Cub Scout Day Camps


Summer Camp Status

It is with great regret we inform you that the Western Massachusetts Council will not operate in-person summer camp programs for the 2020 season as a result of significant uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, we simply do not have enough timely, clear, and data-driven guidance to safely operate summer camp with the quality program that you would expect from the Council during this global health pandemic. 
 
While nothing can replace the excitement and fun of our camp experiences, we are excited to announce a collaboration with the Connecticut Rivers Council to offer Camp Kinda-Like-A as an innovative alternative experience providing traditional summer camp programs in a virtual setting. We are also planning to offer a variety of fall weekend programs at our Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation, in addition to our Woronoco Heights Outdoor Adventures.
 
View the full May 14th letter from the Council Key 3 here: https://www.wmascouting.org/COVID-19

Refunds

Communications are being sent to the primary contact listed on each individual or unit reservation outlining the process and options for reallocating or refunding all prepaid camp fees, our campership recipients about usage at Camp Kind-A-Like-A, and our incredible camp staff.

Thank you for your patience as we will process your request as quickly as possible. Our staff continues to work remotely and may not have full access to all systems.

 

Leon J. Carman Cub Scout Day Camps


Join us "Down on the Farm" at any of our exciting day camp locations this summer!

Cub Scout Day Camp is for rising first through fifth grade boys and girls.


Summer Camp Status

As of May 1 our summer camp team is continuing forward with our plans to Be Prepared with high quality and safe programs at all our scheduled camps. Our next planned update is scheduled for May 15.
 
We are meeting weekly with a team of National BSA staff and council camp specialists, while monitoring the guidance of our federal, state, and local governments and health departments. Specific federal and state guidance for summer camps is anticipated soon. We will communicate any changes to our camps plans as soon as possible.

Registration, Payment and Refund Adjustments due to COVID-19

Our planning and evaluation rely greatly on pre-registration numbers, which we acknowledge has been difficult with recent logistical and financial challenges related to COVID-19. Therefore,

  • Early Bird rate camp registrations and deposits will continue to be honored through May 31.
  • Full payment deadlines are extended to 14 calendar days prior to the start of your camp week.
  • Campership Financial Assistance applications will continue to be accepted and considered through May 1 while funds remain available (Note: in lieu of the required unit leader’s signature, unit leaders will be contacted directly for a phone or email approval by council staff).
  • The status of our 2020 camp programs are being carefully considered on the 1st and 15th of each month. The safety of all our campers, volunteers, and employees is our top priority.
  • Camp Refunds
    • All prepaid fees for council-made cancellations will be fully refunded within 30 calendar days of the cancellation.
    • All prepaid fees for camper-made cancellations made in writing 30 calendar days or more prior to the start of camp week will be fully refunded.
    • At this time, though under review for reconsideration prior to June 1, camper-made cancellations within 30 calendar days of the start of camp week are only eligible for a refund, minus the deposit, if one of the following is met.
      • The family moves out of Council.
      • The death of an immediate family member.
      • The registered participant has an illness or physical injury for which a healthcare practitioner provides a signed statement prohibiting participation in the event.
      • Additional reasons that do not involve choice will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
    • Registration fees can be transferred to another person attending with the same unit for the same event in the same year.

Event Postponement and Cancellation Decisions

Event postponement and cancellation decisions are being updated, as they are decided, on our website in two locations, listed below, and then later communicated via e-newsletter and social media.

  1. WMC Scouting Updates on COVID-19 and Events
  2. WMC Online Calendar

2020 Day Camp Locations and Dates

(Click on the location for more info and to register)

Week 1

Two Locations

July 6-10

Moses Scout Reservation  

Russel, MA

Lenox Sportsman's Club  

Lenox, MA

Week 2

July 13-17

Moses Scout Reservation  

Russel, MA

Week 3

July 20-24

Moses Scout Reservation  

Russel, MA

Week 4

July 27-31

Moses Scout Reservation  

Russel, MA

 

WHAT'S THERE TO DO?

The program fills each day with adventure and the experiences for which youth join Scouting: Character Development, Citizenship Training, Personal Fitness, and Leadership Development activities such as:

  • Shooting Sports: Archery, BB Guns, Wrist Rocket Slingshots
  • Scouting Skills
  • Nature and Conservation
  • Group Games and Sports
  • Arts and Crafts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Camp Songs and Skits
  • At Moses Only: Swimming, Boating, Fishing

 

MOSES TRANSPORTATION

Information regarding $20 per week bus/van transportation from near our two former day camp locations. Times are approximate

  • Route 1: Granby to Holyoke to Russell
    • 7:30 am / 5:30pm Granby Junior Senior High School, 387 E State St, Granby
    • 8:00 / 5:00 pm Holyoke location TBD
  • Route 2: Springfield area to Westfield to Russell
    • 7:30 am / 5:30 pm location TBD near I-91 Springfield
    • 8:00 am / 5:00 pm Westfield Service Center, 1 Arch Rd, Westfield

 

FEE SCHEDULE

  • $75 per scout: Reservation Deposit Recommended by March 15 (non-refundable)
    • Register now, as dens are limited to first 8 registrations
    • Reservation deposit is deducted from the cost listed below
    • Siblings receive a $25 discount (contact Council Program Director to have this applied before making your final payment)
    • Multiple Week Campers receive a $25 day camp discount for each week after the initial week (contact Council Program Director to have this applied before making your final payment)
    • Campers who attend our day camp will be eligible to register for our resident camp at the early bird rate after the May 31st deadline (contact Council Program Director to have this applied before making your final payment)
  • $175: Balance Paid IN FULL before May 31st (a $50 discount!)
  • $225: Balance Paid IN FULL from June 1st to 2 days before camp
  • $250: Balance Paid IN FULL Walk-In

 

CAMP PRESENTATIONS  

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!

