This year your new WEBELOS scouts have a new opportunity to hone their skills, camp out overnight, and have a whole lot of fun
exploring the outdoors! Theyíll be so excited about working their way up to Boy Scouts that youíll hardly be able to keep up!
A WEBELOS Resident Camp is an adventure filled program that is available at either of the Five Rivers Councilís beautiful
Resident Camping Facilities. Camp Brule & Camp Gortonís Directors and staff plan a program packed full of fun and
excitement. This experience is designed to meet the needs and advancement requirements by providing great age appropriate
Who can attend WEBELOS Resident Camp?
Your WEBELOS den will get a taste of the Boy Scout experience yet to come in this weeklong, overnight adventure that will
occur at each of the Five Rivers Councilís beautiful resident camps. The daytime program includes crafts, archery, BB gun
shooting, sports, swimming, nature, outdoor skills, fishing and games. The evening activities will include group and den
ceremonies, campfires, and skill building activities. Special activities that are theme related are often introduced! This
camp is designed to meet the advancement needs and interest of WEBELOS by providing fun and exciting, age-appropriate
activities. Any currently registered Cub Scout AND boys who graduate into grades 4 or 5 in June of 2011, are eligible to
attend the WEBELOS Camp of their choice
Who Runs the WEBELOS Resident Camp?
Each camp is staffed by paid and volunteer members who run the daily events and activities. Scouts are organized into Dens
by grade. The Den Leaders are volunteer adults from your own Pack, or interested parents who camp with the boys and move
them from station to station. Volunteers are always welcome. The staff is locally trained by National Camping School
certified Camp Directors who operate the Resident Camps. Everyone must be Youth Protection trained, and training for
new volunteers is available. All camps will have an onsite Health Care Provider.
Should I attend Resident Camp if I went to Day Camp?
YES! WEBELOS Scouts are encouraged to participate in both day and resident camping programs. If you sign up for both Day
and Resident camp you will receive a discount. It is hard to find a better way to spend two weeks in a Cub Scout's summer
than at day and resident camps.
Camperships are available for those Scouts in financial need.
What do we eat?
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! - Meals are provided, but WEBELOS scouts may have the opportunity to do some of their
own cooking! There will be a special day and meal for campers and their families. This is overnight camping and snacks must
be carefully considered and correctly packed and stored if they come to camp!
Do I wear my Cub Scout Uniform?
The Official Boy Scout uniform in its entirety is expected for Morning Colors, Breakfast, Flag Retreat, and Dinner each day
in addition to special ceremonies or religious observances. A scouting T-shirt with scout pants is appropriate for most
other events in camp. Open toed shoes are not permitted in camp.
How are the camps regulated for safety?
Our resident camps are supervised by Boy Scouts of America National Camp School certified directors, health officers are
on duty while camp is in session, and operate under the safety and program standards of the Boy Scouts of America
(Information regarding the Permit to Operate a Childrenís Camp
or National Accreditation Standards can be obtained from the Five Rivers Council at PO Box 5190, Horseheads, NY 14845-5190
or by calling (607) 796-0699). We feel confident your son will have a great time at camp this summer!
If You Want To Go To WEBELOS Resident Camp!
First, let your Cubmaster know that you are interested to be sure your Pack is signed up & what session they are
Get from your Cubmaster or Camping Representative any Parent Information from the Unit Leader Guide.
Return them with payment to your sonís 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 Medical Form. If you should need more information contact the Scout Shop
(607) 796-0699 for further details or on the Internet at www.fiverivers.org or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I get for my Registration fee?
The youth cost for WEBELOS Resident Camp in 2011 is $190.00 with a discount fee of $165 if paid by June 1, 2011. 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 $40.00 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.