Cub Scout & Webelos Resident Camp
Theme for 2017
Knights & Dragons
An Adventure for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts
Site currently under revision for 2017
Do you want to help make the magic happen? Apply to be part of the Deer Lake Action Camp staff or a Counselor in Training (CIT)!
Cub Scout & Webelos Action Camp - 3 sessions (for boys entering 1st - 5th grade in September 2017 and adult partners)
Cub Scout and Webelos Scout Action Camp is a theme centered, five day program conducted by Council employed staff and volunteers. Special programs are established for different age/rank levels designed to teach skills, complete advancement requirements, and promote Scouting values. Tiger Cubs may attend with their adult partner. Cub Scouts usually attend with a parent/partner but may attend with an adult designated by the parents. (Read more about Scout/Adult Ratios below.) Webelos may attend with or without an adult partner. Sessions run Monday - Friday, July 17-21, July 24-28 and July 31-August 4, 2017.
Family Weekend - 2 sessions (for boys entering 1st - 5th grade in September 2017 and their families)
Deer Lake Family Weekend is a theme related weekend program conducted by a Council employed staff for the families of Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Special programs for a range of age groups are conducted by the camp staff with ample time set aside for families to enjoy quality time in the camp facilities. Families may attend on their own or with a group of families from their den or pack. Check-in begins at 6:00 PM on Friday and check-out is at 2:00 PM on Sunday. All Saturday and Sunday meals are included. Sessions are scheduled for July 14-16 and August 4-6, 2017.
Registration will be available soon
Can't get enough of Deer Lake? Attend Cub Scout Day Camp at Deer Lake, Monday - Friday, July 17-21 and/or July 24-28, 2017.
Registration available soon
Whichever session or program you choose, camping at Deer Lake is easy. The campsite is outfitted with six three-sided lean-tos each with six built in bunks with mattresses, a stove and lantern and easy access to indoor showers and facilities.
Following is information on important dates and the fees for attending camp, how to get registered and a whole lot more. If more information is needed, please contact Carolyn at 203-876-6868 ext. 273 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Director asks everyone to come to camp expecting three things: to be prepared to don the costume of your favorite dragon or dragon slayer, to decorate your campsite to make your camping home your castle, and to return to medieval times with our staff of knights and damsels.
After all, it is Cub Scout camp.
Connecticut Yankee Council has been conducting Cub Scout summer camps at Deer Lake since 2011. During this time we have developed a highly qualified staff, a large inventory of program resources and a wealth of experience conducting safe, fun and educational programs and activities for our campers. Our Scouts deserve the best camping experience possible and that's what they will get at our Deer Lake Cub Camps.
Camperships: The Council is committed to the principle that every Scout deserves a summer camp experience. Campership assistance is available to all. Applications must be submitted along with a registration form and a $50 non-refundable deposit. Campership applications are due May 15 and will be available in February.
Refund Policy: Each session requires a $50 non-refundable deposit. 100% of the remainder is refundable if requested before June 15, 2017; camp fee minus $150 if withdrawal is made on or after June 16, 2017 but prior to the start of the camp session. Refund requests must be made in writing to the Camping Registrar. No refund requests will be accepted after August 31. Refund Request Forms are available below.
Health & Safety: The camp Health Lodge is staffed with trained medical providers (either a doctor, nurse or first aider depending on camp enrollment). Connecticut Yankee Council complies with all State and BSA requirements for youth camps.
Health Forms: Each attendee, Scout and adult alike, is required to have a physical taken within the past 12 months. A BSA required physical form will be available in the forms section below. The Connecticut Yankee Council addendum is required to meet State of Connecticut standards and must accompany the Scout’s physical.
All resident camp program participants, both youth and adult, must submit a Camp Health Form, available below.
How to Register: You may attend with a unit (Pack or Den) or as an individual Scout and partner. If you want to attend with your unit, contact your unit leadership for guidance. If you are attending as a lone Scout and partner, applications will be available below in February or you can call the Camping Registrar, Carolyn, 203-876-6868 ext. 273, at the Milford Scout Office. Online registration will be available soon by clicking here.
