do not require, that day program only Cub Scouts attend with an adult partner, especially Bear and Wolf Scouts (entering 2nd and 3rd grade).
    • NEW for 2024: For units attending resident camp, we require the following Adult to Cub Scout ratios. Units are responsible for meeting this expectation.
      • Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts 1:10
      • Wolf & Bear Scouts 1:8
      • Tiger Scouts 1:2
      • Unit adult leaders are responsible for monitoring their unit’s youth behavior and intervening when necessary.
    • NEW for 2024: Cub Scout Parents and Legal Guardians may attend resident camp (must complete Youth Protection Training) and count towards the Adult to Cub Scout ratios, however they cannot supervise Scouts (other than their own) without a BSA registered leader present as well.
  • Scouts BSA and Venturing Program Considerations
    • NEW for 2024: All adults staying overnight must be BSA registered leaders in the capacity they are serving at camp.

 


How Long Does Camp Run?

There are three options for when anyone, regardless of program, can attend each week:

Full Week Resident Camp

    Runs from Sunday, 11:00 am to Saturday, 10:00 am.

Short Week Resident Camp

     Has two sessions each week:

          A: Sunday, 11:00 am to Wednesday, 5:00 pm.

          B: Wednesday, 8:30 am to Saturday, 10:00 am.

Day Program Only

      Runs Monday - Friday each week from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

 


What Will I Be Able To Do?

We are preparing a very flexible program centered on fun activities that will let:

      Cub Scouts work on requirements for their Adventures,

      Newer Scouts BSA Scouts can work on requirements for Scout through First Class ranks,

      Scouts BSA Scouts work on requirements for merit badges,

      Venturers/Sea Scouts work on skills to support their interests, and

      Everyone has fun!!!!

Whether you are coming for a full week, a short week or the day only program, click the links below to visit the following webpages to find out the details of each program:

      Scouts BSA Summer Camp Program

      Cub Scout Summer Camp Program

 


How Much Will It Cost?

The Early Bird Fee ($100 deposit per Scout paid by April 1) for each camp is as follows:

      Full Week Resident Camp - $550 in 2024

      Short Week Resident Camp - $330 in 2024

      Day Only Program - $275 in 2024

A $100 non-refundable "campsite" deposit is initially due to reserve a place at camp with one youth spot.

A $100 non-refundable deposit per additional youth spot is also due at the time of initial registration.

Payment in full is due by May 15 in order to maintian discounted fees, add a camper's name to the roster, and register for classes. Our annual Program Guide with merit badge schedule has a goal to be published by May 1st and will be avialable May 15th at the latest.

A summary of the prices appear in the Summer Camp Fee Schedule document (below) with a full description of the fees on the Moses Summer Camp Fees page.

 


Can I Receive Financial Assistance?

Scouts are encouraged to "earn their own way", and the Western Massachusetts Council is prepared to help.  

Special assistance is also available for qualifying families. Just complete the Campership Financial Assistance Form (available below) and submit it to the Scout Service Center. Campership Applications are request by April 1, for first distribution consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted after this date subject to available campership funds remaining.

 


Can I Join The Staff or be a Counselor In Training (CIT)?

Summer camp staff and CIT opportunity information can be found here.

 


How Do I Register?

To register for camp, click the appropriate button(s) for the week(s) that you would like to attend. Please note the following suggestions. If in doubt, please contact the Council Service Center at 413-594-9196 ext 7032.

  1. Provisionals, those attending without 2+ Unit Leaders and 2+ Scouts (including Counselor-in-Training and Pocumtuc Summer Experience Scouts), will need to either (1) ask their unit leader if they would register and pay for the Scout and/or adult using their “unit account” in Tentaroo [preferred] or (2) create an “individual account” to register and submit payments. ?????
  2. Units need to use the established account in Tentaroo to register and submit all payments as a unit. Individual payments by members of your unit will not be accepted. Units may also register their provisional, day program, and CIT campers using their Unit Account [preferred, as this gives you access to their registration information and merit badge completions]. Do not create your own account!
  3. There are many categories to choose from when indicating how many youth/adults will be attending. Please carefully select the appropriate categories for the camp you wish to attend. A complete listing of the categories and when to use them appears in the Summer Camp Registration document (available below).

 


Annual Health and Medical Records

The required BSA medical forms are available online at https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr/. Parts A & B, as well as a copy of both sides of one's health insurance card, are required from all camp attendees and staff - youth and adult.

Part C is required for anyone who will be at camp for 72+ hours cumulatively and requires a pre-participation physical completed within 12 months of participation dates.

These medical forms must be submitted to the camp health officer no later than one week prior to arrival to be reviewed for completion; to ensure camp health, food service, and program staff are prepared to support individual needs; and to allow for a timely check in for units and individuals. 

Need help with the registration process? Visit users.tentaroo.com for directions.

 


Additional Resources


 

File Name Description
2023 Afternoon Program Preference Worksheet (Scouts BSA) Download
2023 Camp Menu Download
2023 Summer Camp Program Guide -Revised 06/25 to add the Leaders Only Dutch Oven Cook Off AND Metalwork Merit Badge addition daily -Revised 05/14 to add ATV fees, no Chess week 5, correct CIT fee -Revised 05/11 to list Electricity & Electronics class size limits of 12 -Revised 05/05 to include ATV during week 4! -2023 program guide released May 4. Roster & class registrations open May 15th. Download
2024 Moses Summer Camp Fees Download
2024 Registration Guide (Leaders Guide) Published February 29, 2024 Download
2024 Summer Camp Dates Flyer Download
ATV Consent Form Consent Form for ATV Course participants. (Age 14+) Download
ATV Health & Safety Notice Download
ATV Hold Harmless Agreement Hold Harmless Agreement for ATV Course participants. (Age 14+) Download
BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Download
Camp Photo Order Form Download
Campership Financial Assistance Form Download
Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Summer Camp Application Download
Map: Camp Map of the Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation Download
Packing List - Suggested Download
Refund Policy Download
SCUBA Release Form Release form required for anyone participating in SCUBA BSA. Download
Summer Camp Registration Categories Details of which categories to use when registering. Download