2013 Camp Card Has Arrived!
UNIT CAPTAINS - IMPORTANT TRAINING INFORMATION!
Call 610-688-6900 with questions
Every Scout Deserves To Go To Camp
“Swing for the fences… send a kid to camp!”
When Scouts sign up for Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews, we make a promise to them: That the Scouting program will deliver untold adventures to the youth, provide them with opportunities to explore and learn, and discover new and unfamiliar places. Of all of our different classrooms, the meeting rooms, zoos, parks, and living rooms, there are few that can compare to the versatility and flexibility of the great outdoors.
It is with great pride that the Cradle of Liberty Council is announcing the 2013 Camp Card Program, which is geared to promote youth earning their way to Summer Camp. The “Camp Card” is a discount card for consumers to local businesses. This program will feature the following:
- Competitive Pricing - Cards only sell for $5.00!
- Great Return For Units & Scouts – 50% return on each card! – Each cards will give each Scout $2.50 towards a Cradle of Liberty Camping Program.
- Great Value To Consumers – Each card has a value of over $50, including multiple deals valued at $5 each!
- Risk-Free To Units – Unsold cards are able to be returned with no penalty
- Easy To Manage Sale - $1,000,000 worth of cards fit under a desk! No renting storage units and managing different products
In 2012, Pack and Troop 125 worked together to sell over $10,000 worth of Camp Cards. The two units received over $5,000 in commission to spend on programs for their youth members. They were able to attend multiple fall weekend events and look forward to attending even more camp in the future! All self-funded!
If your unit is interested in greatly improving its ability to go camping, please fill out the commitment form of the “2013 Camp Card Information Form”. The Scouting program provides opportunities for its youth members to experience up to an entire week in the outdoors at Scout Camp. Whether it is Day Camp, Cub Scout Camping at Camp Hart, or Boy Scout and Venturing Camping at Resica Falls, scouts can experience opportunities not available anywhere else for youth their age.
Key Dates to keep in mind.
1. Submit your unit participation sheet ASAP.
2. March Roundtables - Camp Cards are distributed. Also available through staff at Council Service Centers.
3. March 15, 2013 - Camp Cards first day of sales.
4. May 12, 2013 - Camp Cards final day of sales.
5. May 31, 2013 - $2.50 per sold card due back to the Boy Scout Office (Valley Forge Office). Money for sold cards AND unsold cards not collected due back to council to receive full 50% commission. ALL UNSOLD CARDS due to council.
6. June 1, 2013 - Unit commission reduced to 40% if balance is not yet paid and cards not yet unreturned.
7. June 15, 2013 and beyond - Unit commission reduced to 30% if balance is not yet paid and cards not yet unreturned.
Questions or do you need more information?
Email: Diane Campman @ email@example.com
Phone: Diane Campman @ 484-654-9229
*** RESOURCES for Camp Card Head Coaches, Coaches, and Unit Captains BELOW***
2013 Camp Card Unit Receipt (Issued to Unit Captains from staff members at Council Service Centers)
2013 Camp Card Scout Seller Tracking Form (PDF VERSON for Unit Captains use when tracking Scout sellers)
2013 Camp Card Scout Seller Tracking Form EXCEL (EXCEL VERSON for Unit Captains use when tracking Scout sellers)
2013 Camp Card Unit Captain Position Description (Share this with volunteers in units you're working with. It will help keep them on track with Camp Card duties)
2013 Camp Card District Coach Position Description (Share this with volunteers interested in mentoring units throughout the District. It will help keep them on track with Camp Card duties)
Find all the most up to date details, schedules and activities for this summer at Resica Falls.
In case you haven't yet heard about it at your Roundtable or from unit leaders, one of the large focuses of the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan for the Cradle of Liberty Council is to revitalize our camping programs offered at the Musser Scout Reservation. The camps of Hart, Delmont, and Garrison are loaded with hidden traditions and legends, beautiful hiking locations, great camping sites, and encompass nearly 1,400 acres of contiguous forest.
We are committed to bringing these facilities up to the class A status our Scouts deserve to enjoy!
Check out the efforts of volunteer groups from across the Council on this checklist of projects, and talk with your unit to decide which project YOUR GROUP wants to tackle!
Together, we can all ensure that the vision becomes a reality.
What is Cub Scout Day Camp?
Cub Scout Day Camp is a five day, fun-filled experience that offers opportunities for all levels of Cub Scouting to participate in activities that are designed to build mental fitness, physical skills, and character. And it is A LOT OF FUN!
Where are the Camps?
Day Camps are located in or near each District in the Cradle of Liberty Council. Click here to find the camp closest to you. All cubs and their families are welcome to attend any camp in the Council. Each camp is unique enough that your Scout will enjoy multiple weeks of Day Camp at various locations.
What will my Cub Scout do at Camp?
Each camp has a variety of age-appropriate games and sports, crafts, and other activities that will help your Cub have a Scouting Adventure! Belt loops, activity pins, and other advancement are earned at each camp.
How much does camp cost?
