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Cub Scout & Webelos Resident Camp



The Great Open-Air Circus at Deer Lake Scout Camp

for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts



Summer 2015



Come join the Circus at Deer Lake this summer.  A day at the circus will take you to new places with new faces.  You will experience new adventures designed especially for kids.  You'll do things that will amaze and dazzle.  You'll do things that will make you smile.


Join the Great Open-Air Circus at Deer Lake where fun is just waiting for YOU!



Cub Scout Resident Camp - 3 sessions

Cub Scout and Webelos Scout Resident Camp is a theme centered, four 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.  For the first time 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 Thursday, 9:00 AM - Sunday, 2:00 PM.


Webelos Resident Camp - 2 sessions

Webelos Resident Camp is a Sunday-Wednesday program for Webelos only.  With an emphasis on exciting, adventurous activities, it's a gateway program to Boy Scouting.  Activities include action archery, pellet gun shooting, fishing, swimming, kayaking and use of the water trampoline, Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) activities and learning important outdoor skills.  Webelos may attend camp with or without a parent.  Sessions begin on Sunday at 7:00 PM and end on Wednesday at 2:00 PM.


Family Weekend - 1 session

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.



Online registration now available.  Click here to register online.


Registration forms are available below if online registration is not your preferred method.

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.

The registration fee includes all meals, prepared and served in our camp dining hall, camp and activity patches, program supplies and the undivided attention of the most highly qualified and entertaining camp staff under the big top.
The staff is composed of mature young adults trained and experienced in the art of delivering exciting camp programs and the camp is accredited annually by the Boy Scouts of America and the Department of Public Health for the State of Connecticut.

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 ccruson@bsamail.org.


The Director asks everyone to come to camp expecting three things:  to have a wagon load of circus fun, to be prepared to adorn yourself in circus attire and to decorate your campsite using a circus theme, and, of course, to be prepared for the staff to clown around when time permits - and that's pretty much all the time.


After all, it is Cub Scout camp.

Connecticut Yankee Council has been conducting Cub Scout summer camps at Deer Lake for the past four years.  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.  If a full campership is approved the deposit will be refunded.  If a partial campership is awarded, the difference must be paid before June 15, 2015.  Campership applications are due May 15 and are available below.

Refund Policy:  Each session requires a $50 non-refundable deposit.  100% of the remainder is refundable if requested before June 15, 2015; camp fee minus $150 if withdrawal is made on or after June 16, 2015.  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 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 is 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 are available below or you can call the Camping Registrar, Carolyn, 203-876-6868 ext. 273, at the Milford Scout Office.  Online registration is available 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:

                Wolf and Bear Scouts attending resident camp or family weekend should attend camp with a parent/partner (one on one).  Dens and packs must have a minimum of two adults present at all times and maintain a ratio of one adult to three Scouts (1:3).  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 three Scouts attending resident camp.

                Webelos may attend camp alone or accompanied by an adult partner.  If attending camp with a unit, they will be supervised by a designated unit leader.  If attending camp alone, they will be assigned to a temporary (provisional) unit 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 is available below.  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.  For more details on the process for registering, click here.



Resident Camp Video



2015 Resident Camp Sessions


 Session  Dates
 Session 1 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout  Thursday, July 23 - Sunday, July 26
 Session 2 - Family Weekend  Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2
 Session 3 - Webelos Only  Sunday, August 2 - Wednesday, August 5
 Session 4 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout  Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9
 Session 5 - Webelos Only  Sunday, August 9 - Wednesday, August 12
 Session 6 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout  Thursday, August 13 - Sunday, August 16




2015 Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts Resident Camp Fees



Session 1 - July 23-26

Session 4 - August 6-9

Session 6 - August 13-16


Due no later than 6/1/15 

Early Bird

Paid in full by 5/1/15 

 Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts &

  *Webelos Scouts*

 $245  $220
 Second Scout in Family Attending *  $200  $175

 *Webelos Scout* attending as

    Provisional Camper (w/o adult)

 Add $50 to above fee  Add $50 to above fee
 Den Chief  $110  $110
 Adult  $90  $90



2015 Webelos Only Resident Camp Fees



Session 3 - August 2-5

Session 5 - August 9-12


Due no later than 6/1/15 

Early Bird

Paid in full by 5/1/15 

 Webelos Scouts

 (for provisional campers,

  see add'l fee below)

 $185  $170

 Second Scout in Family Attending

 (for provisional campers,

  see add'l fee below)

 $155  $140

 *Webelos Scout attending as

    Provisional Camper

    (without adult,

     under supervision of camp staff

 Add $35 to above fee  Add $35 to above fee
 Den Chief  $90  $90
 Adult  $70  $70



2015 Cub Family Weekend Fees



Session 2 - July 31 - August 2


Due no later than 7/1/15 

Early Bird

Paid in full by 5/1/15 

 Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts &

 Webelos Scouts

 $170  $150

 Additional Children

 6-12 years old

 $120  $100

 Additional Children

 4-5 years old

 $30  $30
 Additional Children

 3 years old and younger

No charge  No charge

 Adults and

 Additional Children 13 and older

 $60  $60




Forms & Documents



2014 Staff Documents

Payroll Documents

Instructions for Harassment Prevention Training


Staff Manual - available soon


Resident Camp Health Form -- available above