All Cub Scouts in grades 1 – 5 are invited to check out the fun of Garden State Council’s Cub Scout Day Camps!
Want to get in on the fun, but not yet registered in Cub Scouts? Visit BeAScout.org to find your Pack!
Registration is $200 when you sign up more than 30 days before the camp date of your choosing! (Register within 30 days of your chosen week and the rate goes up to $225.)
(Our camp in Belleplain State Park is only $125 and meets for fewer than 5 days)
Included in the rate: supplies for hands-on fun, t-shirt, logo cup, and drawstring camp bag.
Locations and Dates
The 2024 Cub Scout day camp program SPACE: The SCOUT FRONTIER will run in four locations in South Jersey this summer: Pine Hill Scout Reservation, Camp Edge, Belleplain State Forest and Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center.
Stop in to camp on the Saturday before your week starts to pick up your goodies, complete the swim test, and submit the BSA Annual Health and Medical form, parts A & B!
Each in-person week’s program times: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm. Friday afternoon features a closing campfire program and BBQ! (Note: The Belleplain State Park camp is only 4 weekdays. It will run M-Th or T-F, depending on availability of state lifeguards.)
Den Walkers — Adults Have Fun, Too!
Adult volunteers are needed to help camp dens progress through their day. Adults who volunteer as “Den Walkers” for one or more days will have fun at camp with their Cub and earn credit in the Garden State Council Scout Shop! Earn a $10 credit for each full day you volunteer, up to $50! The Council Scout Shop offers uniforms, handbooks, Scouting spiritwear, camping gear, and more! (All adults must have current Youth Protection Training, available free online at My.Scouting.org.)
*Tiger parents/guardians must attend daily with their Scout, per BSA program guidelines.
Packs: Promote Cub Day Camp with Placemats
Cub Packs: You can promote Cub Scout Day Camp to your Scouting families in a number of ways, starting with placemats for your Blue & Gold Banquet! Use this form to submit your placemat order, and Garden State Council will take care of the printing!
Camperships and Fundraising
A “campership” is a grant given to a youth member to help with the expenses of attending a summer camp.
Garden State Council Camperships exist to help provide life-changing camping experiences for Scouts who, because of financial challenges, may not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp opportunity.
Summer outdoor adventure changes lives through recreation, friendship and experiences; summer camp cultivates skills and values needed for success in the future.
Scouts who face financial challenges have attended camps in the past due to the support of the campership program. This is due to the generosity of Scouting alumni, community individuals and organizations, as well as, grants organized and allocated by the Garden State Council.
Therefore, the funds available in the campership program are limited. Aid can only be awarded if funds are available. Camperships are awarded based on need, so parents and unit leaders involved in completing an application are encouraged to clearly detail the need.
A Scout is Thrifty: A Scout works to pay his/her own way and help others. Camperships are not to exceed 50% of the fee.
This policy is made in consultation with and approved by the Council’s VP of Program, the Council Camping Chair and the Chair of the Campership Committee. All decisions are made by the volunteer Campership Committee.
The Campership Application window for 2024 will open soon.
Garden State Council has entered into an agreement with AtlantiCare to save Scouting families money when they visit an AtlantiCare Urgent Care Center for their camp physical. Click the AtlantiCare logo to download the flyer for details and locations.
Funding your Scouting adventure through camp card sales is a limited-time opportunity. Each year from March 1 to June 1, Scouts sell $5 discount coupon cards, and 50% of the value is credited to the Scout! Units: Contact your District Executive for details.