Cub Scout -- $135 per week (Early Bird fee of $110 before May 1st) IF an adult is volunteering for all five days then the Scout goes for the reduced rate of $25 if the payment is received by May 1st.
Siblings -- ages 7-10 (entering grades 1 - 5) $135 (Early Bird fee of $110 before May 1st - Full Program with the Cub Scouts)
ages 3-6 $15 (Kids Korner)
PLEASE NOTE SIBLINGS CAN ONLY ATTEND IF A PARENT IS VOLUNTEERING AT CAMP
Adult Volunteers --are free and must have Youth Protection Training
Boy Scout or Youth Volunteers -- free and must be Den Chief and Youth Protection trained with a letter of recommendation from their Scoutmaster. Applications without these documents will be denied. (The same requirements must be met for female volunteers)
Camperships are available to Cub Scouts in need on a first come first serve basis. Click here for more information and a Campership Application.
Can I bring my Cub's siblings?
Most camps have a Kids Korner program available for the children of camp volunteers. Check with your Day Camp Director for age minimums and any other requirements. All sibling campers must be potty trained. Camps also offer a sibling program for their volunteer's Cub Scout-age children (7-10), in which siblings will participate in the same activities as Cub Scouts. Kids Corner is only available for the children of our volunteers. Parents with children in the Sibling program and/or Kids Korner MUST volunteer for the full week.
Do I have to volunteer?
Cub Scout Day Camp would be lost without its youth and adult volunteers. Adults learn a lot and will be inspired and engaged in the idea of Scouting and camping. Adults can volunteer from one to five days and serve in a variety of staff roles. Adults who volunteer for a full week can bring their Cub Scout to camp FOR ONLY $25! Youth volunteers are also needed to serve as Den Chiefs and assist in program areas.
Does an adult have to attend camp with a Tiger Scout?
Yes. Tiger Scouts (those going into 1st grade) must have an adult with them at all times including at Day Camp. Tiger Scouts and their adult partner do everything together in Scouting. This is per the BSA and applies to Day Camp the same as it does to den and Pack meetings or any other Scouting activity. The "Tiger Partner" does not have to be Mom or Dad. A Guardian, Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle, Older sibling (over 18), etc (with parental consent) is welcome to volunteer as the Tiger Partner.
Do I have to pre-register?
All camp attendees (both adults and youth) must be pre registered for camp by two weeks before camp starts. Walk-ins on the first day of camp will not be accepted. All registration forms must come through council, not sent directly to camp directors. Adult and Youth Volunteers need to apply early so camp directors can place them in their positions/dens for camp. Registration will be available online soon.
Click here for registration information.
Adult volunteers must be Youth Protection trained before applying to camp. Den Chief applicants must be Den Chief trained and present a letter of reccomendation from their Scoutmaster (or equivalent for female applicants). Those without training or letters of reccomendation will not be considered.
Youth Protection training: myscouting.org
What is the refund policy?
Since the camps have incurred expenses related to the reservation such as program materials, $25 of the camp fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. The refund of the balance of any fees paid will be based upon the proximity to your arrival date in camp and if it meets the criteria outlined below. Within 30 days of your arrival date at camp, refunds will only be considered for the following reasons:
- Scout's illness -- written statement required from physician
- Extreme family emergency -- written statement required from parent
- Summer School -- written statement required from school principal or guidance counselor
In all cases, requests for refunds must be in writing and submitted to the Cradle of Liberty Council Camping Office on or before your arrival date in camp.
Contact the COL Day Camp Staff Advisor (Antoine LaFontant) at 215-988-9811 or your Day Camp Director if you have other questions.
Theme: Native Americans
Day Camp is a five day, fun-filled experience that offers opportunities for all levels of Cub Scouting, from Tigers to Webelos, to participate in activities that are designed to build mental fitness, physical skills and character...and it is A LOT OF FUN!
While we will always have regular camp activities such as nature, science, woodcraft, leather craft, shooting sports and fishing (where available)...we also get to include fun themed crafts and activities from the belt loop & pin requirements too.
Day Camp dates run from June through August and are located all over council convenient to your home. Time is roughly 9:00am - 3:00pm but varies slightly by location. Sign up for one, two, or more and keep your Scout having fun, meeting other Scouts and even earning rank during the summer!
Cub Scout registration includes all crafts, activities, a camp shirt and a patch. Bring your own lunch.
Have an older sibling or Scout? They can help as a Den Chief. (See requirements)
Adults who volunteer all week can bring their Cub Scout to camp for a discount! Your Cub Scout's siblings can also attend if you volunteer: Siblings aged 3 - 6 (entering 1st grade in September) are in Kid Korner/Tot Lot, those in grades 1 - 5 get the full program. SIBLINGS CAN ONLY ATTEND DAY CAMP IF A PARENT IS VOLUNTEERING.
See the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page for training and answers to many common questions.
Early Bird discount for registrations received before May 1st.
NO WALK-INS will be accepted at camp, you must PRE-REGISTER to attend.