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Discovery Day Camp

Full week of Day Camp offered at 5 different locations!


Parent Guidebook

Discovery Day Camp is a week long program (5 days) that is open to all youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each day will be filled with activities such as swimming, hiking, climbing, archery, STEM activities, outdoor skills, crafts and more! All of the activities will be age appropriate and guided by our well trained and enthusiastic staff. With multiple sessions offered at a variety of locations you are sure to find something that will fit your busy schedule! Activities vary by location.

Some Activities You'll Do

Crafts

Crafty things to do at our camps

Crafty things to do at our camps

Animals

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

Get a chance to see some pretty cool animals in the wild

BB Gun Shooting

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Take aim at a target and nail the bullseye with a BB gun

Nature Trail

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Day or night, our nature trails make your hike even more exciting.

Bounce Pillow

It's like a giant bouncy house that's built into the ground.

It's like a giant bouncy house that's built into the ground.

Maps and Compass

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Map and compass is a key skill if you plan to do any backpacking

Pedal Carts

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

All the fun of go-karts combined with biking at camp!

Hiking

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

Hiking at camp is a fantastic way to enjoy the environment.

GaGa Ball

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Enter the Octagon with your friends and try and be the last to survive the round!

Archery

Take up a bow and fire a few arrows toward the bullseye

Take up a bow and fire a few arrows toward the bullseye

Bouldering

Bouldering provides challenging horizontal routes for climbers that like the unique challenge of going sideways instead of up and down.

Bouldering provides challenging horizontal routes for climbers that like the unique challenge of going sideways instead of up and down.

Climbing

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to Scouts of all ages

We have climbing structures at four locations, providing physical and mental challenges to Scouts of all ages

STEM

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

STEM activities can be anything that gets your unit thinking scientifically about a project.

Knots and Lashings

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Use one of our knot/lashing kits to learn the basics of this Scouting skill.

Fire Building Techniques

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Start and stop a fire the right way.

Camp Store

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Get yourself a camp souvenir or pick up something you may have forgotten at home.

Indoor Restrooms

Restroom facilities include a flush toilet and a sink.

Indoor Showers

Shower buildings can be either locker room style with individual shower stalls or single room showers with a locking door.

Outdoor Latrines

You can expect to see latrines near every campsite and program area. Latrines are stocked with toilet paper and a hand washing stations (either hand sanitizer or a sink with soap).

Internet accessibility and cell phone coverage is limited at all of our camp properties. Participants will be asked to keep cell phones and other electronic devices in their backpacks during the day.

The camp store is stocked with small convenience items, snacks, apparel, souvenirs and patches. Cash, check and credit cards ($5 minimum) are accepted. The store will be open during the lunch hour each day. Pocket knives will not be sold to anyone under the age of 18 without permission from their parent or legal guardian.

Parent Guidebook

Program Highlights

  • STEM activities
  • Swimming (Phillippo and Kiwanis only)
  • Crafts
  • Outdoor Skills

Schedule

9:00 am Camper Drop Off and Health Screening
9:15 am - 11:30 am Morning Activities
11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch (bring your own lunch)
12:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Activities
2:00 Snack/Rest Time
2:15 pm - Afternoon Activities Continued
3:30 pm - Camper Pickup
 

During the day, participants will be in divided into small groups by grade level. This allows us to provide age appropriate activities for all of our campers. Exact schedule varies by location.

Location Details

Our camps and related activities are seasonally based, content will appear prior to registration opening. Thank you for your interest in our programs, think outside... no box required.

Parent Guidebook

Who can attend?

Discovery Day Camp is open to all youth (boys and girls) entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Do parents have to attend?

Due to state guidelines, parents are no longer invited to stay with their child throughout the day. Trained Staff will provide leadership and supervision for all youth participants.

How much does it cost?

2021 Fees coming soon!

2020 Fees:

$185 Kindergarten - 8th grade (no lunch included)

Is There Financial Aid Available?

Yes! We think that every Scout should have an opportunity to attend Summer Camp and we do not want cost to hold anyone back from this experience. If you are in need, please complete the Campership Form to receive up to 50% of the youth cost covered.

When is Discovery Day Camp?

Sessions will be offered starting mid June and running until mid August. See the Register tab for this years dates and locations! 2021 dates coming soon!

What should I bring?

We recommend that each youth participant brings a back pack each day with the following items:

  • Swim Suit (for water activities at all locations)
  • Towel
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray
  • Hat or sunglasses
  • Snack
  • Any medications that they might need (tell staff about these at check in)
  • Rain jacket
  • Bag lunch

Every day, participants should have closed toed shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. They will be spending a majority of the day outdoors so it is important that they are dressed properly.

What forms do I need to bring?

Each participant must have parts A and B completed of the Health Form. Additionally each youth participant who would like to participate in shooting sports activities must have a completed Shooting Sports Waiver. Both of these forms can be found in the FORMS section of this page. 

Additionally, for 2020, partipants must fill out and bring the "2020 Participant Day Camp Waiver". This form can be found in the FORMS section of this page.

Forms will be turned into the staff at check in on Monday morning. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive.

If you are attending multiple sessions of Discovery Day Camp, you may use the same forms each time.

Food Service

Please bring a bag lunch each day.

What to expect at Check In

Check In and Drop off procedures are being adjusted in 2020 due to COVID-19, please review Parent Guidebook for details

On the first day (Monday) please be prepared to turn in a completed Health Form, Particpant Day Camp Waiver, and Shooting Sports Waiver. Make sure you have an emergency contact listed on the Health Form and if anyone else plans to drop off or pick up your child during the week, their names and phone numbers need to be listed as authorized persons.

If your child needs to take any medications during the day please inform the staff.

Is there early drop off / late pick up options?

No Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up will be offered in 2020 due to health and safety standards.

Swimming Qualifications

Our swimming areas are supervised by staff who are certified lifeguards and trained in CPR and First Aid. All participants will be required to stay in the shallow (learner) section unless they are able to pass a swimming test. Those that can pass with lifeguard approval will be allowed to move into the deep end.

Life jackets and flotation toys will be provided upon request. If may also send personal life jackets or flotation devices for you child to use if you wish.

First Aid & Onsite Medical Staff

Each camp property has at least 50% of their staff trained in First Aid and CPR. In addition to that, they have a designated staff member to respond to any injuries or other medical situations that might happen while at camp. If something happens that will require a trip to a clinic or hospital, emergency contacts will be called immediately.

Looking for more day camp options this summer? Check out our Pop-Up Cub Scout Day Camp program!

Ready to register? Select the register button for the property you would like to attend and you will be redirected to our online registration site! If you would like assistance or are experiencing problems with the registration process, please contact Customer Service 612-261-2303.

Our camps and related activities are seasonally based, content will appear prior to registration opening. Thank you for your interest in our programs, think outside... no box required.


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