 

REFUNDS

Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. A request for a refund must be done so by emailing greg.williams@scouting.org. “Homesickness” is not considered to be a refundable medical reason.

 

REQUIRED HEALTH INFORMATION

Due to Massachusetts and BSA licensing requirements, you must submit for each child and adult enrolled in our camps, a BSA Annual Health & Medical Record parts A & B, front and back copy of health insurance card, and a physician's Certificate of Immunization (current within last 12 months and signed by a physician). *If your family has decided to not immunize your child, a waiver must be provided.

Specific state immunization information can be downloaded below.

These are REQUIRED to be submitted prior to campers and staff arriving at camp and inspected by the local Board of Health. Please note that these forms must be provided each year.

Please write at the top of the first page which Day Camp Week(s) it is for. 

It is preferred that you mail a copy of these to our Cub Scout Day Camp Medical Officer no later than the Monday prior to the start of the week you are participating in at: Jason Dorval, PO Box 805, Chicopee, MA 01014

  • Submitting now will allow them to be reviewed prior to your arrival and speed up the Monday medical check in process. 

  • These medical forms will not be returned at the conclusion of camp, as state regulations now require camps to maintain these records.

These may also be faxed to (413) 562-1041, or dropped off/mailed to: Western Massachusetts Council, ATTN: Day Camp, 1 Arch Road - Suite 5, Westfield, Massachusetts 01085 (OR 141 North Street, Suite 101, Pittsfield, MA 01201), though it is recommended to bring another copy to camp just in case they are not received by the camp health officer.

 

JOIN OUR STAFF

Summer camp staff opportunity information can be found here.

 

FINANCING

Scouts are encouraged to "earn their own way," and the Western Massachusetts Council is prepared to help. Plan to participate in the fall Popcorn Fundraiser.

Special assistance is also available for qualifying families. Just complete the 2019 Campership Application (available below) and submit it to the Scout Service Center. Please submit Campership Applications by April 3, 2020. Applications may be accepted after this date, but will be subject to available campership funds remaining.

 

WHAT ARE FAMILIES SAYING ABOUT US?

This was my first year sending my son to any type of camp. And I am very pleased with this day camp. I felt very comfortable leaving my son with the volunteers. I knew that he would be safe. And everyday he would tell me what he did. Usually I would get a I don't remember answer. The fact that he "remembered " what he did told me how much he liked going there.

My scouts were in separate groups with new people, they made new friendships, they were very happy, coming home every day singing the camp songs. Love that

He was more excited to get dropped off somewhere. He knew what was required of him and loved going to camp.

He has never been to camp and loved it.

Thank you for a great fun filled week!

Day Camp (as well as Resident Camp) is a wholesome opportunity to learn new skills, hone skills and, most important, to learn about one's ability to get along to go along (friend making). It's an opportunity to enable youth to realize more about their self/character in a fun setting.

Granby Cub Scout Day Camp. The most rewarding, challenging and exhausting week you’ll ever love. It’s amazing to see a team of volunteers come together to provide an awesome program to nearly 100 youth.

My Tiger and Webelo has so much fun at the Lenox camp! They were so excited to tell me what they did each day and went to bed early (without complaining!) every night so they would be ready in the morning. Great job to you and your staff for making it a great experience!

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Western Massachusetts Council's Leon J. Carman Cub Scout Day Camp is an application of the Boy Scouts of America’s commitment to preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes in accord with the Scout Oath and Law.

The goal for each camper is to "Do Your Best" in a safe atmosphere that allows youth to challenge themselves and gain recognition for successes achieved and learn from struggles faced. Campers gain skills that will prepare them for further Scouting endeavors. Respect for others is developed through friendship, teamwork and acceptance of individuals’ abilities and differences.    

The camp fosters the development of youth physically, mentally, emotionally, morally, socially, and spiritually.

To schedule a Camp Promotion for your Unit, contact our camp directors.

Every Scout deserves the opportunity of a week at camp!
Please remember everyone attending Day Camp, youth and adult, will need to provide parts A and B of the BSA Annual Health & Medical Record. This includes a copy of the front and back of insurance card and a physician's immunization report. These can be dropped off at or mailed to the Council Office, marked ATTN: Day Camp.

Since the summer of 2018, immunization requirements for children attending camp follow the Massachusetts school immunization requirements, as outlined in the Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements table (https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/03/12/guidelines-ma-school-requirements.pdf). Children should meet the immunization requirements for the grade they will enter in the school year following their camp session.

Campers, staff and volunteers who are 18 years of age and older should follow the immunizations outlined in the document, Adult Occupational Immunizations (https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/11/qn/guidelines-adult.pdf).

File Name Description
Campership Application 2020 Campership Application- Due BEFORE April 1, 2020 Download
Certificate of Immunization Form (Optional) Use this form or another that your physician's office can produce from their computer system. MA DPH says a Certificate of Immunization shall mean either: (1) any form or letter signed and dated by a physician or designee, or (2) a dated report from the Massachusetts Immunization Information System; provided that either document specifies the month and year of administration and the type/name of the vaccines(s) administered to the camper or staff person, or alternative evidence of immunity. Download
Day Camp Family Guide A guide to what our day camps are all about. Download
MA Immunization Requirements for Camp Youth and Adults Download
Summer Camp Fee Schedule 2020 Summer Camp Fee Schedule Download