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What is day camp...exactly? Well, ask the scouts and they'll most likely tell you that day camp is FUN! It's like going away to summer camp, but getting to come home each night and sleep in your own bed. But beyond that, the program provides fun and adventure in the outdoors with emphasis on gaining new experiences that would be hard to do in a usual indoor den setting. Day Camp is for boys currently in Kindergarten (incoming Tiger Scouts through the 4th grade (incoming Webelos II). Tiger Scouts must have an adult volunteer with them at camp all week.
Camp hours are 8:30 - 4:30 Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday; and 8:30 - 3:30 on Friday. We start and end each day with a short ceremony led by our Day Camp Directors.
Harford's day camp has a jammed packed program that provides each rank the opportunity to complete about a quarter of their upcoming year's rank requirements. Some highlights from the program include: sports, arts & crafts, leather working, BB & archery ranges, woodworking, citizenship activities, and fishing, just to name a few. In addition to meeting requirements, each station rewards the boy's effort by presenting them with a bead or other small award to add to their collection. Some activities may earn them a belt loop or special patch as well!
The boys are grouped together in dens for the week (either their natural den from their pack, or a day camp den made up of boys from different packs within the same rank). Each den will have a Den Leader and an Assistant Den Leader, and possibly parent volunteers as well.
Harford District offers a five day camp program with over 700 scouts, 100 youth helpers, over 400 adult volunteers, and approximately 100 siblings in a "Tag-A-Long" program. The Tag-A-Long program is a service provided for our adult volunteers who have children who are not cub scouts (ages 4 - 10, siblings 11 and older can register to be a youth volunteer). They can attend camp in their own program allowing the parents to volunteer for the day or the week.
We are proud of our camp and even more proud of the wonderful volunteers that run it! Plan on joining us this summer and see what the fun is all about!
Josie W. Stec
Harford District Day Camp Director
Memories from Day Camp