Cub Scout Day Camps
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS COUNCIL, BSA
Sunday, July 14, 2019
The town of Granby, Massachusetts has issued a cease and desist order to Western Massachusetts Council to not operate the Western Massachusetts Council Granby Day Camp at the Chicopee Sportsmen’s Club in Granby, Massachusetts.
Despite operating a safe, fun, and quality day camp for the past 6 summers at this location, the health department refused to accept any alternatives for operations.
This is due to processes beyond the control or influence of Western Massachusetts Council. We received this order the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, 2019 and have spent the past 24 hours appealing to the health department.
We regret to announce that we will have to cancel the Western Massachusetts Council Granby Day Camp operations. Full refunds to all paid participants will be made as soon as possible.
Additionally, we are exploring the potential to run some programs later in the summer at Moses Scout Reservation, but that will depend on staffing, participation, and facility capacity.
Join us "Beneath the Sea" at one (or more) of our Cub Scout Day Camp 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 three Nationally Accredited Western Massachusetts Day Camps with a 50% savings on BSA Youth Membership Fees with a July-December membership.
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2019 Day Camp Locations and Dates
(Click on the location for more info and to register)
|Week 1||Week 2|
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
- 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.
- $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 Camp Director to have this applied before making your final payment)
- Multiple Week Campers receive a $50 discount for each week after the initial week (contact Camp 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 2 days to the start of camp
Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. A request for a refund must be done so by emailing steven.roberts@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.
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, setup Sunday afternoon prior to camp, and completed a post-action report.
- Volunteers are welcome even if you may only be available for a few days. Contact the camp director for more information.
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 5, 2019. 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!
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!
|Annual Health & Medical Record Form||BSA Annual Health & Medical Record Form Parts A & B||Download|
|Campership Application||2019 Campership Application- Due BEFORE April 5, 2019||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|
|Cub Day Camp Volunteer Staff Application||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||2019 Summer Camp Fee Schedule||Download|