Camping takes Scouts on exciting adventures into the natural world. They will learn to live with others in the out-of-doors. They will learn to be a good citizen of the outdoors. Camping is fun, and it's good for the mind, body, and spirit. It helps Cub Scouts learn to rely on themselves—on their own skills and knowledge. When Cub Scouts go camping, they gain skills they will use later as a Boy Scout.
Our 2015 theme for Cub Scout Camps is ‘Take Flight,’ and we have lots of exciting opportunities for all Cub Scouts and their families from rocket launching to paper-airplane building and more! We recommend that Cubs participate in a spring activity, a week-long day camp in June, overnight camp in June or July and also an autumn day activity. Scouts love the outdoors and we love to offer fun things for them to do all year long.
This calendar is specific to Cub Camp Activities. If you need assistance with navigating the new calendar, click here
for a quick guideline.
Day camp lasts for one day to five days. It's for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. Day camps are held during the day or early evening. Campers do not stay overnight.
Overnight Resident Camps
At resident camps, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts camp overnight. Every year, the resident camp has a different theme and different adventures. Examples of themes are Sea Adventure, Space Adventure, Athletes, Knights, Circus Big Top, American Indian Heritage, Folklore, and the World Around Us.
Cub Family Weekend Camps
Cub Family Weekend camps are overnight camps for more than one Cub Scout pack. You may hear these events called "parent-pal weekends" or "adventure weekends." Each Cub Scout and Webelos Scout camps with a parent or guardian.
Packs on their own can hold overnight campouts for the families in the pack. Cub Scouts' brothers and sisters can go on these pack overnighters. In most cases, each Scout will camp with a parent or guardian. Every young camper is responsible to a specific adult. Reserve space at any of our Mid-America Council Camps for your next overnighter.
Please note: This program is strictly for reserving space at camp, for your family, unit or event and does not allow you to register for any upcoming events that may be held at these camps.
Other Outdoor Opportunities
Fun in the outdoors doesn't have to mean camping! We also have a variety of activities to get your Cub Scouts experiencing the great outdoors and having fun. These activities are generally one day, weekend opportunities. Please click the links below to learn more about each.
What is a Pack Camp Coordinator?
Each envelope will include:
- Each Pack should elect a Pack Camp Coordinator who will:
- Obtain all information for summer camp through your District Camping Chair or the Council Scout Office.
- Schedule and organize your pack’s summer camp promotion presentation for all families.
- Plan, schedule and register your pack’s summer camp dates.
- Pick up your Pack’s envelope at your November Roundtable.
What should we do first?
- Have a representative of your Pack pick up your envelope at November Roundtable.
- Work through your Pack Committee to elect a Pack Camp Coordinator.
- Follow the helpful checklist provided to make sure your Cub Scouts know about resident camp and have the opportunity to attend!
- Get excited for a great camping season!
Apply for Camp Staff!
The council is accepting staff applications to work at Little Sioux Scout Ranch. Prospective staff members must be at least 14-years-old prior to the beginning of camp to serve as volunteer counselors in training. Those who will be 15 and older receive a salary based on experience.
Download the Camp Staff Application
form. Turn it in to the Durham Scout Center or email to Mike Evano
, Little Sioux Scout Ranch Director.
Questions? Please contactMike Evano
, Little Sioux Scout Ranch Director or call the Durham Scout Center at 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272).