Due to the worldwide health crisis the Five Rivers Council has CANCELED this event. Information regarding refunds will be sent out shortly.
2020 Parents Guide
2020 Cub Scout Adventure Camp Health Form
July 7 – July 10, 2020
This year all Cub Scouts have a great opportunity to hone their skills, camp out overnight, and have a whole lot of fun exploring the outdoors! They’ll be so excited about working their way up to Boy Scouts that you’ll hardly be able to keep up! Cub Scout Resident Camp is an adventure filled program that is available at Sunny Camp Gorton. The staff is planning a program packed full of fun and excitement. This experience is designed to meet the needs and advancement requirements of individual ranks by providing great age appropriate activities.
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Who can attend Cub Scout Resident Camp?
Your Pack will get a taste of the Scouts BSA experience yet to come in this overnight adventure that will occur at Five Rivers Council’s beautiful Camp Gorton. The daytime program includes crafts, archery, BB gun shooting, sports, swimming, nature, outdoor skills, fishing and games. The evening activities will include open area activities, campfires, and for Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts an outpost activity. This camp is designed to meet the advancement needs and interest of each rank by providing fun and exciting, age-appropriate activities. Any currently registered Cub Scout AND boys who will attend school grades 1 through 5 in September are eligible to attend the Cub Scout Adventure Camp.
Who Runs the Cub Scout Resident Camp?
Camp is staffed by paid and volunteer leaders who run the daily events and activities. Scouts participate in an open program each day which allows the Scouts and Leaders to choose the activities they wish to participate in. The Den Leaders are volunteer adults from your own Pack, or interested parents who camp with the boys will supervise them from station to station. Volunteers are always welcome. The camp staff is locally trained by a National Camping School certified Camp Director who operate the Resident Camp. All Adult Leaders (Den Leaders and Parents) along with the Camp Staff must be Youth Protection trained. Camp Gorton also has an onsite Health Care Provider.
Should I attend Resident Camp if I went to Day Camp?
YES! Scouts are encouraged to participate in both day and resident camping programs. If you sign up for both on session of Day and Resident camp you will receive a discounted rate of $300 if paid by June 1, 2020! It is hard to find a better way to spend two weeks in a Cub Scout’s summer than at day and adventure camp.
Camperships are available for those Scouts in financial need.
What do we eat?
Meals are provided in our Dining Hall and there are opportunities for cooking over a fire as well. There will be a Chicken Barbecue for campers and family members at the end of the session. Parents and friends can participate by purchasing their meals at the Camp Trading Post. This is overnight camping, please do not pack snacks for your Scouts.
Do I wear my Cub Scout Uniform?
The activity uniform is expected for Morning Colors and throughout the day. The official field uniform is to be worn for Flag Retreat, chapel, and dinner each day. A scouting t-shirt with shorts/pants are appropriate for most other events in camp. Open toed shoes are not permitted in camp. Scouts are also encouraged to change their bathing suit after participating in water activities.
How are the camps regulated for safety?
Our Cub Scout Adventure Camp is certified by both the Boy Scouts of America through the National Camping Accreditation Standards as well as the New York State Department of Health.
If You Want To Go To Cub Scout Resident Camp!
First, let your Cubmaster know that you are interested to be sure your Pack is signed up.
Get from your Cubmaster or Camping Representative any Parent Information from the Unit Leader Guide.
Return them with payment to your son’s Pack. The Pack collects all resident camp fees and forwards them to the Scout Shop as a unit payment.
Before camp have your doctor complete a current BSA Medical Form and a Medication Form. If you should need more information contact the Scout Shop (607) 796-0699 for further details or email Karl Ziegenfus .
2020 Cub Adventure Camp Fees
Fees paid by June 1, 2020 – $230
Fees paid after June 1, 2020 – $260
Adult Leader Fees – $65
What do I get for my Registration fee?
There is NO Prorated Fee as training, materials, and site fees must be purchased before the camp begins. These fees cover the costs of food service, program supplies, replacement materials, youth and adult identification, health and medical supplies, site costs, and the cost of trained leadership via the National Camping School accreditation process. Adults are asked to pay $60.00 to cover food, shelter, and shower costs during their time in camp. The Goal of the Five Rivers Council is to provide camp program that are all Nationally Accredited. Check out the event registration page on our calendar!
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Camperships are designed to financially assist a Scout and their family have a summer camp experience. The funding is gathered from support of the community and Scout families.
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