This page contains the Day Camp Guide (download below) that provides general information put together by the directors, advisor, and volunteers of the Tidewater Council to explain how day camp works in the Cub Scout program and how to register. The Guide does not go into detail of each individual camp’s day-to-day operations. Though as a council we have a theme, each camp has its own directors that bring variety of program to each camp. No camp will be exactly like the other.
Each camp is planned, organized and conducted by trained camp and program directors with the assistance of volunteers such as yourself. Without the assistance of a large number of parents and volunteers, day camps could not occur. Each den of eight to twelve Cub Scouts needs a den leader and assistant den leader for two deep leadership. Each activity station also needs at least one adult and many such as crafts, shooting sports and games require more.
Camp programs are designed to support Elective Adventure Requirements, and STEM. Care is taken to avoid too many basic rank Adventure requirements, as this is a supplemental program.
Packs are asked to sign up as a group and provide at least one adult for every four registered Scouts. These adults can help for the entire week or trade off, as long as each day’s ratio is fully covered. This insures adequate adult supervision for the dens and aids the camp director in providing a great day camp experience for the Scouts.
If you have questions about the guide and forms available for download below, specific questions about an individual camp, or day camp in general, please contact any of the camp directors. Directors are listed on the Camp Locations chart in the Guide.
Camps will use the current Cub Scout Shooting Sports requirements. No advancement recognition is awarded at camp. Camp budgets include the patch, t-shirt, program materials, leader training, and site and operation expenses.
Thank you for your support and dedication to Tidewater Cub Scouting. We know from experience how much the boys enjoy day camps and appreciate your involvement.
Online Registration and Payment is available through Tentaroo. Tentaroo is Tidewater Council’s on-line registration. Using the Pack’s account, initial registration and payment can be made through this system. NOTE: Hard copy paperwork must still be delivered to council within the week of processing on-line registration. To register, go to https://tidewater.tentaroo.com/
See “Attachments” below for downloadable copies of the Day Camp Guide, Separate Guide Sections for Packs, Parents, Volunteers and Staff and applicable forms.