Each Webelos Den is assigned a campsite (smaller dens may share a site with another den). Sites are equipped with port-a-potties, wash stand, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. Scouts and adults sleep in two-person canvas wall tents with cots. All meals are provided in our dining hall.
Showers and flush toilets for the boys are available at the swimming pool. Adult toilets and showers are near the dining hall.
The Webelos program is packed with fun and adventure. Webelos Resident Camp provides boys with the opportunity to experience a little bit of everything that a Boy Scout Camp has to offer. Activities include crafts, campfires, swimming, hikes, archery, BB gun range, nature study, and much more. Our staff will work with you to arrange a schedule that meets your needs and preferences and allows you to maximize your time in camp.
We are currently working on revising our Webelos program to bring it into line with recent changes in the Cub Scout advancement program. Webelos attending camp will be able to make significant progress on several Webelos Adventures. Our objective is to provide a good balance between advancement work and fun activities that will make your Webelos Scouts eager to continue on the scouting trail.
For a real outdoor experience, we recommend that you take your Webelos on one of our staff-led day hikes. You’ll have a chance to observe nature and appreciate the beauty of our forest. These hikes take approximately two hours round trip, depending on your destination. Ask the camp Program Director for more details.
Adult Leadership Requirements
The Boy Scouts of America mandates a minimum of one leader for every four boys at Webelos Scout Resident Camps (a minimum of two leaders at all times). Experience shows that you’ll have a better camp experience if you bring more than the minimum number of leaders – the boys will benefit from the added attention and your leaders will be less likely to feel burned out by the end of the week.
2017 fees are $215 per boy and $130 for adults. Discounts are offered for early payments.
Here’s a typical schedule of activities for your stay at Webelos Resident Camp:
Plan to arrive at camp between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. We do not serve lunch on your arrival day, so we suggest stopping in Gorman or Frazier Park for lunch. There’s a Carl’s Jr. and a McDonald’s in Gorman and a Jack-in-the-Box at the Frazier Park exit, as well as some sit-down places. This is also a good time to fill up on gas since there are no gas stations in Lockwood Valley.
It’s best if everyone can arrive at the same time and check in together. A camp staff member will meet you in the parking lot and direct you to your assigned campsite. Don’t worry too much about setting up just yet. Have your boys change into bathing suits and bring their towels with them back down to the dining hall for medical checks; have boys’ and adults’ medical forms and permission slips ready to turn in. From there, you’ll go up to the swimming pool for swim checks. Both boys and adults need to test in order to use the pool or the lake.
After that, you’ll have some time to relax and get your campsite organized before dinner. There will be a meeting for leaders late in the afternoon (please leave the boys with an assistant leader in camp). The time for evening flags and dinner will be announced. Try to arrive promptly for the flag ceremony. After dinner, there’s some free time, followed by a great campfire at dusk.
Day 2 and 3
After morning colors and breakfast, you’ll have a full day of activities. In order to keep things moving and avoid crowding in the more popular program areas, we will give you a schedule of one-hour program periods that will include visits to the swimming pool, the lake, BB and archery ranges, Nature Lodge, outdoor skills area, and the fort. Most dens also schedule a block of time to take a hike – mornings are best since it’s cooler and the boys are less tired. There is a two-hour break at mid-day for lunch and a short rest, then more activities in the afternoon, followed by dinner. In the evening, some program areas may be open, or we’ll offer other special programs as available.
On Day 3, we have camp-wide games in the afternoon, and a closing campfire in the evening.
Join us for breakfast, then pack up for the return home. Be sure to leave your campsite clean and neat for the next group. When your site is ready, send a representative to the office and we’ll have a staff member come down to inspect your site, then your leader can come to the office and check out. Be sure to check out with us before leaving!
Our trading post stocks many camp necessities; t-shirts, hats, and other camp souvenirs; craft kits and supplies; and snacks. It’s open most of the time during the day and in the evening, except during flag ceremonies, meals, and other camp-wide activities. We recommend that you appoint an adult leader from your group as “banker” to hold the boys’ money for them and give it out as they need it. The boys don’t really “need” spending money, but they always enjoy buying ice cream, cold drinks, and mementos from camp.
All program areas are staffed by carefully selected and trained adults and older scouts.
For additional information and reservations, call the council office at (805) 482-8938. You can download the reservation form from the council web site.