Scout/Adult Ratios: Cub Scout resident camping is best experienced as a family activity. Tigers attending resident camp must attend with their adult partner. However, older Scouts may go to camp with or without a family member within the following guidance:
While we recommend Wolf and Bear Scouts attend resident camp with a parent/partner (one on one), they may attend with their pack or den. Dens and packs must have a minimum of two adults present at all times and maintain a ratio of one adult to four Scouts (1:4). Parents must arrange and approve supervision of their Scout when a non-family member accompanies their son to camp. Any adult (other than the unit’s campsite leader) may (with parental permission) supervise up to four Scouts attending resident camp.
Webelos may attend camp alone* or accompanied by an adult partner. If attending camp with a pack, they will be supervised by a designated unit leader according to the leader/Scout ratio above. If attending camp alone, they will be assigned to a temporary (provisional) pack with camp staff leadership.
*There is an additional fee for Webelos attending camp as provisional campers.
Promotional Materials: We have many promotional materials available to help you get your unit ready for camp. Contact Carolyn, 203-876-6868 ext. 273, if you would like flyers or a DVD highlighting Cub Scout Resident Camp program offerings.
A comprehensive Resident Campers Guide will be available below in February. Everything you’ll ever need to know about Cub camping is in the guide.
If you want additional information or can't find what you need to register below, call Carolyn at 203-876-6868 ext. 273 because space is limited and you don't want to miss out on the best summer of your life! Each session can accommodate 200 campers (youths and adults combined). Registrations accompanied by the full fee or a minimum of a $50 non-refundable deposit will be taken first come, first served.
Additional information on how to register availablesoon.
Resident Camp Video
2017 Action Camp Sessions
|Session 1 - Family Weekend||Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16|
|Session 3 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout||Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21|
|Session 3 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout||Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28|
|Session 4 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout||Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4|
|Session 1 - Family Weekend||Friday, August 4 - Sunday, August 6|
2017 Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts Action Camp Fees
CUB SCOUTS & WEBELOS SCOUTS
Session 2 - July 17-21
Session 3 - July 24-28
Session 4 - July 31-August 4
Due no later than 6/1/17
Paid in full by 5/1/17
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts &
|Second Scout in Family Attending *||$310||$280|
*Webelos Scout* attending as
Provisional Camper (w/o adult)
|Add $45 to above fee||Add $45 to above fee|
**For Packs registering as a unit: if you have four Cub Scouts attending a camp session, you save $50 off of
your adult fees. If you have eight Cub Scouts attending a camp session, you save $150 off of the
adult fees. For each additional eight Scouts, save an additional $100 off the total adult fees.
There are no Webelos Only Action Camp sessions scheduled for 2017.
There will be programs offered for Webelos only during the combined
Action Camp sessions.
2017 Cub Family Weekend Fees
CUB FAMILY WEEKENDS
Session 1 - July 14-16
Session 5 - August 4-6
Due no later than 6/1/17
Paid in full by 5/1/17
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts &
6-11 years old
4-5 years old
| Additional Children
3 years old and younger
|No charge||No charge|
Additional Children 12 and older
Forms & Documents
- 2015 Action Camp Brochure (PDF)
- 2016 Cub Action Camp Flyer (PDF)
- 2016 Cub Action Camp FAQs (PDF)
- 2016 Adult Campers' Guide (PDF)
- 2016 Appendix of Camp Forms (PDF)
- 2016 Cub Scout/Webelos Action Camp Registration Form
- 2016 Webelos Only Action Camp Registration Form
- 2016 Cub Family Weekend Registration Form
- 2016 Campership Application Form (PDF) (deadline May 15, 2016)
- 2016 Action Camp Health Form - Participants at Summer Camp are required to submit Parts A, B, and C of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, valid through the end date of the appropriate camp session. This applies to both youth and adult attendees. Youth campers also need a completed Connecticut Yankee Council Addendum.
- 2015 Menus
- 2016 Dietary Restrictions Notification Form - Please submit a minimum of two weeks prior to camp session
- Recommended Packing List
- 2016 Refund Request Form
- 2016 Statement of Temporary Guardianship
- 2017 Staff Application Form
- 2017 CIT Application Form
Staff Manual - available soon
Resident Camp Health Form -- available above