Cub Scout Day Camps

Earn your "Passport to Adventure" at at one (or more) of our Cub Scout Day Camp four locations this summer! Day Camp is for rising first through fifth grade boys and girls. 

If you are not yet a Scout, you can give Scouting a try by attending one or more of our four Nationally Accredited Western Massachusetts Day Camps with a 50% savings on BSA Youth Membership Fees with a July-December membership.

NOW Week 5 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

Moses Scout Reservation

Lenox

Granby

East Longmeadow

July 30-Aug 3

(With Resident Camp)

July 9-13 July 16-20 July 23-27
CLICK HERE to learn how to join the Camp Staff (Paid & Volunteer)

 

2019 Save the Dates
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

Franklin County

Lenox

Granby

East Longmeadow

Jun 29-Jul 3

(Sat. to Wed.)

July 8-12

 

July 15-19

 

July 22-26

 

 

WHAT'S THERE TO DO?

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

  • Shooting Sports: Archery, BB Guns, Wrist Rocket Slingshots
  • Aquatics (Moses Scout Reservation only)
  • Scouting Skills
  • Nature and Conservation
  • Group Games and Sports
  • Arts and Crafts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Camp Songs and Skits

Each location provides a unique combination of these types of activities and not all are offered at each location.

 

FEE SCHEDULE

  • $50 per scout: Reservation Deposit Recommended by April 1 (non-refundable)
    • Register now, as dens are limited to first 10 registrations
    • Reservation deposit is deducted from the cost listed below
    • Siblings receive a $100 discount (contact Camp Director to have this applied)
  • $175: Balance Paid IN FULL before May 31st (a $25 discount!)
  • $200: Balance Paid IN FULL from June 1st to 10 days before camp
  • $250: Balance Paid IN FULL 9 days to the start of camp

 

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 2018 state immunization information can be found online HERE.

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.

These can 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 2 South Street, Suite 125 Pittsfield, MA 01201).

 

VOLUNTEER and PAID STAFF OPPORTUNITIES/BENEFITS

Our day camps are administered by nationally trained staff, but are run totally by volunteers (Scout leaders, Boy Scouts and Venturers, and family members)!  We always need more volunteers to make these camps run smoothly. CLICK HERE for more detailed staff information

Please ask how you might volunteer - no prior camp or scouting experience necessary!

  • Spend a week with your child and their Scouting friends experiencing camp.
  • Camp Registration Refunds of $100 will be given back to families that have completed staff training, volunteered for 5 days of Day Camp as well as setup Sunday afternoon prior to camp.
  • Staff should also mark their calendars for our Day Camp Appreciation Family Picnic on Sunday, August 19 2:00-6:00p at Moses Scout Reservation.

 

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 2018 Campership Application and submit it to the Scout Service Center. Please submit Campership Applications by April 2, 2018. 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.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Western Massachusetts Council 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 Cub Scout Promise and Law.

The goal for each camper is to do his 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 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
Beginning in the summer of 2018, immunization requirements for children attending camp will 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
Annual Health & Medical Record Form BSA Annual Health & Medical Record Form Parts A & B Download
Campership Application 2018 Campership Application- Due April 2, 2018 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
Day Camp Merchandise Pre-Order Form In order to guarantee availability of the merchandise you are ordering, orders must be placed by 06/15/18! Download
Immunization Requirements for Adults Refer to bottom of page 2 for "Camp staff age 18 years and older [CMR 430.152 (B)]" Download
Immunization Requirements for Youth Download
STAFF Day Camp Merchandise Pre-Order Form Download
Summer Camp Fee Schedule 2018 Summer Camp Fee Schedule Download