Cub Scout Day Camp

Logo for Garden State Council's 2023 Cub Day Camp is the arrow head shape of the National Parks logo with the words "Explore our National Parks" inside the border.

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!

Take a tour of National Park themes at four locations in South Jersey this summer. Explore our region’s Colonial roots with REVOLUTIONARY!, at Pine Hill Scout Reservation and Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center or GO WEST! at Camp Edge and marvel at the wonders of our natural habitats. All camps will include archery, BBs, art, science, sports, and fun with water! 

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 $120!)

Included in the rate: supplies for hands-on fun, t-shirt, logo cup, and drawstring camp bag. 

More Details...

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!

Den Walkers

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.

Pick your week and your camp location below! Same great program with different sub-themes throughout South Jersey!

Pine Hill Scout Reservation

Week 1: 6/19-6/23
Week 2: 6/26-6/30

Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center

Week 3: 7/10-7/14
Week 4: 7/17-7/21

Camp Edge

Week 3: 7/10-7/14

Belleplain State Park

Week 3: 7/11-7/14 (Note: This camp runs Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 4pm)
** Our Day Camp at Belleplain State Park has a special rate of only $120 **

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.

Campership Applications for 2023 are due by April 14.

Trails End popcorn logo in white on a blue background

Trails End Popcorn Sales

Funding your Scouting adventure through popcorn sales is easier -- and safer -- than ever with new online tools from Trails Ends. Plus, Online Direct sales of popcorn run all year round! Find out more at Trails-End.com.

Camp Card Sales

Funding your Scouting adventure through camp card sales is a limited-time opportunity. Each year from March 1 to June 14, Scouts sell $5 discount coupon cards, and 50% of the value is credited to the Scout! Units: Contact your District Executive for details.

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!